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Previous Thread: >>4446191

>Try to keep it /vr/-related: Nothing past 5th gen(+ Dreamcast). Slight OT might be okay if related to CRTs (E.G. 16:9 compatible models, flatscreens, etc.) Systems with backwards compatibility are also pretty safe territory, assuming you're focusing on the older games. PC CRTs are also a-ok.
>Produce OC! Get out your real cameras and take beautiful pictures of your CRTs displaying recognizable characters with the kind of beautiful accuracy that brings tears to the eyes of young and old alike! If you take 100 photos, at least one of them will turn out alright! (maybe)
>Try to be as detailed as possible when asking info on a specific model. As always, google is your friend, and we are your friends with benefits. Older archived threads aren't a bad place to look either.
>Share appreciation for others choice of technology and personal philosophy of gaming. As always show courtesy in your discussion and moderate yourselves first.

Discussion of video processing and scaling devices is okay, but try to keep the focus on CRTs and CRT accessories

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OP Revision and Update Soon : All suggestions welcome
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new crt thread
feels good man
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Merry Christmas fools!
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>>4480628
damn thats comfy
even more comfy if you they were be all on and hooked to different consoles
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>>4480614
I bought a CRT from craigslist and the colors are very faded looking and the corners are not in focus, almost like the contrast isn't up all the way (the settings indicate otherwise). It's a late 2002 Sony Wega TV and the S-Video is extremely sharp! Uh, anyways, I ordered a degaussing coil to see if that does anything but I haven't received it yet. What do you guise think is up?
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>>4480712
Post a pic.
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>>4480712
starting with focus and g2 pots would be a good idea.
But corner focus is a common problem with consumer CRTs, it's very rarely great and a pain to fix.
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>>4480730
I couldn't find any pot holes anywhere on the case. At any rate, if this requires me to open it up to fix then I'm just not going to bother, CRTs are the single biggest chore to fiddle around with. Plus the thing is ginormous.
>>4480723
It's in my trunk, I'll take pictures of Christmas NiGHTS (thread theme) later on when it's dark
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>>4480749
there's no way around it. Some sets have holes for focus and G2, some have them for geometry pots, but 99% require removal of back panel even for just flyback pots access.
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>>4480768
Welp there that goes, all that's left to try is the coil which I doubt will fix anything. At least the TV was only $25
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I'm looking for a DVD player that is region free and either component or rgb scart. I recently got a PVM and am in awe at watching the dragon ball z "dragon box set" through my PS2. I was utterly blown away by the picture. You can literally see the animation cells on this thing.

I'm using a PS2 or PS3 for DVD or blu ray through component currently, but they are region locked on DVD. Does anyone know a region free DVD player that would work for this?

It's a PVM-20L2MD with an additional RGP/Component expansion port if this is needed info.
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>>4480712
if you have a pc crt monitor just plug it up with the screen up against the TV and it will degauss it
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>EXTRON MLS 304MA
https://www.extron.com/product/product.aspx?id=mls304ma#spec

I can get one of these for cheap, but I'm a little confused by the spec sheet - theoretically I could run 31kHz VGA from my PC through to 15kHz RGBS, is that right? I'm not too familiar with Extron stuff but I'll definitely pick this one up if that's the case
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Hydro Thunder
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>>4480693

It's a work in (slow) progress, this is how it looked last year
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>>4480783
MCloader can supposedly change DVD region on the PS2

>>4480952
It's just a switcher for video, if you give it 31kHz in you'll get 31kHz video out. If you're looking for an extron device that does 31 to 15kHz including 240p support, look for some of the older Emotia models, all out of production and go for kinda crazy prices, but work well. http://retrorgb.com/emotia.html

A better and often easier solution is to set up the PC to run 15kHz out.
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>>4481031
But what if I want to go the other way? 15kHz 240p to 30kHz 240p (Frame doubling to 120fps).
PVM's are expensive/hard to come by locally and I want to use this perfectly good PC CRT that's already taking up loads of space.
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>>4481115
AFAIK there aren't any hardware devices to do frame doubling, you can get scalers/line doublers that'll bring it up to 60Hz 480p though, with every second line black if you want.
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>>4481115

You'd be way better off with a consumer grade TV than jury rigging VGA to a monitor like that. PVM are nice and all but a consumer grade will give you a 9/10 picture without having to fuck with any signal conversions.
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>>4481115
if you want to play 240p on a PC CRT just emulate
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>>4481143
I already have one, but I'd like to jump into the RGB meme, and I like my scanlines extra sharp.
>>4481149
I do that already as well, along with playing "retro" indie titles at native resolutions (pic related), but I'd prefer to use real hardware when I have it available and sitting there.
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New setup new me
Still cleaning up, though
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>>4481031

I'll check into MCloader, thanks for the lead anon.
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>>4481170

That setup looks comfy AF anon. So do you try to do timed solves on your cubes? I used to about 2 years ago. At my best I had gotten to about 45 second-1 minute solves. It's a lot of fun but man does it take a lot of practice.
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>>4481161
Why isn't that filling up the whole screen?
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>>4481170
nice looking tv, that geometry looks perfect
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>>4481187
When I used to play online games I would speed solve during the load times, but I never got bothered learning new algorithms so the best I got was about where you got. The 2x2 I can solve lickity split, but that's nothing too special. Rubik's is just a fun destressor for me now.
To make the post retro, the Saturn is a cool cd player because it has a rocket ship screensaver
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>>4481281
Because... the game isn't designed for that aspect ratio?
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>>4480681
Love that green color on the trees. Monitor type?
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Always time for Mario Kart.
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>>4481304
Ikegami HTM1505r
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>>4480749
Well I got a picture. The dullness of the picture isn’t really captured here, but the colors are, it’s like everything has a weird tinge to it instead of displaying them properly. In person the tv looks very washed out; the whites aren’t white and the blacks aren’t black, both times it’s kind of greyish. It’s too subtle for my camera to pick up on though. I hope I don’t sound like an autist
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Bring out a little table and the Famicom reaches
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>>4481281
Because not all of us are allergic to aspect ratios that don't match the display.
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Guh'ha!
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>flat screen CRT has perfect geometry
>except for the top of the screen which looks like pic related
>unfixable in service menu

Well it’s only really noticeable on certain games but damn it’s frustrating when you do notice.
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PVM 2044qm

How do I fix this?
I already looked inside but I have no idea what to twist and turn, I have the manual but it ain't much help.
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>>4481660
It's good enough.

Just leave it alone.
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>>4481763
I might do just that since I don't even notice it during gameplay.
But let's assume I will want to fix it someday, what would I need to do?
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>>4481780
Not sure which of these controls are available on the 2044 but a combination of miniscule tweaks to Pin Amp, Pin Phase and Corner Pin ought to get it a good as humanly possible i.e 5% better than what you have now.
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>>4481803
Okay, thank you anon.
If it's only 5% then I'll drop it.
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Is a Dell Trinitron Ultrascan P1110 a good monitor . I'm honestly a bit of a noob to this.
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>>4481932

Yes, it's actually rebranded Sony
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>>4480614
>Nothing past 5th gen
>Dreamcast is 6th Gen
We should include Gamecube, PS2 and Xbox. It's been long enough.
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>>4481932
it's not as good as view sanic but it'll do
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>>4481948
You get talk of those often enough in here, but this is the wrong place to try and start an argument for it.
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>>4480628
>>4481024
>not a single impressive CRT
>lays them out like they are on display
FAIL.

Let me guess, USA? Must suck having to scrape off the barrel of shit CRTs and think you're doing good.
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>>4481115
>>4481128
You don't have to do frame doubling for 240p on a VGA monitor, there are scandoublers (RGB 15kHz to VGA 31kHz) that will just show it as 240p or 480p with every second scanline missing
You can even do normal 240p as it's a standard VGA resolution, but that could have aspect ratio problems if we are talking about consoles are the source

Frame doubling is only needed on more modern GPUs when doing emulation on a PC with a VGA CRT
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By any chance, does anyone here have the installer for crt_emudriver beta 10 (GCN version)?

The most recent versions changed the way they handle interlaced resolutions and fucked up my setup. I was forced to reinstall the newer version because I switched from a non-GCN card to a GCN card and they don't keep download links for the previous versions.
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>>4482114
>You can even do normal 240p as it's a standard VGA resolution
Tried that, monitor's low end sync limit's 30kHz so anything lower (like 240p 60hz) isn't working regardless of resolution (which is arbitrary on a CRT anyway). The point of the question was console's spitting out a resolution with a sync half the limit, so I want to double it so it's in range. Not a fan of doubling the resolution and manually inserting blank lines, makes it look less authentic than it actually is.
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>>4482095

Aw are you upset that my game room is bigger than your entire house? No need to lash out anon, you can't help where you were born after all.
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>>4480628
I like your 8 inchers on the side, not a fan of the 14 inch since it's a shitty model. The rest of your CRT's are kind of dumb. Who's viewing angle is that low on the floor, I guess children. Will you be playing games with children?
>>4481024
I actually prefer this over what you have now. Your metal shelves are nice but really put to waste with those 4 CRTs.

I'd post my setup but I'm not home rn. Its the one with the suspension cables and bvm.
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>>4482095

Dude get fucked, take that negative shit to /v/. Are you trying to make up for your insecurities by lashing out at another anon? Pathetic.
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>another convoluted Extron question

Suppose I ran a 31khz PC signal through an Extron VSC 500 in order to drop it to 15khz. I know the 500 can 'fake' a 240p signal - if I pushed said signal through my Extron RGB 109xi and out to my PVM, would it be interpreted as true 240p? I've read elsewhere that setups like this work in this manner. Obviously there are easier ways to do what I'm suggesting, I'm just into Extron stuff and I'm wondering if it's feasible.

