mccomber | 1 Apr 05:35 2006
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[Color Computer] Opinion time

What is the best Radio Shack brand monitor for a CoCo3, considering
both games and word processing in 80 column mode?

Regards,
Doug

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KnudsenMJ | 1 Apr 06:10 2006
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Re: [Color Computer] Opinion time


In a message dated 3/31/06 10:50:14 PM Eastern Standard Time,  
doug.mccomber@... writes:

>What  is the best Radio Shack brand monitor for a CoCo3, considering
>both  games and word processing in 80 column mode?

Pretty sure the only Shack monitor that would work with a Coco was the  CM-8, 
which was pretty low-res for 80-column text work.  Just as well they  haven't 
sold them for about 10 years now.

Coco capable monitors of any type haven't been made for a while now.   
Magnavox was good, some Commodore Amiga monitors are really nice, after you hack  
the sync signals a bit.
--Mike K.

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Gene Heskett | 1 Apr 06:12 2006
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Re: [Color Computer] Opinion time

On Friday 31 March 2006 22:35, mccomber wrote:
>What is the best Radio Shack brand monitor for a CoCo3, considering
>both games and word processing in 80 column mode?
>
>Regards,
>Doug
>
AFAIK, the shack hasn't sold a monitor suitable for use on a coco3 in 80 
column ever, way too fuzzy.  For a while maggy made some that were 
decent, both under their own name and under the Commodore label as the 
108x series, and their own 8CM515 and 8CM135..  And some of the NEC 
multisyncs were also usable.

But no one has made an rgb input, ntsc std scan rates monitor in at 
least a decade now, not even the $7000 a copy broadcast stuff.  About 
the best is to get a scan convertor to upconvert it to vga monitor 
compatability, there are at least 2 being made by members of this list 
and I'm personally using one Roy Justis made.

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KnudsenMJ | 1 Apr 06:19 2006
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Re: Re: [Color Computer] Opinion time


In a message dated 3/31/06 11:13:17 PM Eastern Standard Time,  
gene.heskett@... writes:

But no  one has made an RGB input, NTSC std scan rates monitor in at 
least a  decade now, not even the $7000 a copy broadcast  stuff. 

Say Gene, what do TV stations use (at least pre-digital), if not RGB NTSC  
monitors?  Or do all their rack-mounts have composite inputs only?

There should be lots of these coming onto the used market, if they aren't  
all worn out or burned in.
--Mike K.

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KnudsenMJ | 1 Apr 06:22 2006
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OT -- PC needs TWO Shut Downs

Say guys, is it a sign of anything special when a Windoze 98 SE PC needs a  
second go-round of the Start->ShutDown menu sequence before it shuts  down?  
After the first one, mine momentarily fuzzes the screen, then comes  right back, 
and is fully functional.  A second shutdown sequence gets a  good normal 
shutdown.  

You can open a folder and maybe a few other little things without "breaking  
the spell" of the 1st shutdown, so the 2nd one still works.  Any  ideas?  
Thanks, Mike K.

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Gene Heskett | 1 Apr 06:38 2006
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Re: Re: [Color Computer] Opinion time

On Friday 31 March 2006 23:19, KnudsenMJ@... wrote:
>In a message dated 3/31/06 11:13:17 PM Eastern Standard Time,
>gene.heskett@... writes:
>
>But no  one has made an RGB input, NTSC std scan rates monitor in at
>least a  decade now, not even the $7000 a copy broadcast  stuff.
>
>
>Say Gene, what do TV stations use (at least pre-digital), if not RGB
> NTSC monitors?  Or do all their rack-mounts have composite inputs
> only?

Rack mount seems to be going extinct these days, and everything we have 
today, to watch ntsc on, is a composite input thru the ubitiquous bnc 
connector.

>There should be lots of these coming onto the used market, if they
> aren't all worn out or burned in.

Not too many tube types left here Mike, mostly lcd stuff as the tubes 
fade away into the sunset.  Even in computer monitors there at the 
station I think lcd's handily outnumber the tube stuff.  But here on 
this linux box, my old 17" NEC 5FG finally turned up its toes over on 
the firewall box, so that was good excuse to move the one on this box 
over there, and go get a 19" incher for this box, tube of course, and 
flat too, half the price ($150 at Office Max, StarLogic brand if that 
means anything, chinese of course) and a much finer dot pitch, I run at 
1600x1200x32 bit and have for years.  I'm still burning the phenolic 
stink out of it & its 3 months old already.

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Ward Griffiths | 1 Apr 06:43 2006
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Re: disabling the break key in BASIC programs.

On 03/29/2006 09:34 pm, Aaron Banerjee wrote:
> Robert,
>    Thanks for the help!  This was originally for my 16K coco, but I was
> wanting to modify it to prevent my small son from pressing the nice bright
> red break key in one of his BASIC games.

I've always considered that one of my old employers' dumbest mistakes.  Almost 
as stupid as that bright orange reset button next to the Mod 3/4 keyboard.
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George's Coco Address | 1 Apr 07:54 2006

Re: [Color Computer] Opinion time


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "mccomber"

> What is the best Radio Shack brand monitor for a CoCo3, considering
> both games and word processing in 80 column mode?
>
> Regards,
> Doug

 Forget RatShack.

 I did some research for RGB LCD monitors and found a few.
Most are quite expensive, but there are some that are just under $300.

  On Google, I used "rgb lcd" and found a lot of stuff.. Moving around I 
found a 19 inch monitor for $299.99..
http://www.buy.com/retail/product.asp?sku=202066865&SearchEngine=Google&Type=Buy.com_EmailPromo_3.20.06&Keyword=VA1912WB&Category=ViewSonic_19"_Widescreen_LCD_VA1912WB&dcaid=16009

Tiny URL ... http://tinyurl.com/pjbo5

george 

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Nuxie | 1 Apr 09:15 2006
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