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 Post subject: Small CRT appreciation thread
PostPosted: Wed Jun 28, 2017 9:01 pm 


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Here, we will share the joys of playing games on small CRTs simply because they're fun.

I've been playing Valis IV among other PCE titles today on a 9" Panasonic WV-CM1000/G. I really enjoy the picture quality even though the monitor is composite only. It's a great companion for the AV Famicom as well. Funnily enough, the only photo I've seen of these with the front panel cover still intact is in the brochure.

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 Post subject: Re: Small CRT appreciation thread
PostPosted: Thu Jun 29, 2017 3:32 am 



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Here here. Small CRTs are quite nice for smaller/corner setups, and I've always loved the crisp RGB picture on my 1084s (game running on flash cart out of frame):

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 Post subject: Re: Small CRT appreciation thread
PostPosted: Thu Jun 29, 2017 4:44 am 



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What classifies as a small CRT? 9 and 10 inches? Also 13 and 14 inches as the larger small crt's maybe? I actually kind of enjoy small monitors. Gives you that kid's room tv feeling (and I don't mean that in a bad way). Great for single player, and you can play with your face really up close to the screen for some great fun.


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 Post subject: Re: Small CRT appreciation thread
PostPosted: Thu Jun 29, 2017 6:26 am 


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I'd say 13"-14" is small-ish and anything below that counts as small, but all those 1084s and CM-8833s etc are welcome in this thread.

I wish I still had my Grundig P27-649/12. Those things are amazing. I still have the owner's manual and service manual somewhere.
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 Post subject: Re: Small CRT appreciation thread
PostPosted: Thu Jun 29, 2017 7:31 am 



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I like the 9" PVMs, crisp as =]

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 Post subject: Re: Small CRT appreciation thread
PostPosted: Thu Jun 29, 2017 10:21 am 



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Unfortunately with pro monitors small is relative, due ro their huge rear end. But a 9" would be cool to have for meet ups.


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 Post subject: Re: Small CRT appreciation thread
PostPosted: Thu Jun 29, 2017 11:19 am 


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I picked up a 9L3 because I have a sickness and a spare rgb add-on board. Coupled with a Wii it can be an interesting thing to carry around.

If I were really demented I'd setup 10 player Saturn Bomberman on it.


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 Post subject: Re: Small CRT appreciation thread
PostPosted: Thu Jun 29, 2017 11:35 am 


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I loved the PVM-1354Q I had, picture was so rich and the scanlines were full and thicc *bites lip*

I'll see if I can find a pic or two


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 Post subject: Re: Small CRT appreciation thread
PostPosted: Thu Jun 29, 2017 2:06 pm 



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I have a Sony PVM 9044Q. Pretty nice little monitor but only really good for a bench monitor. That's what I use it for, so I don't have to keep plugging and unplugging everything in the main setup. Most of my setup is running RGB, but I have a Sharp Twin Famicom that I don't plan to mod. I'm actively looking for a nice 13" or 14 " consumer Trinitron to set that up on.


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 Post subject: Re: Small CRT appreciation thread
PostPosted: Fri Jun 30, 2017 4:12 pm 



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I bought one of those slick Sony Trinitron CPD-9000 9" RGB monitors brand new off of ebay many moons ago. It can handle 320 x 240 all the way up to 640 x 240 formats, indeed, as indicated in the instruction manual. With zero burn-in issues to contend with and the obligatory scanlines in place, it's a great low-res 15.7 kHz RGB monitor companion piece for 'em arcade jamma pcbs alongside with a micro supergun setup. Has a single RGB input port that use a proprietary cable to use it properly though (no RCA composite video nor S-Video inputs whatsoever).

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 Post subject: Re: Small CRT appreciation thread
PostPosted: Sat Jul 01, 2017 5:05 pm 


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As impractical a small RGB monitors are, there is something charming about them

I have a 8041Q which was my first pro monitor. Didnt really get the chance to use it to much since i got a 1954Q within a couple of weeks of getting it. I'd love to have a good reason too use it but i havent been able to find one.


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 Post subject: Re: Small CRT appreciation thread
PostPosted: Sat Jul 01, 2017 5:23 pm 



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Wachenroder wrote:
As impractical a small RGB monitors are, there is something charming about them

I have a 8041Q which was my first pro monitor. Didnt really get the chance to use it to much since i got a 1954Q within a couple of weeks of getting it. I'd love to have a good reason too use it but i havent been able to find one.


I wish to have one so bad but where I live it is almost impossible to find one at a decent price.


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 Post subject: Re: Small CRT appreciation thread
PostPosted: Sat Jul 01, 2017 5:44 pm 



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They are great for using on your workbench to test Consoles.


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 Post subject: Re: Small CRT appreciation thread
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mvsfan wrote:
They are great for using on your workbench to test Consoles.


I keep a PVM-8045Q in my car's trunk when I go to fleamarkets to test any systems I might find. VERY handy (and has Composite, S-Video, RGB and Component) - another handy use for these older systems you can't hookup to a flatscreen very easily.


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 Post subject: Re: Small CRT appreciation thread
PostPosted: Sat Jul 01, 2017 9:44 pm 


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Dochartaigh wrote:
I keep a PVM-8045Q in my car's trunk when I go to fleamarkets to test any systems I might find. VERY handy (and has Composite, S-Video, RGB and Component) - another handy use for these older systems you can't hookup to a flatscreen very easily.

