Differences between Sanyo VM-4209 and VM-4092 monitor

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Differences between Sanyo VM-4209 and VM-4092 monitor

I always see the Sanyo VM-4209 being the sought after monitor to be used with the Apple-1.

 

The VM-4092 looks very similar, does anyone use this model with their Apple-1? I see the VM-4092 doesn't have a power LED. It looks like it has a 12V DC input which would be handy for non-US users. Does anyone know if there are any other differences?

 

Can be seen being used here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4l8i_xOBTPg

 

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Well I took a quick look and

Well I took a quick look and the original monitor for my 1976 Apple-1 is a vm4092 dated 1976. One of my 1977 Sol-20's from the original owner came with a 4209, dated 1977. So I guess both were used with hobby computers, one might have been cheaper? Maybe in 1977 they added an LED and changed model numbers?

Anyone have a 1976 dated VM4209 not a VM4092?

Cheers,
Corey

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Interesting, does yours have

Interesting, does yours have 12V DC input? Do you have any manuals for it?

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Corey986 wrote:Anyone have a

Corey986 wrote:
Anyone have a 1976 dated VM4209 not a VM4092? Cheers, Corey

My VM 4209's are dated 1978 and 1979.

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td75 wrote:Interesting, does

td75 wrote:

Interesting, does yours have 12V DC input? Do you have any manuals for it?

 

Yes it has a 12V DC

It actually says AC 120V 27 watts, DC 12V 12 watts

 

Date is June 1976

 

Since my Apple-1 was purchased originally from the byte shop, it'd not first 50, it's an NTI.   It has the original byteshop Koa wood case, datanetics keyboard and triad supply, so the monitor was most likely purchased at the same time since I was told what I got was everything the original owner bought from the byteshop.

 

 

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