e120 resolution interface via VGA
I am trying to mirror the e120 on my Samsung HD flat screen. The TV says mode not supported when I cable directly VGA-VGA. Samsung says your VGA signal is not compatible with theirs. So, just for the record what resolution does my e120 send on VGA. I have tried a PC 'monitor', it works fine; same cable. Also tried a VGA - HDMI converter, same message. There any number of 'active converters" for VGA-HDMI; is this the answer?

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Welcome to the Raymarine Technical Forum Cliff,

The E-Series Classic MFDs VGA signal output specifications are as follows:

  • E120: 800x600 @56Hz
  • E80: 640x480 @60Hz

When seeking a TV or monitor to interface to an E-Series MFD, one should select a TV having support for the VGA signal characteristics of the MFD being interfaced to the TV.  One would typically find VGA support in high end TVs such as plasma units.  That said, no specific TV models can be recommended as the market for such product is continuously changing.  Customers are advised that when in doubt, consult with the TV manufacturer regarding which TV products feature support for the MFD's VGA signal characteristics.  The most challenging product to interface is the E120 which features a relatively uncommon 56Hz refresh rate.  We recently had one customer comment favorably on a VGA scaler which worked well in conjunction with his E120.  To view the web page for this VGA scaler, click here.  According to the customer, the scaler converted the E-120's VGA signal to a composite signal that was deemed of good quality.  Please bear in mind that Raymarine has neither tested this VGA scaler, nor does it recommend any specific scaling products for use with its MFDs.

Sorry, my question referred to the new/current digital e120, not the classic. Thanks


Raymarine does not presently produce a product having the name E120.  Since the introduction of the E-Series Classic MFDs, Raymarine has produced the following E-Series MFDs:

  • E-Series Classic MFDs (E80, E120) - Retired
  • E-Series Widescreen MFDs (E90W, E120W, E140W) - Retired
  • e-Series MFDs (e7, e7D, e95, e97, e125, e127, e165)

Which of these E-Series MFDs are you seeking assistance with?

e 125


The video signal format output by the e-Series MFDs (e7, e7D, e95, e97, e125, e127, e165) is 720P at 60Hz.



Sorry for the anality, what frequency is it at?  I'm trying to get info for a us manufacturer of a 'scanning' converter box.  The company is Sewell, in Utah.  I'll let you know.  I do appreciate your prompt and responsive replies!


Not for me . . . . I have ordered a 'scanning' converter to HDMI, with great expectations.   I publish the result.  My Samsung is about 4 years old.  Thanks


As indicated above, the VGA signal is is 720P at 60Hz.  You can read more about this video standard by clicking here.  Should your TV not support 720P at 60Hz, then it is recommended that the TV manufacturer be contacted to determine whether this is among the TV's supported formats.  If not, a scan converter would be required which features support for video input of 720P @60Hz and one of the video input formats supported by your TV.

Well, the results results are in!

I ordered and received a Sewel SW30008 for 69.95.  An American company (manufactured in China) They have every kind of converter and cable imaginable.  It is switchable from 720P or 1080P.  Plugged it in and it was perfect the first time (1080P).  Smaller than a pack of cigs.

End of Problem: link to product page follows,


Thanks to all for 'holding my hand".

You're welcome.

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