Tarma's Gun Polisher
- Oct 6, 2012
I'm looking to get myself a 20" or 25" PVM mainly for my NES, SNES, Saturn and PS1. My question is should I go for the 20" or 25" model?
Lookie what i found!
It's Euroscart, so it may be possible to rewire it for JP scart, if you're so inclined.
I was sad I couldn't complete my local deal for one, but the guy flat out refused to take less then 100$. I showed him a few examples of Ebay prices, told him that 100$ was insane for a 14" (13" viewable) PVM... Still he refused, so I did the only respectable thing and walked away. Got my eye out, maybe something will turn up.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/RETRO-GAMIN...t=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item46097749be#shIdI was sad I couldn't complete my local deal for one, but the guy flat out refused to take less then 100$. I showed him a few examples of Ebay prices, told him that 100$ was insane for a 14" (13" viewable) PVM... Still he refused, so I did the only respectable thing and walked away. Got my eye out, maybe something will turn up.
Price wise is going to depend on if you are willing to pay shipping. I would personally scout Craigslist and other local sources (including nearby eBay posting that allow pickup) first before considering shipping one. My first PVM was destroyed in shipping. And that was the smaller 13/14 inch model. These things are crazy heavy and a lot of sellers have no idea how to correctly pack a CRT set for shipping. I ended up driving about 5/6 hours roundtrip to get my 20 inch as I wasn't willing to risk it getting damaged.
Unless you get a crazy deal, expect to pay $50 to $100 for a 20 inch model and the PVM 2530's go for $100+. Many of those are sold as local pick up only for obvious reasons.
Another thing to keep in mind when buying one of these is how old it is. Any of the xx30 series (2030/2530) are going to be from the 80's. Some of these may have burn in or geometry issues. Unless you can get a good deal on it, I would select a newer late 90's or early 2000's model.
If the budget isn't too big an issue, you can get a NEW 20 inch 20M2U from eBay for $150 plus shipping.
That's an awesome deal on a new in the box 20 inch PVM monitor considering these things sold for a HELL of a lot more than that.
PLUS this model has 2 sets of RGB inputs. Very nice feature that not many of them have.