CRT Fetish Thread

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Hey all, I have a 32" Sony XBR in excellent condition for free. All you have to do is coordinate with me when you want to pick it up. It has two component, three s-video and composite out.

Just PM me if anyone wants it. I cannot help carry it out as my back is jacked up. It is in Denver, CO.

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If only you weren't in CO. That's a bit of a drive from MI. :(
 

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Alright so I'm thinking about getting an NTSC-J Sega Saturn but before I do I have a question.

Is the SCART layout the same as the NTSC-U and will it be compatible with my current setup (NTSC-J SCART to Euro SCART to BNC)?
 

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I just received a SONY PVM 20M4U, and I gotta tell you. This is, by far, the best monitor I have ever seen. The scanlines are thick and the picture is sharp and clear. I also have a SONY PVM 20M2U, but the scanlines and pictures don't look as PERFECT as the one on the PVM 20M4U. The PVM 20M2U has a resolution of 600 TV lines as opposed to 800 TV lines that the PVM 20M4U has (that's what it says in the description). I didn't think it was gonna be such a big difference, but I was wrong. Here are some pics (sorry for the crappy pics. it looks like 90x better in person)



 
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Alright so I'm thinking about getting an NTSC-J Sega Saturn but before I do I have a question.

Is the SCART layout the same as the NTSC-U and will it be compatible with my current setup (NTSC-J SCART to Euro SCART to BNC)?

NTSC-J and NTSC-U have the same AV pinout. It only varies on PAL ones where pin 1 is 9v (instead of sync like on the NTSC ones). Should be a direct swap console wise.


EtotheNGSPD - 20M4U is a sick monitor, congrats.
 

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So I won a bid on eBay on a Sony WEGA KD34XBR960 with stand that was relatively close to me. I drove about 8 hours round trip today, but it was totally worth it. The owner was an older guy who was super meticulous with his stuff. There is not a single scratch on the CRT itself anywhere. He was upset the stand "wasn't nicer" because it had 2 small scratches on it from being a display model. Everything is in such perfect shape. It looks brand new. It came with the controller too. He bought it new and really didn't use it a whole lot. I carefully transported everything home covered in blankets. I took a few quick pics. The picture looks fantastic. I still need to get the settings tweaked. I also still need to calibrate my new BVM and get some pics up, but I've been chasing this one for awhile now and still haven't got around to it. I've got my PS3 hooked up via HDMI and split to my ASUS monitor. Here are the quick shots:

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Looks wonderful! This TV does 480i/p, 720p, and 1080i? I remember reading about it when I was looking for an HD tube. Is it 16:9?
 

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So I won a bid on eBay on a Sony WEGA KD34XBR960 with stand that was relatively close to me. I drove about 8 hours round trip today, but it was totally worth it. The owner was an older guy who was super meticulous with his stuff. There is not a single scratch on the CRT itself anywhere. He was upset the stand "wasn't nicer" because it had 2 small scratches on it from being a display model. Everything is in such perfect shape. It looks brand new. It came with the controller too. He bought it new and really didn't use it a whole lot. I carefully transported everything home covered in blankets. I took a few quick pics. The picture looks fantastic. I still need to get the settings tweaked. I also still need to calibrate my new BVM and get some pics up, but I've been chasing this one for awhile now and still haven't got around to it. I've got my PS3 hooked up via HDMI and split to my ASUS monitor. Here are the quick shots:

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Nice, how is the geometry on it? I've got an XBR910 in decent condition but it's got some geometry and convergence issues in the corners.

I keep seeing BT-H1350s pop up locally but I never have any spare money to pick one up. Very sad.

Also wonder how many posts I need before I can view attachments :annoyed:
 

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Double since I can't edit yet either.

I just received a SONY PVM 20M4U, and I gotta tell you. This is, by far, the best monitor I have ever seen. The scanlines are thick and the picture is sharp and clear. I also have a SONY PVM 20M2U, but the scanlines and pictures don't look as PERFECT as the one on the PVM 20M4U. The PVM 20M2U has a resolution of 600 TV lines as opposed to 800 TV lines that the PVM 20M4U has (that's what it says in the description). I didn't think it was gonna be such a big difference, but I was wrong. Here are some pics (sorry for the crappy pics. it looks like 90x better in person)

Can you do some comparison shots between the M4 and M2?
 

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Nice, how is the geometry on it? I've got an XBR910 in decent condition but it's got some geometry and convergence issues in the corners.

I keep seeing BT-H1350s pop up locally but I never have any spare money to pick one up. Very sad.

Also wonder how many posts I need before I can view attachments :annoyed:

It's actually pretty damn good. It's not perfect, but it's the best by far that I have seen on this type of set in my hunt for one. All the other widescreen sets like this I have seen usually have pretty wonky corners and seem to have some geometry and convergence issues. My friend recently snagged an wide screen HD Wega and it is in great shape, but no matter what he has done with it the corners still look off.
 
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Not too long ago, I posted that I purchased a PVM 2030. Yesterday, I got the scart to CMPTR cable for it. The cable also has RCA jacks for sound, so it would seem that I can now use speakers that can accept RCA jacks. I previously asked about what kind of speakers I should get for the monitor and thought that I would need to get the old school speakers I had seen in the past with the red/black stereo wire, as those are the sound outputs on the PVM.

It has been a long time since I have had to purchase anything dealing with speakers/sound and I have some general questions that maybe some of you can answer. First, are there still speakers made that use the red/black stereo wire? Secondly, are there many speakers made that accept RCA jacks (computer ones, specifically)? It seems that there is a lot of wireless stuff out there with regards to speakers now, and I'm not very knowledgeable on it or the wired.

