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520 ST and non-Atari monitors? [message #282658] Tue, 14 January 1986 18:50
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Posted: Tue Jan 14 18:50:49 1986
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     While I am considering the purchase of an Atari 520 ST, I wonder if anyone
  has any knowledge or experience about connecting the ST to a color monitor
  other than Atari's.  Recently, a ST model with the capability to connect to a
  conventional television has been announced, but I am more interested in using
  the ST with an RGB monitor.

     One difficulty appears to be interlacing.  Most monitors, based on TV
  conventions, use interlacing.  The 520 ST apparently generates a non-
  interlaced video signal.  Ordinarily, these two formats are incompatible,
  forcing the prospective ST owner to also purchase the Atari monitor.

     Have I misunderstood some detail concerning interlacing?  Does anyone have
  experience connecting an ST to a generic RGB or composite video monitor?  Does
  anyone else care about connecting an ST to a monitor other than Atari's?

     Mail sent to me will probably serve best, unless someone wants to make this
  an item for public discussion.

                                        Patrick Wyant
                                        AT&T Bell Laboratories
                                        Naperville, IL
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