[vcf-midatlantic] WTD: cable Digital VR 260 Terminal
mcguire at neurotica.com
Thu Sep 8 14:19:53 EDT 2016
On 09/08/2016 02:14 PM, william degnan via vcf-midatlantic wrote:
>> The VR260 is a monitor, not a terminal, and the required cable will
>> depend on what you need to connect it to. I have spares of nearly all of
>> them and can "hook you up", as the cool kids say.
> Ah, like a 3-post co-ax color display I get it, thanks. Monochrome = one
Yes, it's composite video, but not NTSC. (far higher resolution than NTSC)
> I have adapters that convert various displays of this era. I can
> also try using one of three color cable connectors, perhaps in some cases
> one of the three leads will suffice. I don't know what I will attach it
> to, maybe a DEC 5000 or something with a display port and keyboard port
> that are separated.
I don't know if something that recent will drive it at the right sync
rates, but you'll find out quickly enough if it doesn't. ;)
Let me know what cables you need when the time comes; it's likely I've
> Were these on par with things like the PS/2 monochrome VGA display,
Significantly higher-end than that. The framebuffers it was designed
to work with drive it at 1024x864. It was commonly used in 1-bit
displays, but 8-bit grayscale was doable also.
> I am guessing the VR260 was not a graphics terminal, but I will learn soon
Oh they're very much for graphical use. They were used for bitmapped
graphics displays on VAX workstations, targeted at CAD applications, but
frequently used for regular GUIfied workstation tasks as well.
> Here is a pic
> Anyone use this display, like it? Worth using?
I sat in front of one for years, on a VAXstation-II/GPX, running in
grayscale mode. It was one of the sharpest displays I've ever used.
Dave McGuire, AK4HZ
New Kensington, PA
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