I used to consider myself somewhat competent as far as Amiga stuff goes, however I have been out of the scene for a very long time. Just recently I purchased an A4000(D?) 040 desktop off ebay. I got this for $300 and it came with a video toaster (which I probably don't really need), spectrum EGS video card, 240Mb hard disk and some software. In the long term I hope to upgrade the hard disk and eventually install OS 3.9 (if the ROMs support it). Anyway - it is on its way and I hope to have it in the next day or so from UPS.
My question concerns the video. I currently have an old Sony SVGA Monitor and a newish Dell LCD display. I had thought initially that one of these would be fine since the spectrum card comes with VGA port, however as I dug deeper on this I discovered I will need a scan doubler or is it called a flicker fixer? So I am assuming neither of my displays will work once my Amiga arrives and I will need to order one of these additional pieces of hardware. I found a product called: Internal Scan Magic - Scan Doubler w/ Flicker Fixer for A1200/A4000D on softhut.com. Would this be the best option for me to get my 4000 running on one of my monitors? I intend to use this machine mainly for gaming and maybe some tinkering about with OS 3.9 if I ever purchase this.
Anyway - any advice would be appreciated (please be gentle as I am a newbie)