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Reply 420 of 471, by CrFr

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liqmat wrote on 2020-09-07, 15:17:

That looks like a pretty serious ?hamster? cage back there. Guniea Pig maybe? Looks like a nice custom job.

It is home of two degus. They require plenty of space, despite being small animals.

Reply 421 of 471, by HandOfFate

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I'm so tempted to get a CRT but I'm not sure it would be wise, space-wise (ha!). I should probably go for a 15" monitor, however I'm getting the idea from some googling that the later 17/19" models were less deep.

Some 17" models that I looked up are "only" 42cm (16.5 in) deep. Is that about the minimum size that they got?

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Reply 422 of 471, by Intel486dx33

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Sun Microsystems 20” CRT with my HP Kayak. I used a special graphics card in order to get these to work together.
Back in the 1990’s there where allot of decommissioned old UNIX computer monitors being sold for cheap.
But they would only work with a PC using a special graphics card.

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Reply 423 of 471, by amadeus777999

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CrFr wrote on 2020-09-07, 15:08:

That LG was actually the second new-in-box CRT I got from the same webshop. About a year ago, I bought this Hyundai ImageQuest V995 19". It can do 1600x1200@75Hz, and is very sharp at it. Overall, it is very enjoyable monitor. I always thought that one was a bit overkill to be used with 486, so I think I will replace it with this new LG, and maybe use the 19" one with Pentium III machine or something.

I didn't really need that LG right now, but it seemed that the shop might run out of stock quite soon, so I decided to buy one just in case. I don't think they are getting any more of these 😀

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Awesome - a fresh tube can't be beat!

Reply 424 of 471, by Gered

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Recent pickup. Sony CPD-210GS (17"). Pretty decent shape overall.

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Reply 425 of 471, by foil_fresh

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Gered wrote on 2020-09-11, 20:44:
Recent pickup. Sony CPD-210GS (17"). Pretty decent shape overall. […]
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Recent pickup. Sony CPD-210GS (17"). Pretty decent shape overall.

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Jeez that glass stand gives me anxiety. Yesterday i got this 19" philips 109b5. Edit: better photo

edit2: well that was a fun 24 hrs. it's buggered. turns on for a few seconds, the tube stops, power light remains on, stays off for about 30 seconds, turns on for again for a few seconds, repeat. FML! 3rd CRT in a year. i'll see if i can get it repaired but i think i'm done with CRTs ;(

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update: I have taken it into a local TV repair guy who's been in the biz for 40+ years. i think it's in safe hands. he had so much cool stuff in his shop to repair, lots of nice old amps and a huge set of woodgrain morantz speakers which looked lovely. hopefully the parts for the repair aren't too expensive. :prayerhands:

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Reply 426 of 471, by Klw2

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HandOfFate wrote on 2020-09-07, 15:42:

I'm so tempted to get a CRT but I'm not sure it would be wise, space-wise (ha!). I should probably go for a 15" monitor, however I'm getting the idea from some googling that the later 17/19" models were less deep.

Some 17" models that I looked up are "only" 42cm (16.5 in) deep. Is that about the minimum size that they got?

My Sony 17" Multiscan 210GS is 15.5" deep..

Reply 427 of 471, by HandOfFate

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Klw2 wrote on 2020-09-12, 12:35:
HandOfFate wrote on 2020-09-07, 15:42:

I'm so tempted to get a CRT but I'm not sure it would be wise, space-wise (ha!). I should probably go for a 15" monitor, however I'm getting the idea from some googling that the later 17/19" models were less deep.

Some 17" models that I looked up are "only" 42cm (16.5 in) deep. Is that about the minimum size that they got?

My Sony 17" Multiscan 210GS is 15.5" deep..

Ah, good to know that smaller 17-inches exist. I will keep my eyes open then. Thanks 😀

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Reply 428 of 471, by Gered

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foil_fresh wrote on 2020-09-12, 06:34:

Jeez that glass stand gives me anxiety.

Not to worry. The manufacturer rates it for 60 lbs. The monitor + speakers combined are about 43-44 lbs at most (haven't weighed the speakers actually, but they are very light, guessing that combined they are only a few pounds).

Also I think Klw2 maybe made a typo. The specifications found in the CPD 210GS's manual says 16.625" deep (which I just confirmed with a measuring tape just now). Still not very deep though. And actually only a few mm off from my CPD-100SX (15" monitor).

