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Last rodeo >>2977445

This thread is for the spirited discussion of CRT displays - Televisions, monitors and projectors used for the playing of retro games!

>Try to keep it /vr/-related: Nothing past 5th gen(+Dreamcast). Slight OT might be okay if related to CRTs (E.G. 16:9 compatible models, flatscreens, etc.) Systems with backwards compatibility are also pretty safe territory, assuming you're focusing on the older games. PC CRTs are also a-ok.
>Produce OC! Get out your real cameras and take beautiful pictures of your CRTs displaying recognizable characters with the kind of beautiful accuracy that brings tears to the eyes of young and old alike! If you take 100 photos, at least one of them will turn out alright! (maybe)
>Try to be as detailed as possible when asking info on a specific model. As always, google is your friend, and we are your friends with benefits. Older archived threads aren't a bad place to look either.
>Share appreciation for others choice of technology and personal philosophy of gaming. As always show courtesy in your discussion and moderate yourselves first.

Discussion of video processing and scaling devices is okay, but try to keep the focus on CRTs and CRT accessories

CRT Pastebin (WIP): http://pastebin.com/1Ri5TS3x
S-Video Pasta: http://pastebin.com/rH2h6C7W
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>> No.3010172

Was excited when I got a notification on Craigslist for a PVM 20L5. $650. I mean, it's in nice condition, but wow, I wasn't prepared for that price.

>> No.3010183

There is nothing even remotely video games about this thread and it should be moved to /g/ or something.

>> No.3010189

/g/ hates CRT
so i dont think it would go over well there

>> No.3010190

You must be new.

>> No.3010197

le ebin "you must be new" meme
you sure got me good
ha ha!

>> No.3010198

How should i request from my seller that my BVM be packaged?

coming through usps


>> No.3010215

You complained like you have literally never seen a CRT thread on here before or otherwise don't understand how it is relevant to playing old games. In either case you'd likely be new here.

>> No.3010216

Ha ha now I bet you're wondering what yoshis eggs smell like

>> No.3010354
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>Picture of Turtles in Time in OP
>There is nothing even remotely video games about this thread

>> No.3010358

don't do it anon, let it go

>> No.3010586

This is practically copy and pasted from a while back. I think he's trying tostada a movement

>> No.3010625
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I bought a Mitsubishi Megaview, and while the BNC inputs work fine I can't get a signal from either composite input. Do these presentation monitors need anything special to get synced or is there likely just something wrong with it?

>> No.3010674

My Super NES only accepts RF output for some reason. Whenever I hook the Super NES into the TV (a SHARP CRT), the image is all messed up. I used the same composite cables on the Nintendo 64 and GameCube and they worked fine. Is there anyway to fix this?

>> No.3010725

If I get a CRT can I hook my PC up to it somehow and emulate games? Or will I have to get a Wii or something and emulate all my games that way.

>> No.3010727

No subject title? Let other people make /crt/.

Not like it matters, fags only fag it up now...
What was once my favorite thread is shit.

It's why I stopped posting pics

>> No.3010729

Get a crt monitor, then hook it up through a DVI to VGA adapter.

>> No.3010732

Will a CRT monitor display my games as clean as a CRT TV? Note I want to play old console games on the SNES/PS1, etc.

>> No.3010737

Yeah, CRT monitors generally display through VGA, which is basically an RGB cord, just as clean as any CRT television, if not more so.

>> No.3010739

The problem is I also want a CRT TV so I can play Melee on my Wii without any input lag. Is there really no way to hook up a CRT TV to my PC?

>> No.3010749

You could get something like http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/1-DVI-I24-5-Male-to-3-RCA-Female-Connector-Converter-Adapter-Black-SY-AU-/252199484416?hash=item3ab842bc00:g:wdwAAOSwnH1WYloT

There are converter boxes to S video too, you really don't want composite though.

>> No.3010765
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If you get a component to VGA box the Wii can hook up to the monitor as well as the PC. If you're only transcoding there's no lag, and you can play in glorious progressive scan rather than 480i. The only downside to this setup is if you're playing a game that doesn't support 480p there will be lag and artifacts from deinterlacing.

>> No.3010770

Component cables are super rare and expensive for the Gamecube, you're better off getting a scart converter/cords.

>> No.3010771

wait, misread that as gamecube not wii, disregard I suck cocks.

>> No.3010776
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Did you change the input to one of the video channels? At least for mine, there are two video channels and two RGB channels, each with their own set of inputs(video 1 is a composite/s-video, video 2 is composite only).

Also make sure you don't have the termination switch set to High-Z; Unlike with the RGB inputs, it seems much less willing to accept an "improperly" termination signal.


You won't be able to play your SNES or PS1 on a PC monitor without some sort of upscaling/linedoubling going on.

That is a passive adapter and will do no sort of signal conversion what so ever. The only real use it would get is perhaps feeding an projector with DVI-I inputs that somehow takes Component over the RGB pins.

For the the Wii, so long as you're running it in 480p, a transcoder will work wonderfully with a PC monitor, but you want to try to avoid ones that also scale the image, and I believe the 1 pictured is one of them.
Anything stuck to 480i would have the same as the SNES/PS1 above.

>> No.3010789

Can we get a pic of the screen plus a pic of the cable

>> No.3010806

>but you want to try to avoid ones that also scale the image, and I believe the 1 pictured is one of them
My apologies, I thought those Chinese boxes only transcode if you set the output to 640x480.
This worked, I got an image! Thanks man. Unfortunately there is definitely something wrong with the unit... the image shakes and flicks on and off. It only does it on the composite inputs... I also hear a high pitched whine only when it's on these inputs... so there's got to be a separate circuit for these with something gone bad. Flyback transformer maybe? I don't really know much about this stuff.

>> No.3010858

Yeah, that's what they're starting to go for all right.

Also, if anyone sees a 20L5 go up on ebay in the next week from a company called "Hi-Tech Enterprises" in Florida, don't buy it. There's something wrong with the sync circuit (possibly needs recapping, but I don't know) and the tube is worn as shit

I bought it from them at a semi-reasonably offer of $400. They offered me a refund of $150 after I told them about the issues, but they wouldn't go any higher, so I just returned it. They may end up putting it back up for even lower, but be warned. The tube is VERY tired. Weak blacks, fuzzy edges, banding and ghosting like a motherfucker.

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While messing around with the NES yesterday, I actually did notice a bit of a high whine that I don't believe had happened previously. Have you tried different consoles?

Think you could be a bit more specific about how it flickers? As in, is it the whole image? Jittery pixels? Does the monitor actually start to go back to its "Stand By" blue screen or what have you?

>> No.3010992

>Is there really no way to hook up a CRT TV to my PC?
It can be done if your graphics card can send out a 240p or 480i signal. I don't know how you go about setting up custom modes on Windows or OSX, but on Linux you would add the following lines to xorg.conf:

Modeline "640x240_60" 12.312 640 662 719 784 240 244 247 262 -hsync -vsync

Modeline "640x480_60i" 12.336 640 662 720 784 480 488 494 525 interlace -hsync -vsync

You will also need something that can transcode RGB to something your TV can accept.

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I made a webm that shows it off. Basically the image wobbles, shakes and shuts on and off... not just disappearing and reappearing but making that click hum noise it usually makes when started up.

>> No.3011114

I tried out different composite cables on the Super NES (all first party Nintendo cables) and I get the same results on all of them, so it's a problem with the console itself, not the connection.

>> No.3011420

Did you turn the input to high? Because you weren't supposed to.

>> No.3011442

It was on high. I set it to low and it behaves the same.

>> No.3011807

Picture then please

>> No.3012047


>> No.3012051

we sure have a lot of new people
stop spreading misinformation
thank you
you're the only two who replied that knew what they were talking about

>> No.3012061
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~100 feet of bubble wrap, and double boxed.
Also, the first box is also bubble wrapped

I'm not really joking either.

I've heard good things about having it taken somewhere to have it encased in expanding foam, but whether they'd actually be willing to do that is another question.

How large of a BVM is it?

Strange; Does it have an S-Video input as well? Does it behave the same way?

That honestly looks like a mixture of a sync problem my SNES was having with my Megaview at one point and a weird grounding+sync issue I was having with the second RGB input at one point.

If you don't mind me asking, which specific model is it? These are 20-30 year old monitors we're talking about, and with all the various PCBs inside, something starting to go sour wouldn't be too surprising..

>> No.3012087

i was looking at a BVM but now im set on a 17 inch ikegami
weighs about 50 pounds
my last one was a 13 inch BVM that weighed 70 pounds and it has some small discoloration on the corner i think is from getting banged around in shipping

ill ask the seller to double box with bubble wrap in both
dont want to end up with discoloration (its not bad its just like a scratch i cant itch) like last time

>> No.3012101

Completely understandable. I actually had a 14 inch PVM from the slightest knock caused by taking a turn onto a highway a tad too sharp.

When I say 100 feet, that really isn't an exaggeration. An absolute shitload of the stuff if you want it properly padded.

>> No.3012161

kind of worried about telling the seller i want it wrapped in 100 feet of bubble wrap haha

>> No.3012201
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If you want to be less blunt, I'd got with "several layers" of bubble wrap.

>> No.3012209

No bubble wrap, quad wall boxes with filler spray foam. That's how TV's are typically shipped.

>> No.3012220

That's what that expanding foam suggestion was for.

Also, I was just sharing how I received mine: An absolute fuckton of bubble wrap, cling wrap, and double boxed with more bubble wrap padding that.

>> No.3012261

should i suggest they remove the input cards before shipping?

>> No.3012301

No, that's just silly.

>> No.3012913

It's a Mitsubishi XC-3315, and while it does have an S-Video input I don't have a cable for it yet.

>> No.3012920
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This is a question for RGB/component aficionados:

How much do you think a 1-chip 03 NTSC SNES is worth? How much would you be willing to pay for one? I'm looking into a sale and I need a criteria to evaluate whether or not I should dish out the money. Also, how much would it cost me to get a good video signal out of it? Will it really look very good in a PVM in order to justify the effort and money? There's also a very cheap and easy component SNES mod that requires the oldest SNES model and it seems to yield great results, so I'm really torn between it.

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I got mine for just short of 100 aus dollars from japan. Was easy to mod if you have half decent soldering skills. The general picture is streets ahead of standard and really tightens up the signal although I can still see some faint interference and the vert. line effect but If I was using a consumer tv I wouldn't see it. there is apparently a more complex mod to remove this as well although it requires building/buying a circuit board. Haven't tried it but I would guess the component mod you're talking about fundamentally wouldn't change the signal quality.

Pic is something I took of the jr. running RGB on a BVM-2010P

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and this

>> No.3013121

The component mod requires a very specific chip so it only works with there two models: SNS-CPU-GPM-01

The 1-Chip 03 SNES I have my eyes on is going for 15 dollars, but it has the "black screen of death" and sometimes it gives a red screen, however, it turns on. For the price, I figure it may be worth it to try fixing it, because otherwise it's almost mint: no yellowing, the PCB is impeccable and there's no sign of any damage on it. The thing is, I only have a standard consumer set, but where I live I can get a 14' PVM for about 80 dollars. Would you be able to tell me if there's a difference in the composite video quality of the 1 chip and the other models? Or is it only really noticeable with high grade signals (rgb or component)?

>> No.3013849

15 is a really good deal as mine is yellow! I only glanced at the composite picture before doing the mod but it did look really good on my14 inch pvm. I can't use my bvm as it only has a pal card

>> No.3014638
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You can almost taste the subpixels.

>> No.3014656


Shit game from shit trilogy spotted.

>> No.3014698

Shit poster with shit tastes spotted.

