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post #271 of 286 Old 07-25-2019, 02:22 PM
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Please Bring back CRT TV's Into the Production line Again! Even if it is to a small market. If the CRT TV goes back into production soon or 10 years from now with a retro or regular style, I am willing to pay $1,000 or more for a new 19" retro or regular style new CRT TV when it goes back into production. I like the 1970s style retro look CRT TVs to play Atari 2600 and the NES on. For now I am playing my video games on a 27" RCA flat screen CRT TV I bought at wal-mart in 2008.


My personal comment on that..

Why demand new CRTs for 1000$ when you can get multiple tvs for that amount used..

Any serious CRT lover out there is now living in heaven, not in hell.. The good CRT Tvs where really expensive back in the days.. 1000$ Trinitron, you can get now for free..

I know some retro gaming channels and most of them are collectors or even horders.. They have multiple CRTs, test them, compare them, and keep the best ones.. It is small but very healthy community because you can get CRT TVs for free the last years.. people are glad if you pick one up..

So if you are passionate about CRTs, you can get everything.. CRT PC monitors, Mac Monitors with trinitron tubes, Sony Trinitron CRT monitors, Consumer CRTs, Professional CRT, 4:3 or 16:9, some even have digital inputs.. it is all out there, waiting for you..

Me personally I dont miss analog TV tech.. I want the real picture.. no overscan, no distortions, the correct aspect ratio.. I still have my trinitron.. For every Sega Game I need to adjust the tv size in the service menu.. So if you are into CRTs you also need a lot of knowledge how to use them, and if you possess it.. you propably already own a few CRTs

Life is good.. Great time for CRT lovers..
Ah. I see. But it's not such a good time for plasma lovers who are looking a dwindling supply of screens. My condolences. Hope your supply holds out!
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Life is good.. Great time for CRT lovers..
Not for those of us that have classic video game cabinets. No consoles, I mean the arcade version. The prices on those CRTs are frick'n ridiculous with only a few guys in the US who do the monitor chassis rebuilds. Finding clean tubes without screen burn and parts is getting harder and harder. The last 5 years of monitors before they closed the door was all cheap Chinese garbage with convergence issues. Everyone wants the arcade CRTs from the early to mid 90s. They are more trouble than they are worth but nostalgia is usually expensive
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You mean classic arcade cabinet machines ? With (almost) original hardware? Not a "do it your self project" but a real arcade machine that did serve its time in the 80s in a bar or an arcade club..

Well, this is a very special and unique part of CRT world..

Can you post some pics of your treasures?
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Not for those of us that have classic video game cabinets. No consoles, I mean the arcade version. The prices on those CRTs are frick'n ridiculous with only a few guys in the US who do the monitor chassis rebuilds. Finding clean tubes without screen burn and parts is getting harder and harder. The last 5 years of monitors before they closed the door was all cheap Chinese garbage with convergence issues. Everyone wants the arcade CRTs from the early to mid 90s. They are more trouble than they are worth but nostalgia is usually expensive
TBH, this is also true for console people. The internet has more or less documented which CRTs are worth keeping and the remaining supply of the good ones is already starting to pull a premium. Sure, if you are diligent and you actually have a lot of time on your hands it's still possible to stumble upon a really good one a thrift store or on craigslist, but even that is dwindling.

Unless you have been at it for awhile, getting good CRTs cheap isn't a thing anymore (generally speaking).
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TBH, this is also true for console people. The internet has more or less documented which CRTs are worth keeping and the remaining supply of the good ones is already starting to pull a premium. Sure, if you are diligent and you actually have a lot of time on your hands it's still possible to stumble upon a really good one a thrift store or on craigslist, but even that is dwindling.

Unless you have been at it for awhile, getting good CRTs cheap isn't a thing anymore (generally speaking).
You joined AVS Forums last month.. Since when are you looking for a CRT? It sounds a bit as you dont want to put at least some effort into it..

What CRT model are you looking for?

