RASTEROPS 2168 monitor

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by jens_k, Jan 3, 2004.

  1. jens_k macrumors newbie

    Jan 3, 2004
    Greetings from germany, and sorry for bad english.
    I am not a mac-user, yet.
    I bought a RASTEROPS 2168 monitor on ebay.
    Has anybody got information about the monitor?
    It does not work with my pc under linux.
    Probably it is a monitor for mac..

    technical dates:

    Model: 2168
    Max Resolution: 1152 x 870
    Sync Type: Sync on Green
    H Freq/ V Freq: 68.68 Khz / 75.08 Hz
    Tube Manufacturer: hitachi
    Monitor Type:
    Tube Model: CM2186A3UY
    Tube Size: 21
    Connector: 3 BNC
  2. latergator116 macrumors 68000


    Sep 30, 2003
    Providence, RI
  3. jens_k thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 3, 2004
  4. topicolo macrumors 68000


    Jun 4, 2002
    Ottawa, ON
    yeah, the BNC connector connected to all the old macs (pre-cube I believe). The converters from BNC to VGA exist . In fact, I have one here ;). You should be able to find one on ebay though.
  5. Sun Baked macrumors G5

    Sun Baked

    May 19, 2002
    Yes the old Mac monitors used a different sync method (Sync on Green) than standard PC monitors of the day.

    One of the reasons Apples needed a converter block to run standard VGA monitors.


    Since it's an old Apple-style monitor, you need to reverse the process to go back to standard VGA. And doesn't help the monitor used a Rasterops BNC card. Instead of a synce on green VGA port (aka Mac-VGA).
  6. jens_k thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 3, 2004
    Okay, i need a bnc to vga convertor,
    and not a sync-on-green to vga Convertor

    I think a sync-on-green to vga Convertor will work to,
    but you will not see DOS boot screens, windows safe mode, or certain games.

    But that is no problem, cause i use a dualhead.


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