At 2:18 AM -0500 2/23/2003, the pickle wrote:
>At 23:02 -0800 on 22/02/03, Clark Martin wrote:
>>Most of the specs I've seen for these monitors show them as being
>>able to sync to a wide range of signals, within limits.  That is they
>>aren't per say 800x600 or 1024x768.  832x624 is just another signal
>I was always under the impression that monitors had specific signals 
>they could
>sync to, rather that anything within certain limits.

NECs first such monitor was known as BiSync which could do two sets 
of frequencies / resolution and worked specifically with I think it 
was the IBM EGA video card.  Later versions were called Multi-Sync 
(NEC Trademarked the term) as they operate over a range of 

I just looked up the info on my 17" Optiquest (View Sonic) and under 
the "Precision Timing..." section:

        True multi-scanning ability allows automatic tracking of horizontal
        frequencies from 30 to 70 KHz and vertical frequencies from 
50 to 180Hz.

It does list various maximum vertical frequencies for given 
resolutions.  It also lists eight timing preset and 13 user definable 
timing sets.  Otherwise it doesn't list any specific resolutions.

I've also played around with resolution / refresh rates and found 
most of the monitors I used would work with anything under the 
maximum resolution / refresh the monitor could handle.
Clark Martin
Redwood City, CA, USA
Macintosh / Internet Consulting

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