Hey that's actually a great use for a lil CRT!


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 Post subject: Re: Small CRT appreciation thread
PostPosted: Tue Jul 04, 2017 2:31 am 


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I loved the PVM-1354Q I had, picture was so rich and the scanlines were full and thicc *bites lip*

I'll see if I can find a pic or two

That's the same one I use, the composite video inputs are wonky but it still works like a champ.


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 Post subject: Re: Small CRT appreciation thread
PostPosted: Tue Jul 04, 2017 11:52 pm 



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https://imgur.com/a/WxXfe

Got this nice little set on Monday. Picture tube is average, but it has great sound. It's 50 or 60 HZ as well. Not sure how old it is because I couldn't find any dates on the thing itself or the manual, but it was fun to be able to unbox a CRT.


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 Post subject: Re: Small CRT appreciation thread
PostPosted: Wed Jul 05, 2017 2:36 am 


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My guess is somewhere like 04-06.


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 Post subject: Re: Small CRT appreciation thread
PostPosted: Wed Jul 05, 2017 2:53 am 


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I spotted this TV on eBay recently and I've fallen in love:

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It even came in red!

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 Post subject: Re: Small CRT appreciation thread
PostPosted: Wed Jul 05, 2017 11:27 am 


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that's a super cool space-age looking set!


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 Post subject: Re: Small CRT appreciation thread
PostPosted: Wed Jul 05, 2017 9:26 pm 



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Sony PVM-8040. My first pvm that I got only a couple weeks ago, and I already want bigger and better!

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 Post subject: Re: Small CRT appreciation thread
PostPosted: Wed Jul 05, 2017 10:22 pm 


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Very Cool PVM. Not too bad for a composite image.
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 Post subject: Re: Small CRT appreciation thread
PostPosted: Wed Jul 05, 2017 11:56 pm 



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My S-Video cable is borked, so I get this distortion wave on the screen when I use it on my SNES. The funny thing is, when I use it on my N64, it's fine.


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 Post subject: Re: Small CRT appreciation thread
PostPosted: Thu Jul 06, 2017 12:49 am 



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UncleSilver wrote:
My S-Video cable is borked, so I get this distortion wave on the screen when I use it on my SNES. The funny thing is, when I use it on my N64, it's fine.


Do you have an OEM adapter on your SNES? If you have an aftermarket one, they often have poor shielding and cause this. To me, if your S-video cable was borked, it wouldn't work on one console and not the other. It would be borked all the time.


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 Post subject: Re: Small CRT appreciation thread
PostPosted: Thu Jul 06, 2017 2:31 am 


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I wound up buying one of the "Perfect View" TVs, got a white one since the only red one on eBay only has RF.


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 Post subject: Re: Small CRT appreciation thread
PostPosted: Thu Jul 06, 2017 2:41 am 



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jwo825 wrote:
UncleSilver wrote:
My S-Video cable is borked, so I get this distortion wave on the screen when I use it on my SNES. The funny thing is, when I use it on my N64, it's fine.


Do you have an OEM adapter on your SNES? If you have an aftermarket one, they often have poor shielding and cause this. To me, if your S-video cable was borked, it wouldn't work on one console and not the other. It would be borked all the time.


I tried three aftermarket S-Video cables and they're shit to be honest (even bought the ones fellow members swear by). Get the official Nintendo one (think it's like $35 on eBay), or there's a guy in Sweden (maybe Switzerland) who custom makes a really nice high quality shielded one for $20 too.


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 Post subject: Re: Small CRT appreciation thread
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I tried three aftermarket S-Video cables and they're shit to be honest (even bought the ones fellow members swear by). Get the official Nintendo one (think it's like $35 on eBay), or there's a guy in Sweden (maybe Switzerland) who custom makes a really nice high quality shielded one for $20 too.


I've been seeing that swedish cable. I'm tempted, but I may just stick with the Nintendo brand, or save up for the monster cable.


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 Post subject: Re: Small CRT appreciation thread
PostPosted: Thu Jul 06, 2017 11:47 am 


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ApolloBoy wrote:
I wound up buying one of the "Perfect View" TVs, got a white one since the only red one on eBay only has RF.


This disease is a peculiar one, isn't it?

There was a pink 13 inch 80s era Sony I wanted on there for a while but the guy was asking 200.


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 Post subject: Re: Small CRT appreciation thread
PostPosted: Thu Jul 06, 2017 1:46 pm 


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Einzelherz wrote:

This disease is a peculiar one, isn't it?

There was a pink 13 inch 80s era Sony I wanted on there for a while but the guy was asking 200.

i want a red one of those so bad :O

and yes it's a disease indeed, lol. And it's not like hoarding tube TVs is girlfriend-approved either


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 Post subject: Re: Small CRT appreciation thread
PostPosted: Thu Jul 06, 2017 2:01 pm 


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Dat Magnavox. Image

Which small RGB CRT (more like ~13" than 8/9") you'd know about would you guys consider the most transportable and versatile? TV and monitor alike.

Also the fanciest? Talking about Magnavox they made the clear case 13MT1532 see thru TV, but I don't know if it was RGB.
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