Thoughts?
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>>4482095
Super high grade "impressive" broadcasting tubes are cool and all, but it's good to see some old regular old TVs. And if someones going to keep them they have to store them somehow.

If you want to rehash the region-wars for the billionth time, you guys may have had high tech RGB scart connections, but we at least got the full 60 fps.
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>>4482579
VSC 500 only does 576i/480i out, so the converting to 240p/288p just by removing the interlaced sync signal will cause flickering unless the video coming out of the PC is pixel doubled vertically and flicker filter on the VSC is turned off, which is only really practical for retro emulators. The VSC500 will also add a frame or two delay which it needs for the genlock output capability. It'd probably be easier/better to just get an oldish ATi/AMD video card and run 15kHz out directly using CRT Emudriver. Or if you must use 31kHz VGA, get an older model of the Extron Emotia series, does 240p and 480i out with minimal lag.
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>>4482579
Oh nevermind I see now that the input / output arrangement wouldn't work
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>>4482715
It would work, just not very well.
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Theres a SCART shaped thing on the back of this TV, should i get it??
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Should I bother with 8" inch PVM? It seems kind of small.
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never forget
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>>4483061
not unless you know how to solder and make custom cables.
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>>4483070
14 is enough for me but I don't think I could go much smaller.
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>>4483086
hey at least now they know how to make composite sync on green
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>>4483070
women will laugh at you with a crt that small. size matters.
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>>4481450
but it's a 4:3 monitor and a 4:3 game?? so something is fucked up
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>>4481294
genesis was meant to be played at 4:3. not square pixels
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>>4483070
don't even bother with getting a pvm desu
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>>4483131
Sonic Mania is natively 16:9 but you can set it to 4:3 through editing the settings .ini and it works perfectly other than some menu text being cropped. For whatever reason though it's not an option provided in game at all
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>>4483131
>>4483137
thats sonic mania which is 16:9. That monitor looks 4:3 or 16:10
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>>4483131
>>4483143
>>4483145
Monitor's 4:3, played through mania both in 16:9 and 4:3, while having it fill the screen tickles the nostalgia bone more than it does in 16:9, I prefer the extra screen real estate 16:9 provides. 16:9 on 4:3's a perfectly reasonable amount of letter boxing to have, it's when we have 21:9 on 4:3 or 4:3 on 21:9 that things get actively distracting.
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>>4483070
Just bought an eight incher a few days ago for $20. I own a 1344Q, and let me tell you the 13 inch range is definitely the sweet spot for desk setups. I would only advise getting anything under 13" for decoration and muh arcade aesthetic. Mines right next to my WEGA, mirroring its composite/Svideo.

Not a deal-breaker for me, but there aren't any visible scanlines as far as I can tell. One hell of a sharp picture though, composite has never looked better!
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>>4483249
$20 sound like a good deal. I think I'll hold out on it.

>>4483156
True.
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>>4483086
Oh shit you got a screencap of my failure!
Made me laugh, but embarrassing as that was I have learned from it and I now try to get better info before I do something stupid.
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>>4483451

We all start somewhere anon, it gave me a chuckle at the time, but it's part of learning! :)

Enjoy your 4chan fame!
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>>4483451
>>4483086
>THESE are the people who keep the retro bubble going
god damn why is 4chan always right
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>>4483473
What's the problem?
I made a fuck-up and learned from it. Or do you mean there's something wrong with liking retro games and hardware?
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>>4483475
no, what makes your failure so funny is that it proves beyond a shadow of doubt that what /vr/ says about people falling for the retro game meme (usually because of ecelebs) and then going out and buying up all the overpriced PVMs and carts they can find - thus keeping the bubble afloat - is true
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>>4483480
Fair point but that's not my case, I've been playing retro games a lot but only using emulators and now I can finally afford a nice set-up. Also I don't follow any e-celebs and besides , my pvm was 50€.
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I’m looking at a Sharp CRT service manual, and to access the service menu it says to “connect test pattern signal to antenna terminal” and then do a button combination.

Does anyone know if it has to be a specific signal, or could I just connect my n64 via RF and do it?
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>>4483473

All praise be to the bubble! It lets us who were truly /vr/ and not just bandwagoners watch the value of our collection grow! Top KEK at newfags paying top dollar!

That and anyone who is the age to have grown up with the stuff should have a job by now, making the fact it costs money kind of negated. If you are pissed you have to pay $50 for a retro game, maybe you really don't like retro, maybe you could add another $10 to it and buy the new call of duty Quit crying because you like a popular form of entertainment and the basic laws of capitalism don't bend for only you anon.

If you have to have sealed earthbound or stadium events, you're already too autistic to be happy with anything in life anyway.
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>>4483601

I'm pretty sure it's meaning put a test signal (such as 240p test suit) into the signal through an input.

If you can and your tv has it, do it though another input than rf.
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>>4481660
Just a quick update in case anyone cares, I managed to fix the geometry quite a bit but I don't know why it shifted a bit to the right after putting it back together, but I think I'll leave it like this.
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>>4482643
Not those anons, but it is nice to have a regular old CRT. It is more authentic (unless you did grow up playing on studio monitors).
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>>4483801
depending on the console used, image will be shifted left/right more or less, or be wider/narrower anyway. And then there's the MD that has 256 and 320 modes...
This is pretty damn good.
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>>4483838
I used a Wii connected with a component cable and the image is from the 240p test suite.
I'm not complaining. It may not look like it in the pictures but it a huge improvement compared to how it was.
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>>4483680
I’m not angry at the price newfriend, I’m laughing at the stereotype perpetuating itself
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How do I hook up a RGB SCART cable to a plain mono composite TV?
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>>4484465
If it's composite sync you could just wire that to an rca plug, and do the same with the audio
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>>4483680

Ah, in that case I can have a hearty laugh along with you. I was hoping to offer bait to someone actually pissed off and autistical about it.

Yeah, it sucks to pay more than you had to X years ago, but that's just how it's all worked out. Have a good evening or morning wherever you are anon.
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>>4484492
I'm sorry I dont follow.
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>>4484529
SCART normally uses composite sync. If the console you are outputting SCART on uses composite sync then you solder an RCA cable onto that pin and it will give you a composite video. You can do the same for audio. The pinouts for SCART are easy to look up, just make sure that you've got composite sync.
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you can just buy a SCART to composite dongle and it shouldn't need to convert anything
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>>4484638
>>4484657
But there is no Composite TO Scart?
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>>4484658
If you mean it's a TV that takes composite through SCART, just plugging in an rgbSCART cable would most likely work
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>>4484658
????
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I'd rather play this game than watch The Last Jedi.
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My TV has component YUV and s-video inputs, but i found this SONY DVD recorder that has Scart RGB inputs. It works with all consoles but i'm concerned about any lag it's causing.
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>>4485021
The SCART on most recorders will do composite only, and shouldn't cause any significant delay if it's not changing resolution.

What particular model is it?
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>>4485063
RDR-HDC100
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>>4485121
Both SCARTs are RGB-capable according to the service manual
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>>4485126
you can pick these up for under $50, would it be a good alternative for people who can't get a PVM?
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Would using a Dell Latitude D600 s-video port work to display a 240p image on a CRT?
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>>4485138
No
>>4485138
No
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>>4485126
That's pretty neato.

>>4485138
You mean as a RGB to YPbPr transcoder? Maybe. I see it has progressive output support, so may introduce lag or have issues with trying to deinterlace 240p sources.

>>4485142
Unlikely, laptop/video card TV out are usually scaled 480i/576i only.
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>>4483801

Nice fix anon, looks much better.
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Comfy :3
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How does your video settings looks like, guys?
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>>4485663
thats my favorite WEGA model.
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After about two months of lurking I finally found something decent.

$10
JVC - 32" D201
800 Tvl
>http://support.jvc.com/consumer/product.jsp?modelId=MODL020635&pathId=76&page=2&archive=true
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>>4486082
looks good man, go for it.
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Anyone care to analyze my geometry? It's a PVM-20L2MD. Any tips or what to try would be appreciated. It's pretty good and I'm not sperged out about it, just wondering if there's any small things I could try.
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>>4486252

Sorry about the reflection, it's got a big aquarium across the room from it.
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>>4486252
looks like squares and maybe dots
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Can anyone tell me what this white port is?

It's on the back of this little Toshiba CRT I have that has a built in DVD player.
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>>4486252
need to adjust upper and low pin some but then it's prob perfect
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>>4486546
bring them both in just a little to match the curve of the glass in the corners
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>>4486547
If that doesn't get it perfect then adjust PAMP
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>>4486546

>>4486547

Thanks, I'll give that a try, luckily this model has a pretty robust service menu so I'm not going to have to open it up. I really appreciate the advice

>>4486257

Not very helpful but it made me laugh, thanks for that!
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>>4486510
Possibly a factory test/programming connector.

Got a model number?

