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 Post subject: Re: Professional/Broadcast monitor hunting.
PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2017 7:14 am 


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Brad251 wrote:
I also want to note that I am optimistic of getting a PVM or some sort of professional monitor from one of my major local electronics recycling centers. I almost wasn't going to call the recycling center but figured I might as well try. I called, they directed me to the head guy's voicemail and I left a voicemail saying that I was looking for a pro monitor and would pay money for it. The next day, another employee there called me, asked me for specific models I was looking for and he said he would look and send me an email when he came across the models I was looking for. I said I was looking for PVMs and BVMs. I couldn't believe how nice the guy was and how willing he was to help me. He also said that I could test out any models that I wanted. I wasn't the first person that called them looking for CRTs. The guy said he has several people he deals with semi regularly that buy arcade monitors and various other CRTs from them. I also called another local electronics recycling center and had the exact same experience. A person called me back, I told him what I was looking for and he said he would call me if anything came up.

So, for anyone reading this, I highly recommend calling your local electronics recycling center if you are looking for a pro monitor.



Wow, awesome story! You would think that once it's in the recycling center, it's too late. Or that the employees wouldn't care.


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 Post subject: Re: Professional/Broadcast monitor hunting.
PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2017 9:28 pm 



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Brad251 wrote:
I also want to note that I am optimistic of getting a PVM or some sort of professional monitor from one of my major local electronics recycling centers. I almost wasn't going to call the recycling center but figured I might as well try. I called, they directed me to the head guy's voicemail and I left a voicemail saying that I was looking for a pro monitor and would pay money for it. The next day, another employee there called me, asked me for specific models I was looking for and he said he would look and send me an email when he came across the models I was looking for. I said I was looking for PVMs and BVMs. I couldn't believe how nice the guy was and how willing he was to help me. He also said that I could test out any models that I wanted. I wasn't the first person that called them looking for CRTs. The guy said he has several people he deals with semi regularly that buy arcade monitors and various other CRTs from them. I also called another local electronics recycling center and had the exact same experience. A person called me back, I told him what I was looking for and he said he would call me if anything came up.

So, for anyone reading this, I highly recommend calling your local electronics recycling center if you are looking for a pro monitor.

Awesome! I'll have to do that.


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 Post subject: Re: Professional/Broadcast monitor hunting.
PostPosted: Sat Apr 01, 2017 8:33 am 



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Sony PGM-2710 for $200 for the folks in DC

https://washingtondc.craigslist.org/nva ... 57885.html

They look mint.


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 Post subject: Re: Professional/Broadcast monitor hunting.
PostPosted: Sat Apr 01, 2017 1:08 pm 


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Darn those look nice.


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 Post subject: Re: Professional/Broadcast monitor hunting.
PostPosted: Sat Apr 01, 2017 7:44 pm 


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That's the same area I got my x2 37" Monitors from. I wonder if its the same company?

I had to have mine freighted from Washington DC to Bellingham WA.

It worked if anyone is on the fence about freighting them. As long as you opt to use the padded metal shipping containers it works quite well.

Coast to coast only coasted me 480 bucks for 800 lbs of tvs and packaging.


Those are sweet
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 Post subject: Re: Professional/Broadcast monitor hunting.
PostPosted: Sat Apr 01, 2017 9:22 pm 



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Those ones in DC are like VGA-ish monitors though, right? Only Dreamcast (and similar?) plays on them - no 240P content without some sort of converter? (did a quick search on them last night and that's what came up).


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 Post subject: Re: Professional/Broadcast monitor hunting.
PostPosted: Sat Apr 01, 2017 9:31 pm 


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They are the same company/people from the 37" Mitsubishi. The monitors from the outside look mint.. They can not do 15khz..

They are nice people to deal with.. Buy with confidence.
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 Post subject: Re: Professional/Broadcast monitor hunting.
PostPosted: Sun Apr 02, 2017 11:24 am 



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Fuck, my bad guys. I guess you could still hook up a FM or OSSC. I just saw how nice they looked and decided to post it on here and on the neo forums to hook some people up.

The guy who I bought my NEC XP37 plus from, told me that the they where used in the white house or pentagon. Thought that might explain the RGB monitors in that area.


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 Post subject: Re: Professional/Broadcast monitor hunting.
PostPosted: Mon Apr 03, 2017 4:53 am 


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I thought I'd let you guys know about the monthly CRT Listings thread over at reddit.com/r/crtgaming. We had some pretty good listings last month including a BVM-D32 for $500 w. 24k hours on it.
Link: https://www.reddit.com/r/crtgaming/comm ... arch_2017/


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 Post subject: Re: Professional/Broadcast monitor hunting.
PostPosted: Fri Apr 14, 2017 5:48 pm 



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Would you guys risk picking up a D20F1U with 130k hours?


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 Post subject: Re: Professional/Broadcast monitor hunting.
PostPosted: Sat Apr 15, 2017 1:55 am 



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mheyman wrote:
Would you guys risk picking up a D20F1U with 130k hours?

Depends on the price, location and condition.


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 Post subject: Re: Professional/Broadcast monitor hunting.
PostPosted: Sat Apr 15, 2017 3:13 am 



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GeneraLight wrote:
mheyman wrote:
Would you guys risk picking up a D20F1U with 130k hours?

Depends on the price, location and condition.


He wants 500, and I can pick it up locally. Not sure about condition, looks fine in photos.


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 Post subject: Re: Professional/Broadcast monitor hunting.
PostPosted: Sat Apr 15, 2017 4:00 am 



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mheyman wrote:
GeneraLight wrote:
mheyman wrote:
Would you guys risk picking up a D20F1U with 130k hours?

Depends on the price, location and condition.


