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found Good monitors for arcade cabs!
« on: November 12, 2009, 08:30:40 am »
I have been messing about with arcade cabs for a long while,
I ended up buying microvitec multisync's for my cabs.

1 is a 14 inch, the picture is great ,ive had to mess with the rgb
settings internally a bit,even un focused it very slightly to make it look older,it was a bit too sharp , and stripped it of its casing but it fits in my cocktail
cab perfect and fits the chassis no problem, got it off ebay for about 40 gbp,was meant for amiga! it does anything i throw at it,
the picture really is nice.

The other is a 20 inch, picture is great after a few adjustments,this was meant for amiga,
i have yet to fit it in my upright cab, but it does 15k picture well, infact i cant seem to find a frequency
it cant cope with,i think it will be a bit trickier to mount as its bigger and more bulky to handle than the
14 inch,they both connect strait to the vga card, so less wires clogging the box! I got this off someone from an amiga website
who lived local for about 50 quid.

its great for configuring under dos cos it does 15k/30k so im really happy with these monitors,
anyone else fitted multisyncs,know of any good models to use?





 

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Re: found Good monitors for arcade cabs!
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2009, 07:01:21 pm »
Post some specs if you can....
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Re: found Good monitors for arcade cabs!
« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2009, 04:12:52 pm »
Microvitec GPM 1701
Microvitec 1438S ,

specs of monitors:-
all i know is that they receive most input ranges i have tried:- i have a monitor definition file for an old acorn computer
that shows some of the frequencies it works at, thats all i can find ...lol. >>> sorry about the crazyness of this info but this is all i could get with google,
apart from a few pics.

update **

I have found the service manual here are some specs

size 17"
vert. scan 45-125 hz
horiz scan 15-64 khz
0.28 dot pitch
17kg weight

the 14" should be the same specs as far as i know :)








-----------------------------------------------





monitor_title:Microvitec GPM 1701
DPMS_state:2



# 240 x 352 (120Hz)
startmode
mode_name:
x_res:240
y_res:352
pixel_rate:16600
h_timings:20,18,10,240,12,8
v_timings:2,58,0,352,0,37
sync_pol:2
endmode

# 320 x 250 (120Hz)
startmode
mode_name:
x_res:320
y_res:250
pixel_rate:23200
h_timings:42,20,16,320,34,0
v_timings:2,109,0,250,0,88
sync_pol:2
endmode

# 320 x 256 (120Hz)
startmode
mode_name:
x_res:320
y_res:256
pixel_rate:22300
h_timings:42,18,16,320,18,0
v_timings:2,106,0,256,0,85
sync_pol:2
endmode

# 320 x 480 (120Hz)
startmode
mode_name:
x_res:320
y_res:480
pixel_rate:26700
h_timings:42,44,16,320,24,0
v_timings:3,16,0,480,0,1
sync_pol:3
endmode

# 360 x 480 (120Hz)
startmode
mode_name:
x_res:360
y_res:480
pixel_rate:34600
h_timings:64,46,16,360,32,30
v_timings:2,32,0,480,0,11
sync_pol:0
endmode

# 384 x 288 (120Hz)
startmode
mode_name:
x_res:384
y_res:288
pixel_rate:32400
h_timings:68,16,66,384,66,0
v_timings:2,58,32,288,32,37
sync_pol:2
endmode

# 480 x 352 (120Hz)
startmode
mode_name:480 x 352
x_res:480
y_res:352
pixel_rate:33700
h_timings:68,24,24,480,32,0
v_timings:2,58,0,352,0,37
sync_pol:2
endmode

# 640 x 200 (103Hz)
startmode
mode_name:
x_res:640
y_res:200
pixel_rate:38000
h_timings:92,28,24,640,36,0
v_timings:2,134,0,200,0,113
sync_pol:2
endmode

# 640 x 250 (103Hz)
startmode
mode_name:
x_res:640
y_res:250
pixel_rate:38000
h_timings:92,28,24,640,36,0
v_timings:2,109,0,250,0,88
sync_pol:2
endmode

# 640 x 256 (103Hz)
startmode
mode_name:
x_res:640
y_res:256
pixel_rate:38000
h_timings:92,28,24,640,36,0
v_timings:2,106,0,256,0,85
sync_pol:2
endmode

# 640 x 352 (103Hz)
startmode
mode_name:
x_res:640
y_res:352
pixel_rate:38000
h_timings:92,28,24,640,36,0
v_timings:2,58,0,352,0,37
sync_pol:2
endmode

# 640 x 480 (90Hz)
startmode
mode_name:640 x 480
x_res:640
y_res:480
pixel_rate:38000
h_timings:64,76,30,640,36,0
v_timings:3,16,0,480,0,1
sync_pol:3
endmode

# 640 x 512 (78Hz)
startmode
mode_name:640 x 512
x_res:640
y_res:512
pixel_rate:38000
h_timings:56,92,20,640,36,68
v_timings:3,18,0,512,0,1
sync_pol:0
endmode

# 768 x 288 (117Hz)
startmode
mode_name:
x_res:768
y_res:288
pixel_rate:38000
h_timings:76,66,16,768,36,82
v_timings:3,19,0,288,0,2
sync_pol:0
endmode