>> No.3014709

I'm learning Japanese and there are a few older games I want to give a go for practice but because of the lower resolution of the text it can be harder to distinguish the radicals of some of the more complex characters. Would playing on a CRT help here as opposed to playing on an LCD?

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If you use an upscaler that would help but if you're using just an LCD with no scaling, yes a CRT will provide you better clarity with say text, so long as you avoid RF and maybe even composite if possible.

>> No.3014767

what the fuck is the point of posting pictures this high res and close? it looks like a fucking lite brite

>> No.3014787
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We need to go deeper.

>> No.3014793

Why are you posting plasma in /crt/?

>> No.3014795
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Shadow mask/slot mask.

>> No.3014827
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I mean, who doesn't like a bit of high-res cock and dong every now and again?

>sub pixels
Delicious Phosphor Coat

>> No.3015285

With ever rising prices begins the death of our hobby. I hope you hoarded all the monitors you'll ever want when they were affordable. There's still some more I'd like but that dream is dead.

>> No.3015292

>JVC DTV 17" with RGB card
>4h away
>37" mitsu
>9h away

>> No.3015304

How is the PC monitor market doing? Surely there are less people who want nice CAD monitors than people who want RGB monitors to play their NES on.

>> No.3015349

no theres quite a few of them too

not to mention almost all CRT PC monitors 19 inches and less have trash resolutions

people on ebay dont want to ship the big 22s or they def know what theyve got

this is depressing

>> No.3015356

>not to mention almost all CRT PC monitors 19 inches and less have trash resolutions
What does it matter? For retro gaming you don't need anything more than 640x480.

>> No.3015358

Get dat mitsu if you have a big car

Not crt so no pics but i picked up a cheap extron 300 rgb to dvi/hdmi upscaler for use with 480p stuff but hooked up the xrgb 3 running b1 with max scanlines and set the extron to output 1200p

Mfw it looks incredible, extron ads a frame so less total lag than a mini and actual scanlines at 1200p

>> No.3015361

dude, a round trip will clock at 18hours. Gas will add something like 100€ more... And 300 is still too much even for a 37 mitsu

>> No.3015367

Thought 9 hrs there and back

If pickings are slim 300 might not be too much

>> No.3015373

im sure they didnt make nice CAD monitors with such low resolutions

im not sure if upscaling to 480p would look much better than upscaling to 1200 or 1440p

>> No.3015378

ive heard of similar setups
but ive wondered how does the extron rgb benefit the XRGB?

>> No.3015382

Lol the seller is the biggest fw900 shill ever but he does convergence geometry and white balance adjustments on thw fw900's

One sold recently for 150 local pickup in tx so its still possible to find these for a decent price

>> No.3015384

>im not sure if upscaling to 480p would look much better than upscaling to 1200 or 1440p
Do PC monitors always force an upscale to 480p? I've never used one for retro gaming.

>> No.3015395


Xrgb is a fantastic linedoubler to 480p(2ms lag), it also has an upscale mode with no scanlines (aprox 20ms lag)

Using the extron and xrgb3 together I get under 20ms lag and full scanlines at 1200p

Thst being said a crt is still king for me due to how smooth it is during sidescrollers etc

>> No.3015424

There's nothing wrong with having higher resolutions as an option though. Yeah I use 640x480 for DOS games but there are later retro games that won't render to my primary monitor's resolution so I'll play them at 1600x1200 on my CAD monitor. Also I use it as a secondary running 1600x1200 all the time for normal computing.

>> No.3015468

what does the extron do in that setup though?

>> No.3015483

Sorry thought it was more clear

It lets me take the 480p linedoubled image with scanlines and the extron upscales it to 1200p with little additional lag.

The xrgb 3 could do the same but it would result in no scanlines and a bit more lag

The xrgb mini could upscale to 1080p but the scanlines look like crap at that res.

So tldr it lets me get take the 240p rgb signal and display it on an hdmi/dvi monitor/tv upscaled to just about any res with nearly perfect scanlines with little lag to boot

I posted a pic of the xrgb 3 in b0 mode with an slg on the fw900 in the last thread and the scanlines were too thin and not nearly dark enough to look authentic, with this setup I get something similar but it looks much better.

>> No.3015498

oh i see i see
i wasnt familiar with the old XRGB

>> No.3015540

I've got 20 monitors in a room.
I control the spice

>> No.3015685

Anyone know if Sharp is a decent brand for CRTs?

>> No.3015716

Yes. Generally the most desired model.

>> No.3016308

Er.... probably fine for a consumer set, but Sony or Panasonic would probably be better.

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>> No.3016975

>Thst being said a crt is still king for me due to how smooth it is during sidescrollers etc

the xrgb doesn't scroll smoothly?

>> No.3017023
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What if I told you that retro games are best played on a lite brite?

>> No.3017029

He probably means lack of sample-and-hold blur. CRT style flicker is the only way to get sharp looking motion from 60fps content.

>> No.3017105
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Can a Japanese Super Famicom have the 1-Chip? Do they produce good RGB?

>> No.3017107


you can use the lion king to id a 1 chip

>> No.3017110

cool image + I want to know the answer to this too

>> No.3017151

What's the best way to not die if I have to open up a PVM?

>> No.3017350

On a 20L5, is min or 50 considered "neutral" for contrast? I thought it was 50 until I realized that the neutral/middle setting for brightness is 0. Is it ideal to keep it closer to min or closer to 50 if I'm trying to get the most accurate picture?

>> No.3017425

for what and which pvm

>> No.3017435

How do you guys take pictures of your monitors?
I'm using my phone camera, (my only option), and every time I take a pic it turns out awful.

>> No.3017490
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I found my old n64 and ps2 and decided to restore them but realized it would cost a small fortune to set them up with the best image quality on a LCD. So, is it worth to get a CRT for them?
How is the general experience of playing on a CRT compared to playing on a LCD? It is been so long ago that i don't even remember anymore.

>> No.3017507

get a 4:3 sony trinitron that does 480p over component and has svideo, use component with the ps2 for 480p, 480i and even 240p ps1 games and svideo for the n64

>> No.3017541

>suggesting playing 240p on HDCRT
not cool bro

>> No.3017695

so PVM L5 and BVM D or A series?
i dont think anon wants to pay 200-400 dollars

>> No.3017753

there should be factory defaults listed in the service manual

or a load of consumer trinis produced in the twilight of crts that support 480p?

>> No.3017804

>or a load of consumer trinis produced in the twilight of crts that support 480p?
Too bad they upscale and lag

>> No.3017836

What do I need to know before working on arcade monitors? I'm going to get a cap kit to see if it fixes the issues I'm having, but I'd rather not die. I know to get a thick screwdriver and some heavy gauge wire and ground it to the frame and discharge under the suction cup, but is it safe to touch after doing that? I've fucked around with pretty much any electronic device except crt so I want to make sure I dont fuck anything up nor myself

>> No.3017851

I thought that was only HD CRTs? Are there really no consumer CRTs that could scan a 480p image? I feel like you're talking out your ass just to be contrarian. Which would be a first for 4chan.

>> No.3017886

>three buzzwords used in one post

Confirmed youngfag

>> No.3017893

Just get a SNES mini modded. Better picture and much less hassle.

>> No.3017916

I don't know of any consumer crt sets that accept 480p.
There were EDTV led tvs that were 480p max. They'd work well for true 480p content. You wouldn't want to have it upscale though.

PS2 480p support is shit.

>> No.3017924

The sony 480p sets are lumped into the "HD CRT" category. They will not do 240p and 480i natively, and still lag with 480p inputs.

>> No.3017946

i have an old 32 inch sanyo crt laying around in a dusty basement.

are they know for being ok crts? or should i just play 4:3 on my tv. :(

>> No.3017954

Cheapo brand but even cheap crt > lcd for 240p stuff.

>> No.3017969

it was actually my crt when i was a little guy playing sega and snes. it served me well for years.

i guess ill dust it off. its a bit annoying playing 4:3 ratio on a 52 inch lcd tv.

>> No.3017989

>I don't know of any consumer crt sets that accept 480p
That's really weird. Why were so many games on the Gamecube labelled as "progressive scan compatible"?

>its a bit annoying playing 4:3 ratio on a 52 inch lcd t
Why? What do you have against proper aspect ratio? Are you really that triggered by black bars on the sides?

>> No.3018040

theres nothing weird about it

whats weird is that you would tell someone else incorrect information instead of conceding that you dont know what youre talking about

>> No.3018065

I havent used a consumer set in a while. Are there the often talked about 4:3 sony sets not capable of doing 240p over svideo/component without and image processing and 480p over component?

If thats the case then that anon should just get a something older with svideo since like 90 percent of ps2 games are 480i anyway

>> No.3018068

>Is it ideal to keep it closer to min or closer to 50 if I'm trying to get the most accurate picture?
Every tube is different, even fresh from the factory. The most accurate setting is dependent on the characteristics of your particular set and the lighting conditions it is used in. You will at the very least need test patterns in order to properly calibrate a monitor, and ideally you would have a good colorimeter as well.

>How do you guys take pictures of your monitors?
Take a look at the settings and see if you have any adjustments for white balance, shutter speed, and ISO. If you can't do that, then you might want to invest in a point and shoot. The better ones will let you adjust all of the afore mentioned settings in addition to f-stop and having optical zoom.

>> No.3018093

>I don't know of any consumer crt sets that accept 480p

>> No.3018205

Except that wasn't me. I was just questioning your claim because it seems incorrect to me.

And looky here, it is >>3018093

>> No.3018213

I don't know if the guy meant exactly what he said. Pretty much any HD CRT TV will accept 480p, but I don't know of any that actually just display it without digital processing.

>> No.3018239

EDTVs are very rare and likely to upscale 240p content.

>> No.3018243

not that anon
but from the manual looking at all those digital features such as PIP mode
i dont think that is possible without some form of digital processing

i doubt it would do 480i without some input lag

>> No.3018263

>I don't know of any consumer crt sets that accept 480p.
Every VGA PC monitor CRT does this with no digital processing.

>> No.3018305

>Why? What do you have against proper aspect ratio? Are you really that triggered by black bars on the sides?

not all games seem to translate well to ldc.

it isnt about having to use 4:3, i just dont like the look of it stretched to that large of a tv is all.

>> No.3018306

>Every VGA PC monitor CRT does this with no digital processing.

This. If you switch a Sega Saturn into EDTV mode (480p), it can actually drive a normal PC monitor. If it's a CRT then it can also drive it in Hi-vision mode.

>> No.3018318

>Sega Saturn into EDTV mode

>> No.3018343

thats obvious but no one wants multiple 2 fat ass screens around
with the combined weight of 200+ pounds

>> No.3018438

Discharge the tube every time - you'll hear a spark pop at very least the first time after it's had power, but do it a few times. Keep your other hand right away, like in your pocket, so that you can't act as a conductor, and wear rubber sole shoes and don't stand on metal. In short, DON'T provide a path for the current to jump through. Be aware that if the monitor is ancient, more charge can come out of the glass dielectric over time, so discharge every ten/fifteen minutes if you're still working on it. Also, if the tube is dusty and dirty, charge can leak out around the anode cap, so don't presume touching anything anywhere near the anode cup is safe until the tube is discharged.

I'm not sure the screwdriver method as seen on instructables is totally safe. I'd at least solder the wire to the screwdriver, and make sure my hand was nowhere near anything metal. I made a discharge lead from a screwdriver shaft in like 15 layers of heatshrink surmounted by 1/3" thick industrial rubber hose sheathing the whole thing and the first 4 inches of the lead.

Or use a high-voltage probe, but those are expensive.

The powersupply capacitors can also hold charge. Safest to use a light-bulb discharger with those, so there's some load across them.

