Posted: Fri Jan 24 03:10:43 1986
Date-Received: Sat, 25-Jan-86 08:33:22 EST
Organization: EECS Dept. U.C. San Diego
Keywords: text, monochrome, monitors, Amiga
Most of the people I talk to about the Amiga seem to think
that it is incapable of generating nice text. This is to-
tally false. I have seen the Amiga in high resolution in-
terlace mode driving a standard monochrome monitor. There
is, of course, no flicker and the text quality is the best
i've ever seen (IBM AT quality). I mean, were talking qual-
ity text. I am going to play around with a few monochrome
text configurations when I have time. I will post any in-
This configuration is no good for animation or real high
graphics as the high persistence phosphor blurs things and
leaves traces. But when I want graphics, I flick the switch
and watch the colors.
Speaking of colors, I bought a Sony CPD-1201 with my Amiga
this summer and am very pleased with it. I chose it over
the Amiga monitor because:
(1) It was an inch smaller. (it helps the resolution a bit)
(2) Has a "super fine pitch" (.26 mm)
(3) picture quality was superior in side by side comparison.
(4) It looks better sitting on the Amiga -- even has a
rotatable display stand.
(5) It's a Sony (2 year tube warranty, they last forever, etc.)
It cost about a $100 more, but it is worth it. In the in-
terlace mode there is some flicker, but reducing brightness,
contrast, etc. I find that I personally notice no flicker
and have no problem looking at it for long periods of time.
Getting closer to the ultimate system: Amiga, hard-drive,
~8 megs ram, perfect text quality, UNIX/OS-9, ..... etc.
God I'm really starting to love this machine.
January 23, 1986