Today, I decided to reorganise my office a little bit, and in order to save space I thought about purchasing a cheap LCD monitor for my Falcon. I like the old fashioned CRTs much better for normal daily use, but then again I only had practicality in mind.
Anyway,,, I imagined that finding something suitable, probably a 15" shouldn't be a problem: I was wrong.
I started browsing around the sites of electronics detailers in search for an analog model that would support the resolution of the Falcon (320x200 and up). One hour later, I still haven't found anything. The only models around seem to be the 17 and 19 of-the-batch monitors with only a few fixed resolution, and nothing below 640x480. I couldn't even find the exact supported resolutions and sync rates for many models (only in the downloadable manuals from the maker in some cases).
I am really surprised that 320x200 is not supported anymore by modern standard displays. Not that most people would use such a low res, that I understand, but I would have thought that it would have been there for backward compatibility with old PC apps, and that since the electronics have to scale up any res to the native one of the LCD matrix, 320x200 would only have been the matter of doubling 640x400 anyway.