Known-good working Monitors on SGI Machines

thor

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Nowadays a lot of flatpanel monitors still support Sync-on-Green. However, although a specific model may have support for SoG, we don't always find that support written in the specs or printed on the box.
To be put in the specs, the monitor vendors would have to test and qualify the feature, and that costs money. It's safe to assume the user base asking for that feature is too small to justify the cost.

That's why I'd like to list a few flatscreen monitors that support Sync-on-Green (SoG) and work well with my Octane 2:
DELL 1913S : LED 19" 1280x1024 https://www.dell.com/ae/business/p/dell-p1913s/pd
DELL U2410 : LED IPS 24" 1920x1200 https://www.cnet.com/products/dell-ultrasharp-u2410/specs/
(All these Dell monitors have the same mount for a little active sound bar https://www.ebay.com/itm/202591009018 that I find handy)

Further, as a rule of thumb for finding a working monitor: if a vendor supported SoG in an earlier generation of the product, and the new product still has a VGA port, chances are good that SoG is supported. Dell, EIZO, Samsung and LG are good candidates.

List of known good Monitors on SGI Machines.
Some monitors on 15kHz - make sure to check the Sync-on-Green column!
Some monitors on a Playstation 2 forum - these folks have the same issue and require SoG
Older list of monitors on Nekochan
 
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mkirby

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I have a BENQ GW2780 running at 1600x1200@75Hz on my Octane 2.

Just works, good affordable modern monitor.