Subject: Re: DEC Monitor - will it work with Sun sparc's ?
To: Darren Reed <>
From: Simon Burge <>
List: port-pmax
Date: 09/05/1999 22:12:23
Darren Reed wrote:

> Hi,
>    I've got a 19" DEC monitor laying around, which I'm not using and which
> I'd like to connect up to a Sun box.  Only problem is the monitor only has
> 3 analogue RGB inputs, and the Sun connector I have for RGB connections
> supplies the sync on a separate cable.  The DEC monitor is of the vintage
> of 5000/200 series and is a Sony Trinitron, I believe.  Does anyone know
> if it is possible to get the right sort of connector ?  I imagine the DEC
> monitor is expecting SYNC on green or some such.

Most (all?) DEC RGB monitors are sync-on-green - tying sync to green
with a resistor should work (I'll get the value if you need it).

Frequency could be a problem though - don't most Suns do 1152x900?  If
your monitor is a 19" Trinitron it's probably a VRT19 and does 1280x1024
at 66 (and 72?)Hz.  If the monitor is useless to you, then you'll have
to give it to me :-)