What is the best small 4/3 flat screen solution ?

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By Metalion

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18-02-2020, 09:27

Hello,

I have limited space on my "MSX desk", so I'm looking for a small flat screen solution.
In your experience what is the best small 4/3 flat screen solution for a MSX ?

Thanks.

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By salutte

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18-02-2020, 09:58

I'm also interested Smile

By Pencioner

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18-02-2020, 11:07

Something like @hamlet posted here?

By Metalion

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18-02-2020, 11:26

Pencioner wrote:

Something like @hamlet posted here?

I don't understand, is it an Apple monitor ?
Hamlet does not tell which brand or which model ...

By Pencioner

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18-02-2020, 11:44

Yep

Metalion wrote:
Pencioner wrote:

Something like @hamlet posted here?

I don't understand, is it an Apple monitor ?
Hamlet does not tell which brand or which model ...

By Sylvester

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18-02-2020, 11:45

I also needed a new flat screen because my monitor died, so I bought a https://www.benq.com/en-us/monitor/stylish/gw2283-22-inch.html with the Open Source Scan Converter (OSSC). Works perfect :) I did choose the monitor because it has simple speakers (better then no sound) and dual hdmi since I also wanted to use it for my work (to test chromecast / appletv).

By Pencioner

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18-02-2020, 11:53

My OSSC is in process of soldering from the diy kit now, and with it any flat screen with hdmi will suit. But i have a modern NEC EA193Mi which is 5:4 so almost same as 4:3 - i don't like widescreen monitors so i stick with more 'squarish' ones all the time. Btw, if you can acquire OSSC - don't hesitate, i've seen it in action, and it gives you great quality and experience (unlike regular SCART-HDMI convertors for $40 the OSSC doesn't have a big delay so you can play games without issues too)

By hamlet

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18-02-2020, 12:19

Quote:

Pencioner wrote:
Something like @hamlet posted here?
I don't understand, is it an Apple monitor ?
Hamlet does not tell which brand or which model ...

I do use a Apple pre-ADC Studio Display, which provides (untypically for that brand) additional S-VGA and composite.
It was Apples first attempt into TFTs (if you do not count the Laptop displays) and was released in 1999. The post model only provided DVI and after that it has gone more worse. The monitor in the video you've seen uses a Apple proprietary ADC (DVI plus power) connector. An adapter will cost 100.-€ and more.
I do have several TFTs, most with FBAS, SCART, Composite, VGA, some even with DVI and HDMI.

By Pencioner

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18-02-2020, 12:48

Thanks for clarification and apologies for confusion i might bring with wrong information Smile

By hamlet

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18-02-2020, 13:03

Well, most Apple people do not know which screen matches to a specific computer. It's been a confusing decade.

By Pac

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18-02-2020, 13:08

If you want a cheap solution go for a 4:3/20" LCD TV (this is what I use right now). Maybe quality is not as good as a modern monitor + OSSC but perhaps it's enough for you. Take into account that this LCD TV were the first on market (2005 year or so when CRT was disappearing) and picture definition in text modes, mainly 80 columns, is not perfect. On the other hand with games is great in my opinion.

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