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Reply 460 of 467, by bestemor

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Heh, maybe, but it sounds somewhat different (and much louder) from when I actually actively use the degauss button, hence my question...
AND, my other monitors does NOT do that (or ANY crt monitor I've ever encountered), power-on degauss I mean... which makes it hard to compare.

So, it'd be just nice to know if this particular model really has a forced degauss on start-up.
(or if it is something else)

Reply 462 of 467, by Vynix

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Decided to take some better pictures of this lil' fellow, my LG 702S from 2003. Despite being a mid-to-low end model it still has a dual focus tube (a feature often found on high end CRT monitors)

Only 17 inches but it's still insanely bright for its age, probably hinting that it is a low hour unit which didn't see much use.

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Reply 463 of 467, by kixs

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bestemor wrote on 2020-10-15, 15:02:
Just wondering, does your ViewSonic give out a loud 'bang' every time it is turned on ? Mine does, and have done that since I bo […]
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kixs wrote on 2020-10-04, 12:20:
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Latest additions to my collection 🤣

22" ViewSonic P227f
17" Sony G200

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Just wondering, does your ViewSonic give out a loud 'bang' every time it is turned on ?
Mine does, and have done that since I bought it brand new in box... Not sure if I should worry etc...
Seems fine otherwise, so... (?)

And, what month/year is yours from ?

PS: and in what kind of marvellous shop did you find these monitors ?!
As I notice they even have SEVERAL Voodoo 5500 AGP for sale, on the shelves in the background there...?!! 😮

Higher end monitors did the degause at power on. So there is nothing to worry about.

Mine is from 2006/02.

I found the monitor locally - around 180km from me. I needed half a year to make the trip as I never go in that direction 🤣

"The shop" is actually my storage place in the attic 😁 Yes, many nice things are there... sometimes I even surprise myself as I forget what I have 🤣

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Reply 464 of 467, by SVD

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Posted this in the bought today tread already, did not know about this tread.
This Nokia 21" 445Xi will be my main retro monitor now ^^ It also made the biggest degauss sound i ever heard when i fired it up the first time, so i guess that is normal 😀
Unfortunately it got a scratch in the antiglare, i dont know if i will remove it or not yet. Anyone tried using something else as a antiglare replacement? I have read about someone using film used for tinting car windows with good effect (for black levels) but i am a bit skeptical.

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Reply 465 of 467, by UltimateElectronic

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AcerView 34e CRT monitor from 1997. 14" (13.1" viewable). Quite a nice monitor to use, works well for classic DOS gaming. The heater is actually visible from outside when the monitor is switched on. Only downfall is that it has a bit of a problem with "CRT bloom". Wish that I could get 1024x768 @ 75Hz but it's not listed as a factory mode and the image goes skewed if I try to display it. Looks as though it possibly was more of a budget monitor at the time, I'm not sure. Doesn't have any sort of OSD, not even a "No Signal" screen. All of the adjustments made are using those "select" and "adjust" buttons. I've seen the exact same set up in other monitors, so perhaps it was a fairly common circuit board that many manufacturers used. All of the relays inside it must be solid state, because I don't hear any "tick" noises coming from the monitor after it degausses or anything. Unfortunately there's no way to manually degauss it by pressing any button combinations or anything, the only way to make it degauss is to disconnect it from power for a few minutes. Oh and yes it was a pain to get a photo of it running, the flicker is real when you try and photograph a CRT.

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Reply 466 of 467, by MMaximus

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UltimateElectronic wrote on 2020-10-28, 06:59:

... Oh and yes it was a pain to get a photo of it running, the flicker is real when you try and photograph a CRT.

the trick is to use a lower shutter speed on your camera, otherwise you will see noticeable lines on the photograph. For starter, try a shutter speed of 1/30s if your monitor has a 60hz refresh rate.

Reply 467 of 467, by UltimateElectronic

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MMaximus wrote on 2020-10-28, 20:09:

the trick is to use a lower shutter speed on your camera, otherwise you will see noticeable lines on the photograph. For starter, try a shutter speed of 1/30s if your monitor has a 60hz refresh rate.

Interesting. Always knew it was to do with the refresh rate and shutter speed not lining up and all that but the thought of adjusting the shutter speed on the camera somehow never ctossed my mind. I'll have a play around with my camera's settings. Cheers mate! 😀

At the highest resolution it runs at 60Hz but it was at 75Hz in that photo.

Also have to figure out whether the poor HV regulation is possibly old, possibly dried/leaking caps, or just a bad internal design. My knowledge of HV regulation CRTs only goes so far. :p