This page shows all Vector Monitors that I am aware of.
Vector monitors bring the ideas and intuition of the game designers to
life. Vector Monitors were unique in the way they showed bright and
pictures at a time when the resolution of Raster Monitors was still
and the movement of the characters jumpy. Electronics design was at its
limits in Vector Monitors, especially with some unreliable color
versions that contributed much to the fall of the vector games.
Below there is for each monitor either a picture of a deflection board
and High Voltage board or a complete monitor from the rear for an easy
Four links can be
selected for each monitor for more info ....
- get a
Repair Info, Pictures, Manuals, Repair Info, Parts ....
Series, e.g. for
Latest revision of the manual or schematics
built a color vector monitor in 19" and 25" which was a very good
design, however had
severe reliability problems with a series of HV transformers. They were
supplier of Atari.
All_Info | Pictures |
Pictures | Manual
built both, b/w and color vector monitors. Their b/w monitors can be
found in Atari's games. The color G08-003 was sold to SEGA/Gremlin.
built b/w vector monitors with
various tube sizes for mainly the european market. Also one color
"prototype" is known to exist.
vector monitors are rarely seen in the U.S. or Europe. Used in METEOR
b/w vector monitors are rarely
seen in the U.S. or Europe. Mostly used for Asteroids etc. sold in the
|LAI (14" or 20" b/w)
Pictures | Manual
and Vectorbeam shared the
same design (Keltron), however it is said the Vectorbeam built monitors
are of higher quality. Monitors were used for their own games.
Gardner was the main supplier for
Atari's Vector games and built both b/w and color vector monitors.