>>4486252
I'd push pincushion out a bit
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FOund a neat little digital photo fram shaped like a CRT but none of the files i put on it will work.
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>>4486592
Toshiba MD9DM1R
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>>4486646
omg thats awesome
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>>4486731
I wanted to take a photo of it displaying pic related but its not opening any photo or video i put on SD card.
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>>4486747
haha that would be great

I've got an old tiny portable black and white crt I wanna clean (work's but has a few problems) and have it running title screens on it
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>>4486747
Are you giving it the right file format?
Are you giving it the right height and width image?
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>>4486747
needs more scanlines
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>>4486706
Yep, it's meant for factory test, the connector has a connection to the I2C data bus, feedback from the tuner, as well as left/right audio out.
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>>4486787
Cool, thanks for the information, was just wondering why it was there.
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Found this on Facebook marketplace for $30. It’s a Sony kv-35xbr48, and it has inputs for composite, component, and S-Video. Oddly enough it has composite out. Weighed a ton too.
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Can somebody explain what AGC and AFT mean in a service menu?
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>>4486753
aren’t you from /lgbt/?
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What game is this from the 240p suite scroll test?
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>>4485663

Hey man I have the same model, would you be able to post a screen shot of the grid on 240p suite if you have it on your Wii?
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>>4486820
Nice find! How does component look on it? Seems to have really good geometry too.
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>>4486982
It's pretty good on 240p, but 480 there is some overscan in the upper and bottom, I don't know if that can be fixed. I mean, in game there is no overscan, I read games rarely get past those anyway.
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>>4486954
Thats KiKi KaiKai
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>>4486820
Shit Yeah! I didn't know Sony had component inputs on their older black TVs.

My xbr from 1990 still looks great with Svideo. Nice find.
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>>4487757
The is actually the only consumer model (XBR48) that did have them. Everything else maxed out at S-Video until you get to the silver FD sets.
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Finally got this big bitch home.
I accidently smashed a Small hole in the guys wall trying to walk out up two flights of stairs.

Do your guys see anything really wrong here? Looks pretty good from my end. Just wanted to make sure.
$10 for the set and $10 for the hole.
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>>4487874
Running through my PS2, with Component
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>>4487126
I haven’t had a chance to test component out yet, I’ll give it a shot after work and post it on here. The geometry is great, it’s one of the first things I noticed, I’ll do a test on that as well. Thanks, this was a great find, my CRT hunting days are over.
>>4487757
I was surprised to see component since the manufactur date sticker had 1997 on it. This was a very high end tv for the time, a website I found said it retailed for $2,500! I’ll post a picture with the inputs tonight.
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>>4487874
>>4487881
Looks fine. You could try testing it though.

http://junkerhq.net/xrgb/index.php?title=240p_test_suite
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If I use a VGA to DVI or HDMI adapter, is the signal altered in any way? Would I lose the ability to display low resolution, high refresh rate?
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Does the XBR910 have the super fine pitch tube? And if not, is it still worth picking up off the side of the road?
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>>4488368
VGA is analog, HDMI is digital, and DVI can carry both. Going from analog to digital is something you don't want to do externally with video games
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Every night before bed I pray that SED technology finally makes it to consumers
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>>4488370
It does have a super fine pitch tube. Definitely worth picking up.
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>>4488529
Your meme tech is dead. OLED hype killed it.
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>>4488536
Thanks, I've been doing some research and the image quality differences between the 910 and 960 should be mostly indiscernable.

However, does anybody know of any hd crt's which can display 720p natively without an upscaling to 1080i?
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I am genuinely confused on what Extrons actually do for CRTs, help?
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>>4488567
Extron is a company. What Extron product are you confused by
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>>4488560
PC CRTs and some multiformat professional monitors, I don't think there were any 720p native consumer CRT TVs.
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>>4488576
Stuff like >>4480952 , I sometimes see em on top of TVs and was always curious what they did.
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>>4488631
The box there is a switcher for four video inputs, two RGB, two composite to two outputs, one VGA with two types of connectors depending on what you prefer, the other composite, it's also an audio amplifier to drive a pair of speakers.
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>>4488637
Interesting, so is it basically a Scart switcher?
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>>4488639
It can be if you use SCART to VGA cables. The audio amplifier part is its main purpose.
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>>4488549
>>4488529

We can only pray that South Korea gets nuked seeing as they produce 99% of the worlds TVs currently
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>>4486842
Yeah why I was a geek before I was a tranny pal
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Which one of these should i get?

I've been looking for a long time and they are the only 14" CRT's that have came up.
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>>4488890
left, s-video
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>>4488891
Its a headphone jack. both are composite only. but Ive looked at the service manual for the Sony and it wouldnt be too hard to RGB or s-video mod.
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>>4488901
you shouldn't go poking around inside CRTs unless you know what you're doing
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>>4488910
I've done it before on my old TV
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>>4488410
So nothing would be lost going from VGA to DVI?
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>>4488938
If going to DVI-A, yep, it's just changing the physical connector. If going to DVI-D you can lose quality through the analogue to digital conversion process.
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>>4488529
that's still fixed-pixel trash
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>>4486546
>>4486549
>>4486592

Welp. I've tried finding any kind of upper or lower pin on this model (PVM-20L2MD) and I can't find the setting in the service menu. Also not finding any P.AMP settings either. I've tried finding it's service manual online but no luck on the L2, the MDU seems to have different options in it's menu.

I did move pincushion out like one or two clicks along with one click on the para setting, got rid or almost got rid of the slight bowing in on the right lower corner. I could get rid of it completely, but then it messed up the left side, so I struck a balance.

All in all, I'm pretty happy with it but it is a bit off on the top, goes more straight than with the curve of the screen. If the top of the screen were a string, you could pull it slightly upward in the middle and it would be perfect. I'm not sure why, but the picture isn't showing the issue too well.

Thanks for all the help anons!

I'll try to take some gameplay pics soon so we have some more crt pics to look at.
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Undertale running @ 320*240 60hz 15khz on a KV-21CL10E Made in Spain
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>>4489502
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I should have listened when I heard that anything over 27" is just too fucking big and annoying to live with.
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Is viewsonic G90fB a good monitor?
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>>4489630
Yup.

I mean it's not going to supplant my 22" Lacie EB IV as top dog around these parts but pretty nice for a 19-incher.
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Just picked up the xbr910 from the side of the road. I'm going to let it sit for a long while because it was outside in below zero temps overnight, but I have high hopes
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>>4489659
While you're letting it sit, might wanna take the chance to take the back off and maybe clean it out a little bit.
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>>4489723
I also need to build a support structure for this 200 lb monster. Anybody have a suggestion for a nice low-profile stand for this? Too bad it didn't come with Sony's stand
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>>4489647
This is it then. I'll just get it. And for 8$ it's a pretty good deal. God bless living in Eastern Europe.
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Is the iiyama vision master pro 454 some kind of rebadge ?
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>>4489821
Yes. Internally it's a Mitsubishi monitor.
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just sniped a PVM 1954Q for $100
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>>4490150
>sniped
>$100
Whoopdyfuckingdoo
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>>4488890
I went with the Sony. looks great.
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>>4490390
damn, i've actually been looking for a flat trini this size and now I really want one. That coolbaby famiclone has great composite video too for whatever reason. Mine didn't work with my everdrive so I dumped it though.
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Sorry, I haven't been on /vr/ in a long time --when did PVMs and RGB become a "meme"? I legitimately don't remember this. Did demand pick up and cause issues? Are people arguing RGB isn't worth it?
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>>4490416
It's always really been a meme. It's a highly desirable and super nice meme, but a meme nonetheless. RGB being 'worth it' or not has always been and will remain 100% subjective for non yuros. also shame on you for leaving.
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>>4490416

It's mainly jealousfags or people saying it in jest. They've gone up in price a lot, so it's either people who don't want to pay much and/or can't afford them, or can't find them in the wild.

I overpaid for mine and realize it's meme-level type behavior, but I love the thing, the picture is amazing. Retro consoles and gaming is my hobby, so I may as well get the best quality I can. I have a PVM and realize BVM are supposedly better, but even I don't have the sickness to pay any more for one.

Any CRT is great for retro stuff, but if you have to have turbo autist levels of perfection, rgb and pvm/bvm are pretty much the best option.
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>>4490423
>>4490430
(I know anon, I've been disloyal. Forgive me?)
Appreciate it. I paid $50 for a 14" a few years ago and thought that was a bit much at the time, but they're a difficult find where I live so I thought that was the best I could do. Now I'm seeing the same model for many times that on eBay and a lot of bitterness about them here in general. Kind of a shock!
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>>4490410
https://youtu.be/8Rz52hqUsUI?t=521

Its actually a great little TV
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>>4490505
what model is it? guess i'll keep an eye out for one since my consumer trinitron isn't going to last forever and i'd like a more recently manufactured set
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>>4490561

It's a KV-PF14P10

looks like adding RGB is relatively simple. but im happy with how composite looks at the moment.

