First post, by 90skidJohnny
Howdy all. Recently found a really good deal on a Tandy VN-1 Monochrome green monitor. Love the aesthetics of it! Seems like it should be working however i bought this untested.
Anywho, finally getting around to messing with it and busted out my TRS-80 and noticed that the Monitor uses an 8 pin Din, while the TRS-80 Uses a 5 pin din. This VM-1 was a monitor i believe that was specifically for the Tandy 2000.
Anywho, From the pinout I can find, The 8 Pin Din on the monitor is as follows.
1 - Not Connected
2 - Ground
3 - Intensity
4 - Horizontal Sync
5 - Vertical Sync
6 - Not Connected
7 - Video Signal
8 - Not Connected
Pretty simple stuff. All makes sense to me. But, the TRS 80 with its 5 pin, seems to basically be just - Composite video - ground, and voltage (5v DC)
So since this monitor "Requires" bother Horizontal and Vertical Sync, could I not just pump the composite video to the Vertical Sync / Horizantal Sync / Video signal Pins? Im not sure if it is that simple or if im missing something. I would love to be able to use this monitor on both my TRS-80 and Apple IIc (Which basically just uses composite video as well)
Any one that can chime in with any info would be super awesome. Thanks! Be Safe everyone!