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CRT madness!

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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,592 ✭✭✭ The Last Bandit


    Ya mines got a Sanwa 31Khz monitor as well but just using regular mame/retroarch on it, think there is some tweaks to the usb settings for lower latency but thats about it.

    Using Attract-Mode with basic layout as the frontend, nice and simple to use and looks great on low res screen.



  • Registered Users Posts: 612 ✭✭✭ 80s Synth Pop


    Has anyone here ever used a crt rejuvenation kit and lived to tell the tale?


    There is a German guy showing how it's done here with astounding results:


    If someone has one and knows how to use it I'd pay for a visit to do a few old hantarex tubes.



  • Registered Users Posts: 5,590 ✭✭✭ Jack burton


    I think the guys at level up might have one of those kits? I could be wrong



  • Registered Users Posts: 326 ✭✭ dav09


    Yep there's one down there, it's not mine but definitely useful piece of kit I'm sure you could probably use. Never used it myself as I am useless when it comes to CRTs (other than taking chassis in and out and adjusting them).



  • Registered Users Posts: 31,712 ✭✭✭✭ o1s1n


    They're fascinating devices, I'd love to learn how to use one myself.

    Nice little write up on one here, check out the before and after pics.


    https://blog.timowens.io/crt-rejuvination/#:~:text=Electrons%20come%20flying%20out%20of,combinations%20of%20those%20three%20colors).



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  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Computer Games Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 33,892 CMod ✭✭✭✭ CiDeRmAn


    I collected a rare beast of a display today.

    It's a JVC 14" CRT.

    No fancy Scart or AV ports, only an RF.

    And it is NTSC/PAL and SECAM compatible!

    So, this should mean I can connect the likes of my US Pong console and the Japan only Nintendo Block Kuzushi console and they will work perfectly fine.

    Fingers and toes crossed!



  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Computer Games Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 33,892 CMod ✭✭✭✭ CiDeRmAn


    Seems like there is a shed load of interference in the bands the Japanese devices use via RF.

    Not sure how to clean that signal up.

    Any ideas?



  • Registered Users Posts: 31,712 ✭✭✭✭ o1s1n


    Have you tried moving it to another location in the attic?



  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Computer Games Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 33,892 CMod ✭✭✭✭ CiDeRmAn


    Not as yet.

    When you turn the console off you can hear radio stations!

    But Kerb and I were playing Block Kuzushi on the TV and it was fine, nothing like as crisp as a PAL signal but it's okay.

    Kerb thinks the length of the RF cable is also making it act like a radio antenna, just making things worse!



  • Registered Users Posts: 5,590 ✭✭✭ Jack burton


    Finally got my Sony BVM 2016p back last night.

    Its unfortunately dead as disco. There's a short somewhere the guy I gave it to said but he didn't have any older equipment to fix it.

    So now do I get it repaired or just sell it for parts or repair?

    Its a shame because it's a very low hour tube. I think I played about 20 minutes of virtual Bart on it before it blew up. It's the same one I bought from o1s1n



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  • Registered Users Posts: 6,228 ✭✭✭ Inviere




  • Registered Users Posts: 5,590 ✭✭✭ Jack burton


    He said there's a short somewhere between the transformer and the flyback I think he said.


    It popped and released some magic smoke when I got it. Screen would turn out. Glow to a bright white and then cut out again.



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