One of the other reasons I was excited to get the Amiga bundle was that I now finally have a monitor that works perfectly with the #Commodore128 in 80 column mode, making it a practical terminal amongst other things.


@mike I used a 1084 for everything back in the day. Computers, big dish, vcr... everything.
I also had a genlock. I had two IR LEDs on my unused joystick port (not a gamer) and used it to manipulate all the stereo-tv stuff. I had a IR mouse and a pair of IR-> RF transmitters. A middle-click on the mouse brought up a full screen remote gui (I did in Rexx) of buttons overlaid on the video signal via the genlock. I got crazy later with voice control and vox activated walkytalky's. 1994... crazy guy

@gemlog @mike

1084 was a very good monitor, I had one in the mid-late 90s used for videomaking (as you could even run s-video into it by making up a cable to split the 4-pin DIN to 2 x RCA jacks for the Y/C signals)

@gemlog @mike

this might be a European thing (perhaps Australia too as AU is a PAL country), with analogue video you often needed a whole load of adapters with a SCART plug at one end and RCA, DIN, even BNC and PL259 at the other depending what you were connecting your audio and video equipment to (most older VCRs made in the 1980s didn't have SCART, but the French took over a lot of UK consumer electronics companies and introduced it on rebadged Japanese equipment..)


yeah, what a soup of 'standards', pal, secam, ntsc...I have 3.58meg burned into my brain - what a horrible compromise was ntsc!
Anyhow, you know what they say: "The beautiful thing about standards is that there are so many to choose from." /sarcasm.
Also, we all know this xkcd:

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