>> No.3018441

Next, you'd do better diagnosing any problems with the tube first, rather than just thinking a cap kit will fix it. Pore over the chassis and neckboard - any obvious problems? Blown caps, rust, broken traces? Clean everything with isopropyl, and reconnect any broken traces with heavy, well-insulated wire. Cooked resistors are a problem, especially is surrounded by burnt patches, as that means there's a short maybe that lead to them blowing. After that, if all looks good, try turning it on, note what happens in detail and ask around about it, or even quicker use google.

Do you have a 15kHz source to test it with? If not, get one first, remembering that anything but an arcade board might need a video amp to show up. It probably won't be that bad, and you can turn the brightness and gain up and at least see something. Work out where those controls are on the boards, and how you're going to get to them safely while things are running. The focus pot may need adjusting, it's on the HV flyback that has the anode lead coming out and heading for the tube.

>> No.3018465

It is still cheaper than getting an $300+ scaler plus RGB mod for the N64, although I would pass getting a PVM or BVM since they are pretty rare (even more tham usual) where I live.

There are to many replies for me to quote but I suppose the best option would be to get a regular CRT and just do away with the 480p, right?

>> No.3018495

Yea you pretty much have to give up on 480p unless you're incredibly lucky and find yourself a reasonably priced multisync pvm.

Just do composite or S video for the 64 and component for the ps2. Get any CRT you can find preferably free. Ps2 will still look great doing 480i, the 64 never looked good.

>> No.3018505

>It is still cheaper than getting an $300+ scaler plus RGB mod for the N64
>people pay to have their consoles modded

People keep saying it. Just get a PC CRT for 480p+

>> No.3018506

n64 won't even show 480p and a handful of ps2 games do.

>> No.3018528

I do not dispute this, I was simply showing
that consumer EDTV CRTs exist.

>no one wants multiple 2 fat ass screens around with the combined weight of 200+ pounds

You must be new here.

>> No.3018584

>there should be factory defaults listed in the service manual

The manual doesn't say...What prompted my confusion here is that when I turn it down, blacks get darker, which is not the behavior I expected. Am I understanding contrast wrong in this case?

>> No.3018615

>Sega Saturn into EDTV mode (480p)
This is the second time this has been brought up, and it still makes no sense.

Nothing makes use of the Saturn's technical ability to push 480p, so suggesting someone to use it is pointless.

>> No.3018643

>when I turn [the contrast] down, blacks get darker
That might mean the bias/brightness is too high, or that the "screen" pot is on the flyback.

This is all a little academic, though. The condition an older tube might mean you need to turn things up so they're bright enough and look right. If this is for calibration or testing purposes, go ahead, of course.

>> No.3018669

some guy scored a Mitsubishi AM-4201R on the neo geo forums

I've never seen some actual pictures of the set running games so it's cool to see


>> No.3018693

Why do they force people to make accounts to view images?
I dont want to have a dozen different accounts on a dozen different forums that i never post in...

>> No.3018726

Are CRTs supposed to make weird crackling sounds when you turn them off?

>> No.3018746
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One of the big reasons I always use offsite hosting when I post something there.


And this one was too large for imgur to take, apparently.

>> No.3018759

you're telling me that
someone would rather have 2 mismatching CRTs instead of a multisync

buying a seperate pc monitor just for the ps2 is stupid

>> No.3018778

it's pretty normal, don't worry about it. maybe blow out the dust inside with a air compressor

>> No.3018782

Man that set looks amazing especially for the size!! I would love some to get something like that for splitscreening, but for now ill stick to using my lcd in 4:3 if i need the larger picture.

>> No.3018787

Xbox too dont forget or also even old PC games it can have multiple uses and has versatility even as just a regular PC monitor if the owner wishes. Think outside the box man. And since you can usually get them for free or super cheap why not.

>> No.3018813

>instead of a multisync
I think most people would rather have the multisync, but that's not always economically possible. It's not bad to split the hours up between different CRTs to make them last longer, though.

>> No.3018817

and dreamcast

>> No.3018829

Yeah true everyone would probably rather have multisync but price wise much smarter going 2 crts since the artificial inflation of prices. Hell i have both and If I could do it again Id probably not have bought the multisync wouldve saved $850 and the only thing im using it for is 720p or any 16:9 capable titles

>> No.3018836

Yes how could i forget the only console that actually natively outputs RGBHV. Thank you. not sarcasm if it comes off as such sorry.

>> No.3018837

ugh i cant decide
im getting a multisync BVM soon

problem is ive always wanted a nice pc crt monitor with high refresh rates and 1600x1200+ res as well

problem is it almost seems like a waste of money when i have a multisync

what do you think /crt/?
if i dont buy the pc monitor the seller will dump it

>> No.3018860

i decided against it

heres some decent deals on a few pc monitors if anyone is interested
the seller will relist if you request

>> No.3018864

Anyone have experience removing scratches from a crt screen? I've found a bunch of different methods, but I don't know which one would be best to use.

>> No.3018865
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/vr/, do you have a keen sense regarding pixel quality? Are you capable of perceiving the difference of image quality between each signal and its display form a close-up? Is this image from RF, composite, S-video or component? Is it from a consumer grade display or a professional monitor?
Would the difference be so blatant as to be outright obvious for the naked eye?

>> No.3018871

If it's only on the anti-glare coating, just peal / scrape it off.

>> No.3018874

How do I tell if it's just on the coating or not? The scratch is deep enough for my nail to get caught on it in a couple places.

>> No.3018875

alright, I'll go first.

My guess is: Consumer TV, and not a good one at at that, through...composite, because i don't want to be nasty and accuse you of using RF

>> No.3018880

Looks too janky to be 480p. Looks like upscaled composite on a non-sony HD CRT TV?

>> No.3018890


I had some bad gouges on a pvm, lightly wetsanded with very high grit sandpaper and hand buffed with automotive compound

>> No.3018931

gonna say composite because of what I percieve to be colour bleeding but it's hard to tell with a low tvl shadowmask

>> No.3018978
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Let's see if it's not mere chance. Can you guess whether this picture is composite, RF, component or S-video? Consumer CRT or professional monitor?

I'll give the answer later, once I gather up some pictures to compare

>> No.3018983


I was using the Resident Evil 2 screen adjust menu to "calibrate" it, which probably isn't the best thing to use, but it's all I have. I ended up putting the contrast back to 50 and turning the brightness down by 5, and that seems to have worked better for what I'm trying to do. Another thing I used to check it is the Ys: The Ark of Napishtim menu because there are black boxes on either side of the title on top of the screen that show up if it's too bright.

>> No.3019134

I dunno, that's a shit photo.

>> No.3019137

However, if that's as good as it gets, consumer Trinitron with S-Video would be my guess.

>> No.3019153
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what could it possibly be?

>> No.3019160
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You need to step up your game. Those pictures are pretty bad.

>> No.3019172

I'm fucking retarded and can't figure out how to hook up composite to my PVM. At first I managed to get it to sync, but everything was green so I unplugged everything to try again, and now I can't get it to sync at all

>> No.3019183 [SPOILER] 
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I don't envy them if they ever have to move the thing around.

I don't know how much it weighs, but I can imagine the extra 5 inches it has over my Mitsubishi add a non-trivial amount of weight.

>tfw massive CRT with no one to game with

Do you have a Dreamcast, softmodded Wii, or Genesis with flashcart/SCD?
If so, you can use 240p Test Suite to configure things a bit easier.

That's a slot mask though; Trinitron is the one thing it couldn't be.

Not /vr/: https://youtu.be/ON1ADe4fHM4
Even more so not /vr/: https://youtu.be/V36oDHtq4ZY

>composite to my PVM. At first I managed to get it to sync, but everything was green
Composite is the single Yellow cable. That would go into it's own little thing, and would either work or it wouldn't(comparatively)

You mentioning a green image and syncing makes me thing you're talking about component.

>> No.3019205

Dude I don't know what's going on. It's one of those red, yellow, and white cables.

Somehow got it to work after resetting the PVM to factory settings.

>> No.3019208

That's really not something you should go doing.

Is it possible you were trying to connect it to the wrong input, or had it set to the wrong input?

>> No.3019219

>That's really not something you should go doing.
Why not?
I tried just about every input so I don't know.

Need to upgrade to upgrade to S-video for my n64 though. And unfortunately the only game I have for the thing right now is fucking Rampage, so I probably won't even be actually using this thing for a while.

>> No.3019223

Haha if I ever got one it would be placed and might as well concrete it in because it wont be moved again not at 150-300lbs.

I dont really have guests too often either but its nice to have it when they are around.

>> No.3019232

Each monitor is configured differently as it leaves the factory, and settings are adjusted more so as time goes on.
You should at the very least write down the "original" settings before doing a factory reset, same as if you're modifying them on your own.

How anyone deals with that 40'' Trinitron, I will never know.

I need to get something to sit my Megaview on, as sitting on the floor just gets plain uncomfortable after a while. Sadly, the only table in the house that could even hypothetically support it is being taken up by my 20M2MDU, LCD, and various consoles.

>> No.3019252
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Oh well it's already done.

>> No.3019268

What model is it anyway?

So long as the monitor still works, all is good.

>> No.3019276

It's a 20l2md. Got it for $40 since the screen is scratched, but you can't even see it while playing unless the screen is white, and even then it's not too bad.

Once I repair the scratch it should be good as new.

>> No.3019303
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Android Assault on Sega CD. Got a better scart cable and some bits and bats in my setup and wanted to try them out.

>> No.3019304
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bit too bright but it's during the day so sue me

>> No.3019329

Since there's no mod/repair thread and you guys love s-video, I figure this would be the best place to ask a couple of questions.

Firstly, s-video or component for modding into a genesis? I couldn't find any source saying to definetly take one over the other (other than HD retrovision, but they're probably shilling hard for there new cables).

Secondly, is there any reason to not just mod the 32x to output whatever other video rather than the genesis? Is there some weird issue with the add-on or is it just the difficulty of doing it?

>> No.3019334

You go for whatever the best signal your TV / monitor can take.
RGB = Component > s-video > composite

>> No.3019338

>RGB = Component

>> No.3019342

I was going through the service menu on my PVM-20L5 and I noticed that there's an option for Macrovision detection. I know what Macrovision is, but I'm wondering what this option does when it detects Macrovision signals...It would seem useless for it to just detect the signals but not do anything with them. The service manual doesn't give any insight at all.

Does anybody know what this does?

>> No.3019421
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There is no quality difference between RGB and YPbPr, provided your equipment handles them equally well. Also, RGB is technically a form of component video.

>> No.3019460

way easier to mod in s-video than composite, which is better (RGB is best but i'm guessing you can't use scart or something) but there's not that much of a difference between them. s-video is a huge step up from composite.

Sorry no idea about your 32x question

>> No.3019468

>way easier to mod in s-video than component*

>> No.3019471

I'm American, so none of my stuff supports scart. I was going to put my genesis under the knife for the Mega Amp mod anyway, so I thought I'd look into video output while I was at it.

I suppose I could just convert scart to component, but that'd be a bit redundant. The setup I'm using right now will take either, and most pvm/bvm's that I'm aware of can take either or, if I ever find one.

>> No.3019494

I scouted a bit, and svideo modded 32x isn't that great apparently.
As for the genesis itself, it's easier to svideo mod the console. If you ever need component it's easier to go with a scart-component transcoder, that you can use with either genesis or 32x.

note that some encoders are a bit easier to mod and some can't do s-video...

>> No.3019570

I meant consumer crt tvs, obviously...

>> No.3019608

>I don't know how much it weighs,

275lb according to cnet, so actually not that much compared to the 3501 or the xc37

>> No.3019631

Sorry senpai but these look awful desu.

>> No.3019840


and i still dont know if the camera is too far zoomed in or the convergence is shit

>> No.3020198

If you have the ability make table out of some 2x6 or 2x8 it may not look pretty but if you build it right it can hold plenty of weight

>> No.3020275

do you guys usually have to turn the brightness and contrast down on your pvms? the defaults seem really high to me.

