Seventeen inches of legacy widescreen display

Sunday, April 15th, 2007 at 3:06 pm

On Friday the latest acquisition for my collection arrived, a SGI 1600SW display with a MultiLink Adapter that converts an analog or digital signal into the LVDS signal for the display.

Eventually this will become part of my SGI O2 once I get a flat panel adapter. This enables the display to run natively from the O2 without the MultiLink Adapter.

Anyway, this morning I picked up a DVD-D to DVD-D cable and a DVD-A to VGA cable at the swap meet which allowed me to test the multilink adapter and display with both digital and analog video signals. Apart from some small scratches and stickers on the bezel and a small dull spot on the screen itself it works nicely. It was the first time that I have been able to have a 16:9 DVD fill the screen…

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  1. [...] Today I added photos of the SGI 1600SW display to the SGI O2 page. [...]

    update: SGI O2 and the 1600SW display - popcorn.cx - April 29th, 2007 at 1:50 pm