From: Richard Erlacher <>
Date: Tue Apr 30 16:46:36 2002

Well, I went out and bought a Performa630CD just about like those that I gave
away earlier. This one didn't have the printer and monitor with it, but it
only cost $4 and it shows that this monitor does work, sort-of, but it's a
mite dim. When I adjust the brightness upward, it goes up for a moment, then
suddenly there's considerable pincushioning and the vertical dimension goes
down a mite, say 10%. When I adjust the pincushion, the pincushion goes away
immediately, though I've not adjusted anything, and the image size goes back
to what it was, but it's dim again. The brightness control is on the face of
the monitor, while the pincusion is adjusted in software. It's getting pretty
highly integrated when the monitor is adjusted by the computer. I've got to
say, I'm impressed with that little touch.

The Apple folks have had better "human engineering" than anybody else has,
over the years since the MAC's came out, but this is just about the extreme!

Any suggestions?


----- Original Message -----
From: "Chris" <>
To: "Classic Computer" <>
Sent: Tuesday, April 30, 2002 3:03 PM
Subject: Re: APPLEVISION Monitor

> >Since it was cheap, I snagged an AppleVision monitor/speaker combo today.
> >What systems will support it? I figure I'll find one eventually.
> >
> >It's only a small risk at $3.95.
> If it is one with the AppleVision plug (HDI-45, this kind of rectangular
> plug with lots of pins in it), then only the 6100, 7100 and 8100 support
> it directly IIRC.
> However, there is an adaptor out there to break out the cable to its RGB
> plug, mic, speaker, and ADB, so you can plug it into any of the other
> Macs.
> Also, the last series of AV monitors weren't true AppleVision monitors,
> and only had the standard RGB plug, if you have one of those, than any
> color mac EXCEPT the 6100, 7100, or 8100 should support it (those 3 will
> support it IF they have the optional RGB card installed, or if you have
> the HDI-45 to RGB pigtail).
> -chris
> <>
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