>> No.3020284

Turn brightness up, then turn it down until black is black and not grey. Contrast will just be your preference, I guess, so long as it isn't so high that colors are bleeding.

>> No.3020305
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Guise I found an interesting mecanical switcher, it's 5-1.
Recieved it and modded to fit my needs

>> No.3020317


okay, also is it possible for the monitor's geometry to get messed up while adjusting brightness and contrast? the edge of the picture on the left side is more diagonal than i remember it being, unless i just didn't notice that before.

>> No.3020327
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Added audio out, pretty easy
Changed to a female plug since all cables I have are male-male. If you do this, remember to swap audio and video ins-outs.
Wire all grounds in the plug as it worked on the tv, but showed some shadowing in the bvm.
the cable inside is wired pretty shoddy, but the switches cut and redirect all signals properly, with no quality lost.

>> No.3020358

Anyone know how to remove the front panel from medical pvms? There's no obvious screws holding it in place and I'd rather not take the entire thing apart just to find out how to get the front off.

>> No.3020368
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Happy now?

>> No.3020387

Yeah. What screen is that?

>> No.3020403

Since you opened it, are the video lines properly isolated?

>> No.3020436

yes, forgot to take pics, but it uses very long switches that cut or redirect circuit (which explains the rather big size). All relevant pins are properly managed, the wiring is quite clever actually.

>> No.3020439
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It is a Diamond Pro 2070SB running at [email protected] Emulator is SNES9x with scanlines at 12.5% intensity.

>> No.3020451

>Diamond Pro 2070SB
Thats a really nice pc crt, the coating on it is fantastic and beats my fw900 in blacks

>> No.3020457

>Diamond Pro 2070SB
Oh well I thought it looked bit weird. Have you tried running ultra-wide resolutions (e.g. 3840x240) thru RetroArch? It can yield some interesting results.

>> No.3020603

True enough. That's required tools that I don't currently have access to at the moment.

If I ever manage to get my own place AND get it out of the attic, that'll be one of the first things I do.

>> No.3020678

Is there any way to play 480i titles on a PC crt without an expensive XRGB?

is there a cheap extron unit that upscales 480i to 480p only?

>> No.3020680

how did you get your megaview in the attic?
doesnt that weigh like 300 pounds?

>> No.3020682

Yeah my father made a tv stand out of leftovers of his house after it was built. Had a big 50" rear projection screen on it. Covered it with a white blanket and it looked decent enough. Hell even after the tv died we used that stand for quite a few years until we moved and it eventually made it way to the curb.

>> No.3020726
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>Have you tried running ultra-wide resolutions (e.g. 3840x240) thru RetroArch?
The thought never accrued to me. What exactly would it accomplish?

>AND get it out of the attic
You could try using a winch.

>> No.3020739


>> No.3020774

The ultra wide thing is so games don't have visibly uneven pixels if they use different resolutions while maintaining aspect ratio.

>> No.3020784

I may have to try that.

>> No.3020785

There's some pasta I saved from somewhere

>> No.3020813

This is good, means it's not used up

>> No.3020821

There are twice as many scanlines as there should be on this image. looks really bad

>> No.3020828

Why would you run a scan line filter on something that's going to be displayed on a crt?

>> No.3020871


To remove the doubled lines to achieve 240p.

Of course, that only works if you use 100%, using anything less just makes the second scanlines slightly darker and it looks wrong.

>> No.3020914

Huh, had one of these switches for quite some time now. Never had any trouble with it but I'm still glad to hear that the internals are doing their job

>> No.3021038

I literally stumbled on a pic during a google image search. Found out a uk-only ebayer sold it, but I then managed to find it on amazon also, was 9something € with free shippping.
5 ports is probably the max for a mecanical switch, so I'm pretty happy now, SNES, NES, MD, SMS, and PS2 are happily connected.

>> No.3021212

this is fucked up man, don't bother with filters, 480p will look better than the Frankensteins monster you have created.

>> No.3021223

Two broken dollies, a stupid amount of sweating and grunting, and one burly black guy. Honestly, if it wasn't for how thin the staircases are in this old ass house. and the back steps being far too flimsy to walk up let alone drag a 220lb monitor up, it wouldn't have been as difficult as it was.

Taking out the roof and getting a crane would be more like it.

>> No.3021360

Can a DVI signal from a computer be converted to RGB?

>> No.3021363

My CRT computer monitor failed recently. It was working fine until the image suddenly stretched horizontally, as if it was trying to fill a 16:9 screen. Then the picture started to slowly get brighter and lose its color. Then the screen went black and I started to smell burning electronics.

What the fuck caused this to happen and could it be possible to fix this monitor?

>> No.3021368

can someone tell me if a pvm with a resolution of 350 lines will lok like shit?

>> No.3021386

that's pretty low for a pvm but it should be better than most consumer sets.

sounds really bad

>> No.3021435

anyone looking for a 19 incher?
75 bucks on a non ebay site

>> No.3021449

They wanted $200 for shipping when I asked a couple weeks ago.

>> No.3021467

we just cant get a break

>> No.3021838

I don't understand this TV lines meme. If you are only going to have 240p content on it shouldn't 350 lines be fine?

>> No.3021841

Which PVMs are the best? Evaluation, production, broadcast, or viewing?

>> No.3021874

It's a technical measurement, not an internet joke.
TVL refers to the maximum number of vertical lines visible before they squish together, in a 1:1 square covering the full height of the display.

A television is expected to display 480i/576i, which would imply a TVL lower than those numbers would look soft, while something like 320x240p should be good enough vertically, but with limited headroom for horizontal resolutions. Presumably about 466 horizontal maximum (350TVL x 4/3 width), so not particularly sharp if you desire pixely graphics and lower than wider res consoles like the Playstation and Saturn.

Do you want a sharp display where you can make out all the pixels, or is a natural analog softness what you desire? It's your choice.

>> No.3021881

But does it even make a difference when displaying 240p content?

>> No.3021942

480p with removed line doubling looks fine, only issue is the loss of brightness (which can be compensated).

>> No.3021947

Yes because some things can output up to 640 pixels horizontally.

>> No.3022051

its a high res pc crt

no visible scanlines bruh

>> No.3022064

What's the deal with overscan? Am I missing a part of the image, or have games been tuned to fit exactly?

>> No.3022118

Just find a good medium

not all consoles/games are the same exact res. There are some extron units that allow you to adjust the position on the fly with some knobs.

>> No.3022160

Anybody use a capture card with RGB? I currently use the composite video signal on my sync but this doesn't work with my PlayStation because it doesn't use composite sync.

>> No.3022236

has anyone experimented with using an L5 with their pc?
ik you have to combine syncs but i have a vga to RGBs cable

is it be that simple?

>> No.3022316

You don't want to. Most DVI ports already output RGB with an adapter.

>> No.3022320
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posting my room which contains one of my pvms / retro station

also testing some pano shit in ps

>> No.3022336
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Not exactly

It's similar to the "screen door effect" that low-res LCDs have.
If each pixel on the screen is represented by a small number of dots, the pixels will not look like solid blocks. They will look like like a collection of subpixels. The bigger the CRT, or the closer you sit to it, the more TVL you will want.

I still think high TVL is overrated.

>> No.3022345
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AMD makes sync combining very easy. Not sure if nvidia has this feature or not.

>> No.3022384

Anyone ever play Dreamcast at 480p on an L5 monitor? Can you do 480p from a Dreamcast through RGB or do I need the VGA box?

>> No.3022420

Are you gay?

>> No.3022428

You output vga via bnc rgbhv, then tie the syncs together with a pretty simple circuit or you can buy a sync processor. Then you'll have rgbs and Bob's your uncle.

>> No.3022456

I can't tell if you are trying to dox me or not but I don't know Bob.

>> No.3022517

why the fuck would /his/ care about crts? even /g/ hates crts

>> No.3022585

I'm getting a hd4670, will it work with a dvi to component adapter?

>> No.3022586

its some british shit

>> No.3022590

youd most likely need crt emudriver as well

>> No.3022594

Yep, already planning on it. Just want to make sure it will output component so I don't have to settle for s-video

>> No.3022645


i wanna say this will work all i know is from vga to 5 bnc you have to combine the syncs with one of these

i feel like its the same for dvi

>> No.3022675

get a load of this guy, hes a real bobby-dazzler

>> No.3022743

So I've got a chance to buy 3 PVM-14M4U's for $100 bux each. Is that a decent price if they're in good shape?

>> No.3022791

Not really, you can get 20" ones for that price.

14" is too small anyway, 20" is pretty much perfect for everything except light gun games.

>> No.3022883

i just snagged a pvm 20 inch from ebay for 105

see if you can talk them down to 70

14 is too small unless its right in front of your face (i have a 13 inch bvm)

>> No.3022893


Where's the army of people that defend their tiny CRTs? Probably the same people that try to claim s-video is the best because of "compatibility and cost"

>> No.3022943

maybe people with very large desks
with my 13 inch BVM its too deep for me to have it diagonally on my desk to face me

but its too small to put on a table away from me

kind of a pain in the ass

>> No.3023030
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Alright so apparently the 4670 has a 7 pin mini din output, so will this hook up to the RGB/YPbPr inputs on a PVM and sync properly without any issues?


>> No.3023045

Alright, I'll try to talk him down. The size doesn't bother me as I've got industrial steel wire shelving
and I used a 13" Trinitron for years.

I'm getting to the point where I'd be willing to pay out the ass for a 20" that's in good shape. I've got 2 pvm-2030's but one just went black and white and the convergence on the other is fucked.

>> No.3023123


Theres a knob on the on the neck board that adjusts the convergence on the 2030's

It's kinda a bitch to adjust without getting shocked if you have big hands though.

>> No.3023126

people go apeshit over multisyncs

i was gonna buy this jvc dtv and at the last hour it went from 99 to 250 my limit was 150
did anyone here get it?
i want to say yes but i can be sure
just yesterday 2 pristine medical 20L2MDs sold on ebay for 75
i wish i got to them in time

if you want a nice condition 20" i suggest checking ebay every single day
good deals do pop up pretty often but they sell in a matter of hours

i paid 105 for mine today because i was impatient

>> No.3023129

this is a good deal (50 bucks and free shipping) if youre confident you can repair the power button

>> No.3023140

What the actual fuck is that description
You don't go NTSC/PAL to RGB using only a passive cable

>> No.3023145

Who do I believe? ;_;

I wish this shit wasn't so complicated.

>> No.3023191

sorry i meant
i cant be sure

its only 5 bucks
try it

>> No.3023209

Yeah, I got bit like a motherfucker trying to adjust it. As far as I know it's only vertical convergence though.

Mine has bad red bleed in the two top corners and some blue at the very bottom.

>> No.3023306

the description is inaccurate (to say the least), but it may work, if
-card actually supports tv out
-pinout is correct
-drivers support it.
I suggest you get the exact model name and number and dig in the user docs for more info.

>> No.3023326


Yeah you've got to be an evil fucker to put that there. Doubt messing with the rings would help either, magnet strips on the back of the tube is probably the best way to go

>> No.3023481
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One of my customers gave me his old PC, a Packard Bell C115. Plugged it in last night and it fired right up. Runs Windows 95, it boots but I can't go anywhere without a ps/2 mouse, got one ordered and waiting for it to come in.

What are some must-have Win95 pc games? Got a Gravis gamepad, but no joystick yet.

The hard drive in this thing would be IDE right? I think there are CompactFlash adapters for IDE, I don't know what recovery tools Win95 had but I'd like to make a system image before the HDD goes out and then reinstall it on a CF card if possible

>> No.3023490
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Command and Conquer: Red Alert is a must play. Also officially freeware now.


