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Question about a CRT for sale on Ebay

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by dsl-dude, Nov 9, 2004.

  1. dsl-dude

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    Hi, Hopefully someone may be able to help me out with this. I'm looking at purchasing a CRT projector off ebay which has a couple of minor problems. Link here: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=25321&item=5136924156&rd=1


    It is stated that the picture tube is missaligned. I'm guessing that just the convergence would need to be adjusted? Correct?

    Also, the color bars are upside down. Is it possible that the projector is just set for ceiling mount?

    If these things can be minorly fixed without the need of any repairs I'd definately like to purchase this, so If anyone can help me out, it would be much appreciated. I'm quite electronically inclined and I have no problems making adjustments, etc. as long as no replacement parts are needed.

    Is this something I could easily fix myself?

    Thanks in advance
    Shawn
     
  2. Roland @ B4

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    As with previous Ebay discusions this could be a real bargin sold by some one who knows nothing about projectors. Or it could be some trying to hide something. That is the beauty of Ebay.
    I wouldn't touch it unless you can go view the projector in person.
     
  3. AndyFov

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    The colour bars being upside down and the misalignment seem to indicate that the seller doesn't understand what he's selling. Both should be very easy to put right if the projector is functioning properly.

    Also, if you're in the UK, be prepared for a long wait, expensive shipping, and possible import duty surcharges. It may be more cost effective to buy something you can see working in the UK for peace of mind.

    Andy
     
  4. Vince M

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    Agree with both of the guys!

    Colour bars upside down probably means its set for ceiling use,Misaligned probably just means the convergence Is out.
    But no tube shots,no hours and you cannot go and see.

    If you do take a chance on this,factor in 300 pounds-ish shipping cost and Import duty & Vat on the invoice value.(and proportionate shipping cost.)
     
  5. Barcoing Mad

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    Don't risk it.
     
  6. Roland @ B4

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    Have a look at the colour bars picture.
    The blue is MUCH brighter in some areas towards the outside indicating bad tube wear.
    The green would apear to have worn away completly because it is not on.
     
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  8. Vince M

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    I guess If he stayed away from films with lots of grass scenes may be a good buy? Black & white movies?
     
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    Blue movies and vampire movies :D

    John
     
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    Last time I looked, white required a significant green component.
     

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