COMPUTER MONITOR: A 15 inch Super VGA (SVGA) monitor is the minimum size recommended for digital applications. However, the VO image size on a 17" SVGA monitor closely approximates that of a 13" analog S-video monitor. The combination of video graphics accelerator board and SVGA monitor should be capable of displaying an 800 X 600 pixel image at a 24 bit color depth; i.e. 16 million colors or "true color" and a 1024 X 768 pixel image at a 16 bit color depth; i.e. 64000 colors or "high color". Because of an 8-bit color limitation, laptop computers with LCD displays and VGA monitors cannot be used for video otoscopy.
Roy F. Sullivan, Ph.D.