Layout and Setup Tips
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There’s no big surprises in the CRT section of the Barco 70X chassis. The
tubes are ES focusing and therefore have no EM focusing coil as the EM tubed
sets do. THE astig magnets are butted right up to the CRT video output socket.
The two gain controls on the video output boards should NOT be touched, as the
white balance will be thrown off. The HV splitter is the same as other Barco
sets. Note that the white wire going to the little PC board has two solder
connections to it. Do not cut this wire when removing the splitter, desolder
both points and solder them back to the same places when installing the new
Take care to properly dress the HV leads so that they don’t get pinched when
the convergence heatsink comes down in close proximity to the splitter.
LIDO (optional line doubler)
Some Barco's come with a built in line doubler to take a standard definition 480i signal to 480p.
Not much use these days with most sources having building in doublers/scalers or
are high definition to begin with. Still useful for feeding old composite 480i signals (VHS, PlayStation 2, laserdisc, etc.) into your Barco
however! The Barco 808, 1208/1209 all use the
same LIDO board as well:
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