Commodore monitors, was Re: Apple IIc+ boot disk for DOS3.3

From: Gary Hildebrand <>
Date: Mon Aug 7 23:03:50 2000

Hello Lawrence

On 07-Aug-00, you wrote:

>>> Thats an easy one, none of the mac monitors work on the II series. A
>>> TV monitor can be used, or a regular TV if you have a modulator.
>>> There was also a Apple Color RGB monitor that worked specifically
>>> with the Apple IIgs and I think the IIc/c+.
>> Naturally, I use a Commodore monitor with mine if an Apple one isn't
>> available. The Commodore 1702 is the world's hardiest monitor, and the
>> 1084 the most versatile.
> 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.
> Why do you consider the 1084 the most versatile ? I had
> thought they could only be used on an Amiga.
> 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 ?

IBM CGA cards liked to use positive going sync rather than negative.

Also fyi, the Commodore 1702 monitor was built by JVC as an HR12U. The 1084
was built by several contractors, including Toshiba, and Phillips/Magnavox.
The analog/digital RGB inputs were nice, but since the scan rate is limited
to 15 kHz, I see little value in them except for Amigas, or as a straight
composite video monitor.

Best thing to find would be a nultisync monitor that went from a5 kHz on up
to 35 or 40 kHz, RGB analog.

Gary Hildebrand
Box 6184
St. Joseph, MO 64506-0184
Received on Mon Aug 07 2000 - 23:03:50 BST

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