View Full Version : OT- Anyone got a 15 inch or smaller color monitor with seperate BNC

Milacron of PM
11-03-2004, 01:17 PM
connectors at the rear for red, green, and blue ? If so I'll pay money for that antique ! (or if this is considered an "ad", ok I won't pay money ! http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//wink.gif )

Oh, and it has to "work" too.

This is machine tool related believe it or not...got a 1986 CNC CMM with a 1986 computer joined at the hip and can't be upgraded except at major expense, that needs a new monitor. Got a 20 inch that works but it's too large for the articulating arm mount.

11-03-2004, 01:35 PM
Check for a corner stone monitor if you need a PC type. If you just need some form of VGA with seperate inputs, check Sun Microsystem and SGI surplus and bargain places on the web.


Milacron of PM
11-03-2004, 01:53 PM
Jerry, been there, done that. Plenty of 17 inch and up, but 15 and below rare as hen's teeth....apparently all thrown in the trash over the years. I know they exist, as I used to have an HP14 inch color with seperate BNC connectors (given away about 4 years ago http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//mad.gif )

11-03-2004, 02:21 PM
Don: Here's the one that goes with your video card and it ain't cheap. If you have any surplus test equipment people down your way, give them a try as it was an accessory for some HP analyzers.


Milacron of PM
11-03-2004, 02:32 PM
nheng, I wonder if that monitor is meant for the lower resolution HP color card ? What I have optained recently is the higher resolution card, which works fine with a 20 inch ViewSonic I had lying around.

I was told this card cost $6,000 back in 1986 http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//eek.gif

Sheesh, before I'd spend 850 bucks I could buy an RGB to VGA converter box for 700 and use any monitor.

11-03-2004, 04:28 PM

I have a Nanao (is now EIZO) 21" and it is a great monitor. This one is very light. You can buy direct from them. JRouche

The FlexScan L330 is only $150.00 reconditioned from them. Good Deal!!!

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Milacron of PM
11-03-2004, 05:48 PM
I don't understand your post...are you saying someone makes an LCD montior with BNC inputs for red, green and blue ?? Seems highly unlikely.

11-03-2004, 06:10 PM
<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by D. Thomas:
I don't understand your post...are you saying someone makes an LCD montior with BNC inputs for red, green and blue ?? Seems highly unlikely.</font>

My bust, it is RGB input but it is a D-Sub mini 15 pin connector. Sorry, how bout these, or could you adapt the D-sub to BNC. I know you can get a D-sub to BNC but I'm not sure about the other direction. JRouche

Also, why is it unlikely to get an LCD with BNC RGB inputs?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=5134693591&ssPageName=STRK:M EWA:IT (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=5134693591&ssPageName=STRK:MEWA:IT)

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=3850288042&ssPageName=STRK:M EWA:IT (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=3850288042&ssPageName=STRK:MEWA:IT)

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11-03-2004, 06:46 PM
Don: I haven't checked but I'm sure you will find pro broadcast LCD monitors with RGB inputs (Sony, Panasonic, JVC, etc.). They are $$$, and you may find that they do not multisync at all however.

11-03-2004, 10:54 PM
Would a Dec 14 inch color monitor be of any use to you? It was used as the console on some sort of Digital Equipment mini-computer. It most likely is still functional, but I don't have the Dec graphics card to go with it. I'm in Calgary, Alberta.


11-03-2004, 11:34 PM
"Also, why is it unlikely to get an LCD with BNC RGB inputs?"

Actually, it's not. It's unlikely to afford it though. They are available as medical quality units starting around $3000.

I have a 17" Darius that will work. It has every known input possible and is multi-sync. But, it weighs a ton and has an intermittent connection in the pincushion circuit, probably easy to fix.

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Milacron of PM
11-04-2004, 01:04 AM
<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Also, why is it unlikely to get an LCD with BNC RGB inputs?</font>

Because seperate BNC inputs are an "old" technology and LCD monitors are the latest technology. Practically no monitors built after 1992 have seperate BNC inputs, and even most of the pre 92 monitors with these tended to be used in CAD systems, hence the difficulty in finding ones smaller than 17 inches.

Your first eBay example is interesting, must be an early professional LCD that probably cost a fortune new. But I can't use a rack mount for this situation. The second eBay example is probably like one I already have. The BNC connectors are not seperate R,G,B but one for video and one for audio, x 2 for seperate channels...won't work.

If this were "easy" I won't have posted in the first place, as I would already have found what I need.

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11-04-2004, 01:18 AM
I am not sure what you are connecting the monitor to. But they make vga to component video adapters etc. This may help

www.digitalconnection.com/store/Product_List.asp?CID=3&CAT=VIDEO%20ACCESSORIES (http://www.digitalconnection.com/store/Product_List.asp?CID=3&CAT=VIDEO%20ACCESSORIES)


11-04-2004, 01:20 AM
What kind of refresh frequency? many of the early monitors were interlaced.... do you need progressive? 15KHz - the multisyncs were usually faster - and would not do 15KHz.

I have a pile. I pay rent in a storage building for said pile. There are days I wonder why I spend so much to keep something so useless to me now. You are welcome to it, if I have the right thing.


Milacron of PM
11-04-2004, 01:23 AM
Your link doesn't work.

This is an RGB to VGA conversion box that would work but it cost $700.

Forget conversion boxes (cost too much), RGB to VGA cables (already tried, doesn't work)...look in your attic, closets and basements you guys..I need a 14 or 15 inch monitor ! http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//smile.gif

11-04-2004, 01:53 AM

Sorry about the link. It should be https://www.digitalconnection.com
I think it needed the https:// in front of it.
At any rate you can buy converters for around $120. Audio Authority and Key Digital make them.


Steve Stube
11-04-2004, 02:37 AM
D., I have a 13" diagonal (~8.5 X 11) kevex color monitor that may work for your application. I'm in over my head when it comes to this type stuff. I think you can see enough info on two of the three photos to search it on-line. I found it once before but didn't bookmark the spot. If you have other questions e-mail me.

11-04-2004, 02:47 AM
Ten BNC connectors??? It has got to work. http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif

11-04-2004, 07:27 AM
are you sure this will not work?

11-04-2004, 10:06 AM
Hospital test equipment monitors from 5 plus years ago have the requirement that you need. Lots of their equipment was not PC based.


11-07-2004, 02:31 PM
David from jax

Have gun, will travel.

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