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post #1 of 3 Old 10-08-2015, 11:41 PM - Thread Starter
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Question US market Loewe crt.....should i get it?

Recently i was browsing Craigslist and came across a brand of tv i never realized was sold in the united states. Its a Loewe (no idea how to pronounce it lol) model ARC 332 PB (a2300 chassis) 60Hz Pro-Scan crt set. The seller states its a 1080p (i kinda doubt it) capable set that they paid around 2 grand for when it was new and they want $40 dollars for it and its about a 1.5 hour drive from where i live. Part of me is very interested in it but i am very limited one spare cash and space and would like to be sure that it would suit my needs before taking the plunge. ive been wanting a scart enabled set for playing older consoles in RGB for a while now and there aren't any PVM's or BVM's around my area. i know that most loewe sets have a very good philips branded tube in them and usually have a SCART socket equiped but of course these were all foreign models. I asked the seller for a picture of the rear connections and was surprised to see a VGA port along with one set of component jacks and a bunch of s video and composite jacks but no SCART. I guess what im wondering is:

A. is there a chance that this us model set (it is infact German made)has an unpopulated scart space on the pcb where i could solder one in (im good with a soldering iron )

B. if that dosent work is there a possibility that this set would accept a scart signal through the VGA connector and sync properly at the 15 point whatever KHz rate since its a tv? (i know a lot of computer monitors wont)

C. If im not able to do some clever nerdy hackery and make something work with rgb/scart are these good all around tvs in terms of picture quality ect?

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I've always wanted a Loewe TV, even if I am 15 years too late. If you didn't pick it up, do you know if its still available?
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Speaking of Loewe, this ad just popped up in the D/FW area:

Looks in pretty good shape, 32", and claims to be digital. Doesn't appear to be one of the widescreen models though unless the pics are goofy (I've seen pics of 4:3 TVs that make them look like their widescreen so...).

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