CGA Modes (Wuz: Win 3.0)

From: John Higginbotham <>
Date: Tue Feb 3 11:17:12 1998

At 07:29 PM 2/3/98 +0300, you wrote:
>But, of course, MY PGA did. I've got a question I've been dying to ask: Why
>the heck do (S)VGA montiors have 3 sets of pins, and "older" monitors only
>have 2? I mean, the increased performance, for sure, but so many of the
>pins are "not used", or used for an odd purpose. Why not say put in 2
>differnet plugs of 2 rows each, so that I could use my *surely* functional
>SVGA when testing out old computers?

Think about it: If they didn't change the plug, system manufacturers would
be sitting on top of a bunch of unsold monitors, because the public would
be buying new systems and keeping their old monitors, just wanting a little
speed increase.

- John Higginbotham
Received on Tue Feb 03 1998 - 11:17:12 GMT

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