Anyways, hope to have some pics up once everything is put together.
 

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Can you do some comparison shots between the M4 and M2?

Sure, no problem. Note: For some reason the colors in the 20M2 Pics came out better than the 20M4 ones. In reality, is the other way around...

Upper screen: PVM 20M2U. Lower screen: PVM 20M4U








Left : PVM 20M2U. Right : PVM 20M4U




 

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While I don't have an M4 to compare to, some of the differences in those photos look like they could just be from differences in camera settings or calibration of the tubes themselves.
 

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While I don't have an M4 to compare to, some of the differences in those photos look like they could just be from differences in camera settings or calibration of the tubes themselves.

I have both and the images are pretty accurate. 20M4U has way thicker scanlines.
 

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Not too long ago, I posted that I purchased a PVM 2030. Yesterday, I got the scart to CMPTR cable for it. The cable also has RCA jacks for sound, so it would seem that I can now use speakers that can accept RCA jacks. I previously asked about what kind of speakers I should get for the monitor and thought that I would need to get the old school speakers I had seen in the past with the red/black stereo wire, as those are the sound outputs on the PVM.

It has been a long time since I have had to purchase anything dealing with speakers/sound and I have some general questions that maybe some of you can answer. First, are there still speakers made that use the red/black stereo wire? Secondly, are there many speakers made that accept RCA jacks (computer ones, specifically)? It seems that there is a lot of wireless stuff out there with regards to speakers now, and I'm not very knowledgeable on it or the wired.

Anyways, hope to have some pics up once everything is put together.

You need something to amplify it, so like computer speakers or run the audio to a receiver. If you hooked the RCA from the SCART breakout straight to speakers you'd get no real volume at all.
 

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Sure, no problem. Note: For some reason the colors in the 20M2 Pics came out better than the 20M4 ones. In reality, is the other way around...

While I don't have an M4 to compare to, some of the differences in those photos look like they could just be from differences in camera settings or calibration of the tubes themselves.

Yeah, I think that M2 isn't in quite as good condition as the M4. I want to say my M2 looked kinda like that before I adjusted it, and although it doesn't look quite as good as the M4 pics there, there is a lot less bleed. Convergence seems to be a bit off as well. I'll hook em up and take a look later, unfortunately I don't have a camera or photography skills to post any pics.

The M4 is sharp as hell regardless. Stunning.
 

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So I won a bid on eBay on a Sony WEGA KD34XBR960 with stand that was relatively close to me. I drove about 8 hours round trip today, but it was totally worth it. The owner was an older guy who was super meticulous with his stuff. There is not a single scratch on the CRT itself anywhere. He was upset the stand "wasn't nicer" because it had 2 small scratches on it from being a display model. Everything is in such perfect shape. It looks brand new. It came with the controller too. He bought it new and really didn't use it a whole lot. I carefully transported everything home covered in blankets. I took a few quick pics. The picture looks fantastic. I still need to get the settings tweaked. I also still need to calibrate my new BVM and get some pics up, but I've been chasing this one for awhile now and still haven't got around to it. I've got my PS3 hooked up via HDMI and split to my ASUS monitor. Here are the quick shots:

I have the sister TV to this, the 4:3 KD36XS955. It really has a nice picture, but unfortunately it's upstairs and my game room is downstairs so we use it as our main TV for watching movies and cable. I don't think there would be a way for me to get it downstairs (it weighs 245 pounds!) and even if I did I don't have an entertainment center down there that would hold it (I don't have the special stand). So I have to lust after it from afar. Either that or wait until it comes crashing through the floor and falls into my game room.
 

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I have the sister TV to this, the 4:3 KD36XS955. It really has a nice picture, but unfortunately it's upstairs and my game room is downstairs so we use it as our main TV for watching movies and cable. I don't think there would be a way for me to get it downstairs (it weighs 245 pounds!) and even if I did I don't have an entertainment center down there that would hold it (I don't have the special stand). So I have to lust after it from afar. Either that or wait until it comes crashing through the floor and falls into my game room.

I definitely feel your pain. I used to have a 4:3 HD Wega years ago and that thing seemed way heavier than my new one. That thing was such a pain in the ass to move. It was cumbersome as hell and difficult to carry even with two people. Moving the new one was an absolute piece of cake in comparison. I also hear where you're coming from about the stand. I've been trying to find a stand for my 36" Toshiba and that has sucked. I've went and looked at a bunch on craigslist, but they've all been wobbly junk so far. I may just swap it for a nice SD Sony if I can find one with the matching stand.
 

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Well my 20" PVM serves me well for RGB things, but I wanted the Wega for my modern stuff as the older LCD I'm using has really light blacks. You really can't beat a CRT on crispness of picture unless you get a newer TV which I can't justify spending money on.
 

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20" BVM 2010P here.

Haven't seen any pictures in this thread of the BVM with the control panel pulled out.
You can adjust this beast in every way.












And here a Youtube video about the BVM 2010P

 
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Sure, no problem. Note: For some reason the colors in the 20M2 Pics came out better than the 20M4 ones. In reality, is the other way around...

Actually, what do you have the aperture knob set to? I believe you want it turned all the way counterclockwise, anything else messes stuff up.

20" BVM 2010P here.

These look absolutely awesome. Anyone got model info on all of these older BVMs?
 

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Such an awesome random surprise came in the mail today. The guy I bought the Sony KD-34XBR960 from on eBay sent me this :)

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Just got back from a mini road trip where I snagged a Loewe Calida 232. I had never heard of this TV but I must say it is pretty damn impressive. 60Hz, 32 inches with Component, 3 S-Video and VGA input. Pretty dope machine!

Stock photo:
 
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