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Started by Rockin' Kat, October 10, 2006, 02:22:24 pm
QuoteThis is just a shot in the dark, but the "Mode I" and "Mode III" terms as they apply to RGB are generally used when discussing digital photography. It's something to do with the color saturation, but I can't claim any more expertise than that. Maybe your monitor is intended for use with some kind of still photography equipment?-KKC, who also forgot to eat the first time Phantasy Star went online...
QuoteI've seen that connector refered to as an EIAJ connector. It's also used on some VCRs and monitors to carry composite video and audio in/out. When used for AV in/out there is a standard pinout. It's also used as an RGB connector on Taxan, Roland, Hitachi, NEC, Amdek, and probably other old computer monitors. The pinout for these monitors is sort of a standard. Some of these are analog RGB. some are digital RGBI (CGA), some do both. Those that do both usually have an Apple/IBM switch. On these monitors the Apple position is analog RGB. Back in the 90s I made a lot of money (well it was a lot of money for a teenager, and much better than working at McDonalds) buying these "useless" CGA monitors from PC dealers, making cables and selling them as Amiga monitors. I don't have the pinout anymore (my handwritten notes from back then are long lost). Follow the circuit from that connector and you should be able to work out the pinout fairly easily. You can usually tell if it a digital or analog input by looking at the input circuitry.
Quoteblackevilweredragon:Is that a Taxan monitor? The mode I/III switch and the 8 pin DIN connector look familar, but none of the Taxans I saw with that layout had a Y/C input. If it is a Taxan (or similar) it may accept analog RGB over the DIN connector. I no longer have the pinout though.