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Has anyone received any (new) tubes from NEC within the last month? I just heard from a very reliable source today that NEC is no longer taking orders for replacement tubes, not even XG's. I'll bet this post get's a few hits.


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*Quickly runs off to reduce contrast settings*
 

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Chip

I heard the same thing about 2 months ago. So now NEC owners will be in the same boat as everyone else and have to use rebuilds.

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Hmmm,

I have a new XGLC Green CRT on eBay. Hope no one buys it.

NEC cut me off on purchasing CRT back in December. Lat buy and that was it. Said they were only selling to their "dealers"??


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NNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!


Oh GOD! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!



I don't wanna VDC!!!! Not YET!!!


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Time to start a new forum area....


DIY CRT rebuilding


Anybody ready to start a FAQ on rebuilding your own?


:D


(I guess we couldn't expect it to last forever, just hoped it would be long enough to get us to the next generation of projectors that get us at least where we're at with CRT's!)


Regards,


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Try Hammerhead Technology. I spoke with Darrel today and he said they bought the last of the NEC CRT parts - 20 pallets of them!!!
 

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Post those DIY tube rebuilds over in the DIY audio website and see who runs with it.


Spraying phosphor with a garden hose nozzle???..;)


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I might be able to get hold of some phosphor-grenades from my

time in the army. I think I have some under my bed. Maybe we

could 'put' it in the tubes?


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Originally posted by Mr.Poindexter
Try Hammerhead Technology. I spoke with Darrel today and he said they bought the last of the NEC CRT parts - 20 pallets of them!!!
Ummmm....yea parts but not CRT's...
 

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NEC is a fool, there is a big market out there for Tubes, Guess i have to sell my XG and get a Runco or Barco, at lease I think they still sell Crt pojector.
 

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Rudeja,


If it is an XG-110LC, let me know. I am in the market for another one for a double stack.
 

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Ok here goes,

The last year I have watched many of you 'con' the parts dept into thinking you were certified dealers when you needed something.

Ok fine...........


There is some of us that have to pay to get certified for the new products 4 times a year. If you get cut off its because you dont go or pay for that service.


That being said, Ill just shut up. Doug
 

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hey doug,

long time no hear! how has things been for you. my xg852 is still working (knock on wood).

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Doug,

I never had to "con" NEC or anyone else into selling me parts. I bought a lot from them and they said that when it came to remotes, CRT's and manuals they could sell those to anyone on what they called a "credit card order" That was their philosophy....not mine.

It wasn't until Dec. that they decided to change that sales philosophy, and then they still allowed a "one last buy".

But the real question here Doug is, are NEC discontinuing the sales of the CRT's for their CRT line?


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Jon S,

Thats good to hear. I would sure like to come back for a touch up. You two were way to cool for me and I had a good time over there, the hotel was premo and right off the pool. Im spoiled and it agrees with me, you sure got ugly females over there. : ) Doug
 

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Terry,

It just means if your not a certified warranty center or dealer it wasnt going to happen anytime soon.


I dont want to speculate on the politics but there are people out there that support the training and hands on of the product's and what that means.


You wouldnt know unless you have been there, I dig for information but it goes to the last thing talked about. The weird part is looking at the new products saying why?


I agree with finding the next technology thats solid and I have worked on that also in reference tables, it will get there Im sure but not now or next year.


You have to remember the CRT mfg's are thinking future, we are just a small group that appreciate good video at what we know it, there are alot of non CRT newbes that dont know or dont care what black is.


Is that all there is? To us yes but not to the designers that say Plasmas look cool and they do but not to the trained eye of HT, what is diag isnt what we are use to in 4:3 so they end up with a much smaller image then expected, I know and I cant trade them in.


Next is the on- off of a panel, we know its either on or off but the "on" is way to bright and the off is still to "still on"


We are spoiled 'over here' and so be it, we have a reference that we know.


What that reference is 'is the big mystery'


In semi large venue your not going to beat the 3 DLP for quality.


In HT your not going to beat the CRT any time soon in a screen under 8' to someone that knows where to put the front row of seats. Doug


To answer your question we can still get new tubes but its a 'waiting thing' and I dont really like it.
 

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Doug,

From a mfg's point of view I can fully understand why they wouldn't want to continue to build and support CRT's. HT is a very small ortion of their business plan and I don't believe that HT FJ represents the numbers they are looking for. What drove the projection market is business applications and ProA/V, something that NEC has not really been successful in penetrating like say Barco.

From my point of view, for HT FP CRT 8" LC the NEC XG series is one of the best. Yup it's a real pain to set up correctly when compared to other brand. But the end result is well worth the effort as I am sure you agree.

It has been nice that NEC has offered replacement CRT's at what is a reasonable price. It's also good that VDC has been coming up to speed on the rebuilding of these replacement CRT's which will allow is for years to come to continue to suppot these machines.


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Guys:


I just re-tubed an XG-751. I received a red NEC CRT, but the Blue and Green were VDC.


I haven't seen ANY difference between the new NEC red and the VDC rebuilds in terms of spot size or focus.


Just make sure that you don't get stuck with an older VDC that was re-manufactured before they started using the MEC guns.


Vern
 
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