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So, I have been drooling over this rather impressive VDC Marquee 9520 on eBay (the seller has 5 of them: Item # 370830547477) and was wondering what the story is on these for home theater use. I have always wanted a CRT PJ, and this exotic beast looks intriguing (fairly late, split option $$$ when new, flexibility in placement). Alas, I asked the seller to provide some pics of the tube faces with the lenses off and did not so much as get a reply. I suppose it is safe to assume that either: A. the tubes are burned to a crisp, or B. the seller doesn't understand CRT PJ buyers.

For $3k, the tubes should be good and no shots of them makes this an expensive gamble eek.gif
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At this point he would be lucky to get $500 each...
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At this point he would be lucky to get $500 each...

The seller got back to me and said they would do a full inspection of the 9520s, but yeah $3k is a bit much even if the tubes are good ($500 is a bit low though, given that these are high end VDC 9 inch units CRT fans would still pay something for them, and I'd probably buy one at ~$1k). I'm sure someone with a flight simulator that required this exact split model would still pay a good amount for one.
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I doubt it, most flight sims have gone digital. This is a prime example of it.
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...for the price, considering these cost ten times more when new it isn't too bad, keep in mind the seller is guaranteeing them to work, and will accept a return 15 days after the purchase date, also if need be they will RMA it.

I am not in anyway shape or form connected to these guys, so keep that in mind!

Anyone that buys these split systems will have no problem dropping a few grand to get brand new tubes for them! (...actually they have probably already initiated the buy so that once they get this beast they can just exchange the tubes)

...at least that is how i would do it!

that being said the difference between a well setup 8 inch LC and 9 inch LC is in the few percentile! ...so if someone is after a decent buy there is a brand new LC 8500 on ebay that I have been eye balling for a few weeks!

...this setup with a decent video chain is pretty hard to beat at these prices, well short of spending a few times more the money!



Anyhow good luck
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Just an FYI on these...

1) They are used according to the current auction. Generally speaking, flight sim units will have really weird wear patterns on the tubes, worst case being a line burnt right across each tube on the horizon.
2) The tubes are set in a VERTICAL array, which means most likely the tubes are rotated 90 degrees, so for HT use, they'd be in a 3:4 aspect ratio, not a 4:3 like you'd expect. Barco did this as well, and there's a guy in Europe that had to do some major work to convert his Barco split pack back to 'normal' use. Not sure if he's finished doing it.

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......so if someone is after a decent buy there is a brand new LC 8500 on ebay that I have been eye balling for a few weeks!
Anyhow good luck
sweating bellows and likely Glycol in the chassis

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sweating bellows and likely Glycol in the chassis

Is that a new geeky SNL skit? Shweaty bellows? smile.gif

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Yup Francisco finished, he kept just the one, of the three complete and the spare parts machine. Actually CRT tubes are more like 5:4 or was it 5:3, right Curt?
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