CRT Fetish Thread

daskrabs

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I have a PVM-3230 (that's 32 inches, ladies) as my main console monitor. SCART for everything except NES and N64 (both s-video). I actually have a spare 3230 in the closet in case this one dies. Never seen anyone else on any forums/blogs with even one. I also have a 2030 and a 1354Q. Used to have a 2530, but sold it, regrettably. Always looking to add to the collection.
 
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Adderall

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I like all the PVM pics.... here's my setup right now (the consoles regularly change every week or so)

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CDX, CMVS, N64, NES, Saturn, DC... all RGB JP Scart. The NES is upsidedown because I was testing playchoice PPU chips that plug in the bottom (right now it has a Duck Hunt VS chip in).


You may recognize that I'm in TATE the wrong way... this in on purpose... last week I was playing Salamander 2 on my T-13 with 2 players facing each other.... player 2 steering the ship down through the top-down levels was FUN so I was trying it by switching controls around... it....feels weird.
 
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Kiel

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I usually just use mine for testing mods but it sure is nice

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There is a medical supply warehouse nearby and we are friendly with a guy who works there so we get them on the cheap. Poodude here managed to snag a 29" pvm from these guys for $40

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daskrabs

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You may recognize that I'm in TATE the wrong way... this in on purpose... last week I was playing Salamander 2 on my T-13 with 2 players facing each other.... player 2 steering the ship down through the top-down levels was FUN so I was trying it by switching controls around... it....feels weird.

While we're on the subject, I'm not a fan of TATE-ing a PVM. The fact that the Trinitron tubes are only curved horizontally makes for some disorienting shmuping, IMHO. I guess it's ok if you're sitting far away from the screen, but who wants that? What say you all?
 

Kiel

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While we're on the subject, I'm not a fan of TATE-ing a PVM. The fact that the Trinitron tubes are only curved horizontally makes for some disorienting shmuping, IMHO. I guess it's ok if you're sitting far away from the screen, but who wants that? What say you all?

I haven't done much with it but I didn't mind it. Maybe you need to play with the geometry?
 

Xian Xi

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I got mine from a local Neo member TWE. He was moving to Japan and need to get rid of it so I got it for free. The provenance is interesting, too. Supposedly he might have gotten it from Matt Ross who got it from maybe a government surplus as there is a sticker on the monitor that says something like "Battle Simulations".

Sony PVM-2530

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gabe

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Dark pic... But that's the PVM on the left, sitting on an Ikea table with hacked legs so that my controls sit at candy-cab height.

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StealthLurker

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Spare 20"
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Gateway 27" with a DC VGA box and an XRGB2+
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Couldn't find a handy pic of my japanese Sony 4:3 CRT w/ native j21-pin RBG input, but that display is pretty sweet too.

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dgame

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I have:
PVM-5041Q 5"
PVM-8045Q 8"
PVM-1342Q 13"
PVM 1942Q 19"

I got into these when I found a bios hack online to convert a regular PCI ATI 7000/9000 series video card into a PCI ArcadeVGA card.
This allowed multiple PCI video cards and multiple 15 khz monitors to be used on the same system.
I had dual screen punch out working at 15 khz as well as the playchoice games.
I also had three RGB screens working at once because the system had 3 PCI slots.

I have other RGB monitors in storage as well, a Mitsubishi Megaview 33" a Pansonic 13" and another Sony PVM 19".

Now the PVM 1942Q 19" is my main TV/Media Player/Game console.
The PVM-8045Q 8" is for my test rig. The others are in storage.
 

xb74

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32 inch PVM!!

Mad jealous.

Yeah +1!

I had heard they made those in that size but never seen one until now. I am not even sure the 32 came into Australia.

Awesome setup.
 
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theMot

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Some nice rigs being showed off in this thread. When people see my PVM they are all like "what are you doing with the old shit" but its all good, I love it. Long live the PVM club!
 

Karou

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Maybe this isn't very good?
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xb74

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I must be missing the significance of the cats.

BTW, I couldn't do a better banner anyway :)
 

300wins

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Back to rolling with this club... yet again (I've own several PVM monitors in my life). Picked up 2 of them recently. Top one is a PVM-20M20U, while the bottom one is a PVM-1954Q.

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StealthLurker

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Back to rolling with this club... yet again (I've own several PVM monitors in my life). Picked up 2 of them recently. Top one is a PVM-20M20U, while the bottom one is a PVM-1954Q.

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I think I bought a 20 incher off you in the past. My buddy swung by your pad to pick it up. These things are never available in my area. Always gotta get a buddy far away to get one.

Got my first PVM (a 25") from a member here... dojosky waaaay back in the days. Another dude that lives hella far from me.

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300wins

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Yes, I sold you a PVM-2030. Had your buddy (who's a real nice guy btw) pick it up and bring it to you. Hope you've been enjoying it.


I think I bought a 20 incher off you in the past. My buddy swung by your pad to pick it up. These things are never available in my area. Always gotta get a buddy far away to get one.

Got my first PVM (a 25") from a member here... dojosky waaaay back in the days. Another dude that lives hella far from me.

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Yodd

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lol awesome.

only comment i have is about the three little ovals unders the N and Y.

I realize those represent part of the Trinitron logo, but I wonder if they would look better colored in Red, Green and Blue like on the 2030?

Otherwise, pretty awesome vintage like banner.
 

StealthLurker

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Yes, I sold you a PVM-2030. Had your buddy (who's a real nice guy btw) pick it up and bring it to you. Hope you've been enjoying it.

It's been great. Thanks again and also for throwing in those custom adapters/cables. Yeah he's a good guy. I paid him back by sending him 3 PS3 games and 3 blurays for Christmas. He just got a PS3 that year, so I thought I'd send him a "starter" pack.

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speedlolita

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Any room for a little one?

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Sony PVM-9041QM. Cost me £30 posted, untested. Works perfectly. I built a female SCART to BNC cable for it so I can just use regular EU SCART cables.
 
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