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Any monitor that does not use serial port?

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A monitor that doesn't use serial port to connect to the PC but some other methods.

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A monitor should not use a serial port, but the 15-pin VGA port. I haven't seen one yet that uses the serial. Some higher quality monitors use the RCA Plugs for composite video or the S-Video.

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A "monitor" that uses the serial port to connect to a machine would be a serial or "dumb" terminal. Most desktop monitors, as mentioned, use VGA, or DVI for LCD panels. Sun and early SGI systems used 13w3 connections, which are very distinctly different connections (there are "regular" D-SUB pins, in addition to three coax-type pins). Early DEC machines and old IBM POWER systems used an odd D-SUB shell with 3 coax-type pins.

There's also a completely USB LCD out currently...I think Samsung makes it.

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Old EGA/CGA monitors used a connector similar to a serial port, not sure if the pinout is the same or not..

Most modern CRT/TFT monitors still include analog VGA connectors.. hopefully..

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Old EGA/CGA monitors used a connector similar to a serial port, not sure if the pinout is the same or not..

Most modern CRT/TFT monitors still include analog VGA connectors.. hopefully..

Nah, the pinout was different for CGA/EGA/Hercules(MDA) was different. It was the same D-SUB style connector though.

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