20 Year Member
- Jun 15, 2002
I've seen signage monitors including plasmas but the analog on them didn't look that special to me. I guess I really need to see how they handle 240p to appreciate them.
Hey, don't knock that little Commodore monitor. I've had one for years, and the image it produces is among the finest I've seen from any tube ever. Composite video looks outstanding on it, and you can buy an adapter to plug into the chroma and luma plugs on the back to use standard svideo connections. The set is small enough that I don't think RGB would be a significant improvement over the svideo anyway, and I'd put that set up against a PVM any day.
I mentioned earlier I switched to using the Samsung TV. Well, I randomly found a Sony Wega KV-27FS200 on Craigslist for $10 near me so I went and grabbed it yesterday. It's a fantastic set, and after playing Daytona USA on it I was like "yeah, the PVM is GONE." One thing that did surprise me though is how well my old Sammy compares to it in component, I thought it would be more of a difference. The Samsung might be a hair sharper, but the Trinitron blows it away in coloring and it has a great comb filter for composite sources. I really need to get a new SCART to component converter though, some of the visual defects mine has that I attributed to the old TV are actually inherent in the converter itself it seems.
Try a new psu. I was ready to ditch mine and just for shits and giggles I bought a $10 universal psu and all the artifacting went away.
Hey, don't knock that little Commodore monitor. I've had one for years, and the image it produces is among the finest I've seen from any tube ever. Composite video looks outstanding on it, and you can buy an adapter to plug into the chroma and luma plugs on the back to use standard svideo connections.
My only problem with the Commodore 1702 is that my co-worker gave it to me and it was up in his attic for years; years in the Vegas heat so I know the caps are weak and needs to be replaced because randomly, the monitor will just go black and white.
Kinda super late, but: anyone looking into B&O sets should be aware that the MX 8000 seems to do some kind of processing to the picture which can mess up the image (as demonstrated in this video).But if a nice Bang & Olufsen MX8000 shows around here, I won't resist
We are also in a time where we need to future proof our equipment to the best of our abilities. Industry units like PVM and BVMs are easier to open and service than your consumer brands
I sold my framemeister earlier this year. it is nice, I just didnt like messing with the settings all the time. I have like 10 consoles that use analog plug ins. either 7 scart and 3 Component. and it was just a hassle switching scart connectors, then loading up the presets in the menu. my Biggest thing is I like Light gun games, So got rid of it, and got a free JVC 27in crt with component inputs, and a Scart to component adapter. never going back lol.
I recently got 2 14n. PVMs off of craigs list pretty cheap. They also look awesome also. I use these when I want to play something quick near my desk. I like the bigger screen though on my JVC .
Could you tell me which scart to component converter you use??
Im interested too please
you also need this to breakout the audio http://www.ebay.com/itm/SCART-to-SCART-with-Passthrough-Breakout-Female-RCA-Phono-Audio-Connectors-/302067263568?hash=item46549ca850:g:Na8AAOSwdIFX0s9-
or make your own audio breakout. that seller that sells the Scart cables on ebay has these too they are like $12-$13 bucks. so you connect your scart cable to the breakout, then the breakout to the scart to component adapter.