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I know the pain...I used to have a 34" widescreen HD CRT, the thing weighed more than me...literally. If I remember right, it was over 150 lbs tongue.gif
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I know the pain...I used to have a 34" widescreen HD CRT, the thing weighed more than me...literally. If I remember right, it was over 150 lbs tongue.gif
Yeah, this baby weighs 175.

How was the widescreen one, always wanted one of those. Somebody had a really nice one for sale at 100 around here I wanted to get, just didn't have the bucks.
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Just got another Trinitron today for free, 32". Model KV-32HS500, really nice set with 720p/1080i. This thing even has HDMI and what looks to be an SD card slot on the front? Had no remote sadly though, going to see if my remote for my other trinitron will work for it. The shell is in rough shape, but the picture is perfect and the glass doesn't have a scratch on it. Set it up with some spare consoles i have, sitting next to my main tv for now until i set up my computer room in my new apartment.

What a pain to move up 3 flights of stairs though...




Edit: Turns out the remote works with no programming at all. Just worked, right away. Pretty happy with that.

Also just noticed, when i turn it on takes about a minute or so for the colours and everything to get to normal. Only after it's off for a bit, is that normal? My other trinitron does the same, but only takes like 10 seconds.

A delay like that is usually indicative of some capacitors on their way out. It must be 10+ years old? Not surprising. A "re-cap" project could fix it (inspect/replace said capacitors). But it was free so could just as easily use it until it is so slow you can't take it. Or dies entirely.

Does the nes zapper work on it? I've heard that only works don't "real" CRT/curved TVs. Might have been this thread actually.
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Yeah, this baby weighs 175.

How was the widescreen one, always wanted one of those. Somebody had a really nice one for sale at 100 around here I wanted to get, just didn't have the bucks.

It was gorgeous, very sad I don't still have it. Funny enough, Doom 3 was one of the first things I played on it, though I hooked it up to my PC at the time instead of the Xbox. It was a long time ago I had the TV, but I would love to find another one. I don't even have a decent tube TV at the moment. I see lots of them for free as well, some decent ones, but I don't drive, so it's tough to go pick one up. I think the TV I used to have was a Panasonic, and it really did look amazing. I looked it up though and it only did 480P/1080i. Pretty sure it had HDMI as well.
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A delay like that is usually indicative of some capacitors on their way out. It must be 10+ years old? Not surprising. A "re-cap" project could fix it (inspect/replace said capacitors). But it was free so could just as easily use it until it is so slow you can't take it. Or dies entirely.

Does the nes zapper work on it? I've heard that only works don't "real" CRT/curved TVs. Might have been this thread actually.
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Haven't tried yet on this one, but the zapper works on my 27" trinitron which is also flat.

Also if it becomes a problem I might consider reading up on it and opening her up. For now though been playing it for the past 4 hours or so and it's working great.

Also, really worth getting in my opinion. Pretty huge difference playing these old games on a good old CRT. Also, wouldn't your old one have supported 720p if it did 1080i?
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Haven't tried yet on this one, but the zapper works on my 27" trinitron which is also flat.

Also if it becomes a problem I might consider reading up on it and opening her up. For now though been playing it for the past 4 hours or so and it's working great.

Also, really worth getting in my opinion. Pretty huge difference playing these old games on a good old CRT. Also, wouldn't your old one have supported 720p if it did 1080i?

I thought I remembered it doing 720P, I actually thought I remembered it doing 1080P, but the closest model I could find, that looks the way I remember my old model looking, only does 480P/1080i...it was still gorgeous though, I do remember that. It cost me like $1800 or something though at the time. It might have automatically converted 720P/1080P to 480P/1080i, I can't remember. And I will be getting a hold of another CRT, just not sure when it will come along. I'd like to end up getting another widescreen like I had before, but would settle for any CRT that has component inputs.

EDIT - pretty sure this was the model I had - http://shop.panasonic.com/support-only/CT-34WX54.html
Edited by Aaron_Henderson - 10/21/15 at 6:20pm
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I thought I remembered it doing 720P, I actually thought I remembered it doing 1080P, but the closest model I could find, that looks the way I remember my old model looking, only does 480P/1080i...it was still gorgeous though, I do remember that. It cost me like $1800 or something though at the time. It might have automatically converted 720P/1080P to 480P/1080i, I can't remember. And I will be getting a hold of another CRT, just not sure when it will come along. I'd like to end up getting another widescreen like I had before, but would settle for any CRT that has component inputs.

EDIT - pretty sure this was the model I had - http://shop.panasonic.com/support-only/CT-34WX54.html
As far as I know only pc CRT could 3ver do 1080p or higher, the best you could get at a consumer level at least for TVs was 720p and 1080i.

Edit: Looks like it was a nice set.

One thing I miss about the old tvs most I think, is the really great sound you got from the set itself. Now it's almost like they expect us to own some sort of external audio.
Edited by tylerand - 10/21/15 at 6:29pm
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Haven't tried yet on this one, but the zapper works on my 27" trinitron which is also flat.

Also if it becomes a problem I might consider reading up on it and opening her up. For now though been playing it for the past 4 hours or so and it's working great.

On youtube there's the EEVblog with, possibly the greatest electronics channel on the whole internet, who actually does a re-cap on a tv. He'll show you how to do it while avoiding electrocution. For what it's worth.
 
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On youtube there's the EEVblog with, possibly the greatest electronics channel on the whole internet, who actually does a re-cap on a tv. He'll show you how to do it while avoiding electrocution. For what it's worth.

Great channel, have learned a lot from that guy.
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http://www.howtogeek.com/181303/htg-explains-how-the-nintendo-zapper-worked-and-why-it-doesnt-work-on-new-tvs/

http://atariage.com/forums/topic/209058-light-guns-and-100-hz-crt-tvs/
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What I've found to have a bigger impact on the older light guns is flat vs curved displays. I've never had good experience with NES or SMS guns and flat displays. They can work, but are extremely inconsistent.

Light guns for the SNES and later seem to work decently on flat displays.
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