I tried this in the Flat Panel Display forum, no response, so thought I'd try here:
I recently bought a Tektronix MSO2024B oscilloscope & an add-in module that lets me output the scope display to an external monitor via a VGA port & cable. Connecting this to the VGA input on a Sylvania LCD TV/DVD Combination monitor (Model #LD195SL8 A, manufactured in 2008) resulted in a decent representation centered in the middle of the monitor display, but it wasn't that much larger than the 7 inch scope display itself. I looked for ways to change the resolution settings on the scope or the monitor, but didn't find any adjustments on either.
I'd like some advice/education on my options to achieve a good enlarged reproduction of my scope's display onto an external monitor if possible. I'm willing to buy a new monitor for this task but am unsure at this point what to look for. From what I've been able to learn online lately, it appears that a monitor that has the same native resolution as the video signal I am sending to it (my scope's display resolution is "480 horizontal x 234 vertical pixels (WQVGA)" ) would be best. This resolution, however, appears to be used primarily for phones & test equipment these days, & obviously not for larger monitors. Perhaps a monitor with a native resolution close to a multiple the scope display's resolution (essentially 2:1) would work ok (if such a monitor exists)? Or maybe there are other ways to make this work?
I may end up taking the scope to Best Buy and searching for the best monitor/resolution combo I can find through trial and error, but maybe you guys can give me some pointers on what monitor specs to look for as a starting point (I'm not a video guru as I'm sure you can tell .