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    OLED MONITORS!!!!!

    Has LGD even stated that the 42" panels are destined to be TV's? It wouldn't surprise me if they sold those to be used for monitors by Acer and others.
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    24" Widescreen CRT (FW900) From Ebay arrived,Comments.

    So what actually causes a FBT to fail? Is there corrosion on the coiled copper wire that eventually burns up and opens the circuit? If you carefully took a FBT apart, could you clean the corrosion to extend its life? I know I'm probably asking very ignorant questions.
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    24" Widescreen CRT (FW900) From Ebay arrived,Comments.

    Not so far on my Lacie I use Custom Resolution Utility and am constantly using different resolutions depending on what games I'm playing. Like, I almost make a new resolution for every game I play, basically whatever my GPU can handle on Ultra settings plus the refresh rate I'm trying to lock...
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    OLED MONITORS!!!!!

    Pretty sure there's not a law against bring your PC into the living room. Get a wireless KB+M and you're in business
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    24" Widescreen CRT (FW900) From Ebay arrived,Comments.

    Go to your closest goodwill were they have bins full of them for $2 each. Grab a thick one.
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    TCL 2021 6-series is all 8K

    Play older games at 8K, play newer games at 4k or 1440p. You're welcome
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    OLED MONITORS!!!!!

    You're living in the past man. Plenty of people on this forum are already using them as monitors.
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    OLED MONITORS!!!!!

    Or you could wall mount a 48" OLED right now and move your desk back a foot. Or later this year, wall mount the 42" and move your desk back 6 inches
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    24" Widescreen CRT (FW900) From Ebay arrived,Comments.

    Yeah on my 4:3 monitor that's not a big deal, I just overscan the 5% or so of the picture that is warped, since it's all on the extreme right and left. I never thought of 16:10 monitors, you can't really overscan too much of the sides without also overscanning the top. But I guess you'd have to...
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    24" Widescreen CRT (FW900) From Ebay arrived,Comments.

    Oh well Google can help you figure out the radiation stuff. That was figured out back in the 1940's
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    24" Widescreen CRT (FW900) From Ebay arrived,Comments.

    Lift with your legs not your back and you'll be fine
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    24" Widescreen CRT (FW900) From Ebay arrived,Comments.

    Thanks for the exhaustive explanations Chief Blur Buster. You definitely have your work cut out for you in the coming years. Do you think the dual layer LCD's (monochrome light-blocking LCD panel sandwiched behind color LCD panel), like the tech in Sony's PVM's and BVM's, and some Hisense TV's...
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    24" Widescreen CRT (FW900) From Ebay arrived,Comments.

    Yeah finding the major capacitors in the vertical deflection circuit seems to be the the thing to do, but that will probably take many nights of reading old CRT repair manuals and browsing old message boards. Chief Blur Buster by the way, on an unrelated note, I read that you guys are making...
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    24" Widescreen CRT (FW900) From Ebay arrived,Comments.

    melibond go back 50 pages and just skim through the thread. We've talked about a bunch of different adapters. You could also just read Derupter's post history, he's made a few good summary posts
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    24" Widescreen CRT (FW900) From Ebay arrived,Comments.

    Interesting. Then maybe it's a problem that shows up in the first few thousand hours, then levels out. Because mine hasn't perceptibly changed one way or the other since I purchased it from a printing studio 8 years ago. Thanks for the response, I've actually thought of a lot of this stuff...
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    24" Widescreen CRT (FW900) From Ebay arrived,Comments.

    Yeah, I understand that but when you consider the specific nature of this linearity error, and how it matches many other Diamondtron owners, like Derupter's brother mentioned above, I'm thinking it's some electronic or maybe even firmware issue. I mean, if it was a yoke alignment issue, then it...
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    24" Widescreen CRT (FW900) From Ebay arrived,Comments.

    The linearity and convergence is perfect every where else on the screen, so I'd be pretty paranoid about adjusting it. That's also why I don't think it's the yoke postion. Linearity is pretty good until you hit the top 5%, then it seems to stretch almost exponentially. Like each line is a...
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    24" Widescreen CRT (FW900) From Ebay arrived,Comments.

    It's harder to see when you're running fullscreen 4:3, it's more subtle. So there's a chance you just didn't notice it back then In my picture it's running 2560x1600 (16:10). It's especially pronounced when running 16:9 from modern consoles.
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    24" Widescreen CRT (FW900) From Ebay arrived,Comments.

    Yeah, I think it was only a thing in some of the last Diamondtrons produced around 2002-2004. I should probably do a Google search from the early 00's to see if it was talked about back then.
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    24" Widescreen CRT (FW900) From Ebay arrived,Comments.

    My point is that 6,000 hours isn't a lot, by professional monitor standards. And the issue hasn't become worse (or better) since I got it 8 years ago, which leads me to believe it's not a problem that arises with progressive wear and use. I mean, I don't have hundreds of reports, but I've heard...
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    24" Widescreen CRT (FW900) From Ebay arrived,Comments.

