Re: A Monitor recomendation
- From: Francis Devereux <frankoid@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 27 Jul 2007 02:29:45 -0700
On Jul 26, 8:50 pm, Bryn Evans <d...@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
In a mad moment - Francis Devereux mumbled :
On Jul 25, 4:21 pm, Bryn Evans <d...@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
My elderly AKF18 is getting more than a little temperamental :))
Today, in Sainsbury's I saw a Daewoo L710 TV at £ 139.99.
It has PC and camera inputs, 17", 1280 x 1024 pixels.
Bought it (on a take it back if no use arrangement ! )
set it up, switched on, selected Menu > PC source,
connected to my RPC and it worked , fully and instantly
even down to a slight auto self centring of the display.
I can heartily recomend this item.I was thinking of getting an LCD TV because I want a replacement for
(Oh, and I got a 5p a litre of petrol voucher as well)
my AKF18 that can display 50Hz modes (mode 12, 13 etc.) for use with
old games that do not like 100Hz modes (and also for use with my BBC
Master - I have made a cable to connect it to the AKF18). Can the
Daewoo L710 TV display these modes? You could test this by using your
AKF18 MDF and switching to mode 12.
Unfortunately not. I have a similar set up for the very rare occasion
that I warm up my Beeb.
I tested this this morning and got the out of range light on the
The cable that I use to connect my BBC to the AKF18 connects to the
RGB TTL output of the beeb and has a VGA socket to connect to the
monitor at the other end. There are resistors in series with the Red,
Green and Blue wires to bring down the voltages of the TTL output (5V
IIRC) down to something more like VGA levels (0.7v IIRC). Are you
using something similar?
It is also possible to make a similar cable but with a SCART connector
instead of a VGA connector, allowing you to get a higher quality
picture on a TV than with RF or Composite connectors. These cables
are often for sale on eBay. I wonder whether the L710 accepts
different frequency ranges on its VGA socket and SCART sockets - i.e.
15KHz PAL on the SCART and 30KHz+ on the VGA? I was hoping that this
was not the case and it would sync to a 15KHz signal on the VGA input
because this would make it easy to connect a RiscPC and use TV modes,
but even if it won't sync to 15KHz on the VGA input it might be
possible to work around this by making a VGA-to-SCART cable.
Unfortunately you'd have to swap cables when switching between TV
modes and high-res modes.
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