old crt problem

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  1. mconn

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    Hi,
    A guy at work has lent me an old hi-beam 550 to mess around with.
    I got just to see if crt was for us.When people say that crt projectors are big they are telling the truth.The 550 is an old 5.5 inch tube.I did not have a scart to rgb cable to test it.I got a single phono to bnc cable and connected it to the video in(bnc) on the projector.
    The problem is that I get no image from my dvd player(toshiba 330e) on the blue tube.I can see the image on the green and red tubes.Even with x-hatch the blue tube is different in that it has full lines across.
    Sorry for the long post but any help would be appreciated,
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    Hi,
    Found problem to be loose fitting boards.
    Where would the best place to find info on setting up an old machine like this.
    Thanks in advance for any help.
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    Hi,

    Sorry to bring back this dead tread but I never had time to work on this projector.Is it a rebranded model i wonder as I can find no info anywhere.
    When I switched it on it stays on for a few minutes then the crosshatch image disapears.Any info appreciated.

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    To be honest for this question and model of CRT you might be better off asking on www.avsforum.com

    That has a larger member group of technical guys, and im sure I have heard mention of this CRT there in the past.........

    My opinion would be to get a Seleco 350 or above PJ as these are well built, great starting units, excellent picture, and have a case that was designed to suit the Home Cinema look much more than older LARGE SQUARE BOX types.
     
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    Thanks for the reply mr h.
    Were you reading my mind as I was thinking if it was not worth it the seleco 400 that garyb9900 has for sale would be good start but info is hard to find.

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    Hi the Seleco 350 is the "Basic" starting Seleco in that series, LOADS were sold to pubs and so many are available BUT most I see have very heavy use.

    the 400 came with an "optional" line doubler - INTERNAL unit.

    that alone saves about £100-150 on another unit.

    SO you could play back and get a much better picture with that unit.

    I always say if possible that the 400 is the unit to aim for IF available, by that I mean the choice of 350 or 400 the 400 will be more expensive as there are less around and usually better condition.

    I have had/used the 350,350 Plus, 400 later called 400HT, 450 Plus,500,500+HD and ALL of them are well suited to home cinema use when looking for good picture and the "smaller" of the CRT sized projectors.

    I do think that you would be better off with that range of Seleco projectors if you are looking for an excellent route into CRTs - They are also VERY EASY to setup.

    the 400 and onward require the BLACK remote to setup,

    the 350 only requires the CREAM remote

    there is a Seleco thread that can be found in the FAQ section.

    Chris Frost is the guy in the UK who I feel has more Seleco info than anyone else I know........


    Maybe we see a new name in the "CRT owners" thread also found in the FAQ :thumbsup: .
     
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    Hi,

    The room is 14ft so take 3ft for the pj and leads leaves me with 11ft which gives me an image of about 7ft if I am working it out ok.
    Will the pj display 720p and are images sharp from the 400.
    Thank for the help guys.

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    Hi,

    Are my numbers for the 400+ right than I can get up to seven foot image.

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