He wants 500, and I can pick it up locally. Not sure about condition, looks fine in photos.


I know these monitors could go on for a long time but I think 130k hours is close to that limit. I would have to go see it in person and test it out to make sure there's nothing bad. If everything checks out good, you might be able to have him drop the price a bit.


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 Post subject: Re: Professional/Broadcast monitor hunting.
PostPosted: Sat Apr 15, 2017 9:21 am 


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Afaik the screen getting replaced doesn't reset the counter.


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 Post subject: Re: Professional/Broadcast monitor hunting.
PostPosted: Sat Apr 15, 2017 9:37 pm 



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mheyman wrote:
Would you guys risk picking up a D20F1U with 130k hours?

I've seen monitors with 18,000 hours that looked awful and ones with over 100k that looked perfect. If the monitor has a recent tube replacement and the caps have been changed, it'll still look great. You'll definitely want to check it out in person though.

Also, as Einzelherz said, the D-series hours is the total counter for as long as it's been in standby mode. It won't reset if the tube was replaced.


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 Post subject: Re: Professional/Broadcast monitor hunting.
PostPosted: Sat Apr 15, 2017 10:43 pm 



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retrorgb wrote:
the D-series hours is the total counter for as long as it's been in standby mode.


Does only the D-Series do this? We had this conversation over at Reddit earlier this morning and I tested my BVM-14F5U - when in standby mode (hit the front power button to turn it off, front LED changes to red, but the power switch in the back is still turned on), the hours on the F5U don't count up unless it's actively on and running.


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 Post subject: Re: Professional/Broadcast monitor hunting.
PostPosted: Sun Apr 16, 2017 11:31 am 



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Thanks for the responses guys. The monitor is like an hour drive from me. Still debating on what to do.

In the meantime does anyone have experience with Barco? Specifically the CVM-3051. Is the quality comparable to a Sony BVM? PVM? I can't seem to find any info on the line count.


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 Post subject: Re: Professional/Broadcast monitor hunting.
PostPosted: Mon Apr 17, 2017 1:04 pm 



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Dochartaigh wrote:
retrorgb wrote:
the D-series hours is the total counter for as long as it's been in standby mode.


Does only the D-Series do this? We had this conversation over at Reddit earlier this morning and I tested my BVM-14F5U - when in standby mode (hit the front power button to turn it off, front LED changes to red, but the power switch in the back is still turned on), the hours on the F5U don't count up unless it's actively on and running.


I'm honestly not sure. That's good to know though, thanks!


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 Post subject: Re: Professional/Broadcast monitor hunting.
PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 7:03 am 



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Possible 37' inch Mitsubishi Megaview in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
https://kalamazoo.craigslist.org/zip/6095361662.html

And it's free. Someone get it.


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 Post subject: Re: Professional/Broadcast monitor hunting.
PostPosted: Sat Apr 22, 2017 11:00 am 



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tacoguy64 wrote:
Possible 37' inch Mitsubishi Megaview in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
https://kalamazoo.craigslist.org/zip/6095361662.html

And it's free. Someone get it.


he added the model XC3715. this one does 15khz


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 Post subject: Re: Professional/Broadcast monitor hunting.
PostPosted: Sat Apr 22, 2017 1:56 pm 


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That is a great consolation prize for living in Kalamazoo.


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 Post subject: Re: Professional/Broadcast monitor hunting.
PostPosted: Sat Apr 22, 2017 2:10 pm 


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tacoguy64 wrote:
Possible 37' inch Mitsubishi Megaview in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
https://kalamazoo.craigslist.org/zip/6095361662.html

And it's free. Someone get it.

Wow. Some retro gamer is gonna be very happy


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 Post subject: Re: Professional/Broadcast monitor hunting.
PostPosted: Sun Apr 23, 2017 2:22 pm 


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tacoguy64 wrote:
Possible 37' inch Mitsubishi Megaview in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
https://kalamazoo.craigslist.org/zip/6095361662.html

And it's free. Someone get it.


Wow :shock:

Best tv ever if the tube is proper.
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 Post subject: Re: Professional/Broadcast monitor hunting.
PostPosted: Mon Apr 24, 2017 12:16 am 



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retrorgb wrote:
Dochartaigh wrote:
retrorgb wrote:
the D-series hours is the total counter for as long as it's been in standby mode.


Does only the D-Series do this? We had this conversation over at Reddit earlier this morning and I tested my BVM-14F5U - when in standby mode (hit the front power button to turn it off, front LED changes to red, but the power switch in the back is still turned on), the hours on the F5U don't count up unless it's actively on and running.


I'm honestly not sure. That's good to know though, thanks!


Just a follow-up if anybody was curious - the BVM D series doesn't count up in hours if it's in standby mode - just tested this overnight last night (got mine from the same guy I believe you did retrorgb ;)


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 Post subject: Re: Professional/Broadcast monitor hunting.
PostPosted: Mon Apr 24, 2017 1:00 am 



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Dochartaigh wrote:

Just a follow-up if anybody was curious - the BVM D series doesn't count up in hours if it's in standby mode - just tested this overnight last night (got mine from the same guy I believe you did retrorgb ;)


Thanks for confirming, Dochartaigh.

AFAIK, only the A series records both "OPERATION TIME" and "CRT TURN ON TIME", so perhaps "OPERATION TIME" includes both standyby time and "CRT TURN ON TIME". I will have to test too and report back.


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 Post subject: Re: Professional/Broadcast monitor hunting.
PostPosted: Mon Apr 24, 2017 3:16 pm 



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So I put my A20F1 in standby for two hours tonight and can confirm that the "OPERATION TIME" value incremented by two during that time when I powered it back on / took it out of standby. Obviously the "CRT TURN ON TIME" value stayed the same.


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