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Quality text with monochrome monitors / Sony color [message #282383] Fri, 24 January 1986 03:10
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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
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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-
teresting findings.

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.

                                -- Roger

                      January 23, 1986
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