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Forrest
05-05-2008, 07:32 AM
Has anyone tried to drive an RGB Analog monitor with the Propeller? These monitors were common in the mid-80's and could do 640 x 200 (Non-interlaced) or 640 x 400 (Interlaced). These monitors were typically connected to Atari ST and Amiga computers. I have a nice Sony 20 inch XBR RGB Analog monitor and think it would make a good match with a Propeller displaying 80 column ASCII art http://forums.parallax.com/showthread.php?p=724964

Ken Peterson
05-05-2008, 09:46 AM
I have been using the VGA driver with a slight modification to drive an Analog RGB LCD unit. You can send HSYNC and VSYNC into an XOR gate to obtain a composite sync signal, or you can modify the driver to do the XOR in software. Just change the line that toggles the VSYNC to toggle the HSYNC instead and the HSYNC pin becomes a composite sync.

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hinv
02-01-2009, 06:39 AM
Hi Ken,

Can you post your composite driver to object exchange, or attach it here for the PASM impared?

Thanks,
Doug

Ale
02-02-2009, 04:33 AM
I think with such a monitor you could just use the VGA drivers. They should support normal VGA syncs. If they do not well using an interlaced mode with half the hsync will solve the problem. I unassembled a 20" Sony Trinitron monitor (SGI branded) it could do 800x600 @ 120 Hz or maybe it was only 640x480... very nice. That was quality! Are you sure yours cannot ?

hinv
02-02-2009, 11:37 AM
Actually, mine is a 5.5" Sony PSone LCD Yes, I am sure it cannot, but I did fine that Timmoore wrote a driver here:
http://forums.parallax.com/forums/default.aspx?f=25&m=278137

If you want more information on it, check out these links:
http://www.gamesx.com/avpinouts/psxav.htm
http://obex.parallax.com/objects/338/
http://forums.benheck.com/viewtopic.php?t=469&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0
http://www.bit-tech.net/modding/2004/07/07/psone_lcd/1
http://www.extremetech.com/article2/0,1697,1765353,00.asp
http://www.applefritter.com/node/10929
http://www.gearlive.com/index.php/news/article/how_to_psone_lcd_your_computer_05110831/
http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/lcd-display/14066-playstation-lcd-hack-works.html
http://freespace.virgin.net/john.laura/Hacking%20a%20PSOne%20LCD.htm

As you can see it is a very versitile little monitor. With the proper mods, it will take VGA, Composite, Svideo inputs. Very nice.

hinv
09-08-2009, 01:57 AM
After doing a bit of experimenting and straining through a magnifying glass, I have concluded that the resolution of the PSOne LCD is actually only about 320x240, definitely not 640x480.