CRT monitors? Keep or not?

Grazie wrote on 7/13/2020, 10:20 AM

Opinions welcome. I’m pruning.... 🌲

Both Panasonic. 15” and a smaller 10”. 625 lines of total awesomeness. I used them to conform and confirm for TVs and get true colours.

Sell, ditch, donate or whatever.

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JJKizak wrote on 7/13/2020, 11:03 AM

Well the new monitors will help your power consumption and they will be larger to help your eyesight.

JJK

vkmast wrote on 7/13/2020, 11:13 AM

Does that mean "ditch"?

Grazie wrote on 7/13/2020, 11:14 AM

@JJKizak Nice. I haven’t used them for checking in maybe +10 years. How do I convert nostalgia into letting-go?

Grazie wrote on 7/13/2020, 11:16 AM

@vkmast - You is most scary! I’d only noticed I’d clicked the solution by mistake, and PING in youse come in - wow 😮 !

adis-a3097 wrote on 7/13/2020, 12:32 PM

Keep'em!

Separate "scopes monitors" are always welcome. :)

john_dennis wrote on 7/13/2020, 1:46 PM

"I haven’t used them for checking in maybe +10 years."

"Get rid of them." he shouted, as he admired his two open-reel tape machines that are older than 99.36947% of the people who have joined the Vegas Forum in the last 5 years.

JJKizak wrote on 7/13/2020, 3:36 PM

I admire your decimal configuration abilities.

JJK

john_dennis wrote on 7/13/2020, 5:06 PM

@JJKizak

In the absence of real measurements, add a few non-zero decimal numbers. It'll impress 93.48246% of the population.

Musicvid wrote on 7/13/2020, 5:53 PM

Would that be a repeating (rational) or nonrepeating (irrational) decimal string?

David Settlemoir wrote on 7/13/2020, 7:20 PM

I still have a few CRTs, and have one hooked up to a VHS deck that also goes to a Teranex 2D for upscaling. CRT shows me the before (4:3) to compare to the upscaled HD on LCD TV. I also still test DVDs on the CRT (usually at least one project a year) for fielding issues.

TheRhino wrote on 7/14/2020, 8:47 AM

I have a couple with very low hours I haven't used for years so they are just wasting space... I thought about pairing them with old gaming systems that use composite or SVideo outputs for those building retro gaming systems or arcade cabinets... However, most are using Raspberry Pi with HDMI output to run emulators but IMO the CRT displays better NTSC or PAL video than affordable panels. IMO they always handled interlaced video better... Ya know the moment I sell them I will think of a great way to use them here...

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Dexcon wrote on 7/14/2020, 9:10 AM

@Grazie  ... just a thought ... a donation to the Science Museum in South K. The last time I was there (quite a while ago unfortunately) there were displays of 1960s record players and other similar tech. Back then in 2003, they even had an an early AMPEX 2" video recorder, though that didn't compare to the Babbage 'computer'.

The only reason I suggest this is that so much gets junked that little actually gets to survive to end up in a worthy museum.

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