Subject: Re: Vaxstation 3100 support
To: Jerome Tonneson <>
From: Paul Apprich <>
List: port-vax
Date: 07/16/1998 07:42:36
On Wed, 15 Jul 1998, Jerome Tonneson wrote:

> >Can another monitor be used on this system? The video port on the VAX looks
> >like a mac's video output, except opposite gender.  I have either VGA
> >monitors or mac monitors available to use.
> I'm not sure what the signals are on the mac's video connector, but I do
> have the pinout for the VAX's video port:
> 1-red, 10-green, 11-blue, 2-shields        
> Even if the pinouts don't match, it'd be possible to build an adapter  
> cable that would connect the two.
> I have used a PC-type monitor (NEC Multisync 4D) with a VAXstation, though
> it was easier since that particular monitor had BNC connectors.
> Jerome
The video signal format is sync on green 54.9 KHz horizontal and 60 Hz
vertical in the 'GPX mode' the SPX mode runs 70 KHz horizontal and 66 Hz
vertical. the NEC Msync 4d tops out at 50 KHz or 57 KHz so it may be
useless where this is concerned.