Posted: Tue Jan 14 18:50:49 1986
Date-Received: Wed, 15-Jan-86 08:27:17 EST
Organization: AT&T Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill
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.
AT&T Bell Laboratories