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EGA Video in on Com1 and Display the Graphics through a utillity program... has anyone seen?

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I have a million dollar machine at a company that puts out a EGA monitor... or monochrome monitor signals... and the display has went by-by .... I need to display this info...  in there a driver or utillity program that will allow me to see this and display on my laptop by putting the signal into the com 1 port...?  EGA in on Com 1 and tuned and displayed in a window on my computer.

Thanks for any help at all...
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Callandor earned 500 total points
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A converter to display on VGA: http://www.cadesigns.co.uk/scan2.htm
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Buy a new monitor! :)
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by:Jeffserv
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I am looking for a software solution.... not a hardware solution... this should be able to be done with software....
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by:adg080898
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>  ...allow me to see this and display on my laptop by putting the signal into the com 1 port...

It is totally impossible to receive any video signal through com 1.

Was it actually a monitor or did a cable plug into a com port on this "monitor".

If the "million dollar machine" used a serial cable to connect to a *terminal* then you could easily substitute a PC to use as the terminal. Did this monitor seem to be "built in" to a thing, into which you plug the cable from the machine?

Or is it obvious you need an EGA monitor to plug into a clearly labelled EGA port on some device? Or is it monochrome... Are you sure it is a display output?
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If you could do something like remote desktop, you could use a network connection, but if it's a dedicated machine, it may not support it.

In the days of earlier pcs, there  was the ability to redirect output to a COM port, but we're talking about commandline operation with CTTY.
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