CRT Fetish Thread

Atro

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Ant of y'all know how to take away the "Video 4" off? I don't have the remote

TV is a Sony Trinitron KV-27FS100
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Nice Valvestate you've got there ;)
 

DanAdamKOF

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I dunno what these aforementioned 2950Q sync problems could be caused by. I've thrown a multitude of RGB consoles and PCBs at my 2950Q and have not hit any sync issues. My consoles go through a Sync Strike and with CSync fed into HSync of the PVM (per the manual), and my PCBs connect directly to PVM's sync.
 

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I dunno what these aforementioned 2950Q sync problems could be caused by. I've thrown a multitude of RGB consoles and PCBs at my 2950Q and have not hit any sync issues. My consoles go through a Sync Strike and with CSync fed into HSync of the PVM (per the manual), and my PCBs connect directly to PVM's sync.

You are succeeding due to the Sync Strike on the console front I imagine. I am waiting for mine to arrive in the mail to see if that solves my woes. A passive SCART to BNC breakout board just doesn't work for me for RGB.
 

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Yeah it’s a known limitation that the 2950Q only likes a raw sync signal as sync


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Recently got this ctx pl9 for free and am very pleased with the image quality.83BB68B5-BB98-443C-9693-0F7A65E454BF.jpeg
 

skate323k137

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Geo, If you dont mind waiting for when I goto my parents crib I might have a sony controller that will work with your tv. I just have to look for it

Virtually all sony TVs use the same remote frequencies for every command across models. I loved them when I did cable installs, the code for SONY on the universal remote was seriously like 10001 and it always worked. Every other brand you had to try multiple codes till the remote worked. So basically any sony TV remote should work, but you might need the right button for the function you need.
 

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Virtually all sony TVs use the same remote frequencies for every command across models.

Same is true of their other devies, including BD players. Fortunately they are directional, for I can use 1 remote for 2 BD Players in the same room, but in some rare instances I may forget to point it properly and the second will turn on when I am trying to do something with the first. Of the Sony BD players I have, original models that had component output to UHD player can interchange remotes. Their AVRs and CD players can as well.
 

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I've been working on this on and off for a long time. Finally got something I'm happy with. 4 player Nintendo 64 where everyone gets their own monitor. No emulation, no software, no mods. Running on a genuine N64. Monitors are NEC XM29.

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I've been working on this on and off for a long time. Finally got something I'm happy with. 4 player Nintendo 64 where everyone gets their own monitor. No emulation, no software, no mods. Running on a genuine N64. Monitors are NEC XM29.

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Oh man that's sweet! Would be pretty awesome for some Goldeneye too, but really any 4 player split screen game.
 

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I've been working on this on and off for a long time. Finally got something I'm happy with. 4 player Nintendo 64 where everyone gets their own monitor. No emulation, no software, no mods. Running on a genuine N64. Monitors are NEC XM29.

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I'm curious as to how you made that happen
 

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Look at that desk bow from the weight of it all. J/K

What device(s) are you using to split the screen?
 

Neodogg

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So...that was you on Reddit crt gaming! Nice, how’s you split the signal?
 

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So has supply dried up on all things Sony that warrants the 4 figure price tag, or is everyone on ebay/craigslist insane?
NO LOWBALLERS I KNOW WHAT I HAVE.

My plan was always to eventually replace my tv with one of my spare arcade monitors so I kinda slept on these things, and I think I might just have to as it seems I've missed the boat on these professional displays.
 

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I've been working on this on and off for a long time. Finally got something I'm happy with. 4 player Nintendo 64 where everyone gets their own monitor. No emulation, no software, no mods. Running on a genuine N64. Monitors are NEC XM29.

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Technically impressive but the scaled 120P blur-o-vision may give you eye cancer ;)
 

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How does this make you feel?

Lol. Way ahead of you. I have such a small gaming room I needed to do some layouts for it to fit in all this crap (and multiple CRT's), and one of those rugs from Ikea I put in one of my older layouts... but nobody but me and other enthusiasts of the 240p test suite would get it so I decided against it.

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GohanX

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The sellers are insane, but the new crop of YouTube noobtards are willing to pay any price even for the junky shit we wouldn't have taken for free five years ago.
 

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The sellers are insane, but the new crop of YouTube noobtards are willing to pay any price even for the junky shit we wouldn't have taken for free five years ago.

People wanting to pay money for trash crts is lulzy. I’m not paying more than $20 for a consumer set.
 

anarchyutopia

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It depends what you're talking about. Sony PVM series, especially the QM series (cubes) from 1986 are pieces of art. I paid £250 for mine (20 inch). No regrets. Museums will pay money for the larger PVM QM cubes.
 
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Dochartaigh

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Lots of professional-grade stackable cuboid CRTs allow you to perform all sorts of geometry including showing a section of the input (a particular quarter). My Sony PVM can do this.

You need a separate video wall controller to do a 2x2 or 3x3, etc. type video wall display - the CRT PVM's, any PVM, won't do it on their own no matter how you adjust the geometry (which on the Sony PVM-2130 linked to, is only done via opening the case and physically adjusting pots – pots which do not give you enough adjustment to show only a quarter/corner of the image FYI). The real video wall controllers are hard to come by (at least pro versions). There's actually a Raspberry Pi based project you can build to do this though if you're really interested in it.
 

Atro

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Part of this post should belong in the last purchases, but the best part belongs in here.

I just found a deal for three 29" arcade Toshiba monitors that couldn't pass. All of them are burn free. 2x MS9 yoke, 1x MS2932 yoke.

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After some cleaning, small repairs (potentiometer swaps), and fune tuning, the results were beyond excellent.

MS2932:
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MS9 #1:
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Spot on geometry!

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MS9 #2:
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Atro

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And so while I was on it, I swapped a chassis from my Samsung 29" tube (which was removed from the cab to place the Toshiba) and paired it with a matching PM1745:

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Then stored this one next my spare Hitachi:
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Atro

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And for the final tuning of the last three days CRT marathon, here's some pics of my 29" Tri-Freq Intervideo spiting scanlines like a boss:

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It's hard to capture CRT pics with precision. The picture is much more vibrant looking at the screen. Pics don't do justice!
 
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