https://imgur.com/gallery/42kRH
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>>4490598
Thanks anon, greatly appreciate it. I'm 100% cool with composite because I mostly play Famicom. I run pic related with RF most of the time.
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How is this possibly "in stock"?
http://ipcrepublic.com/MONIVISION-Widescreen-34-viewable-Flat-CRT-Direct-View-Monitor-480p-1080i-720p-VGA-No-Vision-Box_2029_1561.html
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>>4490682
order one and find out, hombre
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>>4481161
Hello friend
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If i ever won the lottery I would buy one of the asian CRT factories and produce trinitrons again with just SCART.
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>>4488763
Stay off our board, tranny faggot.
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Will be adding a second CRT to my collection this weekend. My very first PVM. getting HYPED
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>>4490925
better prepare your connectors
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>>4490931
I already have a good amount of SCART cables and component, just need to buy one of them adapters for RGB.
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>>4489501
I thought the battle screens were still 640x480 when I tried. Are you seeing distortion in the battles?
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What is warping caused by and how do I fix it?
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>>4490226
sounds like someone can't find a PVM
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>>4491842
Actually I've got over 20 and all cost less than that including 4 BVM-20s, 2 Profeels and a PVM-2950.
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>>4488763
fuk off
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>>4488643
Been a while but for the purposes of retro I was under the impression they were primarily used to convert 31kHz RGBHV (VGA from a PC) to 15kHz RGB+s for SCART/PVMs, or sometimes force 240p from a 480i input. Not really about the audio in this case and more of a down converter than a switcher
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>>4492047
What the fuck did you just fucking say about me, you little bitch? I’ll have you know I graduated top of my class in TV repair man school, and I’ve been involved in numerous broadcast studios, and I have over 300 confirmed PVMs. I am trained in recaps and I’m the top degausser in the entire /crt/ general. You are nothing to me but just another cheap toshiba set. I will wipe you the fuck out with precision the likes of which has never been seen before on this Earth, mark my fucking words. You think you can get away with saying that shit to me over the Internet? Think again, fucker. As we speak I am contacting phonedork and your TV is being smashed right now so you better prepare for the storm, maggot. The storm that wipes out the pathetic little thing you call your life. You’re fucking dead, kid. I can find any TV, anytime, and I can kill you in over seven hundred scan lines, and that’s just with my bare hands. Not only am I extensively trained in soldering, but I have access to the entire arsenal of RetroRGB and I will use it to its full extent to wipe your miserable ass off the face of the continent, you little shit. If only you could have known what unholy retribution your little “clever” comment was about to bring down upon you, maybe you would have held your fucking tongue. But you couldn’t, you didn’t, and now you’re paying the price, you goddamn idiot. I will shit fury all over you and you will drown in it. You’re fucking dead, kiddo.
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>>4491808
What kind of warping? Post pics.
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>>4492130
The MLS above doesn't do any conversion, you're thinking of the Emotia series (particularly the older ones that do 240p natively) or VSC series for downscaling to 15kHz modes, and the RXi RGB interface series that's common for forcing 240p.
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>>4492379
It's when the screen moves.
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>>4492389
Post pics/link video then
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>>4492146

top kek, nice pasta!

Degauss his ass anon!
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>>4492389

Give us more info, what is hooked up when it warps moves? What type of input, etc. Pics would be super helpful or video if possible.
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>>4492386
my mistake; I didn't look closely at the model!
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>>4492550
I have a shitty camera so I don't know if this will work.
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>>4486820
Here’s the fancy inputs, I’ll do the geometry tests right now. I don’t know what the S-Link inputs do, but I’m guessing it was meant for a Sony audio receiver?
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>>4492146
not bad, anon, not bad.
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>>4492657
Is it possible to fix the overscan on this?
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>>4492704
why would you want no overscan on a crt
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>>4492707
If that’s normal that’s fine then. I was looking at the PVM in this thread and I noticed you could see the red borders.
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>>4492719

Most people, like you, have no idea what they are doing, it's the blind leading the blind
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>>4492595
That's horizontal pincushion, can adjust for it in the service menu.
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So I managed to save the final CRT that my work hadn’t thrown out. It is a PVM-8040, and I can’t actually display anything on it because I lack an S-Video cable for my Nintendo consoles, and don’t have an SDI-RCA adapter. Anyone have experience with these?
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>>4492965
>>4492961
loling at your life right now. lrn2exifdata
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>>4492967
4chan scrubs the exif nowadays
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>>4492968
yeah but your os doesn't. so it looks fine when you preview it. you need to learn how to actually rotate it properly.
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>>4492967
Ok, still doesn't answer my question.
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>>4492976
okay well first of all that's not sdi. sdi uses bnc connectors, yes, but that's just a bnc terminal which accepts composite. all you need is an rca female to bnc male adapter.
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Ive got two 8" Sony PVMs in Seattle that I dont need. Anybody want to trade? Is that okay in these threads?

RyanStevenPhillips at Gmail.
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>>4492981
My mistake, and I actually have a BNC-RCA adapter ordered.
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Using a free CRT from a relative. There's this weird black section missing from the side. Is it busted? Anything I can do to fix it?
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>>4493034
Games not quite filling the screen is common, since the exact timings of what gets drawn on screen aren't the same between consoles. You may be able to adjust for it in your TV's service menu, or shift the image in the game or console's settings.
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Hey, dumb question I know but I've looked in the service manual and I can't find anything. For some reason, the input display on my PVM-14M4A just won't go away, I haven't turned on anything that would've changed it but it just started recently. Anyone know what might be happening/how to fix it?
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>>4493102
I'm guessing it's the tv itself because switching consoles produces the same result.
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Also. Have a closeup.
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>>4493171
Nah man, you just need to adjust the overscan if you can on the crt, it might need to have some v. angle or pin phase adjustment though.
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>>4492719
Most content you're displaying on a CRT is expecting something like 5% overscan, and as such -should- take this into consideration in keeping important stuff like HUDs and the like outside of that portion and with in a "safe area".

Depending on your taste, some prefer to have almost no overscan to see the full raster, even if it means an ever so slightly smaller image over all, but that also leaves you able to see every little bit of weirdness at the edge of the raster. Adjusting to have the red dot in the center of the squares just outside of view is a decent compromise.

This only applies to TVs and the like. PC monitors (not PVMs/BVMs/etc) are expected to have no overscan and have the full raster visible.
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>>4492719

I usually try to get it perfect with no overscan on my PVM, this lets me see the geometry on the edges better. After I get the adjusting out of the way, I'll make it a bit bigger in horizontal and vertical directions so it does have a bit of overscan. The pic you posted isn't bad at all as far as overscan goes. It's a bit more than I have, but if it wasn't an easily adjustable setting on a menu, I'd be happy with how yours is right now. That amount of overscan is pretty normal.
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>>4492965

You can usually find snes to s-video cables on ebay fairly cheap. Even the cheap ones aren't bad. That said, there is a dude in poland that makes shielded ones that are a slight improvement. Nothing groundbreaking, but it can help with slight audio buzz if you have it.

The audio buzz is usually pretty minor and only happens for me on almost pure white screens with no other audio. Once the game's music plays you'll probably not even notice it.
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>>4493428
Its ok for US consoles, but PAL nintendo console cables need capacitors and resistors or the image will be way too bright. nintendo didnt put filter caps in PAL SNES, N64 and GCN for some reason.
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>>4492791
How? I'm in the service menu now, what specific setting do I fuck with?

http://neohyphengeo.com/PVM20M2MDU_SM_SONY_EN.pdf

the manual for my model if it helps
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>>4493536
See figure 5-6, first to adjust would be PIN.AMP
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>>4493552
thank
time to fuck around until it looks good
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I just saw this on imgur, thought fellow CRTheads would get a kick out of it. I suppose there are retro games on the ps store, so you could use this for retro.
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>>4489630 reprting in
I still haven't bought anything, but after searching a bit further, I found a viewsoic e92+, a Sony multtiscan e250 and a viewsonic gf775. G90fb and e92f+ are 8$ each, e250 is 11$ and gf775 is 13$. Should I just go with gf775 or are there any known issues with it?
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>>4489501
How do you output from PC to the TV? Especially at 15khz?
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>remote costs double the price of the TV
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>>4493428
actually cheap s-video cords are mostly bad. they tend to be wired to send composite over s-video, which is even worse than regular composite

sadly, OEM nintendo s video cords now go for around $40
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>>4493791
most are actually correct but have super-thin non shielded wires
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>>4493167

It doesn't time out after about a minute?
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>>4493167

Are you stuck in the service menu then? I know on mine if you push degauss and enter (same combo as you got in there with) it goes away.
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New crtfag here.
Tossing the 36"JVC out. Trash picture and one of the speakers are blown. Never letting this happen again.

>Find out if it's in a fucking basement...
>Bring a bro to help.
>Don't go over 27"
>Has a remote
>Turn it up and listen for blown speakers
>Bring a console and and test the bitch out right there.
You're going to live with this thing, you might as well make sure it checks out before you haul it inside your home. I'll never fuck this up again.
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I have a 20 inch pvm but have the opportunity to get an 8 inch with rgb/component for a good price in excellent shape.

Do I do it? Seems kind of small. Maybe I can use it as a tiny desk monitor for Gameboy games or something.
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>>4494190
Stick with the PVM. This hobby is can be a stupid endless rabbit hole loop. You will always be looking for something new / different. The PVM is solid.
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>>4494190
Keep your pvm, but if the 8" is cheap, why not? Use it for gameboy stuff or as a test monitor on your repair bench.
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>>4494197
>>4494230

Yeah, definitely don't plan on outright replacing the 20 inch with the 8, I should've been more clear.

Has anyone here used or have an 8 inch? How does it look and how feasible is it to play actual games on it? I like the fact that it has a handle on the top for some vidya anywhere around the house, but there's no point if I can't see shit on it like enemy gunfire or whatever.
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>>4494258

I have two of them >>4480628

Looks fine and it's fine to play games on as long as you are only sitting a foot away from the screen. I don't actually use them since my 32" Trinitron shits all over any PVM meme.
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>>4493729
Any sony remote will work.

I use the remote from my 4k TV on my 90s Trinitron. lol
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>>4491778
Yes, the text is slightly blurry. It is still readable, as it doesn't seem to change the resolution while ingame.

>>4493676
Using a VGA-SCART cable with CRT_EmuDriver by Calamity under Windows 7 (+ atombios as the GPU's BIOS to see the POST and BIOS in 15khz, but that was just an added bonus I threw into the card). I have an HD 4250.
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>>4483601
Probably doesn't need anything connected anyway.

