Hi Danieldanielretrogamer wrote: I must say that widescreen BVMs are rare (and very expensive) here in Brazil, so I probably won't be able to get one.
Why do you want a widescreen model?
"Some Chinese Company". Akai is a pretty well known Japanese brand. It also says this pretty clearly on that giant box.Xer Xian wrote:Did you guys know that some chinese company is still manufacturing plasma displays to this day? Model AKTV503 by Akai is a 720p 50" plasma you can buy today for around €250 (in Italy). Apparently it sells well! I thought plasma was a dead tech
Edit: looking at the box of this thing now, I'm scratching my head at that declared 16.7ms response time.. a plasma display that's so slow? Maybe they are sourcing the display from somewhere else and are throwing out some random numbers
Ah yes that is true. Nowadays the Akai name is just used to rebrand products purely for brand recognition.parodius wrote:Yeah but Akai is not manufacturing the panel themselves (almost none of the big Japanese brands do it these days, and Akai is definitely not a big one), they are likely sourcing it from the Chinese panel manufacturer that Xer Xian is referring to.
@brentsg I've sent you a PMbrentsg wrote:I'm about to retire my VERY trusty Zektor HDS4.1 component (and digital audio) switcher. It's a high quality switch that uses relays for everything.
Is there any market for this thing, or would I be dumb to sell it? It's remote controlled and responds well to my Logitech remotes and such.
https://www.digitalconnection.com/produ ... /hds41.asp
https://www.manualslib.com/products/Zek ... 17088.html
I know exactly how You feel Friday pickups:Xer Xian wrote:When you find an advert of a few 20M4E's and TM-H1750's for sale at a decent price about 320km-200 miles away, in the middle of nowhere, with scant evidence of their conditions and a generic claim from the owner that they work just fine.. and you already have a couple nice CRT's.. just what do you do? The right thing - don't bother, or the stupid thing - let the CRT craving get the better of you, drive all day, and become a full-fledged CRT's hoarder?
I did the stupid thing
Great! Thank you. It would have been embarrassing to show up to test the thing after a long drive and have a cable problem.Dochartaigh wrote:I run sync strippers on my PS1 and PS2. They're ran through an Extron Crosspoint switcher, but no problem running them to a D9, D14, or D20.
i disagree: looks even on my other BVMs. the picture doesn't do it justice,, it seems to be some sort of banding of some sort when the beam voltage changes,, it happens in HD material also. its mostly obvious on white text,, square win 10 windows etc, always at the left side. I think its something with the neck board or even Deflection board.. I dont know, but having used many BVM's for years now I know there is something not right hereXer Xian wrote:The 'uneven raster' thing is not an issue. CRT's don't have discrete pixels and nothing ensures that the video signal/beam will neatly match with the individual phosphors' stripes or dots. See here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dX649ln ... e&t=10m53s