Just wondering if anyone has successfully connected an ADC-type monitor to a Mac II with the high-res Apple NuBus video card.
They go for next to nothing here (in Switzerland). There are two on sale at the moment - for CHF1 and CHF15 - one with the original box and one with the ADC-DVI adaptor.I almost acquired a 20" ADC monitor (near-mint with the original box) but the seller ultimately wouldn't budge on price even though it had been on Kijiji forever. Haven't seen it posted there in sometime so I guess someone bought it (or it went to eBay for a billion $$$).
The user Beachycove provides the answer in post #2 of what *could* happen if this was attempted.
Good to hear people are still level-headed in Switzerland. Ever since Steve Jobs died, mostly everyone in my neck of the woods increased their prices tenfold convinced that they now owned a rare and unique item. Another factor is all of those YouTube personalities who do reviews or service old Macs. At least Thinkpads can still be had on the cheap. I recently bought a loaded T7600 T60p for $40. Came with a 14" parts computer that I later sold. Just wish people would come to terms that a W520 is over 10 years old now and not worth $300.They go for next to nothing here (in Switzerland).
Thanks for the info.Getting 1600x1200 on a IIfx is hard enough and it doesn't look good. I have tried it with a Thunder/24 GT card and an IBM 1600x1200 LCD monitor. It is just too much for the poor IIfx.
Apart from aesthetics, I never really cared for Apple's final CRT models. Too many flyback transformer failures and the plastics were brittle. My LaCie Electron Blue IV (which is essentially the same monitor) has been flawless in the 5+ years I've owned it and as noted earlier, works perfectly with my IIfx's factory video card. I do have the correct Apple monitor for my IIfx but it was in an accident and I was looking at other alternatives.This would work passively using the CRT version of the ADC Studio Display
Looks neat. Too bad its discontinued.Gefen built a box specifically for this
Here's hoping but I highly doubt Papa Ford is going to reopen everything in February, especially now with all of these variants popping up. Besides, we already went through with this nonsense last June with modified stages and this is the outcome thus far.When the lockdown ends
Damn I wish you lived closer. I drove to Cambridge to pickup the ADC monitor. London is just too far a drive right now especially with no rest stops open to the public.I have move in the Spring.