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Re: How many of you are actually still using CRT TVs?

by Xeogred Wed Oct 24, 2018 11:10 pm

Good info to know.

Slightly related, how would guys go about storing an old HDTV without the box? Should a throw a curtain over it? Or maybe there's something I can wrap around it?
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Re: How many of you are actually still using CRT TVs?

by Ziggy587 Thu Oct 25, 2018 8:38 am

One thing I've noticed with the PVM is the sound is weak. I mean, it doesn't sound terrible, but it has even less bass than my 13" Trinitron consumer TV. I'm definitely gonna have to do something about that. I've already been thinking about a solution for the consumer TV, but I'm wondering what other PVM owners have come up with. Anyone?


Xeogred wrote:Slightly related, how would guys go about storing an old HDTV without the box? Should a throw a curtain over it? Or maybe there's something I can wrap around it?


Eww, get your LCD talk out of the CRT thread!

You could throw an old towel or sheet over it to protect it from dust. If you wanted more protection than that, you could wrap a moving blanket around it and tape or tie it on. That would help protect the screen if something knocks into it, as well as protect it from dust. If you needed even more protection, I suppose you could protect the screen with another layer before wrapping it with a moving blanket. Maybe Styrofoam.
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Re: How many of you are actually still using CRT TVs?

by Erik_Twice Thu Oct 25, 2018 3:50 pm

You absolutely need dedicated speakers. They aren't really designed to offer sound and only have a small mono speaker thrown in.
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Re: How many of you are actually still using CRT TVs?

by Ziggy587 Fri Oct 26, 2018 8:42 am

Erik_Twice wrote:You absolutely need dedicated speakers. They aren't really designed to offer sound and only have a small mono speaker thrown in.


What do you use?
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Re: How many of you are actually still using CRT TVs?

by JoeAwesome Sun Oct 28, 2018 1:36 am

So, I stand corrected. My LMD-1420 does NOT do 480p (boo), but it can do 480i AND 240p. The latter is pretty amazing, seeing as how the monitor is an LCD. It was an interesting evening as I tested multiple systems' inputs on it while sending the output from it to an HDTV for cross-referencing. Finally, I got a 240p test suite for the Wii to do what could've saved me several hours, lol.
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Re: How many of you are actually still using CRT TVs?

by Erik_Twice Sun Oct 28, 2018 7:06 pm

Ziggy587 wrote:What do you use?

Personally, I use a pair JVC speakers I bought for 1,5€ each at a second-hand store and power them with my dad's old amplifier. I paid about 20€ to fix it and it was very much worth it.

But you don't need to go that far, any set of speakers will do. Just don't plug the audio into the monitor, but in a cable that takes it to the speakers.
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Re: How many of you are actually still using CRT TVs?

by Konacha Sat Jan 05, 2019 5:25 pm

So a while back I got a Panasonic 27" CRT. I got it when Goodwill was getting rid of their TVs, which I was surprised they still had CRTs to be honest. My parents old CRT they gave me from the mid 80s finally broke so I had to get a new one. I brought it because it was the best one in good shape and it was large which is what I wanted on my enclosed back porch which is my retro game room. Plus it was only 10 dollars.

However, I found out after I brought it that it has component cables too which honestly, I didn't even know existed until I saw this. I did read that it doesn't support 480p (and I tried it with my DVD/VCR combo) but it does 480i and 240p. Is there anything on the market where I can use component cables to make something like Amazon fire stick or Chromecast, which is only in HDMI to 480i? I'm worried that a box that convents from HDMI to Component would still try to do 480p and not 480i. Or would I have to relay on HDMI to S-Video device?
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