I found a Ikegami HTM1990R for a resonable price (for my country) and need some advice:
950 TV lines resolution and top-end broadcast quality.
1080i, 720p, 1080/24pSF, NTSC and PAL are available (Including Option)
HDTV /SDTV analog component inputs are standard.
Rear access plug-in modules for SDI (multi-format) and NTSC or PAL input signals available as options. Up to four modules can be plugged into the monitor.
Plug-in module design allows for future system extension and easy maintenance.
Auto-set up probe can adjust for desired color temperature. (Option)http://www.ikegami.com/br/products/hdtv/htm1990.htmlhttp://www.ikegami.com/br/products/hdtv ... 324s-4.pdf
I already have an PVM 20L2MD and always want to upgrade for a BVM D or A series. But in my country these Sony monitors are too dificult for find (impossible?).
Reading the specs the 1990R seems to me like a BVM D20 with a inch less and a shadow mask. Better things are (at least in paper) 50 more TV lines and 0.30 vs 0.25 dot pitch.
Do you think it will be a upgrade to me? (sharper image, 480p, 720p, SDI) I'm worried about the shadow mask. I remember watching a Phonedork video where he prefer aperture grill over shadow mask (choose a BVM D24 over a Nec X29+). Of course there was other factors like a dot pitch of 0.25 (d24) with 0.60(XM29+). (this Ikegami also have 0.25 dot pitch).
Hi, I got the Ikegami HTM1990R couple of weeks ago. Also make a deal and got together a Sony BVM a24e1wu! Both comes from a auction from Brazilian biggest TV channel (Rede Globo). I bought from a guy that bought the auction lot years ago.
But the Sony BVM doesn´t have the rare X68 card and also doesn´t have the composite and S video card (BKM-61D). So I can only test SDI. Nice picture but I only got it (without X68 card) in faith of find a X68 with a reasonable price or someone discovery a solution to send analog RGB (240p/480p) to this monitor (I know both are miracles but I have faith...).
So let´s talk about the Ikegami. For my eyes it´s a huge improvment from Sony PVM 20L2MD. A lot sharper and better colors as supposed since I´m comparing a 650 lines vs 950 lines monitor. Also I think the kind of phosphor used in PVM is brighter compromising somehow colors. Clear winner with 240p and with 480i the differences are less aparent but still Ikegami wins.
But the real comparision should be with a BVM. As I can only test the BVM with SDI, I connected a PS3 (using HDMI to sdi converter) and both monitors in 720p are very close (maybe just a top to BVM but I can´t say how much the "wider" screen of BVM affected my judgment).
I didn't like (and understood) Why the Ikegami DOES NOT support 480p (it can do 720p and 1080i but not 480p!) and also have sync problems as BVM A series. Anything in RGB will have around the first 20 lines a little warped. (not in YPbRp, so it´s a sync issue). But of all my consoles I can´t get to work master system (all warped), 3DO (30% of screen warped), Analogue NT mini (nes - 30% warped, gamegear and most others cores all warped), pc engine (30% warped) I already bought a Extron 508xi to see if it help as do for the BVM A series (as seens in retrorgb video). (i´ll take a liitle to arrive to me).
Maybe there´s a "VCR mode" like option in the factory menu... But first I need to learn how to enter factory menu!