So I have two problems with a Trinitron monitor, made in 1998. Picked it up on craigslist, so I have no idea how many hours it has on it.
The serious problem is that it has a red tint. When you look at the default color temperature settings it has increasing red tint as you go down. Even 9300K has a noticable red tint! I've been able to get it nearly perfect by reducing the Red Gain and Bias and increasing the Blue and Green through the on-screen menu, but on very dark gray pictures, there is still a slight red tint.
Since this is probably a hardware problem, I'd like to fix it at the hardware level so all the color temperature defaults look correct. Aren't there some dials on the back of the CRT I can use to adjust the Red gun?
The other problem is that it has generally low brightness. When I first turn it on, it is really bright, but it gradually decreases in ten minutes until it gets where I want it to be, though the brightness setting has to be at 85 (all the individual RGB bias settings are high too).
I'll be removing the bezel of my monitor soon to paint it black, so I figured I could make some adjustments while I have it off. Any advice?