Reply 50740 of 52007, by Lutsoad
Kahenraz wrote on 2023-10-29, 18:56:
I have such nostalgia for these beautiful amber displays. What a wonderful find.
Thank you, they have a special place in my heart too. I've been trying to find one for ages. Back then the amber tube version was the cheapest option available for $70 and the white tube version cost $120, mostly for industrial use. Some people bought the amber type to save money and used them long after VGA appeared, skipping CGA and EGA entirely. When VGA prices dropped the old amber screens went in the trash and became rare while industrial white tube monitors stayed in use far longer. No point in replacing something that does the job and some manufacturers still use NOS white tube monochrome monitors to avoid replacing the entire computer system that controls the machinery. So now we have an abundance of white tubes and barely any amber ones.