>>4494258
i like my 8" sets. Great for desktop use.

>>4494368
Win10 also works. And you want a Radeon HD 5000 series card or newer for best results. Also, please post link to VGA cable that combines sync.

>>4493676
https://www.aussiearcade.com/showthread.php/87668-A-guide-to-connecting-your-Windows-PC-to-an-SD-CRT-TV-PVM-or-Arcade-Monitor
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>>4494258
I have a 13" and an 8". After using the 13" for a while, its incredibly apparent how unappealing playing on an 8" monitor is.

Can you do it? Yes. Do I recommend it? No. 13" Should be your bare minimum for desktop gaming, anything smaller should be used for muh aesthetic only. I can only imagine how annoying such a microscopic screen could be to play through a game on. Maybe use one as a spare/portable video tester. The only reason I have mine is because I got it for $20 shipped. Right now it's mirroring my WEGA's display. Also if it is a make or break for you, there are no scanlines on anything below 13". Crisp as hell picture though, even with composite.

Pic related, here's my 27FS dwarfing it.
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>>4494550
http://www.tienda.arcadeshop.es/cables/22-cable-vga-scart-con-audio-jack-euroconector.html

Above is the cable that I've been using, up until a while ago. It crapped out after 2 years (the pins came out of the SCART socket) and since it's a pain to go around testing every one of the 21 pins, (also some of them drive power lines for auto switching, which could speak mean catastrophe if wired improperly, and i don't really wanna risk killing this beautiful set) I decided on buying another one from retrocables.es, which isn't only far cheaper, it has better build quality (I know cuz I use one of theirs in another one of my wares, a raspberry pi that's modded to run in 15khz RGB tucked in with emulators, since i bought it a year ago, and it works like a charm, never given me a single problem).

Here's the one I'll use from now on

http://retrocables.es/tienda/index.php?id_product=55&controller=product&id_lang=4
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>>4494571
Note, this is European SCART, not JP21. So it will only work with devices wired to use EU SCART or European CRT TVs (probably American PVMs too which I think use SCART).
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>>4494550
Oh yeah, also, I use this method cuz it's the one that works best for me (win7 with crt_emudriver and all). What is the exact benefit of upgrading? Honest question, since win7 never gave me a problem, and most emulators usually only benefit from having a stronger, possible single-core CPU (I learned this the hard way after I built a multicore PC for 15khz and most of the cores are useless since the emulators won't support SMP, which means i kinda wasted my money, fuck).
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>>4494561
After having a 36" this is how I feel about 27" sets and anything below.
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>>4494561
>there are no scanlines on anything below 13
On color sets, for sure.

But monochrome, even a 5'' can have them.
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>>4494571
Cheers, and noted SCART not JP21.

>>4494585
Answers in the guide i linked to. Mostly for EDID-emulation and ease of setup.
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>>4494596
...or not just setup, but modifying and tinkering later on as well. And you get the flicker filter using interlaced modes, though admittedly you can't turn it off.
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>>4494605
Does it crap out when applications change from interlaced to progressive? it does this in windows 7 and it makes me go nutshit having to wire stuff using resolution changes and hand made batch scripts
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Is it worth modding my TV for RGB if i just use a wii with emulators?
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>>4494596
thanks a bunch! i've just checked the link in your post and browsing around it i found a new version of crt_emudriver that wasn't posted in the link from which i usually got crt_demudriver off of! (also seems to work on win7, so i'll def give it a try).

serves me right for not browsing imageboards more often.
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I want to play some old PC games (up to late 90's) on a consumer grade CRT monitor. What the way to do this with the least amount of hassle?
Modern windows doesn't even support such low resolutions, so do I have snag a Windows 98 machine and go through all that trouble? Surely there's an easier way?
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>>4494814
Windows runs low resolutions fine if the application you're using is in fullscreen mode, it just doesn't like you setting below 800x600 for the desktop.

DOSbox is useful.
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>>4494612
What other connections do you have available?
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>>4494838
Ok cool, tbqh I haven't been able to try it yet and l'm stuck just speculating until after the holidays.
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>>4494607
Actually, one of the features of the newer cards is faster resolution switching - and not just slightly faster either. I can't speak as to what will happen with resolution changes mid game though, but i do use a frontend that switches to and from games using all sorts of resolutions, and have no issues that can't be solved within the frontend.
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>got a monster 32 in toshiba
>tfw both bottom corners pull to the left
>service menu doesnt have an option that helps without fucking everything else up
:^(
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My cheap ass RCA does this weird flickering when there's a flash between light and dark colors, what causes this? Using the Spawn cartoon because it was so distractingly bad during the opening scene that it was borderline unwatchable.
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>>4494571
hey, how are those cables wired? I know winmodelines will give you composite sync, as will older versions of CCC. Is it possible to get composite sync with crt_emudriver somehow? Or are those cables able to combine sync?
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is the Viewsonic G773 monitor sufficient for emulating on a pc?
It is locally available for $60
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Found this 20yo boy still working at my parents. Shame it's composite.
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Does an Extron RGB 109xi do scan conversion? Or just output RGBS at 31khz
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>>4495198
The latter, or rather just passed through whatever it is fed with some modifications to the sync signal.

Sounds like you want a VSC.
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>>4495198
It passes through whatever resolution you put into it, with the option for delaying/advancing the sync or removing interlacing to turn 480i into 240p if desired.
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>>4495124
I suspect it's whatever device you're using to play the video that's doing it, not the TV.
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>>4495098
Sadly, I couldn't get the feature I wanted with the new version of the driver after clean installing it :(. What I wanted was to have applications running in 480i and then switch them to whatever progressive mode I wanted, but neither version of the driver support this under Windows 7. I can't install XP. I guess I'm locked because I use this computer for netplay with friends using Retroarch which can actually run in whatever native resolution I want and still netplay, which is amazing for coop games and the like. That was what I was talking about.

>>4495125
The retrocables.es version uses the wiring in pic related. Replace the Molex socket with a USB to give it the 5v the CRT needs to switch into RGB mode (it doesn't switch into the RGB channel automatically though, cuz it doesn't have voltage going into that).

The more expensive one in arcade shop spain (which has shoddy build quality imo since it broke various times) I assume has this exact wiring.
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Are Grundig or Seleco televisions and good? I live in a tiny country where it's hard to find stuff like Trinitron.
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>>4482095
>>4480628
>>4481024

get on my level bitches !
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>>4495369
meh... not 15khz
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>>4495379
>4495379

jelly as fuck tho
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>>4495417
To be honest, I would want a 31khz one (for vns and some old school pc games like thief) but I'm out of space in my bench.
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Do these converter boxes actually work?
If I only game on my Ps2, would this work?
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>>4495369
>no eizo
yuck
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>>4495369
You rang ?
(FW900 and PVMs not pictured)
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>>4495563
They work but you have to tune them manually.

Why would you use that with a PS2? It outputs component video natively through official PS2 component video cables...
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>>4495637
>It outputs component video natively through official PS2 component video cables...

This exactly. You can get monster component cables on ebay for under $20 if you look around a bit. They are the thick blue/purplish ones and have really good build quality. They also have s-video ones that work natively with ps1 (component doesn't with ps1).
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>>4495767
Actually, any cables that were made during the ps3 era and not the ps2 are really well built. I have an energizer one I bought for $4 and its super sharp.
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>>4495470

Is that 1080i?
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>>4495804
480i as you see listed in the script's output
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>>4495281
I don't think so, it happens when using DVD playback on my PS3, both PS1 and PS2 games on my PS2 (I use the same S-Video cable for both systems), and on my Wii through composite regardless if it's a modern or retro game.
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>>4495630
Can someone please link to those printer swivel things? I've been told they're for printers and stuff but I've yet to come across one for sale anywhere.
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I bought a Panasonic PanaBlack with component input for 15 bucks. Can't wait to be part of the RBG master race.
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Bitches love CRT
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>>4495767
>>4495797
Any cables off amazon specifically? There's a fucking ton of em.
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>>4496734

The purple monster ones are what I use. Search for "ps2 monster component"

https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=ps2+monster+component

They are stupid prices there, like $50-150... ebay they are around $20. I don't really have experience with the other brands, so pay particular attention to the reviews if you go with a different one.

