IBM monitor+800xl

From: John Rowland (aa591@cleveland.Freenet.Edu)
Date: 08/12/90-12:04:13 PM Z

From: aa591@cleveland.Freenet.Edu (John Rowland)
Subject: IBM monitor+800xl
Date: Sun Aug 12 12:04:13 1990

Is there any ways that I can hook a monochrome, 80 column monitor (TI monitor
made for IBM's)  to my Atari 800xl?

If so, how could I do it and how much would it cost?


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** Answered by Len Stys **
      Aug 12, 1990


   I don't quite know what kind
of ports you have on the back of
that monitor.  If you have an
audio port and a video port then
you can probably hook up to it
but it would be in monochrome.

However, the most kind of IBM
monitors that I have seen has only
one port and that is for video
because the sound goes through
the built in speaker.

If you don't care too much about
sound then it just may work.
If you want to give it a shot,
I'd suggest you come on down to
the Atari Mini-Expo on August
18th and 19th and bring your
monitor and we will give it a
try.  Other Atari 8-bitters
will be there also so they may
know how to solve this problem.

The second little
problem may be with the 80
columns.  The Atari 8-bit
computers aren't made for 80
columns so I do not really
know how it will work.  if
anyone does, then respond
to this posting and I will
post your reply.

Thanks for your question!

Len Stys (aa399)
Atari SIGOp

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