>> No.3023574

saw those for 75 would have bought one or both but i already have a 19 inch and was waiting for a reply about local pick up. im less than 100 miles away. those looked great i think they were 2004 manufactures

>> No.3023582
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>> No.3023587

i never talked to the miners as mail

curious did you get past the mythril head? ive given up

>> No.3023590

yeah same i offered 50 but they sold the next morning
yep made in 2004
zzz well
i guess 105 isnt too bad

oh and guys dont be afraid to make really low offers
i got 105 on something listed 200

>> No.3023615

i feel like on 2 of the ones i got on ebay excluding the ones i picked up myself i paid a little bit more but they were always packed well.
its not like i have alot of room for 2 more 19" pvms when i have 4 14" and a 19 already

>> No.3023658

Some games don't fill the entire screen, so there's some black space on the sides, which is understandable. What I don't understand is why the edge of the picture is crooked. The entire picture doesn't look crooked, but the edge is. The crookedness seems to vary between games. Is this normal or is it a geometry issue on my monitor?

>> No.3023686


Correction...At least one game has a slightly crooked picture.

>> No.3023690

can you take a pic of it?

>> No.3023754
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Here's the side...It's noticable on all games that don't fill the screen, but how crooked it is varies between games and consoles.

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And here's the bottom on the screen that I confirmed that the entire picture is crooked with...I was also able to confirm it with Resident Evil's inventory screen, but that was too dark to get a picture of.

>> No.3023791

Look up how to fix it. This is standard CRT stuff.

>> No.3023797

on my bvm
the geometry settings dont affect the tilt
i thought it was natural crt behavior

>> No.3023857

If it's a bvm just see if changing the AFC will fix it. I know that fixes a similar problem I have with my mvs.

>> No.3023872


Okay...Looked it up. Is there a way to fix this without taking it apart? It's a PVM-20L5. I really don't feel comfortable messing with the insides and potentially breaking it or killing myself. It wasn't even like this until a few days ago and I've had it for at least a year.

>> No.3024093

Looks like it just needs a tiny bit of rotation to the left.

That adjustment should be easily accessed in the alignment section of the menu. No need to crack open the case and risk turning yourself into a skellington m8.

>> No.3024160

You bought a 20L5 without knowing anything about geometry?

>> No.3024178

These are the underage faggots driving the prices up on these things. What a waste.

>> No.3024278

fw900 rebrand pickup in austin tx


>> No.3024360

>quakecon 2015 equipment


>> No.3024425
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give the guy a break you sperges

>> No.3024551

There should be an option in the OSD to skew the picture, and another to change the width of the top and bottom of the picture with respect to each other. Skew it so both sides are tilted in the same direction, then change the width so that both sides aren't tilted.

At least that's how my PVM does it.

>> No.3024650

Is it normal for CRT displays to get blurrier towards the middle? I've tried 3 different televisions and they all do it. Nothing in the video settings or service menu seem to correct it. Scan lines are very distinct towards the sides of the display but get thicker and merge together towards the center (especially whites).

>> No.3024703

really supposed to be the other way around

Try adjusting the focus on the flyback

>> No.3024848

Nope, already optimally focused.

>> No.3024858

could be that the contrast is too high as well

put up a pluge pattern and adjust the contrast until the scanlines are evenly sized

>> No.3024862

Looks like a clear case of poor static (center) convergence to me.
If it's a consumer set then it's likely that the factory worker(s) messed it up but they usually didn't had enough time to make it "perfect".

>> No.3024871
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Hmm, is that anything I could fix myself? These are the options available through the service menu. Don't know what half of them mean, but I didn't have much luck playing around with the ones I could figure out.

>> No.3024882

you wouldnt have happened to acquire that 20L5 in sf craigslist would you?

>> No.3024896

>Hmm, is that anything I could fix myself?
If you don't mind working on the exposed back of the set and adjusting the rings on the neck with very great care while the set displays a grid/dot pattern.
Also it takes a shit ton of time and experience to get it perfect, I need like 2-4 hours to adjust the convergence, purity and geometry.
>These are the options available through the service menu.
I very highly doubt that this will solve your problem.

Either learn more how your CRT works so you can improve it yourself or just get a another one.

>> No.3025209
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Apparently the television combined a lot of options into a single "picture" video setting which was fucking stuff up. After a lot of tweaking I finally got something that looks decent. Here's a really bad photo of SNES running over composite. Also has s-video and component input so I guess I'll have to look into that.

>> No.3025673


I got it for free and I'm 30 years old...There isn't a rule that says that I have to know about the inner workings of a PVM to want to play games on one.

>> No.3025679



>> No.3025683

I've noticed the opposite. Convergence goes to shit away from the center, especially at corners.

>> No.3025847

Where ya located buddy?

>> No.3025969

bumfuck Mississippi

>> No.3026014
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Just got my 1-CHIP from the mail and I ought to admit it has a much crispier image than the older models. It's extremely sharp, to the point of being glaring.

also, can you guess what video signal I'm using?

>> No.3026024


>> No.3026031

Granted the picture nor the CRT are the best, and the signal is undoubtedly RF, but it doesn't really look sharper than the original SNES (since its composite/s-video actually looks less muddy than RGB).

>> No.3026040

s-video> component.
what are you talking about settling? you mean RGB? which honestly Ive seen the difference first hand. it's not big. At all.

>> No.3026049

they do have a point tho. BVM is a pretty hefty piece of tech. If you're not into tech you probably got it because people got it which is silly.

>> No.3026065

>s-video> component
What is wrong with you s-video fags?

>> No.3026071
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RF, composite, S-Video or component? Can the puzzle be solved?

>> No.3026076

Errr, that doesn't follow. He probably got it because it's good for displaying retro games. There's a side to this hobby that just involves playing games; I think sometimes we forget that.

>> No.3026080

Slightly better than the previous photos. My answer is... you got a better camera for that shot.

>> No.3026081

It's RF, composite doesn't give that many rainbow artifacts, but then again I never tried an NTSC unit.

>> No.3026094

component: all video data is streamed through ONE wire anon. Svid has one for each color. Watch a video read a book. RGB>oR = S-video >component> RF
I really cant see how someone could debate this I have an snes and Ive grown up with RF, tried component saw an improvement, went to s vid saw a MASSIVE improvement, tried RGB saw an improvement but hardly.
nothing is wrong with me I just simply experiment first hand before I make opinions on things...

>> No.3026095

why would you go all the trouble of getting a 1chip to use it on the shittiest signals...

>> No.3026096

component =/= composite

>> No.3026097

>component: all video data is streamed through ONE wire anon
that's composite

>> No.3026107
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Is it really "good" anon?
>his picture is fucking wracked.
>he doesnt know how to fix it.
>it was a shit purchase.
crt's are a good way to play retro my friend i agree, somtimes the only way. but! NOOOOOOOO not just any crt it HAD to be the PVM see my point anon?

>> No.3026108
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It's a Pal-M television, the SNES is transcoded for it.

Same camera. Is it RF? Is it composite? Is it component? No! It's a video signal!

>> No.3026121

Is it one of those 100hz sets?

>> No.3026125

Not him but if you're asking because of the visible absence of scan lines then I can tell you they are where they're supposed to be and just barely visible. You'd at least need at least RGB to spot them with these potato pics. YUV gives off a lot more bright.

>> No.3026132
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I'm not awfully tech savvy, specially regarding CRTs, but the 'frequency' of my beloved CRT is just 60hz, which is the PAL-M standard. Here's a picture describing the differences between PAL-M, NTSC and PAL.

>> No.3026141

That is bumfuck. Too bad I'd sell you a 20M4U

>> No.3026146
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And here's the giveaway: It's a consumer CRT with COMPOSITE video, NOT RF! I've been jerking off to it lately, and with the arrival of my game doctor I just couldn't resist it so I had to register some CRT porn. It's so authentic it reeks of burnt plastic and nostalgia.

>> No.3026182

reminds me of my 13 inch crt i used via composite all through my childhood

>> No.3026187

Then composite on NTSC SNES blows, lol. Or maybe it's a transcoding artifact?

>> No.3026202

>RGB>oR = S-video >component> RF
This is hilariously mislabeled, isn't it. Is oR cracker slang for YPbPr or some shit? Is it a typo and you meant RGB = S-Video? Which is also mistaken...

>> No.3026209

Yeah and the fact it was working fine for ages, he's had it for over a year, and he's being an autist complaining about a slight warping, or just doesn't want it to get worse?

>see my point anon?
It HAD to be the PVM SOOOOOOO badly he went and got one for free. What a sperg.

Oh no, wait...

>> No.3026213
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nah just simply in my opinion RGB and S vid look so similiar. I have the damn cables anon. Ive checked them. the difference is just not there. But very subtle things like sprites do look a tiny bit better. So I say great than or equal to.
> this thread.

>> No.3026220
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i guess youve never seen component before

>> No.3026224
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misread bud. get over it. That was hours ago

>> No.3026226

>analog audio is now composite

>> No.3026228

>nothing is wrong with me

Well, you're acting retarded on the internet. There's that.

>> No.3026242

Get over it, he was retarded hours ago. Now he's fine.

>> No.3026253

You're worse than a nigger. You're the embodiment of reddit.

>> No.3026447

>in my opinion RGB and S vid look so similiar. I have the damn cables anon. Ive checked them. the difference is just not there.

Aren't you the guy who believes S-Video has one line for each colour?

Anyway, it's not nearly, nowhere near, as big as the jump from composite to S-Vid, but the difference is there. If you want to see it I can only suggest getting either better RGB cables, or a pro monitor. S-Vid is great though, and on the type of set that can really show up the admittedly modest jump to RGB, RGB can actually look *too* sharp. Sometimes, anyway.

>> No.3026887

Do Sony consoles use RGBS or RGsB? If it's the latter, will it work on non-Sony displays at all?

>> No.3027280

PS1 and PS2 don't supply sync, for the most part. You need to use the luma or composite video signal for sync. The exception is the PS2 but only when it's displaying 480p - then it uses sync on green. For 480i or 240p you still need to use luma for sync.

>> No.3027287

If I remember right the PSX does not output RGsB but can do regular RGBS.
The PS2 does have the ability to do RGsB but generally speaking it will only work with Sony displays. Just stick with RGBS with this one though since there's no real advantage or difference in quality really.

>> No.3027459

That makes sense, so ideally, one would play 480i and 240p games on a CRT with SCART and 480p games on a Trinitron with VGA.

>> No.3027468

It lets you use standard PS2 component cables for RGB instead of needing to get get a SCART cable and BNC breakouts

>> No.3027526

There are more than a few PC monitors that do SoG

>> No.3027920
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Is there any decent thin speakers I can velco onto the sides this pvm-2030 I just picked up? Doesn't need to be great since I can't hear my mids.

>> No.3028124

I just bought a Sony Trinitron KV 1440AS MK II for $2 and it works fine. Are these any good?

>> No.3028190

That depends. What inputs does it have?

>> No.3028209

Just RF.

>> No.3028229

Can you make the next CRT thread have a weeb picture? It's been a couple months.

>> No.3028232

Unless you don't mind having RF as your only option then it's alright for most 80s early 90s consoles. Although I'd try to get something with at least s-video on it.

>> No.3028320


I think you overspent on it unless all you are planning to play on it is an Atari 2600.

>> No.3028446

RF is pretty disgusting to be honest, I feel like $2 was too steep. Luckily you may be able to easily bypass the modulator and at least get composite, but usually only the cheapest sets designed for hotels only had RF by the Trinitron age.

>> No.3028469

>The PS2 does have the ability to do RGsB but generally speaking it will only work with Sony displays.
It also only works in progressive scan; i.e 480p+. You're limited to either RGBS or YPbPr for 240p/480i.

