CRT Fetish Thread

mookie3three

Mr. Big's Thug
Joined
Apr 12, 2013
Posts
203
i saw that the pvm 2950qm sold for over 500 on ebay, i feel sorry for whoever bought it i just gave away my 2750qm because i was so impressed with my 20l5 i wasnt going to use it again. i managed to get a 20l5 for less than 100 couriered and an amiga 1081 with scart input for 80 just around the corner, but all of a sudden the pvms and bvms are selling for a fortune. i wouldnt wanna pay 200 plus for a 20 inch unless it had really low hours.

$100 shipped is a great deal on a 20l5. I would replace one of those with my 20M4A if I had the chance since it does 31khz.
 

90s

This is the hand that launched a thousand batches.
Joined
Apr 19, 2012
Posts
1,149
Hey guys. I just picked up a PVM 2530 and wanted to ask a question about ventilation for this unit. I'm hard up for space, so I want to stack my PVM 20M2U on top of the 2530, but this would be over the venting slits for the 2530. Do the 2530s tend to generate much heat, could stacking be harmful to both monitors?

I actually picked up two 2530s, but they both need a bit of maintenance; I'm gonna try and sort things out, otherwise, I will probably ask here for help. Wish me luck.
 

Ab79

n00b
Joined
Feb 8, 2015
Posts
23
Hey guys. I just picked up a PVM 2530 and wanted to ask a question about ventilation for this unit. I'm hard up for space, so I want to stack my PVM 20M2U on top of the 2530, but this would be over the venting slits for the 2530. Do the 2530s tend to generate much heat, could stacking be harmful to both monitors?

I actually picked up two 2530s, but they both need a bit of maintenance; I'm gonna try and sort things out, otherwise, I will probably ask here for help. Wish me luck.

Good luck!
 

FLTCHRR

NEST Puppet
Joined
Dec 6, 2009
Posts
171
I somehow totally missed this thread. Here is my collection.

425020_10100344260930309_1230809632_n.jpg
Tower of PVMs

478675_10100871588706219_988334801_o.jpg
Some JVCs, a BVM, an NEC Multisync 4PG. Don't mind the security monitors, I just liked the way they look.

1184949_10101053126877269_1844412253_n.jpg
3 NOS PVM 14L1s I picked up for $10 a piece
 

GohanX

Horrible Goose
20 Year Member
Joined
Sep 28, 2001
Posts
12,599
I think you've crossed the line from "collecting" into "hoarding." Me jelly.
 

city41

World Hero
10 Year Member
Joined
Dec 27, 2010
Posts
2,310
I think I'm done with PVMs now. I've had 4 die on me. The very first one I got is still going strong. But probably heading in the XRGB direction.

Anyone else have this problem?
 

FLTCHRR

NEST Puppet
Joined
Dec 6, 2009
Posts
171
I think I'm done with PVMs now. I've had 4 die on me. The very first one I got is still going strong. But probably heading in the XRGB direction.

Anyone else have this problem?

yes - 2 out of that first stack of PVMs have died on me now.
 

GohanX

Horrible Goose
20 Year Member
Joined
Sep 28, 2001
Posts
12,599
In all honesty, if I had the room and they were plentiful around here, can't say I wouldn't do the same thing.
 

2050-Z

New Challenger
Joined
Dec 22, 2012
Posts
63
I somehow totally missed this thread. Here is my collection.


View attachment 24092
Some JVCs, a BVM, an NEC Multisync 4PG. Don't mind the security monitors, I just liked the way they look.


What's the monitor with the big green "play" button in the middle?

So cool. I'm starting to like setups with really weird 80s techno-sets for their looks alone, rather than going after RGB and the best picture quality.
 

90s

This is the hand that launched a thousand batches.
Joined
Apr 19, 2012
Posts
1,149
So on the first 2530, the controls on the left do not work; reset does not work, only the + works for hue, colour, bright, and sharp, the sound controls do not light up or work at all. You can see in the picture below that the controls have actually been damaged:

PVMII 14.jpgPVMII 15.jpg

Thankfully, the controls on the right are fully functional and I seem to have gotten a decent picture out of the monitor by putting the picture setting as high as I could:

PVMII 16.jpgPVMII 4.jpgPVMII 13.jpg

The guy I bought the monitors from said he had this one in a cab. Is there a way to bypass the physical controls to reset the picture? Would this be possible through the remote for the 2530?