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Reply 429 of 471, by HandOfFate

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Ahhh, that's too bad. You're right that ~16.5" isn't deep for a CRT but when you tilt it up it probably needs a bit more space. I'm hoping to find something that's 40cm deep when setup on a flat AT case. It's already an indulgence so I'm trying to keep this excess as small as possible 😜

I'm guessing I could better to look for a 15" but they were rare even at the end of the CRT era. I'm not finding any within pickup range atm.

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Reply 431 of 471, by HandOfFate

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Interesting, thanks for double checking it. So the 210GS's might still fit but I'll have to carefully confirm the size with sellers.

Do you perhaps have a photo of your CRT, Klw2? I'm curious if it looks distinctively different from Gered's.

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Reply 432 of 471, by jesolo

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svfn wrote on 2020-09-07, 14:25:

It's shiny! You are lucky to find a new one. These are slot mask, quite bright even with age. I am using one though mine's OSD is worn out.

CrFr wrote on 2020-09-07, 14:07:

Bought a new in box LG F700B. I wrote in the "Bought this hardware today" -thread that I couldn't wait to unbox this thing, and quite literally I couldn't. Had to unbox this in the middle of a working day 😁

I really like how it looks. There's something about these flat CRTs that I like 😀

Just as a matter of interest, is the second picture also from the same game as the one in the 1st picture?

Reply 433 of 471, by svfn

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Nope, 2nd game is showing a monk from Diablo 1's expansion Hellfire.

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Reply 434 of 471, by Gered

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Klw2 wrote on 2020-09-12, 16:26:

Just double checked my Sony with a tape.. 15.5" maybe they had some different cases?

That's interesting, haha. I just took my tape measure out again to triple-check and there's absolutely no way I can reasonably tilt the measurer or just measure it "differently" somehow to chop a full inch off of what I'm seeing. I guess there must've been some different case variations, yeah? That certainly makes it fun for anyone who's trying to get the largest monitor possible to fit within very strict size limitations, 🤣.

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Reply 435 of 471, by Klw2

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Gered wrote on 2020-09-12, 17:18:
Klw2 wrote on 2020-09-12, 16:26:

Just double checked my Sony with a tape.. 15.5" maybe they had some different cases?

That's interesting, haha. I just took my tape measure out again to triple-check and there's absolutely no way I can reasonably tilt the measurer or just measure it "differently" somehow to chop a full inch off of what I'm seeing. I guess there must've been some different case variations, yeah? That certainly makes it fun for anyone who's trying to get the largest monitor possible to fit within very strict size limitations, 🤣.

Funny!!

Reply 436 of 471, by HandOfFate

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Reply 437 of 471, by creepingnet

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I have two of those + two TV's - I've been on a real CRT kick lately, just something about how old software and games look on an actual Cathode Ray Tube with the raster lines and the slight smoothing caused by the technology.

1988 NEC MultiSync II JC-1402HWA 14" TTL/CGA/EGA/VGA CRT Monitor
I rescued this one from recycling at Computer Surplus in Redmond a few years ago. Bodge Wired the Digital/Analog converter board in back where the PCB cracked, and since then it's been seeing fairly frequent use on my Tandy 1000 and 286.

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1995 Micron 15FGx 15" SVGA CRT
This one came with the 1995 NEC Ready 9522 Pentium 100 that I have but don't mess around with much (my interest tends to wane in all things PC 1995 onwards outside of the professional)

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As a bonus, I'll toss in my 2 TV's because sometimes the PC's make cameos on them....particularly my Tandy 1000.

1993 Magnavox CML192C102
Got this for free a couple of weeks ago from a pro AV guy

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1989 Mitsubishi CS-2720R
got this with the Magnavox, was DOA when I got it, but I've brought it back to life with a reflow of some solder joints, it's having some weird High Voltage issues ATM though, lots of buzzing with lots of color on screen, as well as I've been using old HDD magnets to degauss it and have made about 87% difference in how bad the magnetizing was. This is my most recent foray into fixing anything CRT based, seems I've got somewhat of a knack for it.

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Reply 438 of 471, by amadeus777999

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Gered wrote on 2020-09-11, 20:44:
Recent pickup. Sony CPD-210GS (17"). Pretty decent shape overall. […]
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Recent pickup. Sony CPD-210GS (17"). Pretty decent shape overall.

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"Our" school's computer room had these - awesome screens with a slick design.

Reply 439 of 471, by wiretap

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Sony KV-13FS110, pretty much mint condition. Found it on Ebay for $125 shipped. Hooked up the Pi4 w/ Retropie using the Zune AV cables and it looks pretty good. I still need to figure out the best way to get the component video hooked up because the HDMI to Component converters I've tried don't work all that great.

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