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CGA, EGA and VGA each have scan rates broadly comparable with broadcast TV signals. There should be no real difficulty in getting a reasonably good-quality TV picture tube to display a CGA signal, regardless of its physical construction (of which there were many, many variants). The major difference you would probably run into is in beam focus. TVs were ...


If you took all the electronics from a monitor like the IBM 5153 and substituted just the picture tube from a color TV, what would still be lacking in terms of display quality? The answer to your question depends almost entirely on which color TV CRT you wanted to use as a monitor. While any color computer monitor from the 1980s could serve as a color TV, ...

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