IBM PC5150 monitor wanted/question

From: Joe R. <>
Date: Wed Feb 4 14:14:54 2004


  I can't be certain what your card takes but most cards like that took
CGA, Monochrome and/or composite monitor. You're right, the old IBM PC
stuff is getting hard to find. I started looking for it about 1 1/2 years
ago and I haven't found a single one in the surplus places. Kelvin in
Atlanta is still finding an occasional one in the thrift stores. He also
found one at Weird stuff a couple of months ago.


At 12:51 PM 2/4/04 -0600, you wrote:
>I have an IBM PC 5150 system unit and keyboard. I popped the cover and it
>has a Paradise Multi Video or somesuch card in it. The card has two DB9
>connectors, an RCA connector in the middle, and a little slide switch at the
>Here's the deal: I'd like someday to find an authentic IBM brand monitor for
>this. However, I'm not sure if it is mono, CGA, or EGA, or composite, or all
>of the above. I'm curious how hard it is to find the right real IBM monitor
>for this system. If it's fairly hard to find one these days, I will go pull
>the Epson Equity I+ CGA (or is it EGA, it's color and has 9 pins) monitor
>out of the trash to use if I have little hope of getting the IBM one.
>So, can someone tell me what monitors types are likely to work with this
>card, if those are hard/expensive to find (or if someone has one for trade),
>or if those are nigh impossible to find, will the Epson monitor work on it?
>Thanks for any thoughts!
>Jay West
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