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I just found me one of these at a local thrift store and was wondering if it is any good or should I have just left it there.Don't have any pics yet lost my camera.Thanks

Model number= Sony CPD-E400




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is it s trinitron ?
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Found some picture online.Look like that one
    
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It looks like a flat screen aperture grille (Trintron) to me.

Looking up the model number, it is. It does up to 1800x1440@60Hz. The recommended 1280x1024 as well, so maybe it's a 5:4 CRT? 1800x1440 is probably too much, and 1280x1024 too low, so finding a custom resolution between the two that is 5:4 would take a bit more work, as the usual 4:3 resolutions wouldn't be ideal (if it's a 5:4 screen physically, that is).

Anyway, it might not go up to the infamous 2048x1536 like many of the 21" and larger ones do, but I imagine it's just the step below it. It's got a 0.24mm-0.25mm dot pitch, which is comparable to the better 21" top end ones of it's type. So, quality-wise, it seems good.

It's probably worth it, but keep in mind that with monitors, especially these older CRTs, it's literally a case by case basis. Spec-wise, I say it checks out to be good, but that particular one, who knows.
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