The first party is probably good, but again $68 on amazon, vs probably much cheaper on ebay. If I absolutely had to go amazon, I'd probably get the monoprice one that's $12.75, it's probably ok and has a few hookups with it.
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>>4496043
These are standard Ikea Jerker printer shelves. Pretty hard to find without getting a whole desk assembly, and are only bolt-on on these desks.
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>>4480614
So I just got a monitor for my Dreamcast and it looks terrific. What am I going to do for games that don't want to work with it, though? Sure some games can be circumvented but even some of those just look bad like in here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJOoWP5XF5U

The Retro-Bit S-Video cable that I got has really gross checkerboarding everywhere, so does anybody have any better recs?
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>>4497628
Or is it possible that that cable just happened to be a dud?
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>>4497628
>>4497635
It's totally possible that that's a shitty cable since retrobit is pretty shitty, but I haven't tested that one myself.
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>>4497649
Are there any DC cables that you could recommend?
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>>4497652
Generally, S-Video cables that have a composite lead on them are not real S-Video cables; so if you can find one that's just S-video and audio leads, that might be a better choice. It looks like a lot of the 3rd party VGA boxes now have S-video outputs, that might be a better solution as well. But someone else may have more specific advice, my dreamcast stuff has been in storage for awhile so I'm a bit out of the loop with it.
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There's a free KV-24FS120 that I found on craigslist, would the average person be able to lift this thing up by themselves? Also, would it be worth driving 30 minutes for this?
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>>4497915
Should probably be around 70 lbs, get it if you've been looking more than a month and can't find anything better. It's a serviceable set.
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>>4495630
why even try?
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>>4497927
Oh so it's not that great of a set? I've pretty much just started looking for Trinitrons after giving up on PVMs/BVMs (for now) and I only have room for a set no bigger than 24 inches.
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>>4497950
Nit that guy but it's an alright consumer set with component. You should get it if you can't find a black trinitron with component.
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For how much would you try to sell a 1992 RCA television with faux-wood sides? Where would be the best place to post this?
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>>4498097
No more then $5-10 if that. I love faux-wood TVs, but they aren't worth anything.
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>>4498106
Recycling centre it is then.
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>>4498139
If it's in good shape and works well, you may find a taker who'd come grab it for free if you list it on your country's craigslist/gumtree/etc. Save you the effort of dumping it.
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how do I plug a crt into my gtx 1060?
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>>4498308
With a active displayport or hdmi to vga adapter. Video DACs for analog out were taken out after the 900 series.
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>>4498308
You mean a PC crt monitor, or an SD TV/video monitor?
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>>4498338
pc monitor, vga
I know I have to use an active adapter, but I have some questions
is there going to be a lot of input lag?
can I use high refresh rates?
is the image quality going to degrade in any way?
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>>4498346
practically no lag
on most of them you're limited to 165Hz pixek clock, whch can be the limiting factor for high resolution/refresh rate if you're using a high end monitor.
quality will depend on how good the converters ADC is, even the cheapo ones usually good enough though IMO.
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>>4498358
165MHz*
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Just bought a Sony Trinitron Multiscan e100, if buy an adapter and plug in a ps1 will it give it scan lines or am i stuck using this with my thinkpad
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Managed to snag a 27FS100 on Facebook market today for 5 bucks. New to CRTs, is it a decent model to start on?
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>>4480614
>gaming
Listen, and listen well, you little piece of shit and everyone else who does this, this isn't a tech related rant, or even an anti-game rant.
The word 'game' is a substantive, you will IMMEDIATELY stop using it as a verb, go back to elementary school before posting on the internet, have I made myself clear you analphabet spoiled faggot?
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>>4498560
you won't be able to plug any consoles up to it that ouput 15 kHz (so anything with scalines). You can emulate 240p on a PC by making a custom resolution of 240p@120hz
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>>4498618
t. gamer
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>>4498618
us gamers huh
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>>4498308
get a titan x or 980ti.
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>>4498593
>27FS100
It's pretty decent, has component input.
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Would it look ugly having a CRT setup right in front of a closet so that it's completely blocking it?
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I miss my KV-AR212
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>>4499061
RIP
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who would do such a thing
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Here's my xbr910 picked up out of the snow running Ōkami hd through ps3 component.
She's got years left in her judging by the brightness of the tube, thank God.
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>>4499068
That was a lie, HERE it is
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>>4483680
cringe
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>get all the CRTs in the world and set them up with RGB years ago
>stop coming here forever
>go to the retro store and see them selling consumer CRTs for silly prices

So I hear CRTs are pretty popular now.
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>>4499049
how would you use closet
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>>4499067
pretty cool desu
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>>4499195
I currently use it to store random shit that I have laying around as well as to hang jackets.
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Reminder that playing NES on anything other than a 1980s SHARP TV with composite and RF only goes against what the developers intended.
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>>4499209
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>>4499209
I have to use a period-correct SONY with RF, but damn what I would do for >>4499210
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Hey guys, just learned about PVMs and decided to pick one up! Advice?
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I have a Raspberry Pi 3 model B arriving in the mail, and I also have one of those crappy HDMI to RCA converters. Would I be able to get a 240p signal through the converter?
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>>4499730
Those converters will only spit 480i and be super laggy. If you want 240p out of the RPi you'll want a RetroTINK thingy.
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>>4499730
Why don't you just use the Pi's built-in composite output rather than a chink lagbox?
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>>4499678
They are a meme, don't pay more than 50 bucks for one if you do really want to buy one.
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>>4499798
Didn't the model 3 drop the composite out?
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>>4499824
Nope. It's just a 3.5mm jack now rather than an RCA.
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As far as I know, low brightness and high contrast should yield good results on a regular consumer Sony Trinitron.
But what are the sweetspots? And picture sharpness and color, what do they really do? I've been playing around with my PS1 using RGB (Scart) but it feels like my picture is "washed out" or something.

I dunno, maybe I expect too much out of the TV, but I feel like some of the pictures you guys post are really crisp and clean, while still using a consumer set.

Anyone got any ideas/tips?

(Model is Sony KV29K5E, and here's the manual: https://www.manualslib.com/manual/786971/Sony-Kv-25k5a.html#manual)
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What's the smallest recommended CRT I can hope to find that's got VGA, component and S-video on it?
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>>4500086
Literally does not exist.
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>>4500091
We weren't talking about your dick.
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>>4500076
Picture of my settings.

I tried taking some Scanline-pics but my phone somehow doesn't wanna capture them in a good way...
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>people use extron crosspoints when they only need one output
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>>4500102
Sorted as:

1. Contrast
2. Colour
3. Brightness
4. Sharpness
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>>4500102
Just adjust it using colour bars as a reference. It's objective, standardised and piss-easy to do.

Someone else's settings are not going to work, end of story.
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Anybody have experience making cables? I'm thinking I want to make my own console->BNC cables, but having trouble finding what to buy to make the cleanest cables.
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To everyone here with a PVM/BVM in their possession, how did you go about acquiring it?
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>>4500213
Got it for free at my last job. It was a throwaway from a largely defunct college TV station. It's a very low end PVM though, composite and S-video only, they were hanging on to all the good ones. I also bought a 5" PVM from a friendly anon from this general because I think they're cute.
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>>4500213
Over 20 and counting.

eBay, buy it now, local pick up.
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>>4500213
I overpaid for it on ebay but it was worth it.
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>>4500253
What does your family say about your hobby?
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>>4500273
My gf is okay with it. She collects prams and our house is big enough to give each of us plenty of space for our pastimes.

The kids love a blast on Mario Kart or F-Zero.
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>>4500285
prams as in old-timey baby-strollers?
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>>4498618

gam·ing
ˈɡāmiNG/Submit

noun

noun: gaming

1.
the action or practice of playing gambling games.
"gaming is evident everywhere in Las Vegas, not just on the Strip"

2.
the action or practice of playing video games.
"I'm fourteen years old and enjoy gaming and playing baseball"
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>>4499049

That's where mine is. It's my wifes closet so... I guess I don't care as it only blocks half of it.
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>>4500302
Yeah, just wheeled child transportation devices in general.

Don't ask. She's weird.
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>>4499089

Yeah, I'm the anon who wrote that... I blame it on lack of caffeine. Sorry for being such a faggot.
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>>4500321
haha, that's cool man. I wish my fiancee collected something crazy, it would make my hobbies seem less weird.
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>>4499678

Dont.

Nah, In all seriousness, they are pretty damn good. I've only had mine for 3 weeks but I fucking love it.
Been playing all sorts of games and watching the dragon box version of dragon ball on it too. 20" is a little more money than 14" but I feel it's worth the cost to upgrade.

Learn to solder so you can mod your own consoles. Snes 101 (jr, mini) are dead easy to mod with a voultar chip. Genesis outputs rgb natively, so does model 1 master system.

Just take your time and learn what bnc connectors you'll need. Normally everything takes c-sync for sync.
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>>4500213

Overpaid on ebay.

$600 for a 20" but I got sick of fucking waiting on finding one. It's the L2 medical monitor one. I liked the white color and it's a damn fine monitor.

It's more money than a lot would spend and I'm sure I'll hear "this is what ruins the hobby", but I don't care I'm an adult without a lot of debt so I buy nice things sometimes.
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>>4500353
>I'm an adult without a lot of debt
Not for long if you continue throwing sums like that around.

Seriously, 600 bucks for an L2?
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>>4500368

Yeah, but to be fair it did have the rgb/component expansion card in it. I'm using both currently but if I wanted to yank the card I could sell it for $100-
140 or so.
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>>4500372
My BVM-20F1E cost $13. Local collection buy it now on eBay.

Patience has its rewards.
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>>4500213
>1344Q
Extremely lucky circumstances, paid a very fair price. I frequent eBay for local deals and someone was using it for video editing. They had a bid going for I think $50 at the time. The reason no one was bidding was because it was pick-up only in Manhattan, NYC. I go to school in Manhattan, so it would be super easy to pick up on my way home. Sure enough in the final bid moments, it shot up to around $90, and I set my max at $140 on impulse. Got it for $102.50. Monitor was in great shape.

