Subject: Re: Good Question?
To: None <>
From: Peter C. Wallace <>
List: port-pmax
Date: 02/16/2001 16:50:50
On Fri, 16 Feb 2001 wrote:

> I have a DecStation 2100 with a mono framebuffer - hence the good
> question...  Could I get a generic radioshack bnc to rca adapter and
> just pipe the video through my vcr to my tv?  It is after all just a
> mono composite video isn't it?  I just think it would be extremely
> cool to be able to switch the channel to my NetBSD DecStation running
> my browser, etc, at all.. -Linc.

Well, not quite,

	Signal level wise you would be alright (RS-343?) but DS2100s video
has 864 lines of vertical resolution (56 KHz horizontal) NTSC video has
much lower vertical resolution: 525 lines and interlaced (15 KHz
horizontal, alternate 262.5 line frames @ 60 Hz)

Also might consider that the video bandwith of your TV = ~5 Mhz but the
video coming out of the DS2100 is 70 Mhz...

Peter Wallace