Peter wrote:By the way, I'm all but sure that HDMI is a good idea! I have a number of monitors with only VGA input. And all my HDMI ones also have VGA! Many brandnew ones still have VGA, very easy to get. Definitely no problem yet, if one takes a little care. For myself, HDMI would be a clear disadvantage! Even more so, as I prefer the 4:3 screen dimensions of the QL and Q60 times, not widescreen.
It's so easy to cry that an interface is "obsolete" expecting supply shortages which are not yet here. But the actual situation is that retro users usually have monitors, and creating a need to dump them might not always be clever. An adator from VGA to HDMI is a matter of a few Euro, a new monitor costs much more.
Indeed, currently HDMI would be nice to have but it's not necessary. VGA (as long as it keeps to standard resolutions and refresh rates) is GoodEnough(tm) at the moment. There are cheap VGA to HDMI converters on the market which do a reasonable job. If you want to go digital use DVI as that's a sub-set of HDMI and probably doesn't have the licensing issues (and you can probably get the connectors more easily). You can just plug a DVI to HDMI adapter in and then plug an HDMI cable into that. No audio with DVI though, not that the QL has that much of a need for it.