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 frequencies. 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 "I'm a designated driver on the Information Super Highway" -- Quadlist is sponsored by <http://lowendmac.com/> and... Small Dog Electronics http://www.smalldog.com | Enter To Win A | -- Canon PowerShot Digital Cameras start at $299 | Free iBook! | Support Low End Mac <http://lowendmac.com/lists/support.html> Quadlist info: <http://lowendmac.com/lists/quadlist.shtml> The FAQ: <http://macfaq.org/> --> AOL users, remove "mailto:" Send list messages to: <mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]> To unsubscribe, email: <mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]> For digest mode, email: <mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]> Subscription questions: <mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]> Archive: <http://www.mail-archive.com/quadlist%40mail.maclaunch.com/> Using a Mac? Free email & more at Applelinks! http://www.applelinks.com