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You joined AVS Forums last month..
I did. I do have an older account that, for the life of me, I can't figure out which email it was associated with.
I mostly come here for technical questions about display tech; I did some research when I bought a new projector last year for instance. This is first time I commented on a frivolous thread.

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Since when are you looking for a CRT? It sounds a bit as you dont want to put at least some effort into it..

What CRT model are you looking for?
I have *many* CRTs I'm old enough to still own TVs I purchased 30 years ago.

However, I follow CRT enthusiast communities and what I see is that the good stuff has been drying up. It's still possible to pick up a semi-descent screen in thrift store, but anything really cherry gets snagged by ebay store people who mark it up. It's not completely over yet, but it's getting there. Pretty soon, most of the CRTs sitting around in people's basements will all have been donated, and the thrift stores will stop taking them (many around here already have) because they are too heavy to have sitting around.
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I did some research on my side too, and I have to admit you have a point..

My small 14inch sony trinitron that I still have I bought in 2013.. I had 2 larger models too that I picked up at the same time, but I sold them later.. Too big for my small place, and the small 14inch had very low run hours and a super sharp picture (because of the small size). I also can store it in my cabinet so it is a sleeper I only take out for a nostalgic gaming session..

Time flies by.. So I underestimated that it has been already 6 years ago.

So yes, the time when everyone tried to get rid of their CRTs has happened years ago.. Only thing you can do is be patient and hord a few of them.. When you try to sell one, you will see that there is almost zero demand..

Still there are many you can pic up for free..

Here is my local second hand platform, free tvs and the search word: Sony

https://www.willhaben.at/iad/kaufen-...e_level_1=6875

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B&O.. I think they are quite popular in the europe gaming comunity..

Prices are insane.. But also: Nobody is buying them for these prices.. You need to call, make a very low offer.. in the end people want to get ridd of it..

https://www.willhaben.at/iad/kaufen-...ategoryId=6890

Lots of sonys.. but not for free..

https://www.willhaben.at/iad/kaufen-...rd=Sony&page=1

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As a lover of Crts, I feel that OLED is the closest current alternative. As others have stated you can get crts for very little money because people don't want to deal with recycling. I myself picked up a Sony 34xbr970 for free last week.

Anyhow that's my take on it, I just don't see crts being mass produced due cost and materials.

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Keep an eye out for these kind of places that got stuck with lots of CRT TVs and monitors from the downfall of their recycling (maybe tariffs played a role more recently too):

https://dallas.craigslist.org/dal/zi...947225214.html

Could ask Best Buy and the like where they send theirs off to too, assuming they still take them in.

Also some city drop off sites may let one grab some up, mine lets us come pick up paint, etc. Ideal would be to have vehicle AC output capability to test them first.

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Was that you bringbackcrttv and JA?

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I was a CRT hold out for ages until I found out there was something more than just TN panel LCDs and got an S-PVA display. CRTs are great at some things but not at others, and most people sadly don't care for what they were good at to deal with lugging them around. My parents have a 35" Sony TV that I can barely move, and I recall when I was younger trying to help my dad move it and being angry with me that I nearly dropped it. I don't miss any part of that experience...


It does suck that LCDs so often have inconsistencies, bright/dark spots, panel uniformity issues. I look at that stuff constantly, and most TVs are still mediocre QA control. I took back a Samsung Q series LED set because compared to the older Sony I have, it had a few places where on dark scenes it was so uneven it just drove me absolutely nutty. My number one complaint with LCDs is that...my newest is from 2014 and oldest from 2006. All have near perfect uniformity. I dread the day I have to replace any of them...
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I just bought the last built Panasonic 2013 HD Ready Plasma TV, 42inch X60 model...

This is the second HD ready Plasma I have, and they both have this CRT look, because of lower resolution and super bright picture..

I made a screenshot.. The pixel grid looks just the same as my sony trinitron crt

The Plasma can easily pump out 150nits, that is close to CRT brightness..
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