# 768 x 576 (62Hz)
startmode
mode_name:768 x 576
x_res:768
y_res:576
pixel_rate:38000
h_timings:80,46,42,768,42,46
v_timings:3,21,0,576,0,1
sync_pol:0
endmode

# 768 x 576 (106Hz)
startmode
mode_name:768 x 576
x_res:768
y_res:576
pixel_rate:66500
h_timings:80,46,42,768,62,46
v_timings:3,21,0,576,0,1
sync_pol:0
endmode

# 800 x 600 (55Hz)
startmode
mode_name:800 x 600
x_res:800
y_res:600
pixel_rate:38000
h_timings:100,42,42,800,42,14
v_timings:6,23,0,600,0,37
sync_pol:0
endmode

# 800 x 600 (102Hz)
startmode
mode_name:800 x 600
x_res:800
y_res:600
pixel_rate:70500
h_timings:106,92,42,800,66,0
v_timings:3,21,0,600,0,1
sync_pol:0
endmode

# 840 x 624 (52Hz)
startmode
mode_name:840 x 624
x_res:840
y_res:624
pixel_rate:38000
h_timings:112,72,18,840,84,0
v_timings:4,24,0,624,0,0
sync_pol:0
endmode

# 840 x 624 (98Hz)
startmode
mode_name:840 x 624
x_res:840
y_res:624
pixel_rate:71600
h_timings:112,72,18,840,84,0
v_timings:4,24,0,624,0,0
sync_pol:0
endmode

# 896 x 352 (93Hz)
startmode
mode_name:
x_res:896
y_res:352
pixel_rate:38000
h_timings:118,38,20,896,38,8
v_timings:3,9,0,352,0,0
sync_pol:2
endmode

# 1024 x 768 (71Hz)
startmode
mode_name:1024 x 768
x_res:1024
y_res:768
pixel_rate:76000
h_timings:124,36,72,1024,72,0
v_timings:6,29,0,768,0,3
sync_pol:3
endmode

# 1024 x 768 (80Hz)
startmode
mode_name:1024 x 768
x_res:1024
y_res:768
pixel_rate:86000
h_timings:130,86,30,1024,76,0
v_timings:3,28,0,768,0,1
sync_pol:0
endmode

# 1056 x 250 (79Hz)
startmode
mode_name:
x_res:1056
y_res:250
pixel_rate:38000
h_timings:108,72,106,1056,106,88
v_timings:3,16,20,250,20,3
sync_pol:0
endmode

# 1056 x 256 (79Hz)
startmode
mode_name:
x_res:1056
y_res:256
pixel_rate:38000
h_timings:108,72,106,1056,106,88
v_timings:3,16,17,256,17,3
sync_pol:0
endmode

# 1280 x 480 (90Hz)
startmode
mode_name:1280 x 480
x_res:1280
y_res:480
pixel_rate:76000
h_timings:128,156,58,1280,72,0
v_timings:3,16,0,480,0,1
sync_pol:3
endmode

# 1280 x 1024 (60Hz)
startmode
mode_name:1280 x 1024
x_res:1280
y_res:1024
pixel_rate:116000
h_timings:166,106,100,1280,126,40
v_timings:3,38,0,1024,0,4
sync_pol:0
endmode

# 1600 x 600 (55Hz)
startmode
mode_name:1600 x 600
x_res:1600
y_res:600
pixel_rate:76000
h_timings:226,58,84,1600,84,28
v_timings:6,23,0,600,0,37
sync_pol:0
endmode

# 1600 x 600 (102Hz)
startmode
mode_name:1600 x 600
x_res:1600
y_res:600
pixel_rate:141000
h_timings:212,188,82,1600,132,0
v_timings:3,21,0,600,0,1
sync_pol:0
endmode

# 1600 x 1200 (52Hz)
startmode
mode_name:1600 x 1200
x_res:1600
y_res:1200
pixel_rate:146000
h_timings:250,180,128,1600,142,0
v_timings:3,21,2,1200,0,1
sync_pol:0
endmode

# 2048 x 768 (71Hz)
startmode
mode_name:2048 x 768
x_res:2048
y_res:768
pixel_rate:152000
h_timings:194,148,68,2048,144,36
v_timings:6,29,0,768,0,3
sync_pol:3
endmode





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Re: found Good monitors for arcade cabs!
« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2009, 04:58:46 pm »
Why are you running at such high refresh in CGA and EGA games when you don't have to?
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Re: found Good monitors for arcade cabs!
« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2009, 01:44:55 pm »
sorry about that,
this is just a spec sheet i found on the monitor for an old computer,
its not useful for anything apart from to see some of the resolutions that can be used,
i posted this before i managed to find the service manual with clearer
information on frequency ranges!
 

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Re: found Good monitors for arcade cabs!
« Reply #5 on: November 17, 2009, 11:04:05 pm »
No worries...although that makes it even more interesting.
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Re: found Good monitors for arcade cabs!
« Reply #6 on: November 20, 2009, 08:45:50 am »
Amiga users used those Microvitec models in their Amigas. Amiga inc selled microvitec RGB Multisync monitors branded to Amiga

many of these monitors work in Arcade too

http://www.amiga-hardware.com/showcat.cgi?CATID=26