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Spanky Ham



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PostLink    Posted: Tue May 20, 2008 4:01 pm    Post subject: CRT monitor section Reply with quote


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Kal,
Have you thought about making a CRT monitor subforum? It would probably bring in some people that otherwise might not see this site. CRT monitors would seem to be a natural extension of this site. I am still curious what the pinnacle of CRT monitors was. I know some say the Sony, but I don't particularly care for it. I haven't seen the widescreen model yet though.
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PostLink    Posted: Tue May 20, 2008 4:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great idea! I'm always looking for info on CRT monitors.
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PostLink    Posted: Tue May 20, 2008 5:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmm... Not a bad idea. All the info on tweaking or repairing CRT monitors is so scattered all over the web.

Spanky, the Sony FW900's were absolutely awesome monitors. I used one for a couple years at a job. Excellent color, perfect convergence, and a really nice big beautiful image. They only downsides were that they were ungodly heavy for a desktop monitor and like all larger Trinitrons, they had the two timing wires which some people dislike. I'd definitely have one of them if I had the room. I never saw a desktop CRT monitor I would have rather had more than an FW900. I think street price on them was around $2000 back in the 2001 timeframe, but last time I looked, they were still around used for $300-400.

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PostLink    Posted: Tue May 20, 2008 9:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Closer to $200 now
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PostLink    Posted: Tue May 20, 2008 11:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've seen a bunch between $200 and $250. I'm going to grab a couple as soon as I possibly can; the 21" variety are really fantastic.
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PostLink    Posted: Tue May 20, 2008 11:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Agreed,

I have the 21" as my main monitor and it is great. I'll be getting a 24" as soon as I can afford (to buy and to ship it Wink )
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PostLink    Posted: Wed May 21, 2008 3:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Zebu Fellenz wrote:
Agreed,

I have the 21" as my main monitor and it is great. I'll be getting a 24" as soon as I can afford (to buy and to ship it Wink )


Yeah it's the shipping that kill's ya...

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PostLink    Posted: Thu May 22, 2008 6:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

How about it Kal? Can we have this? Huh? Can we? Can we? Very Happy
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PostLink    Posted: Thu May 22, 2008 10:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

KAL! My Sony G520P has just started to die! Quick! Make us a CRT monitor forum for the love of CRT!

Please.

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PostLink    Posted: Mon May 26, 2008 4:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kal,
We need some input on this before AR explodes!!!!!
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PostLink    Posted: Mon May 26, 2008 8:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You kids be quiet back there! I'm trying to read.

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ecrabb commented:
> the Sony FW900's were absolutely awesome monitors. I used one for a couple years at a job. Excellent color, perfect convergence, and a really nice big beautiful image. <

Agreed. I haven't tried all the high-end CRTs, but the GDM-FW900s were definitely my all-time favorite. That's why I bought 4 of them: 2 for work and 2 at home. Flat screen, 16:10 AR, 24" diagonal, 2304x1440p@85Hz, ~350 MHz BW, rock solid and extremely adjustable. Introduced at $3k list, and affordable then by very few. I bought mine used at 10c on the dollar, many years later. I run them at 1920x1200, with 2 side-by-side.

> They only downsides were that they were ungodly heavy for a desktop monitor <

No kidding, Scott. They're real backbreakers. I don't mind the size (they're not extremely deep for their display space), but the weight is killer (~100 lbs... 45 kg for you metric guys).

[One other downside is that they coated the screen with an anti-reflective film (very effective), that wasn't fixable if you damaged it. So mars and gashes are common on used units.]

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PostLink    Posted: Mon May 26, 2008 2:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok, I've added a few forum:

Direct View Televisions and Monitors
All TV and monitor display types including rear projection and flat panel. CRT (tube), Plasma, DLP, and LCD technologies.


I decided to go "wider" and not just have a CRT monitor forum. I do't think there's enough traffic to warrant that. If you guys post enough I'll split it up into 3 or 4 separate forums so get busy! Wink

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PostLink    Posted: Mon May 26, 2008 2:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There's currently 2799 members here. I vote for 2799 categories so we can each have our own playpens..Very Happy
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PostLink    Posted: Mon May 26, 2008 3:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Curt Palme wrote:
There's currently 2799 members here. I vote for 2799 categories so we can each have our own playpens..Very Happy

You already do. Just PM yourself. Smile

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PostLink    Posted: Thu May 29, 2008 6:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Curt Palme wrote:
There's currently 2799 members here. I vote for 2799 categories so we can each have our own playpens..Very Happy


I read that really quick and I thought it said "we can each have our own PIGpens"
Which, after working on an Ampro, a Sony 1252 behind it and now the G520 on the couch my living room has started to resemble. Oh yeah and the LD/DVD/Karaoke player I've been tinkering with, and the bag o' cables, and the steering wheel for the PC the list goes on.


BTW

THANK YOU KAL! For the new forum!


Even though I didn't notice it for a couple of days. ( I was busy, the picture's were tastefull, the dog ate my homework, dandruf reared its ugly head, lunch was served, I told her I couldn't breed, she slabbed me)

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