Flat Panel Displays

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List of "modern" LCD/TFT flat panel monitors and TVs (use the heading filters to sort the table) that can display the video output from an Atari ST without the need for any active components such as scan converters:

Make Model Picture Monitor/TV Multisync Low Res Med Res High Res 50/60Hz Aspect ratio Notes
Asus VE225 tbd Monitor Y Y Y Y unknown 16:9 Standard Falcon resolutions too. TT030 works but not centered
BenQ BL702A
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Monitor Y Y Y Y 50&60Hz 5:4 Standard Falcon resolutions too, but not some special Falcon RGB screen modes.
BenQ G2420HD [1] tbd Monitor Y Y Y Y 50&60Hz 16:9
CIBOX C1905 tbd Monitor N N N Unconfirmed unknown 16:9 'out of range' shown when testing low/med res
Dell 1702FP tbd Monitor N N N Unconfirmed unknown 4:3 no display when testing low/med res
Dell E153FPc tbd Monitor N N N Y unknown 4:3 no display when testing low/med res
Dell 1901FP tbd Monitor N N N Y unknown 4:3 'input signal not supported' when testing low/med res
Dell 2001FP [2]
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Monitor Y Y Y Y 50&60Hz 4:3 Requires manual centering each boot. There's an unknown cutoff (manufacturing date) up until 15kHz works, but not later. Monitors made up until June 2005 have been tested working, monitors from September 2005 (either revision A00 or A01, either made in Hungary or China) don't.
Dell U2410F / U2410 [3] tbd Monitor Y Y Y Y 50Hz tested 16:9 VGA input tested, PiP works
Dell U2412M [4] tbd Monitor Y Y Y Y 50Hz tested 16:9 VGA input tested, display ST-Low and only some Falcon resolution (check YT link)
Dell W1900 LCD TV tbd TV N Y Y N unknown 16:9 Low and medium res work but bizarrely high res doesn't. PIP works
NEC AccuSync LCD51VM tbd Monitor N Y Y Y unknown 4:3 Also has speakers built in
NEC MultiSync 1550M [5] tbd Monitor Y Y Y Y unknown 4:3 Has speakers, low/med res border is large [6]
NEC Multisync 1970NX [7] tbd Monitor Y Y Y Y 50&60Hz 5:4 Needs modification to 'H. SIZE' in the menu for medium res to look good
NEC MultiSync LCD 1970VX [8] tbd Monitor Y Y Y Y 50&60Hz 5:4 Med Res loses some horizontal pixels. Has H.Size, V.position, and H.position adjustments, but not V.Size.
NEC MultiSync LCD 1990FXP [9] tbd Monitor Y Y Y Y unknown 4:3
NEC 1960NXi [10] tbd Monitor N N  ?  ? unknown 4:3
BenQ G2420 [11] tbd Monitor N N N Unconfirmed unknown 4:3
Dell 1505FP tbd Monitor N N N Y unknown 4:3 'unsupported resolution' on screen in Low/Med Res
Dell E176FPc tbd Monitor N N N Y unknown 4:3 'unsupported resolution' on screen in Low/Med Res
HP L1750 tbd Monitor N N N Y unknown 4:3 no display in Low/Med Res
NEC 71v [12]
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Monitor  ? Y Y not tried 50&60 4:3 Low and Med rez worked with out any changes to setting, High rez is untested.
NEC 72v tbd Monitor N N N Y 50&60 4:3 High rez only b&w
NEC 1525V [13] tbd Monitor N N N Unconfirmed unknown 4:3
NEC 1770NX [14] tbd Monitor N N N Unconfirmed unknown 4:3
NEC 1560 [15] tbd Monitor N N N Unconfirmed unknown 4:3
NEC 195VX tbd Monitor N N N Y 50 & 60Hz 5:4 "Out of Range" Displayed for Low/Med resolution
ONYX SW1536LD TV/DVD combo tbd TV N N N N unknown 4:3 'UNSUPPORTED' shown when testing low/med res. This TV has SVIDEO inputs. HiRes gives blank screen
Samsung Syncmaster 245T tbd Monitor Y Y Y Y 60 4:3 all Falcon modes work too
Samsung Syncmaster 710v tbd Monitor N N N Unconfirmed unknown 4:3 alarming white screen / backlight overload when testing low/med res!
Samsung Syncmaster SA350 tbd Monitor N N N Y unknown 4:3
Samsung Syncmaster P2770 tbd Monitor N N N Y unknown 4:3
Samsung Syncmaster 940B tbd Monitor N N N Y unknown 4:3
Samsung LCD-TV LW15M23C tbd TV Y Y Y Y unknown 4:3
Philips Brilliance 240P4QPYN [16] tbd  Monitor unknown Y unknown Unconfirmed 50&60Hz 16:10
BenQ  G922HDL tbd Monitor Y  Y Y Y 50 & 60 Hz 16:9 Low Resolution is good, Medium Resolution is reasonable, HiRes works, but not centered on the screen.
Acer AL1917 tbd Monitor N N N Y N 4:3 Monochrome works, but is not nicely centered.
Acer P223w tbd Monitor N N N Y N 16:9 Monochrome works, but like the AL1917 not centered
HP L1750 tbd Monitor N N N Y N 4:3 Monochrome works great on this screen, no borders on the sides. Just the top and bottom.
HP L1950 tbd Monitor N N N Y N 4:3 Just like the L1750, but bigger screen.
Samsung SyncMaster 2043bw tbd Monitor N N N Y N 16:9 Monochrome is almost filling the whole screen, only a border at the bottom.
Samsung SyncMaster T200HD tbd TV Y Y Y Y Y 16:9 This screen has a SCART input, Low/Med res works great on SCART. Monochrome works on the VGA input. VGA input does sync at 15 Khz HSYNC, but displays only half the screen.

Another list on this topic can be found here: [17].

The various Atari ST display modes [18] (resolutions do not include Overscan) are:

  • Low 320x200 pixels, 50 or 60Hz vertical, 15.75kHz horizontal
  • Medium 640x200 pixels, 50 or 60Hz vertical, 15.75kHz horizontal
  • High 640x400 pixels, 71.2Hz vertical, 35.7kHz horizontal

Multisync means these screens can do all ST video modes using a single, switchable, VGA cable: [19] [20]. There also single mode mono [21] and color [22] cables available.