>8040
I get notifs for following the eBay search "Sony PVM" and I got bored in class one day and searched it. Stumbled upon the monitor with a bid of like $4 with $15 shipping from Washington DC (3 hr drive away) with only 4 minutes left. Figured shipping couldn't be too harmful for a tiny little guy and sure enough it was packaged well. Scored it for like $20 total. It has some annoying burn in on the top and bottom (Thanks CBS). Pretty sure they still have similarly priced bids still going for anyone interested in the Northeast US.
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>>4500213
picked up my 1344q from a local electronic surplus recycler and seller for 100 bucks. It was the cheapest rgb pvm that was within my commute.
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>>4500086
By VGA do you mean supporting PC VGA resolutions, or just for 240p/480i in a convenient connector?
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>>4500213
eBay for $50 and free shipping a couple years ago, I consider myself extremely lucky it arrived intact
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>>4500213
20 inch 20m2u for $200 off Craigslist a few months back.
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>>4500767
Goddamnit
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>>4480783
There are many cheap no-name DVD players in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Australia, and Southeast Asia.
Just look for one with component outputs and optical digital audio out, and you'll be fine.
And maybe DTS but that's a bit rarer to find.
And as far as I know, no DVD players output DTS via analog audio, only digital.

They are not as durable as most better-brand DVD players but they are still serviceable and are the ideal option since they are very cheap and region-free.

Just look for one with component outputs, a digital audio out, and maybe DTS Digital Out and karaoke features if you're into that thing.
(I'm personally into karaoke myself)
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>>4500086
29 inch WEGA super fine pitch. but they are 480p-1080i so are no good for retro
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>>4500213
I got my D32E1WU from Craigslist.
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Is there any way to tell that an HD CRT upscales everything to 1080i? I went through the Samsung WS-32Z419P 's service manual, but I cannot figure it out. It takes 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i through Composite, and in the service menu there are options for setting different yoke deflections for 480i, 480p and 720p.
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>>4501509
If a TV is HD it will upscale, it's not a question. HD sets are entirely different from SD sets and are essentially identical to modern LCD displays as far as handling lower resolutions.

Also I believe you mean Component, composite only goes up to 480i.
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>>4502220
Pretty sure the Sony KV-32FQ75 I owned back in the day had DRC-MF upscaling which could be turned off entirely. Same went for the 100hz bullshittery.

That was yurop master race though, maybe na sets were dumbed down or something?
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I was messing around in the menus of my WEGA 24-KVFS120 and was wondering about the different video modes. Should I stick in standard or is "Pro" mode better? It looks slightly sharper, just far dimmer than Standard.
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>>4502351

I think pro is supposed to mimic a pvm. Use whatever you like the looks of most.
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So I'm the guy who posted his N64 on top of his PVM-8040 earlier, and I finally got my cables and adapter in. I'm kind of amazed at how much you can get out of the AA-patches on hardware
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>>4502754
ANd here's how it looks with the patch applied. Do you guys have recommendations on how to get the most out of this little guy? I did notice a small amount of horizontal jitter in some parts of the screen while using my unmodified NES, but that may be the ancient console its self.
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>>4502765
Here's a second example
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>>4502781
With the patch
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>>4502785
Looks worse.
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>>4502754
>>4502765
>>4502781
>>4502785
Concentrated autism.
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Getting an LG 30fz4D for free tomorrow.

Thoughts on this CRT?

It seems to be very big and am not sure if I can accommodate it but might consider keeping it if it's worth it. Not too much info online that I can see.
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>>4502846
Not great for retro as it's an HD set that'll rescale all inputs to 1080i/540p, adding lag and not producing the "scanline" effect you get with consoles on an SD TV.
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>>4500213
I used eBay over two years ago, and got a PVM-14M4A for $20. That was where it started. Since then i've followed every lead described in the CRT-hunting pasta (i wrote it) and then some. I've had leads out for years, and sometimes they mature. A few big scores coming up soon, mb.

I sort my self out first, but always seem to end up with surplus, which i make sure to pass along cheaply. Not like that gouging f#$kwit RGBRob - his videos are ok, but he charges top dollar for the privilege of dealing with him, when no doubt he scores stuff for next to nothing.
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>>4500213
eBay
I've been lurking for months for one that was close and didn't cost 150€+.
Finally found an announcement for one 30km from me for 50€.
Bought immediately!
2 weeks later a friend linked me a guy from Facebook who gave away 4 of em, each for 1€
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>>4480614
What’s wrong with the vertical lines on my CRT? I’ve heard it could be cap related
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>>4502945
thanks for your input. Is this the case for all HD CRTs? I always hear so many good things about the comparable (?) Sony XBR CRTs.
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>>4503062
Yes, including the XBRs. The only CRTs that can do HD and not always use a scaler internally are professional multiformat video monitors, CRT projectors and PC monitors.
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>>4503074
What if I use it for 720p/1080i and retroarch?
Would that make more sense?
Otherwise I'll have to pass, even if free...
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>>4503036
The wobble is caused by the bright lines dragging down the high voltage, which also runs the deflection circuit, so affects the size of the next few lines a bit. A bit of wobble is normal, if the capacitors on the B+ rail/regulation have aged replacing them can reduce it.
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>>4503082
The unit is from 2003, are caps really likely to deteriorate that rapidly?
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>>4503078
For 1080i it should look pretty decent, so emulators + scanline filter could look alright.

>>4503108
2003 is within the "capacitor plague" years when quite a few manufacturers were making caps that would eventually corrode and fail in service.
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>>4502950
Does he sell stuff then, or do repairs?

Always took him to be something of a hoarder.
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I'm looking for some decent Playstation component cables without spending a ton. Do you think these universal cables would have proper insulation, less noise etc. or is there a quality loss when going universal versus console-specific?

https://www.ebay.ca/itm/Universal-Component-Cable-Xbox-360-PS2-PS3-Wii-Open-Box-New/182174762147?hash=item2a6a7644a3:g:aqwAAOSw~oFXInLB
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>>4503108
>>4503195

It's not just capacitor plague, there was a general reduction in manufacturing quality as the US entered the post 9/11 recession. If you take enough electronics apart like I have, you will see that scams like planned obsolescence were implemented on a massive scale during this period. Most things from this period are not just made with poor quality components, they are much more prone to breaking completely when attempting to repair.

As a general rule I stay away as much as possible from anything made after 2001 or just accept that once it stops working it's garbage. In terms of repairability, I've found that the era between 1997 and 1999 was the golden age of tech that either doesn't break or is easy to repair.
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>>4503340
Ps1 doesnt do component.
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not the anon with the fucked caps but i've been having a problem with my pvm where the whining is much louder than other crts i've owned. would recapping fix anything and if so where the fuck do I go to learn how to recap a crt without breaking it or accidentally killing myself?
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>>4503367
Okay, I'll still use it for backwards compatibility on my PS2 and 3.
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>>4503372
Monster PS2 cables are the best.
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>>4503340
Lol you are literally me before I started getting into this shit.

You don't need crazy expensive monster cables that he keeps fucking shilling in every thread. Get the ones with the greatest feedback on Amazon, or your local Vidya shop. The offical Sony cables are the best if you can find them in the wild. What kind of set are you running on?
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>>4503082
what is the B+ rail/regulation
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>tfw geometry so bad i cant even overscan to make it look ok
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>>4503572
The supply rail that runs the deflection circuits and high voltage output. Regulation is how well the voltage can be held to a constant value.
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>>4503436
Not him but facing a similar issue.
I have a PVM with a Wii and component cables. I also got a PS2 for future hacking, should I get universal component cables so I can hook up both at the same time or stick to individual cables for each console?
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>>4504367
>so I can hook up both at the same time
Those multi cables aren't supposed to be hooked up to both consoles at the same time.

You can get voltage and other things creeping over from one console to the other.

Just go with separate cables.
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>>4504381
This
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>>4504381
>>4504483
He could still get one and only hook up one console at a time. At least it saves fiddling around the back of the PVM when it comes to switch.
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>>4504381
>>4504490
Of course I wasn't going to turn both on at the same time but as the other anon said it would help with fiddling behind the monitor.
I could just pull the plug in the one I'm not using.
Anyway, if that would be the only issue then I'll buy on of those.
Any good brands? Or should I just get what's best sold on Amazon?
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New to /crt/. So I got a KD-34XBR960 for free and I had an idea of turning it into a two player stand-up arcade cabinet for the Switch. Unfortunately the Switch doesn’t support interlaced output, so what is the scaling from 720p to 1080i like? How bad is the input lag?

Also since the cabinet would have to be fully custom anyways, would it be best to mount it case and all on a shelf or remove it from the case and mount it like an arcade monitor?
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>>4504557
Or would it be better to get an external device to convert 1080p to 1080i? I’m looking for sub 1 frame lag.

How much would a device like that cost, and do they meet the lag requirement?
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>>4504557
>>4504606
Your idea is frankly laughable and I strongly advise against wasting any further thought on it.

Also about as far from retro as you could possibly get.
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>>4504616
Thanks for the help.

Sorry there’s no discussion of CRTs on the modern board, so this is where I come
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>>4502846

It won’t work the best with original consoles, it’ll be pretty much like a really good LCD tv. If you wanna hook a Wii up via component to that thing and run emulators it’ll look a bit better, you could also use a pc instead of a Wii.

