Re: Anyone ever attach a mono LCD to a PET?

From: RayBryan <>
Date: Tue, 8 May 2012 18:59:11 -0500
Message-Id: <>
i had (maybe still do) a simple 9 pin "d" to single RCA cable that  
allowed me to use a composite monochrome screen back in the '80's on  
my 128.

On May 8, 2012, at 5:42 PM, Justin wrote:

> The Magnavox 15MF605T/17 is a small LCD, cheap to get now that it  
> is discontinued, and accepts composite, split composite, component,  
> and VGA inputs.  I use one with my 128DCR.  I just wish it could  
> accept the screwy almost-EGA output from the 128D.  I've never been  
> able to use the 128D in 80 column mode, the adapters for that are  
> pricey for what they do, which would be ok, but no one seems to  
> like the output from them either, so I've never tried.
> Justin
> On May 8, 2012, at 15:41 , Anders Carlsson wrote:
>> Steve Gray wrote:
>>> You could feed the PET's video signal into the green input and  
>>> simulate the PET display quite nicely I'd guess.
>> Nice idea! I used to own one of those RGB to VGA converters, but  
>> as it didn't fit my application (*) I sold it to a friend. Usually  
>> when it comes to composite video one has a full colour signal so  
>> your approach would not be very useful, but in the PET application  
>> it probably would work.
>> (*) I wanted to use it with my Amstrad MegaPC, that outputs a 31  
>> kHz sigal in DOS/PC mode and a 15 kHz signal in Sega Megadrive  
>> mode, both from the same 15-pin connector. The boards listed on  
>> eBay claim they accept VGA input, but apparently this is false  
>> information. When converting from 15 to 31 kHz, the board worked  
>> well but when "bypassing" 31 kHz it produced an image that my VGA  
>> monitor couldn't sync to - perhaps 62 kHz or something equally  
>> stupid?
>> Best regards
>> Anders Carlsson
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