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05-12-2018, 14:38   #31
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Interesting discovery I made with DoDonPachi DaiOuJou and Espgaluda on the ps2 yesterday evening -

In regular hori mode, they both have that dreaded PS2 480i interlaced video signal, no scanlines and the image flickers. Actually made me a little nauseous yesterday.

If you flip them to tate and play them vertically they both magically change to 240p! So lovely thick scanlines and no flicker, looks absolutely stunning like a super bright arcade monitor.

I actually have an Extron RGB which downscales all 480i content to 240p, so you can do that with all consoles that lock to 480i. Going to see if I can find some way of working it into the setup.
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05-12-2018, 15:05   #32
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I might swap out the crap Philips TV in the gamesroom for a Sony 29" one, only thing is it'll live on its side, and I don't want to kill it....
But every Vert Shmup looks better in Tate!
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This'd be ideal for tate mode games, nice flat sides to stand it up on. I think Andrew76 uses one of these?

https://www.adverts.ie/tv/sony-crt-t...21-tv/16815861
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05-12-2018, 17:42   #34
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It's one of these
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06-12-2018, 09:59   #35
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Ooooh two 29 inch Trinitrons in the attic? That'd be amazing!

I think you'd have to build something to hold one of those monsters up vertically. From what I remember the speaker sides probably aren't up to the weight and they're not flat either.
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You really need to take the back off and se how the tube and chassis is secured to the case before turning it, its a lot of weight to be supported in the wrong direction.
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You really need to take the back off and se how the tube and chassis is secured to the case before turning it, its a lot of weight to be supported in the wrong direction.
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How cool would it be actually to strip the tube and chassis out of the case entirely and mount them into a homemade wooden block instead. Could end up with something like this;

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I have 2 of those black Trinis, they would not last on the side, speakers wouldn't take the weight.

I have to get the chassis on of them repaired. Any recommendations? Send it to grant?
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06-12-2018, 12:43   #40
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It's a tricky one as the price of having them repaired/posted would be more than just picking up another TV.

But then on the plus side, you'd have two serviced chassis that would potentially last you years.
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I have 2 of those black Trinis, they would not last on the side, speakers wouldn't take the weight.

I have to get the chassis on of them repaired. Any recommendations? Send it to grant?
does grant do consumer TVs?
A arcade monitor is so simple compared to a TV with a tuner/multiple inputs etc etc
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Grant is highly recommended from me if, as BrownFinger says, he does TV's.

Did anyone here ever consider a cap kit for their TV? I've done several arcade CRT's but never a TV.
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Turns out one of my mates dad's repairs TVs and has been doing so since the 80s.

He lives 10 mins out the road. Dropping him out the chassis on Tuesday. Hopefully he can do it.

The other CRT needs to just be cleaned out. Little bit of crackling coming from it when I first turn it on each time.
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Grant is highly recommended from me if, as BrownFinger says, he does TV's.

Did anyone here ever consider a cap kit for their TV? I've done several arcade CRT's but never a TV.
Same thing, just more of them.
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Might have to look for a square type Sony CRT instead, look better than the philips
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