Video connectors (was: CGA Modes (Wuz: Win 3.0))

From: Kip Crosby <>
Date: Tue Feb 3 11:29:04 1998

At 19:29 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?

A burning question, to be sure, because the little pins in those 3-row
D-connectors are SO fragile. I've never understood why, if the SVGA
connector had to be 15 pins (which it doesn't anyway,) it couldn't have
been the longer, 2-row, 15-pin D-connector that's used for joysticks.

Kip Crosby
Computer History Association of California
Received on Tue Feb 03 1998 - 11:29:04 GMT

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