Greetings! Desperate to get some high quality CRT home cinema going on I decided to do it on the cheap. With a bit of research I picked up an un-tested Barco Data 600 from ebay for £75 and an untested RCVDS 400 for £5. However the RCVDS was an American auction and it has cost another £45 for surface shipping at 4 - 6 weeks So I'm trying to get all the bits I need while I wait until September for the controller needed to turn up. I was hoping to run from my 2 gig Celeron Laptop (I'll only be watching DVDs). I have ordered a 15 pin to 5 BNC 75 ohm cable and T connector for the H and V BNC's to go into the barco's Sync (i.e RGBHV - RGBS). For connecting the RCVDS 400 to the projector the only flat (2 row) 15 pin cable I could find was a 1.8m joystick extension. With both units untested (and the long wait for the RCVDS) I decided to get a working original small white control box to make things easier. I contacted Roland@B4 Projection and he had one. Unfortunately I seem unable to get in contact to complete the purchase... The projector has a label on the back from RSL Visual Communication Systems. The previous owner bought it working but was never given the promised control unit. Unfortunately he told stories of powering it up anyway without the unit which I know is bad for it... When he delivered it we powered it up just once to check that it did and I heard the fizz/crackle I'd been told to listen out for. What do you guess my chances of getting a good picture are? This is a temporary table mounted gig in my parents garage so I'm not basing a room around it or anything. I just love the projected CRT image and how it brings cinematography to life. Also as regards screen size - how bad does the image get once stretched past it's optimum? I might be willing to compromise for something truly big... Many thanks to anyone who has the time.