>> No.3028485


Which is another way to write RGsB? It always syncs on green. 480p+ though is RGsB exclusive on a vanilla console, that's out of the question.

>> No.3028546

>Which is another way to write RGsB?
No, RGsB is RGB with sync sent on green. YPbPr is Component video, Y is sent along the green line and happens to have the sync information, but the color spaces used are completely different.

>480p+ though is RGsB exclusive on a vanilla console, that's out of the question.
What are you trying to say here? RGsB or YPbPr can be used from 480p and higher on the PS2, though only the latter can be used at at lower resolutions as well.

>> No.3028556

>but the color spaces used are completely different

Okay, you caught me off guard, will you please explain the difference? Maybe that's why YPbPr (as in interlaced component) looks bogus as hell on any TV I've tried. It's literally missing some pixel columns giving the screen a non-integer scaling look. I realize this is not a CRT question (didn't ever have a CRT with component inputs), but do you think that different color space has to do with how the screen on an interlaced PS1/PS2 looks worse with component than RGBs? While RGsB is alright?

>> No.3028570

misinformation is spread here constantly with only a few tripfags to keep things sane

>> No.3028575

>will you please explain the difference
RGB is RGB. as simple as that: Red, Green, and Blue.

YPbPr is Component Video; Y is Luma or the overall brightness of the picture. Hooking it up alone results in a black and white picture.
Pb and Pr are the difference between the original Red and original Blue signals and brightness; A bit of math against Y will give you the green information. It uses considerably less information to transmit than pure RGB(which has a lot of redundant information) and done well will give a picture of the exact same quality(under decent circumstances).

>as in interlaced component
YPbPr can be either interlaced or progressive.

I'm assuming you're talking about an LCD/flat panel? I know some LCDs outright refuse 240p sent over Component, so perhaps there are ones that don't like 480i either?

>> No.3028589

Can I get some insight on the XRGB-mini Framemeister in this thread?

Is the price the only negative?

I have a small old ass CRT but also a relatively modest 32" HDtv that only goes to 720p but manages all other inputs, and has composite plug ins.

I'm pretty ignorant to all of this stuff, and the internet has a lot of people saying it's good it's good! But unless I play with it on my own I don't really know what to make of it on my own.

But I'd like to hear your thoughts if any.

>> No.3028607

It's worth it when your LCD is very good.

>> No.3028612


Just hit up craigslist's free section for a decent size CRT TV that has at least S-Video inputs.

>> No.3029035

speakers = magnets

bad idea.

>> No.3029042
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Y is luminance, or how bright the signal; is at any given moment of the horizontal scan.

Pb and Pr are explained in pic related. This is the colour space for this signal. Cb and Cr are digital versions of same.

>> No.3029047

>Is the price the only negative?
It's objectively worse than emulating. Emulating gives you higher quality scaling at lower latency, and lets you use BFI to simulate CRT flicker for higher motion quality. The only reason to use one would be for systems like the Saturn which don't emulate well, and only if you're using it as a line doubler for a 31kHz CRT, which avoids the latency and motion quality problems (but maybe you can get a cheaper line doubler).

>> No.3029048

if a game switches to different signals (a shmup menu might be 480i whereas the game is 240p) whille on the mini takes like 8 seconds to change over. I think there are downsides to using the scanline mode as well (720p only, bit more lag)

>> No.3029050

Units are in volts, if that wasn't obvious...

>> No.3029058

Some of those older presentation PVM's came with speakers. Sometimes they go missing. Anon is right to warn you - make sure the speakers you use don't distort the picture and permanently magnetise the tube. Place them nearby while watching the closest parts of the screen carefully.

You can get shielded speakers, but without spending a packet, the shielding isn't total, so it's not automatically safe to use them next to a CRT.

As a tip, if you're hunting for speakers to buy, if your phone has a compass you can get a magnetic sensor app and use that to test the speakers. Anything under about 60microtesla should be fine to place next to the tube, but i'd still be careful.

>> No.3029118

So chroma ranges from -1 to +1? What about luma and RGB? Are they both positive only?

>> No.3029124

Does the Xbox support RGB?

>> No.3029145

The actual color signals are 0.7Vpp (Volt peak to peak) and normally don't have a fixed voltage offset (except for VGA which defines 0V as black), the black level voltage here is defined by the voltage during blanking (the circuit that restores the voltage offset is referred as video clamp).
The sync tips are 0.3Vpp if available, means that RGB, R-Y, B-Y are 0.7Vpp and Y and Green with Sync are 1Vpp.

>What about luma and RGB? Are they both positive only?

>> No.3029159

So the voltage is arbitrary as long as the difference from zero to max brightness is 0.7? What then if a signal that doesn't use 0 as black connects to a VGA display?

>> No.3029264
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>What then if a signal that doesn't use 0 as black connects to a VGA display?
Then it's AC coupled with a 220µF capacitor before the 75 ohms termination in the display and doesn't have a fixed black voltage, it will actually vary with the brightness of the signal as the capacitor absorbs the DC/black offset.
A video clamp circuit is used which will restore the black level and such a circuit is used in every 15Khz TV/monitor for this purpose by using the voltage in or around the synctips as reference.
This whole effort actually has it's benefits, as the big capacitors could protect the device video output circuits and it may can filter very low frequencies such as the 50/60hz mains hum which might found it's way into the signal.

>> No.3029383

Get it if you use all original hardware and you use that hardware with your HDTV. The reason I bought one is because I use an HD TV for watching movies and I recently got into retro gaming. However I found that using these old consoles with my HTV looks really bad. The framemeister makes everything look really nice. It sharpens up the image quality tenfold, you can see so much more detail when there's no blurriness to the pixels.

>> No.3029539
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So I was curious as to why my monitor wasn't looking as good as it should. It seemed like there was a flute over it and I was worried the tube might be fading.
Then I decided to take these off and it looked fantastic.

>> No.3029674

If your monitor doesn't automatically terminate, put them back on. Calibrate the monitor properly.

>> No.3030001

What do these do and why?

>> No.3030526

Those are 75ohm terminators. They terminate the line by matching the characteristic impedance, fooling it into thinking the line has no endpoint thus preventing signal reflection. This usually appears as slight ghosting to the right of the original image, on a per pixel basis. Video terminates at 75ohm, audio typically at 50ohm ( i think, though i don't know audio).

Most PVM's auto-terminate, but BVM's don't. For PVM's that do, you can add BNC adapters on the output side of the lines to remove the termination. Just don't plug anything into them.

The advantage of removing the termination is that it normally makes the signal brighter and more vibrant. Sometimes this helps older sets, and sometimes, for low formats like 240p, the ghosting isn't really visible. Depends on the source, the set, and the cables. When new, the sets would ahve looked nice and bright with the terminations in place.

Ok, my bad. Are the units measureable directly, then, or only relevant to some sort of transform? I understand that component is a colour difference signal, but based on what equations? How does it determine colour, exactly?

>> No.3030547

And where does positive sync level feature in all of this, out of curiosity?

>> No.3030660

Should also have directly answered the question...

They're each a connection between the signal line and ground (+ve and -ve, kinda) with 75ohms resistance.

>> No.3030694
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I recently upgraded to a consumer grade Trinitron Wega 27 inch, and playing my NES through AV out, I noticed something I've never seen before.
My video output flickers slightly.
It only happens for certain backgrounds, and I haven't noticed it on sprites.
In particular, certain background tiles in Brinstar in Metroid flicker very subtly, and it's driving me up a wall. Particularly, the tiles in pic related, the rightmost tiles right above the extra black space - those dithered tiles.
Does this happen on anyone else's NES? Mine is relatively unmodded, it just has a Blinking Light Win and the NES 10 chip is disabled.
Is this my PPU or the AV format itself?
Will doing the mod above likely fix my issue? I'm opposed to replacing my PPU with anything stolen from arcade cabinets or anything like that.

>> No.3030770

That makes sense. I was confused by the apparent dead end of the line.
There is a formula for conversion to RGB and vice versa. It's a lossy process in digital formats.
Basically, a bunch of smart people have measured how the human perceives different colours. Not all colours appear equally bright, so if you average all three to get a greyscale image, it will look wrong. Using this human-adjusted formula, you will get a greyscale image with the proper brightness.

>> No.3030901

Yes, what you're seeing is a very intentional effect, see Extra Cycle Frames here:
There is no way to fix the issue with the NES itself, as the logic is inside the PPU.

>> No.3030975

Composite video or S-video Y for RGB sync?

>> No.3031018

Y is Y. And Y for preference. I'm not sure if there are sets that will *only* work with C-Vid (sic) but I don't think so.

>> No.3031064

where do you guys get furniture for your pvms?

my pvm gets too hot for my desk
and all my other small furniture is also really short

>> No.3031071


Try thrift stores. Can find all sorts of oddly shaped desks, drawers, and cabinets if you are lucky.

>> No.3031360
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I use a school desk. Fits my my monitor and top and my Wii on the inside.

>> No.3031430
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Here is my 19in PVM after geometry tweaking and calibration.

It's a SCART to RGB connection from a JVC X'Eye.

Did I do good /vr/?

>> No.3031475

I actually bought a modern TV stand from a furniture store that's rated for 150 lbs on the top shelf and was deep enough for my 20" PVM. Not a cheap way to go, though.

>> No.3031596

Is current to SCART pin 16 a must?

>> No.3031628

on tvs and scart-hdmi converters, yes

>> No.3031636
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I can pause my MVS now so expect some shots.

All taken by phone on a PVM-14M4A

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and a pretty crappy overall shot

>> No.3031908

>basic screen geometry
>"inner workings"
Yeah, no. Lurk more.

>> No.3031912

Going to check out PVMs from local sellers this (or next) week, just need to pick up scart to BNC adapter.
14L4 and 20M2E are available. Any known issues I should avoid and look out for before buying?

>> No.3031913

>Any known issues I should avoid and look out for before buying?
Being an old, worn, abused, overpriced piece of studio equipment, mostly.

>> No.3031928

Is faulty geometry always caused by the display, or are flawed signals from the console also to blame?

>> No.3032139

Welcome to the world of sharp RGB signals. You can masturbate now that your setup looks just like everyone else's.

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Anyone have any experience with JVC monitors? Photo is of a JVC TM-A14PN i found. Might be able to get it for free.

>> No.3032280

Bring anything that can run the 240p test suite to test the monitor if you can.

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If a monitor only has these inputs, is that bad?

>> No.3032508

Probably one of the biggest selling points for these professional monitors is the fact that they support RGB. Getting one without RGB is kind of pointless when you could easily get a consumer set that supports composite and S-Video for free.

>> No.3032785

The display. Problems from the source would take other forms, would be more like glitching.

Might still be nicer than a consumer grade set, but you want RGB if you can get it.

>> No.3032792

Just because you smear vaseline all over your glasses before gaming doesn't mean the rest of us want to.

>> No.3032828

Unless your running something with a weird refresh rate like an arcade PCB no

>> No.3032865

How does a weird refresh affect the screen geometry though?

>> No.3033049

Most TVs probably don't like non-standard refresh rates.

>> No.3033091

>Most TVs probably don't like non-standard refresh rates.

Most don't give a shit, in my experience. Older consumer sets might, but those would be pre 1990. And what geometry problem are you expecting from this?

>> No.3033107

reminder if you have any serious questions

wait for a tripfag to answer because 90% of the people here dont have any idea what theyre talking about

>> No.3033120

what are some good common widescreen computer CRTs? I really like the color depth of CRTs but 4:3 is not ideal for movies

>> No.3033130

>Advises that people only listen to tripfags
>Isn't a tripfag

Anyway, while Kya is a fiend for CRT, and amazingly helpful, there's a fair amount of stuff he doesn't know. I'm sure he'd be the first to admit it, too.

