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Forum: Rear Projection Units   03-01-2015, 05:17 PM
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Posted By Mr Bob
This is the 1st solder bridge the tech left, very...

This is the 1st solder bridge the tech left, very tiny and not easy to see, but crucial because it threw the set into protection until corrected. Can you spot it? Pix are before and after clearing...
Forum: Rear Projection Units   03-01-2015, 03:44 PM
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Posted By Mr Bob
This is about the Pioneer CRT RPTVs that led the...

This is about the Pioneer CRT RPTVs that led the class back when HD was still new in this country - the PRO 510HD, PRO 610HD and PRO 710HD, and the first half of the model year the following year,...
Forum: Rear Projection Units   03-01-2015, 02:12 PM
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Posted By Mr Bob
That old 27" analog TV would have been perfect! ...

That old 27" analog TV would have been perfect!

b
Forum: Rear Projection Units   03-01-2015, 12:58 PM
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Posted By Mr Bob
I am glad you are adept in such things. Even I...

I am glad you are adept in such things. Even I have caused solder bridges in the past just once at a time, so these days I don't touch anything that does not need to be touched. I have been lucky...
Forum: Rear Projection Units   02-28-2015, 03:36 PM
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Posted By Mr Bob
But figuring out which one it is, is the...

But figuring out which one it is, is the challenge! Repairs on panels needing repair usually exceed the cost of replacing them these days.

If your set is perfectly operational, someone should...
Forum: Display Calibration   02-28-2015, 03:29 PM
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Posted By Mr Bob
I am contemplating being in Vegas April 17-19,...

I am contemplating being in Vegas April 17-19, can arrive a day early or stay a day later if you have not selected your calibrator yet. But Chad is good and he is on your radar too, and I respect...
Forum: Rear Projection Units   02-28-2015, 11:20 AM
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Posted By Mr Bob
I don't typically see silk screen effect on...

I don't typically see silk screen effect on frensel/lenticular screens, tho hotspotting is there if you look for it. way out at the edges of the screen. I have seen both SSE and HS - plus the...
Forum: Rear Projection Units   02-28-2015, 10:44 AM
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Posted By Mr Bob
Those sets were nice! There are at least 5...

Those sets were nice! There are at least 5 threads on the AVS about Hitachi CRT RPTVs, written by owners for other Hit owners. They contain incredible information, some of which I routinely use in...
Forum: Rear Projection Units   02-28-2015, 10:35 AM
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Posted By Mr Bob
Are those the only numbers you can use? Usually...

Are those the only numbers you can use? Usually FBTs have big long strings of numbers, which is what should be used on an ebay search. Or search anywhere, not just ebay. Many manufacturers of such...
Forum: Rear Projection Units   02-28-2015, 10:16 AM
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Posted By Mr Bob
Well guys, a PRO 77 is not HDready, but fully...

Well guys, a PRO 77 is not HDready, but fully operational it was creme de le creme at the time, with that nice glossy piano black gold-trimmed finish that you can't find anywhere these days, at any...
Forum: Rear Projection Units   02-27-2015, 08:00 PM
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Posted By Mr Bob
Well guys, a PRO 77 is not HDready, but fully...

Well guys, a PRO 77 is not HDready, but fully operational it was creme de le creme at the time, with that nice glossy piano black gold-trimmed finish that you can't find anywhere these days, at any...
Forum: Rear Projection Units   02-27-2015, 06:21 AM
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Posted By Mr Bob
Absolutely. Nor strobing on movement/panning,...

Absolutely. Nor strobing on movement/panning, nor pasty complexions, nor "daytime soap opera" effect, nor stairstepping on pastel gradations, nor "busy-ness" - movement - in static areas like...
Forum: Rear Projection Units   02-26-2015, 09:21 PM
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Posted By Mr Bob
I hear you. I have seen the 4K OLED and have...

I hear you. I have seen the 4K OLED and have been blown away myself. There truly is nothing the CRT can do better, I know that. It will eventually take CRT's place.

But till then - till the...
Forum: Rear Projection Units   02-23-2015, 10:51 AM
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Posted By Mr Bob
I am going to Portland Oregon and surrounding...

I am going to Portland Oregon and surrounding areas for a week at the end of March. I would love to schmooze with fellow CRT RPTV afficianados while there. Please contact me directly - not by pm ...
Forum: Display Calibration   02-23-2015, 10:50 AM
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Posted By Mr Bob
I am going to Portland Oregon and surrounding...

I am going to Portland Oregon and surrounding areas for a week at the end of March. I would love to schmooze with fellow OLED panel and CRT RPTV afficianados while there. Please contact me...
Forum: Display Calibration   02-23-2015, 10:49 AM
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Posted By Mr Bob
I am going to Portland Oregon and surrounding...

I am going to Portland Oregon and surrounding areas for a week at the end of March. I would love to do some calibrations on all gear while there, and especially schmooze with fellow CRT RPTV and...
Forum: Rear Projection Units   02-23-2015, 10:46 AM
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Posted By Mr Bob
I am going to Portland Oregon and surrounding...

I am going to Portland Oregon and surrounding areas for a week at the end of March. I would love to schmooze with fellow CRT RPTV afficianados while there. Please contact me directly - not by pm...
Forum: Rear Projection Units   02-22-2015, 11:18 PM
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Posted By Mr Bob
It's called overscan, and all CRT RPTVs were born...

It's called overscan, and all CRT RPTVs were born with it, regardless of size of screen. A 73" has the same amount of overscan as a 40", regardless of brand.

Unfortunately when you alter the...
Forum: Rear Projection Units   02-20-2015, 11:00 AM
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Posted By Mr Bob
Have I mentioned that these sets are capable of...

Have I mentioned that these sets are capable of razor precision, in some cases better than fixed pixel? And a sense of depth that many flat panels can only dream of?

Come on over and experience...
Forum: Rear Projection Units   02-19-2015, 10:48 AM
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Posted By Mr Bob
I would give second thoughts about offing it if I...

I would give second thoughts about offing it if I were you. I has the 9" guns, the only Mit 65" series that had that. In its present condition if it's never been cleaned or tweaked, it has the...
Forum: Rear Projection Units   02-18-2015, 09:44 AM
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Posted By Mr Bob
The best source for convergence ICs is...

The best source for convergence ICs is www.tvrepairkits.com (http://www.tvrepairkits.com), where they have access to the original Sanyos. Union Electronics and MCM are also good places to get...
Forum: Display Calibration   02-17-2015, 02:13 PM
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Posted By Mr Bob
You got it. :cool: b

You got it.

:cool:

b
Forum: Rear Projection Units   02-17-2015, 11:39 AM
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Posted By Mr Bob
A 65813. You are stepping up in the world! ...

A 65813. You are stepping up in the world! Nothing beats those 9" guns, and with a 65" screen and glass front surface mirror, your set is actually brighter than mine!

:cool:

b
Forum: Rear Projection Units   02-17-2015, 11:37 AM
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Posted By Mr Bob
I will be glad to usher you thru the realignment...

I will be glad to usher you thru the realignment process for getting your light levels back. I do it all the time as part of my calibrations, but also do it on the phone with diligent and capable...
Forum: Display Calibration   02-17-2015, 10:07 AM
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Posted By Mr Bob
I was thinking of the SR 71 Blackbird, a classic....

I was thinking of the SR 71 Blackbird, a classic. As for using the word Stealth, gaze at the picture and use your imagination.

The one most critical area is the infinite:1 CR, which has never been...
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