The second 2530 appears to be completely functional:

PVMI 10.jpg
PVMI 4.jpgPVMI 9.jpg

However, I have noticed that the picture in both monitors are skewed to the left and there are black bars at the bottom and right of the picture. None of the exploration I have done with the buttons on the back has been able to stretch or centre the picture.Any tips on how to remedy this? Look at pic below and see that one life bar is all the way the edge of the screen:

PVMI 2.jpg

See all that blue space at the right edge of the screen:

PVMI 1.jpg

If things stay as they are, I'm relatively happy. But if you guys can provide any advice to optimize things, it would be appreciated.
 
Last edited:

Wachenroder

Galford's Poppy Trainer
Joined
Dec 13, 2010
Posts
2,626
I use them for games and art exhibitions, but yeah, it's gotten a bit excessive. I just can't resist buying them when I see them.

I check craigslist almost daily even though I should be satisfied with 2 I have. Gotta fight the urge :loco:

Especially when I see one for a nice price.
 

skate323k137

Professional College Dropout
10 Year Member
Joined
Jan 7, 2013
Posts
4,229
With the 2530's your H/V size and position are likely pots (i.e. internal physical adjustments, though usually easy ones).

That blue border is from the Genesis/megadrive itself, not a problem with the monitor. Properly set the H/V size/POS to hide it. Issue there is you will likely want to pick certain systems to hook to the monitor with similar horizontal positions, since most input sources vary a bit.

There should be an applicable service manual here:

http://www.neo-geo.com/forums/showthread.php?248672-PVM-Service-Manuals-20M2MDU-and-others
 
Last edited:

FLTCHRR

NEST Puppet
Joined
Dec 6, 2009
Posts
171
It's a Panasonic with an integrated VHS player. You can set endpoints on a tape and actually have sections of video loop. I think it was used at trade shows.


What's the monitor with the big green "play" button in the middle?

So cool. I'm starting to like setups with really weird 80s techno-sets for their looks alone, rather than going after RGB and the best picture quality.
 

FLTCHRR

NEST Puppet
Joined
Dec 6, 2009
Posts
171
I check craigslist almost daily even though I should be satisfied with 2 I have. Gotta fight the urge :loco:

Especially when I see one for a nice price.

Yeah, I stopped actively looking awhile ago, but friends still send me links when they come across them. It's hard for me to say no.
 

SNKorSWM

So Many Posts
No Time
For Games.
10 Year Member
Joined
Feb 5, 2010
Posts
15,152
The thrift shops nearby have mini sized ones like that, too bad those are b&w.
 

julencin2000

Dodgeball Yakuza
Joined
Jun 8, 2014
Posts
639
I somehow totally missed this thread. Here is my collection.

Spoiler:
View attachment 24091
Tower of PVMs

View attachment 24092
Some JVCs, a BVM, an NEC Multisync 4PG. Don't mind the security monitors, I just liked the way they look.

View attachment 24093
3 NOS PVM 14L1s I picked up for $10 a piece

Gotta stack'em all! Amazing pick ups. Even the broken units can be stacked one on top of the other to make a high table or standing desk. A little bladerunneresque maybe :D

In all honesty, if I had the room and they were plentiful around here, can't say I wouldn't do the same thing.

Indeed I would do the same.
 

juci

n00b
Joined
Mar 7, 2015
Posts
49
picked up a 20l1 and a 14n6a for 50, the 20l1 doesnt have rgb which is strange i was under the assumption that all larger pvms had rgb.
doesnt matter because for 50 it was worth it for the 14 inch. i really have to get around to posting photos of my horde.
 

julencin2000

Dodgeball Yakuza
Joined
Jun 8, 2014
Posts
639
picked up a 20l1 and a 14n6a for 50, the 20l1 doesnt have rgb which is strange i was under the assumption that all larger pvms had rgb.
doesnt matter because for 50 it was worth it for the 14 inch. i really have to get around to posting photos of my horde.

Nice for unmodded composite only consoles. Make some photos, it may have a good comb filter.
 

Tempest

Ninja Combat Warrior
15 Year Member
Joined
Jun 3, 2003
Posts
547
Yeah, I stopped actively looking awhile ago, but friends still send me links when they come across them. It's hard for me to say no.

I still look, but I haven't seen one for sale in my area for some time now. Maybe I'm not searching for the right terms? Either that or people just snap them up quicker than I can find them. :)
 
Top