Commodore monitors (was Apple IIc+ boot disk for DOS3.3)

From: Cameron Kaiser <>
Date: Mon Aug 7 13:48:39 2000

> You gotta love those Commodore monitors. I have 2 1702s , 2
> different model 1802s and a 2002. Unfortunately no 1084 or more
> desireably a 1084S. I use mine for most of my different home
> system needs and with a VCR they make a nice TV.

That's exactly what my buddy used his spare 1702 for; when it wasn't
connected to his SX-64, he watched TV on it. :-)

My spare 1702 is usually connected to the Tomy Tutor. I have another 1702
plugged into a 64, a 1902 plugged into two 128s (one into the RGB input
and one into the composite), and a 1084S.

> Why do you consider the 1084 the most versatile ? I had
> thought they could only be used on an Amiga.

No, they take composite as well and a crapload of video modes. My only
complaint with the 1084 is that the controls are very inconveniently placed;
if you switch video modes a lot like I do with my 1902 and the two 128s,
the front control panel of the 1902 is much nicer rather then screwing
around with the settings in the back.

> My 2002 has the Video-Chroma-Audio RCA jacks and
> 9pin RGB inputs. It also has a digital Pos-Neg and analogue
> switch. What was the dig.-neg. position used on ?

Dunno -- the 1902s have that also.

The only Commodore monitor I dislike is the 1802. It came two flavours: the
black variety decked out in 264/Plus/4 style (a.k.a. the CM-141 or the 1703)
and the white variety that also does monochrome RGBI (simply by hooking up
the RGBI luminance pin into the composite luma). I had the CM-141 and it
failed within a few months; I've heard similar complaints about it when
Commodore rebadged it as the 1802, and then when they introduced the white
model. You must be lucky to have yours still working. :-P

Just to be complete, there's a 1402 green-screen which was intended for the
Commodore PC clones, I believe, and the 1701, which resembles a 1702 and is
also a straightforward composite monitor. I've also heard of a 1202, and of
course, there's the famous 1080 and 1941 monitors as well.

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