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What Is Your Main/Favorite Atari 8-bit Computer Display Used and Why?

Main Atari 8-Bit Computer Display  

102 members have voted

  1. 1. Display Type?

    • CRT
      70
    • Flat-Panel
      31
    • Projection
      1
  2. 2. Display Class?

    • Monitor
      51
    • Studio Monitor
      14
    • Television
      36
    • Video Capture Card
      1
  3. 3. Display Size?

    • 10" or Smaller
      1
    • 11" - 14"
      53
    • 15" - 17"
      13
    • 18" - 21"
      18
    • 22" - 26"
      11
    • 27" - 32"
      2
    • 33" or Larger
      4
  4. 4. Video Signal?

    • RF
      7
    • Composite
      38
    • S-Video
      52
    • VBXE
      5
  5. 5. Video Output Circuitry?

    • Modded/Custom
      43
    • Stock Atari
      59
  6. 6. Video Converter Box?

    • Yes
      8
    • No
      94


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Teknika MJ-22 in s-video mode.

 

When I think about it, I've been using this setup for more than 25 years.

 

Bob

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Mine changed since my vote and initial comments. Owing to severe space constraints, I'm now using the LG M227WD 21.5" LCD TV/Monitor bolted to a cantilever wall-mount. I still prefer the picture on a 1084S, but the LG is 1080p, serves as a third desktop monitor for OBS, has HDMI, DVI, Component, SCART, VGA, A/V, and s-video inputs and works with just about everything.

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Call me a lamer, but I prefer RF video signal over composite, if it's free of interferences,

then it looks quite clear and has some kinda natural anti-aliasing. Plus, the sound of the Atari has got more power, more bass compared to composite

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Teknika MJ-22 in s-video mode.

 

When I think about it, I've been using this setup for more than 25 years.

 

This is the best picture I could find on the net of one. It looks like a nice match for the XL-series.

 

Must be decent, if it's lasted that long...

 

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Call me a lamer, but I prefer RF video signal over composite, if it's free of interferences,

then it looks quite clear and has some kinda natural anti-aliasing. Plus, the sound of the Atari has got more power, more bass compared to composite

 

It does sound kinda lame, these days; but I only ever used composite BITD, and I never had any complaints.

 

What kind of hardware are you using?

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Mainly Sony Trinitron KV-14 LT1E and some times Panasonic TX- 29AL10C Quintrix F

 

Ah, ok... that Sony's a nice-sized little set for an Atari.

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It does sound kinda lame, these days; but I only ever used composite BITD, and I never had any complaints.

 

I meant to say, I only ever used RF BITD.

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I wasn't following this forum back when this poll was started, from about 2013-16 I was MIA with a DOA Atari or two in storage.

 

I am pretty sure I only used RF from '85 until the early 90's when I finally upgraded from my RF only 14" TV to a TV with a composite input, and I also purchased a monitor cable from Best Electronics at the time, the ones with both composite and croma/luma RCA jacks.

 

By the late 90's I had purchased a Commodore 1702 using it's chroma/luma inputs with the stock S-video output of the 130XE. That 1702 was accidentally left behind in a move around the turn of the century.

 

But soon after I got a Commodore 1084S-P (I think it says "P", if that's nonexistant then it's probably a D) and I also upgraded from the stock 130XE to an upgraded 1200XL that I gave the SV2.1 video upgrade too and continued to use it with the 1084S monitor until 2016 when I brought it all out of storage and repaired my 1200XL and still used the 1084 for a few days until the PSU went out on the 1084S. I still have it, waiting to be repaired and will be used with 1200XL number 2 with SV2.1 upgrade and the ANTIX dual Antic board.

 

My current PAL 1200XL has the SV2.1 upgrade and is currently connected to a cheap Sceptre 21" LCD TV/monitor via composite video, just until I repair a video-to-VGA converter box I have, then it will be going S-video through the converter and then into the same TV via VGA.

 

My Atari 800 currently is using it's stock chroma/luma via my RIX break-out-box's S-video to my working video-to-VGA converter into an old eMachines LCD monitor. I was using this converter box with my PAL 1200XL until recently, but I had to give it to the 800 because both of my LCD TV's will only show a B/W picture with my 800, via composite.

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I'm still surprised in the lack of votes for VBXE.

 

There's got to be at least a hundred of those things out there; I hear people saying they have one all the time...

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I'm still surprised in the lack of votes for VBXE.

 

There's got to be at least a hundred of those things out there; I hear people saying they have one all the time...

 

I don't have VBXE. And I don't have U1MB, Rapidus, Sophia, Soundboard, Antonia, SID, Maria, Amy, Keri, Isabel, Stephanie, Sara, Betty, Denise, Paula, ... ;-)

 

Still using a good old CRT television (Toshiba 55 cm or 22" stereo, with two Scart ports, one with S-Video and one with RGB; does PAL and NTSC). Alas, the Toshiba LCD I have has an absolutely lousy display of old computers (A8) and consoles (NES, Mega Drive) gaming screens, thats why I still use the CRT tv for them...

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