Other tripfags are always a welcome sight, but hardly the repositories of information you seem to believe. Unless you can cite some examples for me?

>> No.3033131

Not many. The later trinitrons like the FW-900 are probably the most common. But those are starting to go for $300+

>> No.3033158

the examples wouldnt be him blasting us with info

it would be the amount of times a question is responded to by like 10 different people and they're all wrong but like 2 tripfags

the problem is people here are frauds who like to talk out their ass when they dont know the answer

>> No.3033164

Name a 2nd tripfag you'd listen to on technical issues.

And yes, there's a lot of shit, but it's mostly anon's who help the board police itself. We're a much broader community than howevermany imaginary tripfags you think there are.

>> No.3033198

I don't know why anyone is even looking here for technical help anymore. Shmups or any other forum with a CRT thread is much better

>> No.3033216

Someone has a KV32TS46 for free in the area. Should I go for it? It looks like it's flat, but the manuals online indicate it's curved, which I'd need for light guns.

The only issue is that there's an occasional buzzing, so I wonder if there's a fix for that.

>> No.3033269

the rule is if it has s-video/component pick it up but only for cheap

>> No.3033273

Light guns do not require a curved tube. They require an SD CRT, excepting those few that can deal with ED scan rates.

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Pic of the TV.


I thought curved TVs were better overall?

>> No.3033335

>I thought curved TVs were better overall?
It depends. A curved tube will introduce certain geometry distortions that would not be present on a flat tube; theoretically, at least. In practice, however, unless you have a high end set geometry can be worse.

>> No.3033358

That's the triny curve anon, it's perfect for anything except tate

>> No.3033362

All right, thanks. Is pic-related a good get, then?
Looked up the manual online. Doesn't have component, but it does have S-video.

>> No.3033371

>All right, thanks. Is pic-related a good get, then?

yeah from the perfect early-mid nineties era of trinitron. Will have a good picture for a consumer set and will tide you over until you find something with RGB.

>> No.3033383

>will tide you over until you find something with RGB
Such as? Like the broadcast monitors?

Sorry, have been out of this scene for a year and am not playing catch up. Can't believe how much I've forgotten about this stuff in just the short year...

>> No.3033464

yeah, if you're in europe i'd look for a normal tv with scart but in the US a professional monitor is sorta your only option for RGB I think.

>> No.3033512


and hope you are in the Los Angeles region. These monitors are constantly popping up.

>> No.3033568

Okay, cool. Yeah, I figured I'd get a good CRT for now as my chances of owning a BVM will have to resort to online venues, and those will be far more expensive than local CRTs.

>> No.3033704

It's a great choice for first Trini. Make sure you get s-video cables for your consoles

Other way round, curved glass CRTs have less geometry issues than flat CRTs.

>> No.3033767

How badly will a 1080p signal sent to a PVM fuck it up? I'm going to try to set up my computer to output in 240p, but I don't want to damage anything in the process.

>> No.3033778

>Other way round, curved glass CRTs have less geometry issues than flat CRTs.
Agreed. Unless it is a high end set we are talking about. Learn to English.

>> No.3033809

Quicker turn around time to getting a response, be it helpful or not.. Shmups can go a week without a response, neo has a similar problem to here where you have multiple people jumping to answer what looks to be a simpler question and leave others in the wind.

It's definitely not something you want to do for any length of time, but for a short instance, you shouldn't have to worry too much.
I ended up feeding XGA to mine once or twice while trying to do just that, and aside from some rather interesting image tripling, nothing really happened. Still haven't gotten around to using that X600 card.

Perhaps try lowering your resolution to something lower while fucking around just to be safe.

>> No.3033817

I've noticed that the top right edge of the picture is typically slanted inward on a lot of CRTs...Why is this?

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Think I got it all setup with no problems, luckily. Can't use it now since my sync combiner thingy won't be here for a couple days.

I don't suppose there's any way to sync to the pvm on the computer's end, rather than with the plugs?

>> No.3033942


>>3022345 could be worth a shot, depending on the video card in question.

T-connectors aren't exactly the best way to go about combining sync either way; Forcing H and V sync together like that could put undue stress stress on your video card. Building a little circuit or buying a sync processor would be a better idea in the long run.

>> No.3033997

I'm on nvidia right now, I don't think it has that combine feature. But I have an AMD card in the mail for my emulation pc, so will that program essentially turn my RGBHV cable into a RGBS cable, with one unneeded connector?

>> No.3034737

Is it possible to get a 70Hz 15.5 KHz signal from a DOS computer?

>> No.3035125

If you're planning to use crt_emudriver, Calamity recommends staying away from CCC. Or he used to, i think it created issues. You could give it a go and see, no harm done. Or better yet, search the arcadecontrols forum and see what people are saying.

>> No.3035154

Moving in with the GF at the end of this year. She owns a house so I'm moving in there. Shes excited to watch me organize a "man cave" in the basement

Started bringing my retro game stuff over there this past weekend and realized how narrow her basement doorway is.

I've got 8ish months to figure out if and how to fit a 215lb 36inch Sony Trinitron through a 25inch doorway. I'm so close to being able to put together my dream lightgun set up.

>> No.3035176

Stupid question, but I want to double check before I break anything.

American systems output jp21 scart, right? found a pvm cheap online, and I need to order scart cables and BNC adapters.

>> No.3035210

When buying RGB cables for NTSC consles, you want to make sure they're properly wired for said console(some consoles have different components in them based on region). The non-console facing side with the SCART connector all depends on your particular setup and isn't dictated by the console region at all. EuroSCART/peritel is what most people go with for pvms as the cables are just more plentiful.

>> No.3035218

I'm mostly interested in a genesis/32x and saturn, and as far as I can tell they can go for either/or out of the box. I just wasn't sure because of the 50/60hz stuff that euro tv's did in the 90's.

>> No.3035224


Which PVM? 2130? 2730? I think those are actually wired for SCART, but you can find the pinouts in the monitor manuals, which aren't that hard to google.

JP21 and SCART are generally used for RGB. Anything that outputs RGB natively can probably be configured for SCART or JP21 plugs.

>> No.3035228

Take it apart, measure the tube itself from different angles. GL and be safe, anon :)

>> No.3035229

Sony PVM-8041Q. I couldn't find specific specs online but it was so cheap that after about a year of searching locally I took the chance.

>> No.3035250

How unsafe is moving a TV without the case on it?

>> No.3035252


It's standard RGB via BNC. I'm not sure about those consoles though, as i don't own either.

>> No.3035253

>I've got 8ish months to figure out if and how to fit a 215lb 36inch Sony Trinitron through a 25inch doorway.
I don't know what model you have, but the KV-36XBR200 is 24 15/16 inches deep. If the doorway is exactly 25 inches you will have just enough room, although you may have to remove the door. You can also get a little extra room my removing the door frame. If your GF is willing to put up with that, then you should marry her.

>> No.3035261

Not too bad. You'll want to discharge it properly, first, of course. Make sure you know how to do that safely, and stay away from the power supply capacitors too.

My idea was that you could pull the tube itself out, and see if that would fit somehow. The neck is the fragile bit - as long as that doesn't get hit you should be fine. Not that it's like eggshell, it's just the weka point. It's pretty unlikely to hurt you, as it implodes, but i'd make sure to protect it.

>> No.3035262

There is the possibility that the case is providing support to the tube. Also without the back on you run the risk of hitting the fragile neck of the tube against the doorway.

>> No.3035272

wat? The tube's integrity is it's own. The case just lets you balance it on furniture and stops you sticking your fingers into the electrics.

>> No.3035317


Model is the Trinitron KV-26FS120.

I believe the depth is 24.9 so TECHNICALLY it should fit but it wont be easy and in the act of moving its gonna be a pain.

GF was already willing to remove the door when I moved my arcade cabinet (a prefabbed recroom mastersdown/X-Arcade) down there, but I didn't want to cause her the trouble so I disassembled it and re-assembled it the basement.

Thanks for the support guys. <3

>> No.3035340

Should I wait a certain amount of time for my PVM to warm up before using it?

>> No.3035382

I don't understand the question? You mean, turn it on and leave it sitting there before plugging in a video source?

That answer to that being no, no need. Sometimes ancient electronics can take time to warm up, i have an arcade tube that takes a full 10mins to come right into focus, but the sync circuits for it, or for a PVM, either work or they don't. If they do, you can plug any 15kHz source in at any time.

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Jesus you guys know your shit, so ive got question..

I bought a pvm 20M2MDU on a whim and cant quite figure out what is needed for proper rgb.

SNES with this cable:

Connected to this box:

Then from the box to the pvm:

I didnt pull the trigger on the cables quick enough, now Im playing amd wondering how much better it can be. Cant wait to hook my ps1 up to this.

Thanks for the help.

>> No.3035452

I think this one is actually it.


>> No.3035486


anybody have an answer for this?

>> No.3035501
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Is there a particular reason you need that middle adapter old guy? I mean, it will be usefull in the long run but it's not necessary to get that setup working.

>> No.3035506

get the euroscart one listed in your first post unless you have all japanese gear or something otherwise everything you buy you will need to rewire.

>> No.3035517

could be - bad geometry, magnetism, a slight sync problem (my mvs signal has a bend at the top of the screen of my monitor) or interference with the signal maybe. If you want an easy fix you could change the v and h size to where it's not showing. A harder true fix would be to play around with the rings BE CAREFUL

>> No.3035548


If the bend is still there when I change the h size no matter how small I make it, what does that indicate?

>> No.3035551


v size, too...The bend is caused the signal in this case, right?

>> No.3035594

no i'm pretty sure it could still be geometry, for example if you bowed the picture and made it smaller you would still have the bow

>> No.3035617

How do I get crtemudriver to do csync? I read that you can do it in the modeline menu, but I don't see it there.

>> No.3035620


Strange. I figured that it wasn't a geometry issue because it's just on one corner and it seems like I've seen this frequently on other CRTs. Do you know what geometry settings would cause bowing on just one corner? I didn't notice it until I turned down the brightness and contrast, so I don't know if doing that somehow caused it or if I just didn't notice it before.

>> No.3035621

I'm glad you got an answer and no offense to you but this seems like a fairly novice uneducated question.

It surprises me that you haven't gotten any backlash because anytime I ask an admittedly simple question I get some fairly unhelpful rude responses.

>> No.3035636


>> No.3035646

I don't want to think it's that. Just bothersome that most of my inquiry's go unanswered despite me doing my do diligence to find an answer for myself.

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some people just want to feel big senpai

>> No.3035650

statistical anomaly, i would guess. Nothing says it has to distort at the top right, it just happens to have been that way on sets you've seen.

But >>3035517 is right in that a slight sync issue can cause this. It's generally over the whole width of the screen though.

Where did you read that? I'd love to be able to do that, but I don't reckon you can... And why are you asking here rather than in the GroovyMAME forum on arcadecontrols? That's crt_emudriver home.

>> No.3035667


i decided to adjust the geometry by first adjusting the pin balance, then the side pin, then the trapezoid, and that seems to have acceptably fixed it. i'm just paranoid about distortion or something at this point, and the edge on the right side still seems a bit wonky (not straight as if there's dips in it).

>> No.3035713

Are there CRT projectors that take 15khz?

>> No.3035720

Tons. No idea where you'd go for information. They come up in here occasionally, but blowing up a CRT image doesn't do the picture quality any favours.

>> No.3035740

CRTs don't have perfect geometry. It's just the nature of the beast. That being said, you could see if pointing the back of the tube east or west helps. Don't forget to degauss after you rotate.

