Best Place to buy CRTs for classic systems?

GregN

NO MEAT NO MAN
I'm finally (after 3 years) getting ready to do my gaming den downstairs and am wondering where the best place to get a CRT TV with S-Video and component video (for PS2) would be. Craigslist?
 

ggallegos1

Cholecystectomy Required.,
Craigslist
Goodwill
thrift Stores

Those are the places that would still carry some CRTs, but Goodwill is getting scarce and will not take some CRTs anymore, (my local one wouldnt take a decent sony that I was donating before).
 

Mugicha

3t3rn@l n00b,
try to find a pvm man. they aren't always the largest option available, but the pic quality is incredible. Like GG said, search craigslist, and run a search in Ebay with distance nearest first for Sony PVM.

I played through Odin Sphere on my 20in pvm with component. I nearly pissed myself everytime I turned it on, It's already a gorgeous game and it looked friggin amazing.
 

JasonToddLives

Armored Scrum Object
Haunt the thrift stores. Usually you can test them out before buying. It's best if you find out when they put out the "new" stuff.
 

GeePM

Armored Scrum Object
Go work at a hospital like me. I managed to get mine out of our electronic recycling center :lolz:
 

ChopstickSamurai

I have earned the, right to PM Rot.,
Go work at a hospital like me. I managed to get mine out of our electronic recycling center :lolz:

I would be raiding that place everyday until I quit. What hospital do you work at? Do they still use a lot of CRT displays? I thought we had some high tech facilities here in Toledo. ;)
 

GeePM

Armored Scrum Object
Well..there's only really one major hospital here if you know what I mean. Honestly I have no idea they got rid of it, or where it was being used but damn I was lucky. I've started going down there once every day practically
 

2D_Master

Giga Shock!!
yeah Craigslist.

People are catching on to the whole PVM thing and are often selling them for $100+, often with a small screen (<20'').

You can get a decent 27''+ inch Sony Wega or Panasonic Tau for $40 . Both are pretty damned good-looking via component.
 
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90s

This is the hand that launched a thousand batches.
Definitely craigslist. Some people even give them away. I'm currently hunting for an HD CRT TV. How big are you looking for?
 

K-2

Giga Shock!!
The Tau is a great looking CRT. I had one briefly in the PS2 days; worked great! Mine was a 27 inch 36" is serious business.
 

chipperkwah

Armored Scrum Object
If you have a university in your town oftentimes they do a surplus sale once a week, I picked up a second pvm from the OSU sale last Wednesday. Mine always has PLENTY of cables of all sort, sometimes some really obscure shit.
 

Rot

Calvin & Hobbes, ,
Staff member
Check the city streets on garbage day.
+1

Craiglist

Call production companies/tv stations near you and ask if they will sell you old equipment ..you will be surprised how willingly they will give you even free stuff as their warehouses are full of ld unused equipment.
 

chrd

Neo Bubble Buster
In Belgium top quality RGB (!) CRT's can still be found very easily. I've bought a B&O MX4000 two years ago for approximately 20$.
 

Rot

Calvin & Hobbes, ,
Staff member
In Belgium top quality RGB (!) CRT's can still be found very easily. I've bought a B&O MX4000 two years ago for approximately 20$.

you do realize that your post is totally irrelevant ?
 

chrd

Neo Bubble Buster
Since as Europeans we've been condemned to import most of our gaming goods in the past (in order to not be forced to play watered down PAL 50hz ports) surely we can boast a little about the great CRT's here that nearly always came with native RGB inputs?

If contrasting markets (and sheer availability of nice to have retro gaming goods) is to be considered irrelevant in the context of this thread, my post was irrelevant.
 

julencin2000

Dodgeball Yakuza
Since as Europeans we've been condemned to import most of our gaming goods in the past (in order to not be forced to play watered down PAL 50hz ports) surely we can boast a little about the great CRT's here that nearly always came with native RGB inputs?

If contrasting markets (and sheer availability of nice to have retro gaming goods) is to be considered irrelevant in the context of this thread, my post was irrelevant.

I think Skullz means that your post doesn't help OP; you must tell where those CRTs can easily be found to be of any help.

In Spain I checked www.segundamano.es and www.milanuncios.com, kinda Craigslist sites. I bought mine there.
 
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