Also, in my opinion, dreamcast looks the best on these HD CrT due to progressive scan
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>>4504557
both 720p and 1080i have input lag of a couple frames, converting externally would add a couple more, I'd just use 720p
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>>4504557
Holy fuck.
Just don't.
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>>4504557
Don't have a Switch yet, but never had any lag issues playing 720p PS3 games on my 960.
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So I got this SONY Trinitron PC monitor
Is this port what I think it is?
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>>4504938
If you think it's an 8 pole Mini-DIN you are indeed correct.
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>>4504945
What is it for
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>>4504958
serial port for servicing.
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>>4505001
Why is it the first time I see this on a monitor?
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>>4505005
old and very cheap monitors don't have it.
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>>4503793
>tfw slowly develop autism over trivial issues with old hardware
every time. do i have actual autism?
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Also apparently this weird line I managed to spot on this trinitron is called damper wire
Is it normal for it to be a bit visible on a solid background color?
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Need help with Panasonic WV-CM1480 Monitor.
I found it dirty cheap, but I am wondering if I will be able to play anything on it, because as far as I know it is designed specifically for security cameras?
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>>4505061
Totally normal, it's a physical wire inside the screen. there's two dampening wires on my monitor but I only ever notice them on solid white backgrounds
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>>4504938
It's not s-video, it's an 8 pin mini din that is pinned out for rgbhv, it doesn't accept rgbs or 240p/480i if that's what you're asking.
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>>4505146
I still don't see what's the big deal with the trinitron screens
It looks slightly sharper but if I wanted a sharp image I'd just use my LCD screen.
Shadow mask still seems like a better multi-purpose thing
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>mfw contrast level and brightness level on my consumer sets both affect the geometry noticeably

Huh.
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>>4505178
yeah, same
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>>4505159
Actually, Trinis are known to be less sharp than shadow mask/slot mask CRTs. Feed a Trini a shitty signal and it looks like a blurry mess.
They're brighter and have nicer colors, so when you feed them a good signal they look great. That's why people like them so much.
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I bought a Panasonic PanaBlack 27" CRT TV with component input and I like it.
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>>4480614
What’s causing this
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>>4505707
you mean the bending in the bottom right corner that looks like >>4503036 ?
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>>4505761
well yeah that too, but i meant the dark horizontal bars that the platforms create. they're faint in the pic but in person they're quite noticeable
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>>4505890
...do you mean the scanlines?
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>>4505918
Oh disregard this, I just noticed them. The slight discoloration that extends from the platforms? I'm not totally sure but I think this is an issue with well-used tubes.
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Hey /CRT/, my PVM has a huge pink color impurity in the upper-right corner. It seems like it degausses itself every time I turn it on (rather loud buzz), and I was hoping that would help with time, but it's stayed more or less the same. Do you think I'm screwed? Is it worth grabbing a degaussing coil?
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>>4505116
From the manual, it looks like it has S-video and composite inputs on the back. Are you having a problem with it?
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>find a great CRT without component ports
>find a mediocre CRT with component ports

fuck's sake
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>>4506012
RGB mod my man.
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>>4506108
Unless it's ridiculously easy I'd be too poor/stupid.
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>>4505116
Pic related? Looks like a colour monitor to me, has to take a signal of some kind bru. Post a pic of the ports on the back, i guess?
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>>4505707
>>4505920
Nothing to do with the tube, it's the circuitry which feeds it.

Probably worn or failing components (electrolytic capacitors) in the HV drive.
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>>4505971
Just grab the service manual and reset the landing.

You'll need access to the tube neck obviously so if you're a pussy or klutz don't bother.
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Anyone who has any sexy photos of CRTs I can show some people to convince them that CRT is an amazing technology? Preferably of games from the 32-bit era so it has a lot of colors.
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>>4506516
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>>4506516
>quoting the same post is a dupe
yeah, no, fuck you nipponmoot
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>>4506516
>this is not a dupe
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>>4506516
it's so hard to properly capture CRT contrast and colors...
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>>4506516
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>>4506615
Famicom games are not a very good way to show off the wonders of CRT technology. There's very few colors, and the graphics chip internally outputs composite video for some reason.
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>>4506626
that's nesrgb.
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>>4506629
Explains why it looks so sharp. Still not a very good console for this purpose due to the low amount of colors.
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>>4506632
some games are simple yet colorful like SMB3.
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>>4506651
For some reason, a lot of first party games had really bad graphics when they didn't have to. In the way that you can just replace the graphics and make it look much better without having to change any programming or even palettes for the most part.
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>>4506380
>HV drive
what/where is that?
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>>4506380
>>4503082
How exactly do you recap a PVM to fix geometry issues? I've worked around CRTs, but only because they were in the way of the thing that needed fixing, an example of which being the logic board on a mac, pic related. I do know all about how dangerous it is, and that you need to discharge the tube before doing anything else, but I've never really working around capacitors big enough to kill you. That said, do I actually have to replace EVERY capacitor in the unit, or only the suspect ones that are, well, I don't know where?
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>>4507918
the usual approach is just replace everything electrolytic around whatever circuit you're having trouble with, you'd have to desolder them to properly test anyway, and caps aren't that expensive.
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>>4507921
Yeah, I have a cap kit, the problem is that I really don't know what circuit is acting up.

see
>>4505707
>>4503036
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>>4507921
>fixing oscilliscope
>find parts list
>got like 150 electrolytic caps ahead of me

Fug.
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>buys display with 1000 lines of resolution
>uses it to play 240p games
Is there anything more autistic than a PVM owner?
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>>4507965
poorfags who come into pvm threads to whine about pvms
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>>4507965
>lol fucking autist i can't believe you enjoy higher quality things
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>>4507975
Eh, he's a retard but it's not like you can't find PVMs for under fifty bucks if you're on the lookout.
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>>4507975
>>4507983
>>4507992
t. butthurt pvmeme autists
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>>4508014
You really are a retard if you think my post came across as butthurt
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>>4508020
>I-I really don’t care what you say, it’s not a meme...it doesn’t bother me at all...
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>>4508032
>phoneposter
surprise
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Alright well looking at it now I guess I actually could replace every electrolytic capacitors. I’ve never worked with a CRT this big though, do I have to worry about being shocked by anything after I discharge the tube? There are two massive capacitors on the bottom board which might not show up well in the picture.

wat do
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>>4508395
I’ve read that a safe way to discharge capacitors at home is with a lightbulb, which would also give some visual feedback
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>>4507965
1000tvl refers to horizontal resolution
240p refers to vertical resolution

At least have the first fucking clue about the subject before you troll. It's frankly embarrassing.
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I'm planning on getting a new a/v switcher or however you call it to replace my old one. The one I have now messes with the video quality. I found this one online. Does anyone know anything about this particular model?
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>>4508928
I've toyed with the idea of getting one of those myself.

They're apparently decent.
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>>4508971
This model or just in general?
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>>4508928
I have a Control Center 2.
Pretty good. no noticeable drop of quality in RGB or Composite.
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>>4508979
The Joytech AV Control Centers in general.
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>>4508395
Alright, I replaced half the caps on the board and there was literally no difference. What's the problem? I'm willing to deal with it if there's no solution
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Find my old TV at my dads house (19"), been trying for 2 hours to make it look decent. No matter what I do, the colors seem a bit washed out.

I have a smaller 13" TV, but it makes a high pitched whine whenever its on, the colors are almost perfect though
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>>4509079
>>4508983
Thanks guys I'm picking it up Tuesday.
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>>4509821
Bring up a test pattern, calibrate chroma and phase correctly.
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>>4509786
What problem are you having?
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>>4509941

I feel like not matter how much I configure the contrast, color, and tint, Im still getting some color bleed. This is most noticeable on anything red, or text (some numbers and letters are very tough to read, as per my pic 8,6,and 3 are practically identical)
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>>4509993
What kind of input are you using?
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>>4510003

All I have is RWY RCA cables going through a VCR. Same setup on the smaller TV was excellent
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>>4510009
that sort of horizontal colour bleed is expected with component video.
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>>4510014
*composite.
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>>4510014

ah i see, it must just not have been as noticeable on the smaller screen. Im glad its not an issue with the TV, ill just keep finagling the settings. Thanks.
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>>4480614
wait.. christmas knights?
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How can I test if a video signal is interlaced or not? I set my VGA PC monitor to 480i and it certainly looks interlaced, but I'm not 100% sure.
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>>4510360
a vga monitor shouldn't be able to do interlaced 480 unless it's really fucking old. it's a 31khz monitor and 480i is 15khz.
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>>4510382
That's why I'm not so sure, I've heard it's impossible many times. Still, it looks very different from 480p. That's why I'm wondering if there was a test of some kind.
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>>4510385
Most monitors have an option in the menu which will tell you the horizontal and vertical refresh rate you're currently using. If it doesn't say 15khz then it isn't 480i, and I can pretty much guarantee it isn't.
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>>4510391
Mine unfortunately doesn't have that on the OSD. I've taken some photos of the screen for what it's worth. The first one is the one I'm trying to find out if it's interlaced or not and the second one is regular 480p.
https://imgur.com/a/jJ90f
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>>4510392
It would be more useful to see the custom resolution you've made in CRU, Nvidia control panel, or AMD. Pic related is an example.
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>>4510394
I'm running linux. I've made the custom resolution with: gtf -i 640 480 60
The xrandr screenshot I'm posting should contain the same information as those, though.
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>>4510396
Can't help you too much since you're on linux but I would guess your drives wont let you output below 31khz like most modern drivers wont. It even looks like it's using nonstandard timings to bring it up from 30khz which is what that would normally be.
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>>4510403
It's the intention that matters, thanks for your time, Anon.
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>>4510408
Check out soft15khz and crtemudriver. Might be exactly what you need.
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>>4510360
Final update on that. I tried PCSX2 running a 480i game and no deinterlacing filter. On the regular 640x480 modeline, the image was very shaky. On the interlaced 640x480 the shaking was barely noticeable. It may not be "true 480i", but it seems to work well enough.
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>>4509941
See
>>4508395
>>4507918
>>4507943
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>>4510396
That is interlaced, you're running at 120Hz vertical, double the 60Hz as used for 480i TV/video standards.
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>>4510627
What geometry issues?




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