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unknown type video display monitor

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by ballpark570, Feb 19, 2005.

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  1. ballpark570

    ballpark570 Thread Starter

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    A guy I work with gave me this video display monitor made by Digital. It is a VT420. The port connection on the rear is a 25 pin configuration labled
    COMM 1

    Is this thing cable of of being connected to modern PC ?
     
  2. winbob

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    From what I just read on a used equipment site this is not even a Color Terminal :eek: (n)

    You can't be that desperate...can you? Come by my house and I'll give you a newer color monitor if you are. :)
     
  3. kiwiguy

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    The VT420 is designed to be attached to a mainframe using an RS232 serial connection only.
    Its a monochrome text only display.

    Not at all suited for use with a modern PC.

    The manual is available here:
    http://vt100.net/docs/vt420-ps/
     
  4. ballpark570

    ballpark570 Thread Starter

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    no guys, not desperate at all. just curious as to what it was. It's going in the trash tonight. I have a really nice 19 inch lcd. I would never go back to the old crt monitors.
     
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