LCD gone, looking for a CRT. Who's got one?

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Messiah

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Well, after getting the faulty one swapped the TW100 has gone (bit sad really. A 50" plasma just ain't the same).

The intention of outing it was and still is to go CRT. No matter how much I read doesn't help me decide on what I should go for so who has got one that they are moving on for whatever reason.

Please reply here, PM or e-mail me ([email protected]) with suggestions and/or details.

Thanks.
 

Roland @ B4

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Any advance on 57!!!!!!!!!!!

£100 to £9000

7" to 9"

18 yes 18 808s

Ignore the web site list its out of date
 

Messiah

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What do people think of the Barco 701S or the Seleco 350. I've done searches and read posts but any brief comments on suitability.

BTW - having done some reading I can't wait to get a CRT :D
 

Messiah

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Roland

Have spent the day looking around and am looking at

Barco 701S - almost new @ £3200 to 2700 hrs @ £1800
Barco 808s - 1300 hrs @ £3300
Sony D50 - brand new (ie never run) @ £4700

What have you got like these and/or what might you suggest/be bale to supply.

I'll also need a line doubler like the Quadscan.

Thanks.
 

Messiah

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A guy in NW London. Going to look at it tomorrow. Why? Is it expensive or cheap? He also has the 701s so will be looking at both. Think I'm more tempted with the 701s to be honest as think it will suit me just fine.

How much better will an 808s image be?
 

Gordon @ Convergent AV

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An 808s is a different PLANET from a 7" electrostatic focus unit like a 701 or a D50. It has much greater adjustment of the size and shape of the beamspot as it traces across the face of the tube. It uses electromagnetic focus and astigmatism techniques. This give you superiour resolution and focus from edge to edge. It does mean that to really get the best out of it you need a scaler rather than a doubler.

The Quadscan is a discontinued product. I believe OWL (UK Distributor) have a couple left. The new Centrestage may be more suited to an 808s. If you go with the 701/D50 then you could probably get away with an Iscan de-interlacer instead if you want to save a bob or two.

You'll probably also find the 808 is quieter than the 701. The 808 is BIGGER though...as you'll see.

Gordon
 

Jeff

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Those wimpy little 808s aren't big. :p

Barco 1209s, now thats a real mans projector :D
 

Roland @ B4

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701s was discontinued in the begining of 1997 so it won't be new.

It came in three models the Vision 701s, Vision 701sMM and then the Data 701s.

Look for the obvious tube burns and aging especially the blue.
Watch for noisey powersupply when changing from very dark to bright white. Find a white bit of film and turn the contrast way up to 90% see if the projector screams.!

Quadsan is probably a bit over the top for a 7" CRT. Line doubling would be enough. I prefer the picture from the Ican Pro.

Forget run time it is not an indication of how the projector has been used or handled. Very low hour projectors have not beenused much (obvious I know) but as a result a lot of components come up for replacement early because the dry out. Power supply and focus board are main culprits.

808s is a good machine it needs at least line doubled video so the quadscan comes into play here.

Sony sounds cheap new they were £12000. The run times can be reset on the Sonys.

All prices sound good all depends on backup warrenty etc. I don't Private message people.
 

Roland @ B4

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Jeff put the 1209s tube in my machine this morning. looks good.
 

Jeff

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:D
 
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jrwood

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Messiah ebay may get you a cheap one, but to be honest I would only buy something like a projector off ebay if I could visit the persons home and see it in action for a few hours...

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=901532340

cheap but a lot of hours on the tubes, not sure if the projector model is one of the best?. Aesthetically it looks pretty neat though.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=902921967

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=903295045

btw this sharp 9000 seems way to cheap for £2000 hmm

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1377571943

Will be interesting to hear your views when you get it anyway :)
 
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uncle eric

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Originally posted by jrwood
btw this sharp 9000 seems way to cheap for £2000 hmm
Yep, as I keep saying, if it smells like fish it usually is.
A friend of mine recently got stung for 12,000 USDollars which he had transfered expecting a nearly new Sony G90.
Guess what he recieved, sod all.

Eric
 

Messiah

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I sent an e-mail to that guy last night asking why so cheap. His first reply said because that was the opening bid but when I reminded him that it was the 'buy now' price and could I therefore order one for $2000 the (pretty immediate) response came back asking me to do a Western Union money transfer.

I replied with 2 words "scam alert" and guess what - have heard not a peep since. I really cannot believe people can get taken in by these (but know they do).
 
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jrwood

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The only way I would buy something on ebay is if I could pick it up in person and deliver the cash in hand....

If they did not agree then I couldnt care less if it was the bargain of the century!.
 
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