HP Composite Video Interface Card

From: Wayne M. Smith <wmsmith_at_earthlink.net>
Date: Sat Feb 10 13:14:04 2001

> "Wayne M. Smith" <wmsmith_at_earthlink.net> wrote:
> > I am using an HP composite video card (98204A) in a
> > 9000/200 series and am getting a very small
> > image on the screen. Is there something special
> > HP composite video or is this just a bad card?
> > tried the card in both a 9000/200 and 9000/220 with
> > same result. Any ideas?
> Just a wild guess, but if you have an HP 35731A
monochrome monitor,
> try it with that. That wants composite video but
with a horizontal
> frequency of 30KHz instead of the more usual 15KHz.
HP used that on
> several different systems.
> There may also be a jumper on the video card to
select the
> horizontal frequency, but the only thing I ever saw
this on was
> the HP Multimode Display Adapter for the Vectra (sort
of a
> combination of the IBM MDA and CGA that was good for
> "smart" software).
> -Frank McConnell
Thanks, Frank. There were two switches on the card
(actually called "composite video interface") and I
tried all four combinations. With one setting I got
garbage. With the other three, the small multi-screen
look, but still very hard to read. I have a few
security monitors in the garage that I'll look at to
see if they're the right frequency.
Received on Sat Feb 10 2001 - 13:14:04 GMT

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