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Forum: Direct View (single tube) CRT Displays   02-27-2015, 11:59 AM
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Posted By Floydage
Was hoping someone back in the day of support for...

Was hoping someone back in the day of support for these CRTs got an answer from Sony, or maybe a Sony authorized tech, etc. Like you said probably absurd to ask now, but if you happen to contact them...
Forum: Coupon Eligible Converter Box (CECB)   02-23-2015, 10:35 AM
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Posted By Floydage
There's no menu button on the front of the box...

There's no menu button on the front of the box (unless there's some weird button push combo that works); I was referring to using a u-remote's menu button (though could be called something else like...
Forum: Coupon Eligible Converter Box (CECB)   02-18-2015, 12:31 PM
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Posted By Floydage
It's been awhile since I had it programmed for a...

It's been awhile since I had it programmed for a Zinwell but I thought my Philips SRP1003/27 did pretty well (of course there may be a newer version out by now). And if I recall correctly, all of...
Forum: Coupon Eligible Converter Box (CECB)   02-18-2015, 12:26 PM
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Posted By Floydage
I should have quoted your Zenith best-in-breed...

I should have quoted your Zenith best-in-breed sentence as that's really what I was referring to.

Consumer Reports listed the CM and Zinwell on composite in their top-tier PQ while the Zenith was...
Forum: Direct View (single tube) CRT Displays   02-18-2015, 11:36 AM
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Posted By Floydage
Do you know what the 3 blink code represents per...

Do you know what the 3 blink code represents per Sony or someone knowledgeable of the codes?
Forum: Direct View (single tube) CRT Displays   02-14-2015, 02:28 PM
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Posted By Floydage
I don't understand this. I'm thinking you're...

I don't understand this. I'm thinking you're referring to a different transformer than I'm thinking about. I guess if it's a skinny wire than it won't matter as long as a solid and well-soldered...
Forum: Direct View (single tube) CRT Displays   02-14-2015, 01:49 PM
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Posted By Floydage
If you're referring to the big thick wire that...

If you're referring to the big thick wire that goes to the side of the picture tube (anode) with the funky rubber boot, then no they're molded to the best of my knowledge. The extreme high voltage...
Forum: Direct View (single tube) CRT Displays   02-14-2015, 11:07 AM
Replies: 15
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Posted By Floydage
Are you stalking me? :D just kidding. Oh so...

Are you stalking me? :D just kidding.

Oh so they're small tiles, I didn't look at it close enough the first time. Would have to be a huge screen distant viewing position setup (like wealthy folks...
Forum: Direct View (single tube) CRT Displays   02-13-2015, 02:55 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By Floydage
And I hope you weren't looking at the grid with...

And I hope you weren't looking at the grid with the TV on.
_______________________

I couldn't stop laughing when a friend 'turned me on' to Monty Python in the mid-'70s. "Trying not to be seen."...
Forum: Coupon Eligible Converter Box (CECB)   02-13-2015, 02:47 PM
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Posted By Floydage
I don't think he's a hacker. Looks like a...

I don't think he's a hacker.
Looks like a hardware problem like cold soldered joint or part out of spec. But if one could monitor the code it 'might' help narrow down the circuit of interest.
Forum: Direct View (single tube) CRT Displays   02-13-2015, 01:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 79
Posted By Floydage
Yes. Yes. _________________ I have a...

Yes.
Yes.
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I have a freebie one about that size on my kitchen counter with a built-in VCR that actually works - woohoo!
Somehow I suspect his was made in the '90s.
Forum: Direct View (single tube) CRT Displays   02-13-2015, 11:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 79
Posted By Floydage
"The electron beams, upon leaving their...

"The electron beams, upon leaving their respective Red Green and Blue guns, disperse slightly, and lose their sharp edges. It was found that if a sheet of metal was placed in front of the phosphor...
Forum: Direct View (single tube) CRT Displays   02-13-2015, 11:03 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 15,355
Posted By Floydage
No for the degausser, it appears there's apps...

No for the degausser, it appears there's apps where shielding and such are required. Anti-static, EMI, and RFI. I remember those external anti-glare shields required grounding to make the gamma ray...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   02-13-2015, 10:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 162
Posted By Floydage
"Viewing and listening"? No way Jose, that would...

"Viewing and listening"? No way Jose, that would be illegal in all sorts of ways. Now in the sense of say a cookie on a computer to collect data of what shows folks watch and record, yeah I could see...
Forum: Coupon Eligible Converter Box (CECB)   02-12-2015, 02:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 92
Posted By Floydage
Glad it was easy for him as it may happen again.

Glad it was easy for him as it may happen again.
Forum: Direct View (single tube) CRT Displays   02-12-2015, 02:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 206
Posted By Floydage
Here's what ya need, pretty cool: ...

Here's what ya need, pretty cool:

http://www.prysm.com/olympic-video-walls

Laser Phosphor Display (LPD) technology, note the phosphor like a CRT.
Forum: Direct View (single tube) CRT Displays   02-12-2015, 02:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,891
Posted By Floydage
Cool, thanks barrelbelly! I want one!

Cool, thanks barrelbelly! I want one!
Forum: Direct View (single tube) CRT Displays   02-12-2015, 01:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 206
Posted By Floydage
You didn't accomplish anything other than...

You didn't accomplish anything other than shifting the image up vertically one white bar with a black bar at the bottom; the usable image still utilizes the same net area but on a different part of...
Forum: Direct View (single tube) CRT Displays   02-12-2015, 12:54 PM
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Posted By Floydage
RIP. GL with the parts you keep and the audio mod...

RIP. GL with the parts you keep and the audio mod if you take that on.
Forum: Direct View (single tube) CRT Displays   02-12-2015, 12:51 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 15,355
Posted By Floydage
No opinion on my part as I didn't 'claim' that it...

No opinion on my part as I didn't 'claim' that it was for anything in particular, just threw out some possibilities. But the warning exists in the manual and uses key phrases "protective film" and...
Forum: Direct View (single tube) CRT Displays   02-12-2015, 10:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 206
Posted By Floydage
It's pure geometry, you can't get something for...

It's pure geometry, you can't get something for nothing. You'll either cut off the ends to maintain aspect/undistorted image or you'll change the aspect/distort the image. Try it with a geometric...
Forum: Direct View (single tube) CRT Displays   02-12-2015, 10:24 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 15,355
Posted By Floydage
Until it can be 'proved' otherwise, we don't know...

Until it can be 'proved' otherwise, we don't know that the warning is there as a disclaimer nor if it's not there for health reasons. No, not a fact just because you say it is....
Forum: Direct View (single tube) CRT Displays   02-12-2015, 10:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 206
Posted By Floydage
OK, I mistook "goal" for an idea. Hopefully you...

OK, I mistook "goal" for an idea. Hopefully you can overcome the slowness problem. For now you might see if it speeds up at a lower resolution.

If you only modify the height than you'll stretch...
Forum: Direct View (single tube) CRT Displays   02-12-2015, 10:01 AM
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Posted By Floydage
I had an RCA Home Theater that had this fancy...

I had an RCA Home Theater that had this fancy Hughes SRS audio board/module. Later I came across a plain jane version of this RCA and it looked like the Hughes would plug into it; the software part I...
Forum: Direct View (single tube) CRT Displays   02-12-2015, 09:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 206
Posted By Floydage
Those are ideas, not real world applications. ...

Those are ideas, not real world applications.

Your second pgh - that's zooming. Will cut off the sides. Any alteration beyond that would distort the image.
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