Quote:>I want to upgrade an existing Amiga system that has a flicker-fixer
>type video board. Most new monitors are noninterlaced these days
>and I wonder if I can use one of these NI monitors with a
I don't think there's really such a thing as an "Interlaced" or "Non-
interlaced" monitor. Manufacturers use those terms to tell you which
of those two modes the monitor does a good job of handling at a given
resolution. The monitor really doesn't know if the screen is interlaced
or not. A 1024*768 interlaced screen is really a 1024*384 screen which
is offset by half a line every other video field.
The real issues (which most manufacturers ignore in their adverti*ts
and packaging) are the scan rates and refresh rates that the monitor can
handle, and the resolution of the dots. The resolution of the dots (dot
pitch) has no influence on whether or not a monitor can handle a particular
resolution, it only affects the sharpness of the picture.
To handle the output of a flicker-fixer, just about any multiscan, VGA or
SuperVGA monitor will do. The only mode that might fall outside the
range of these is Super72, which has a 24 KHz scanrate, which is below the
28 KHz that many of these monitors bottom out at.
The flicker-fixed modes will have a scanrate of 31.5 KHz, and the refresh
rates will be 50 Hz for Pal, and 60 Hz for NTSC.
I would suggest that you get a monitor that scans up to 64 KHz so that
you can use high res modes at reasonable refreshes should you get a GFX
card or another system.