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High Performance CRT Projectors

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High Performance CRT projectors represent the pinnacle of CRT projector technology and are installed in home theaters where absolute video perfection is desired.  They offer the following advantages over the Intermediate Level projectors in a home theater environment:

  • High performance 8" and 9" tube sizes for increased light output (1200+ lumen range) and sharpness
  • Even sharper still (all use electromagnetic focus and advanced magnetic/astig control)
  • Most have advanced digital convergence for easier setup
  • Capable of 720p, 1080i, and even 1080p (HDTV) resolutions and beyond (as most are graphics grade)
  • Most employ liquid-coupled (LC) optics for better contrast ratio

More information on these features and what they mean is available in the CRT Primer, including our Hooking it all up FAQ.

These projectors represent the highest level of performance in home theater for current satellite/cable TV, HDTV, and DVD playback. They are also capable of resolving the highest resolution (1080p) that will be found on HD-DVD and Blu-ray discs. All have been thoroughly tested and many have had modifications done to them to increase reliability. These are all commercial/professional grade projectors that originally sold for $30K-40K+ and up!

The High Performance CRT projectors are best suited for home theaters with larger screen sizes or where the user wants the absolute best video display available.

If you're looking for an incredibly large and bright CRT projection system then BlendZilla is an option you may want to consider.

Curious how one of these CRT projectors stacks up against others? Check out our Projector Rankings page to see exactly how the different units compare in terms of performance in a home theater environment!

NEC XG series

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All NEC XG projectors are true 1200 lumen 8" EM focus sets. Digital convergence, on screen menus, video, S-video and RGB inputs are stock, the component option is available on the NEC XG 852 models. 100 point convergence allows for super accurate convergence. The NEC has more control over the picture than other 8" sets, making a full set up a bit daunting, but when it's complete, you'll find it's well worth the effort. Smaller than most competing 8" sets, they've been very reliable, and I've sold lots.

Here's the breakdown:

XG 75: Scans to 75Khz (past 1080p).
XG 85: Scans to 85Khz (and has component inputs!).
XG 110: Scans to 110Khz.
XG 135: Scans to 135Khz.

For home theater use, these models all behave very much the same.

'LC' models add liquid coupled tubes for better contrast ratios and less halo'ing.

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Price (USD)

NEC XG 75: Mint original tubes, great shape.

1 $1800.00

NEC XG 75: Very light G and B wear, excellent red.

1 $1600.00

NEC XG 75: New G and B tubes, mint red.

1 $2500.00

NEC XG 75: Very light green wear, R and B in great shape.

1 $1700.00

NEC XG 75: New green tube, good original R and B.

1 $2200.00

NEC XG 110: New G and B tubes.

1 $2500.00

NEC XG 110 LC: 1 in stock, new green and blue tubes installed!

1 $2800.00

NEC XG 110: Excellent tubes, very low hour NEC original tubes. Ceiling brackets included.  Varying pricing depending on tube condition.

5 $1000-1500.00

NEC XG 135: New G and B tubes, mint red. The top of the line non-LC set.

1 $2500.00

NEC XG 135: Excellent tubes, new G and B tubes. Ceiling bracket included.

1 $2500.00


 
NEC  10 PG

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The NEC 10PG is an EM focus set.  1000 lumens super sharp. 92Khz scanrate. It is the only 9" LC colour filtered  set that NEC ever made. Based on the popular PG series of sets, but with the full 9" tubes. 1080p capable.  Those that own one of these (see my forum), swear by the picture. This set gives those nice NEC fleshtones that I love and with 9” tubes, the tubes will last forever. A great way to get into a silky smooth 9” set.

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Sony G70

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This is Sony's top of the line late model 8" LC set. 135 Khz scan rate, component input along with the regular video/s-video/RGB. 1200 lumens.

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Price (USD)

Sony G70: New (not rebuilt) G and B tubes, perfect original red. Ceiling bracket and remote included!

1 $3100.00

 

Barco 1209 series

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These are the equivalent to the Ampro 4600 or Electrohome 9500LC. 9" LC tubes, 1200 lumens, on screen menus, 135 Khz scan rate, video, S-video and RGB inputs.

The 1209 is the original version of this set with HD 10 lenses on it. The 1209s is the newer version and offers Scheimpflug adjustments for better corner focus on each tube.

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Price (USD)

Barco Graphics 1209s: Two left! These came out of a planetarium installation. Minimal (virtually no) tube wear, in really nice shape, c/w GT 17 lenses. Remote control included.

Option: Install new green tube for $5000.00 total.

2 $3500.00




Ampro 4600

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These are state of the art 9" sets, and cost $58K back in 1996-1998. Full 9" tubes, liquid coupled. 110 Khz scan rate. A lot of adjustments on the convergence and picture parameters, this set is on par with the Marquee 9500LC, Barco 1209s, and apparently the Sony G 90.

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Ampro 4600: Both are low hour 1 owner projectors, both are 1080p ready, and do not exhibit the H shift that some of the older 4600s do with converter. 1000 lumens, no wear on the tubes whatsoever. New glycol is in the tubes, as the old Ampro coolant tends to yellow over time. Superb condition overall, wired and wireless remotes included. 9” LC tubes.

2 $2400.00

 

Electrohome Marquee 9xxx series

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State of the art 9" sets.  9" liquid coupled tubes. 135Khz and 1200 lumens with astig adjustments for perfect corner focus. Scheimpflug adjustments are stock on these units.

Very easy to set up. Not as long as most projectors, they are about 3" taller than the Barco series. Very modular in construction, and super reliable. Video, S-video and RGB inputs.

I do all of the mods (including anamorphic squeeze mod, the power supply/filament mods, and replace a bunch of parts on the video boards that commonly fail) required to make the Marquees more versatile and reliable.

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Marquee 9500LC Ultras: Very late model October 2002 build date, with all the mods done. Late model video circuits, power supply fan mod done, anamorphic mod done. Very rare HD10E lenses installed, equivalent to the Barco Cine 9 HFQ900 lenses. One of the best, most reliable 9” projectors around!

2 $7500.00



Sony G90

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The G90 is Sony's best (and last) late model CRT projector.  It uses 9" liquid coupled tubes with EM focus. 150 Khz scan rate (high enough to display anything you can throw at it, including 1080p), component input along with the regular video/s-video/RGB inputs. A super-bright 1300 lumens of light output, digital convergence, and on screen menus with lots of built-in test patterns.

Add a Moome HDMI input card!

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Two incoming very shortly. Should be in good shape.. and cheep!

2 TBD


Barco Cine 9 / 909

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The current model and the highest end Barco ever made. 9” tubes, a completely redesigned chassis with 180 Mhz video amplifiers. The 909 is the industrialized version of the Cine 9. Both have identical specs:

3200x2560 resolution
180Mhz bandwidth
180Khz max scanrate
9" tubes with advanced 6-pole beam correction
81 zones of convergence

The Cine 9 / 909 is rated #1 on our projector rankings list.

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Barco Cine 9 / 909: None currently available

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