Originally Posted by daibido1123
Hi all, I am looking into HD CRT's that use Multi Scan tech to allow for the different refresh rates need for light guns from older consoles to work.
Right now I have been looking at the Monivision DM-7352SF, but I am not sure if that will work. So I am deferring to you all for information that can help me find a display that fits what I am looking for, and where I may find one, or if push come to shove at least helps me find the right direction in looking for a display that can do what I am looking for.
So let me list what i am looking for and we can go from there. Composite, S-Video, Component, and VGA Video inputs, with receiver outputs for 5.1 via optical, CRT 16:9 Tube with Multi Scan for video signals from 50Hz to 100+ Hz, and Max resolution of 1080i and lowest resolution 240i. From what I can find the other option I have is looking for a broadcast level display, with a deck that converts those inputs to BNC RGB signal.
I hope I can get some help in finding the right direction to go in.
Hi, i'm looking for something similar, but my current research is incomplete.
The only 'multiscan' HD CRT's i'm aware of are presentation monitors - which Viewsonic made up to "42 inches" (really 40 comparing to consumer screens) but able to display 1024x768, which beats any consumer HD display I was aware of. They accept a 1280x1024 input but it's not native/gets a bit blurry. They could also run the 800x600, 640x480 type resolutions which look gorgeous. They probably wont run "SDTV" directly, but i *think* they might work with light guns if you used the right 60hz hardware line doubler (but not deinterlacer), though I haven't tried it nor has anyone else I know of.
Otherwise the top CRT's made were Sony's Super Fine Pitch stuff http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FD_Trinitron/WEGA
which were 1440x1080i (1440x540p, they will not 'native' 720p in term of scan lines available but it accepts it as an input and converts it internally), however i'm TOLD such sets don't seem to work with light guns by some sources, even though they should do the same line doubling of the proposed above setup. Sony's SFP beat the res of any other consumer HD CRT i'm aware of, though there's only one 36" 4:3 set and nothing in a 40, more choices in 32's.
Next step down is Sony's HiScan, 853x1080i (853x540p), (see same http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FD_Trinitron/WEGA
for specific models) and everyone else that had an HD CRT, which should be about the same resolution. Sony made up to a 40 inch 4:3 in the HiScan line, so did a few others. I'm still told HD CRT's in general either may, or always do (depending on person claiming) have problems with SDTV light guns though. It's possible that consumer HD's try to deinterlace, this throws off the light gun timing. One downside i've heard is some iffy reliability on certain larger Sony sets, sudden death without warning. I don't have a convenient reference for the larger comparable sets from other manufacturers though.
You may be best served by having more than one CRT - this is the solution I may end up going with, esp with the ridiculously cheap used price of non HD SDTV's right now. I planned at least one direct view CRT and a screen that pulls down in front for the projector, but having a 2nd or even 3rd if needed CRT would be no big deal. I could even put them on a rotating carousel if I want each one viewable dead front and center in front of the couch.