>> No.3035772

>The tube's integrity is it's own
With the FD Trinitrons at least, the case of the CRT does in fact act as a cradle for the tube. Taking off the back of the case to get yourself a slight bit of wiggle room would be doable, but as the anon said, you then have to worry about snapping the neck.

If at all possible, try moving it without taking the case off.

>> No.3035808

Hmmm, given the neck sticks out the way it does, I'd guess that support is for it while it's in the case. It has to be there to stop the torsion against the plastic case from the front mounts, nothing more. The tube can't be *that* fragile or the air pressure outside would crush it. And if you took the naked tube and applied enough force to the body of it to snap the neck off, you'd be in trouble for a number of other reasons.

Hitting the neck itself is a problem no matter the other factors, of course.

>> No.3035814

hmm, it might also be there to protect the tube because it's larger, the case is larger, and anything coming lose inside might have a chance to gain momentum if the est was moved/dropped. Either way I doubt those structural supports are there to reinforce the tube itself.

>> No.3035821

I bought a book that I saw someone recommend here on /vr/ about old video games. it's called "Racing the Beam", and talks a lot about the struggles that original Atari programmers had developing games and the console. The reason it's called "Racing the Beam" was because of how the issues they had keeping in time with gun from old CRT tv's, so anyone who is interested in this sort of thing should give the book a read.

>> No.3035846

Don't mind him, it's the same autist who tries to move Arino threads to /g/ because encoding and translating the show is an act of technology.

>> No.3035847

hmmm, sounds dreamy.

>> No.3035860

>The tube can't be *that* fragile or the air pressure outside would crush it.
It's not a matter of the tube actually being "*that* fragile" in and of itself as it is that it's not designed to support it's own weight outright; The case cradles it to prevent stress to be put on any one spot.
Taking off the back has no effect on this, and totally doable. Taking it off the base and off the chassis is another thing entirely and not something they should have to do anyway.

>> No.3035916

What would cause horizontal white lines to branch off of bright areas on the screen?

It only happens on RGB, not on composite

>> No.3035935


That happens on mine. I think it's capacitors.

>> No.3036021
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Hey all, so I've got a 720p CRT monitor I'm trying to hook my PS3 up to. I've got it working perfectly fine via S-Video, but I really wanted to get it via SDI for 720p games.

I've got an HDMI to SDI converter, but it won't seem to pick up.

First it said 'Out of Range'. Then I connected via S-Video and changed the settings to standard def and tried again. Now it just displays a blank screen.
Pictured is the back of the Monitor, I'm trying to use the SDI input.

Any advice on why this won't work? I can play via S-Vid just fine, but would really prefer to see what it looks like in HD.

>> No.3036073

don't you need HD-SDI for 720p ? I'm not sure that SDI card is HD...

>> No.3036075

It's 3G-SDI, I thought that would do 720p? I thought that this SDI card was HD but I might be wrong..

>> No.3036083

Sorry, I should say it's a HDMI to 3G SDI converter. Did I goof? Do I need a different type of converter. Also I just checked the manual online and it looks like it is indeed a HD SDI input.

>> No.3036086
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nope, would be labelled as HD SDI if it was hd compliant.

>> No.3036093

But if I look at the manual the input matches the HD SDI input?


>> No.3036094

also, PS3 has HDCP always on even when not playing movies. So you might wanna try another hdmi device.

>> No.3036098

Oh, good idea! I might try my 360 tomorrow on it.

Thank you for all the replies so far guys, any more suggestions, please keep them coming!

>> No.3036116

can the OSD tell what card number is connected ? Or just unscrew and pull it out to see the ref.

>> No.3036412

>If your GF is willing to put up with that, then you should marry her.
>marry a girl
>because she is willing to allow you to do things with your own time and effort that are related to your hobby
How fucking far have we fallen?

>> No.3036424

You are obviously single.

Tips from an old married guy:
>Only marry a girl that loves you way more than you love her.
>Choose your battles, happy wife: happy life.
>Little things mean a lot, even more so when done without being asked.
>Fuck whenever you can, especially after having kids when personal time is scarce.

That's it. That's all you need to know.

>> No.3036452

>"I have to walk on eggshells around my wife, so because you don't also think this, you are clearly single, hurr durr!"
You wish. My girlfriend just isn't a psycho who actually supports pretty much everything I do. I actually just realized I completely glossed over our 5-year anniversary together without saying a single thing to her, because I spent the weekend visiting some friends. She gave zero shits and just wanted me to be happy. Enjoy your ball and chain, gramps.

>> No.3036697

BigTV Narrow basement guy back.

I just moved my Trinitron 27fs120 into GF's basement to see how rough the move for my 36fs120 might be. The 27 went through with little trouble. Midmove I took a break to measure doorway with the TV in the most narrow point of the move.

I had a bit over 4.5inches of space in moving the 27incher left. 27incher's depth is 20.5 inches; 36incher's depth is 24.9 inches. So on paper it should fit...also thats what paying movers are for.

Marriage is really hard. The interpersonal dynamic and understanding your partners wants and needs is not as easy as it seems. Alot of girls dont have true "hobbies" so they may not get it.

All the woman may see is their husband pouring money into something that appears insignificant to them and time where the husband is spending away or separated from their wife.

Its not necessarily a psycho vs non psycho girl issue- its a communication & trust issue.

I agree with this. And really dont believe that this means "I have to walk on eggshells around my wife"...it just means treat your pretty much how you'd want her to treat you.

I dont know about "zero shits" but you should try to do something to make up for glossing over the anniversary. She may not have said anything but could possibly internalize it to avoid a fight. Doesn't have to be something huge, but bring her flowers and dinner from a place she likes. If a girl thinks shes being taken for granted she'll recognize and possibly use it as ammunition against you during a more difficult time in your relationship.

>> No.3036770

>All the woman may see is their husband pouring money into something that appears insignificant to them and time where the husband is spending away or separated from their wife.
I suppose people just suck at communication, then. I like to include her in most of my stuff. She came with me to pick up my PVM last year. She comes retro game hunting with me at flea markets and stuff, and we go out for dinner afterward. There usually ends up being stuff she likes to look at, too. She doesn't play much, but she'll destroy me at a game of Tetris or Dr. Mario every now and again. And she loves Picross for some reason. Go fig. She's a PC gamer, so every now and again, she'll stick her nose in Borderlands or Dragon Age and Steam chat with her friends, and I'm okay with that. Alternatively, she's okay with me plunking down and playing Super Metroid for a few hours. She might leave me be, or come watch while she browses the web on her tablet. I really don't understand why having a hobby seems like such an insurmountable wall to some folks.

I feel like someone who can't understand your interests, or at the very least abide by them is someone who probably just doesn't love you, or doesn't understand what's important in a relationship. I guess there's a lot of that going around, though.

I suppose the old saying is true. Never make a pretty woman your wife...

>> No.3036814

>I actually just realized I completely glossed over our 5-year anniversary

>> No.3036834
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>I dont know about "zero shits" but you should try to do something to make up for glossing over the anniversary. She may not have said anything but could possibly internalize it to avoid a fight.
Nah. We're getting off-topic here, but I screencapped the text from this morning. Turns out she actually forgot, too. Pic related.
> possibly use it as ammunition against you during a more difficult time in your relationship.
Negative. In 5 years, the most serious argument we've had was because she plays video games for the story, and I think stories are part of the cancer killing modern games. She's not perfect, but I love her.

>> No.3036927

As much as I hate to be off topic in this thread...

Not having any sort of argument in 5 years is pretty bad. There's something going on and it won't come out until it's far too late. Post here when it does

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how about them video games huh?
man they sure do look good on crts!

>> No.3037071

How does a CRT adjust its line thickness for different resolutions? Even these 240p displays have only very thin black lines, what if you did 2048x1536 and then 640x480 on a high end Trinitron?

>> No.3037107

>adjust its line thickness
This is focus.
Which is set by a high voltage around 7kV (color CRTs) applied to the focus grid on the electron guns, changing this voltage changes the focus.
Also VGA monitors usually offer adjustment of this in the OSD settings, others (like TV sets) can be adjusted either at the neckboard or flyback transformer.
Oscilloscopes and old monitors may have a knob for that.

>> No.3037305

The quicker the beam scans, the thinner the lines because of less exposure over time per screen area.

>> No.3037553

Post screenshots of 10 player mode, I want to see bomberman completely swallowed up by scan-lines.

>> No.3037567

new thread when?

>> No.3037598

How'd you get such a nice full screen picture? I can only get good pictures with my phone when it's a couple inches from the screen.

>> No.3037636

So... the signal fed to the monitor leads to it self-adjusting the focus grid?

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new thread where?

asking here just in case anyone manages to reply before thread dies

my university has some PVMs around, they don't use them anymore so I'm thinking of asking them to give/sell me one of those, if they do, I have these ideas:

>buy an RGB cable for my Wii, connect it to PVM and play emulators with it (wii has homebrew installed)
>buy a raspberry pi and an HDMI to RGB converter, connect it to PVM and play emulators with it (dunno how good/bad the video quality will be tho)

are any of these ideas worth trying? or are they both shit? if so, pls tell me why, I just wanna play SNES games on a PVM properly like pic related

>> No.3037772

The Wii idea is better. There are add-ons for the Pi that will get some 240p modes out, but they're not great modes.

A lot of the Wii emulators are pretty much flawless. SNES9X GX works well, will output native 240p. You could also use component, if the PVM's will accept it. Component cables are easy to find, and you won't need a breakout.

RGB might be slightly better, as it can also do component with the same cables, in case of video region problems with GC. But it's also going to be more screwing around, making or buying more gear. I made a cable that can do both from boot, just toggle a switch connecting pins 8 & 10.

>> No.3037793

ntsc wii can only do component

theres a region changer mod but im not sure how well it works

im not sure how well the pi can do 240p but im really interested if anyone else knows

>> No.3037824

Oh yer, i totally forgot the NTSC Wii won't do RGB on boot. The region changer works really well, but using component would probably be simpler.

>> No.3037913

nice, I'll take the wii path then (with component), thx!

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So is that bottom right corner pretty much fucked (without adding magnets) or am I somehow missing something in the geometry settings?

>> No.3038107

A trapezoid adjust combined with a parallelogram adjust would largely fix that - at least, muh BVM has those. Sorry :/

>> No.3038116

Already messed with both of those but couldn't get it right. I'll mess around more with those two setting specifically tomorrow

>> No.3038228

So the overload light will sometimes flash on my bvm, I've heard that it could be related to the brightness? Anybody here experience this?

>> No.3038314

The OSD just says 'SDI Input 1' and 2.

I tried the Xbox 360 tonight and also the laptop just in case but both return the same Out of Range error.

I'm messaging the dude I bought it off to ask how he got HD content on the monitor, and if the SDI card is HD capable (pretty sure it would be).

If absolutely nothing can work, it still takes S-Vid and PS2 looks really nice on it, as does anything else S-Vid capable. But I feel I'm not getting anywhere near the best out of it that way.

>> No.3038327

unscrew the card and see the ref

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Anyone know if the XBR100 comes with inputs on the back of the actual monitor? Some dude on Craigslist has an XBR model, but won't say which one and showed a pic of the back where there are inputs. The extra feature box isn't included.

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Here's the back of the TV.
I don't think it's an XBR100. Is it worth the $10?

>> No.3038845

Resolution is tied to frequency, including both signal and sync.
It obviously computes both the V and H frequencies into a value that is used correct the focus voltage to the currently displayed resolution.

>> No.3038857

judging by the manual, the monitor only has a multi-input plug
also back panel isn't that of the tuner unit.

>> No.3038861

All right, thanks. It's an XBR50, I think. Comes with two small speakers at the side.

Should I pick it up?

>> No.3039031

I don't know, looks nice enough. Be sure to test it beforehand, and be aware of size/weight, if it's above "25

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