    I know it's not related to the test pattern, because this stretching can be seen whether I have a PC, game console, or anything else hooked up. I bought this monitor in 2012 when it had around 6,000 or 7,000 hours on it, and this stretching always been there, and hasn't changed as far as I can...
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    24" Widescreen CRT (FW900) From Ebay arrived,Comments.

    The attachment in this post: https://hardforum.com/threads/24-widescreen-crt-fw900-from-ebay-arrived-comments.952788/post-1044868443
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    24" Widescreen CRT (FW900) From Ebay arrived,Comments.

    This doesn't look like a yoke issue, with how it switches from normal to stretched only at the very top row of boxes:
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    24" Widescreen CRT (FW900) From Ebay arrived,Comments.

    LAGRUNAUER When you were looking at those Diamondtrons, did you notice vertical stretching in the top 5% or so of the picture? From what I've read, it seems like a very common problem on these late Diamondtrons. My LaCie E22BIV definitely has it. Do you have any clue on how somebody would...
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    24" Widescreen CRT (FW900) From Ebay arrived,Comments.

    Except you did, because all TV's were 60hz. I think 60hz just gets a bad rap from people that remember running Excel or a web browser on a 60hz screen. Like yeah, if you looking at a full white screen at 60hz, you'll see flicker. But for content like video or a video game, 60hz is fine.
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    24" Widescreen CRT (FW900) From Ebay arrived,Comments.

    It's a solution for situations where your DAC isn't performing correctly (2048x1536-2304x1732 on Sunix) or you need interlaced output. 1 extra frame of lag isn't game breaking for most types of games. And lots of games nowadays only use borderless window fullscreen, exclusive fullscreen isn't...
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    24" Widescreen CRT (FW900) From Ebay arrived,Comments.

    I don't imagine vsync would break. You could try using a Radeon r5 250 or some other card that is still included in the drivers. But if you go with Nvidia, use an architecture newer than Fermi. In my experience so far (2 different cards) they won't go above 1920x1440 interlaced.
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    24" Widescreen CRT (FW900) From Ebay arrived,Comments.

    It's in 3D settings with all the other stuff. It might be available in Global settings though, you might have to select on a per-game basis.
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    24" Widescreen CRT (FW900) From Ebay arrived,Comments.

    Unfortunately, I don't use my Nvidia card in my AMD 5700xt system very often. AMD software doesn't have the "primary gpu" option like Nvidia CP has, so borderless is my only option for most games. So I mostly stick with the Sunix, unless it's a game where I really don't mind an extra frame of...
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    24" Widescreen CRT (FW900) From Ebay arrived,Comments.

    Yes, but I don't know if it will work with exclusive fullscreen in all games. Nvidia has a an option to select the rendering GPU, but I don't know if all games will respect the setting. Or you could also try screen mirroring on Windows settings. That should still work with exclusive fullscreen...
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    24" Widescreen CRT (FW900) From Ebay arrived,Comments.

    Yeah, if you have a Synaptics chipset adapter like the Sunix DPU3000, then that's what's going on. I'm not sure what the 16:10 cutoff is, but at 2048x1536 and above on 4:3 monitors, this will happen. The only way to get around it is to go much higher, in my case 2304x1728, to get it to happen...
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    24" Widescreen CRT (FW900) From Ebay arrived,Comments.

    Just so you know, you have at least 10 CRT's available to pick up today, I guarantee it. Unless you live in rural Ukraine or something
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    24" Widescreen CRT (FW900) From Ebay arrived,Comments.

    You can adjust overscan in the service menu super easily. Just find the best middle ground between the various consoles and arcade games you'll be playing Just make sure you install Nvidia's drivers again after you install CRT Emudriver, so any common DLL's get overwritten by the newer DLL's...
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    24" Widescreen CRT (FW900) From Ebay arrived,Comments.

    Variable overscan was always part of using these old consoles. They were designed to overscan by a handful of pixels. It's ridiculous to make that a deal breaker. Especially when your tradeoff is 120hz which is way more destructive to the image. And hardly anybody "knows what they have". Even...
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    24" Widescreen CRT (FW900) From Ebay arrived,Comments.

    Expensive? Where do you live where CRT TV's are expensive? I see Trinitrons, JVC D-series, Toshiba AF, Panasonics, Sharps, all going for free or close to free every week. And the NES, SNES, Genesis, all output 256x224, so I'm not sure why you think that wouldn't look good on a CRT TV. These...
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    24" Widescreen CRT (FW900) From Ebay arrived,Comments.

    Run an integer multiple, like 480p or 1200p, and add artificial scanlines. That way it doesn't look like line doubling, and you can run at 60hz. Or better yet, why not get a small CRT TV with s-video or component?
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    24" Widescreen CRT (FW900) From Ebay arrived,Comments.

    You shouldn't be using those resolutions anyway. They're double refresh rate, meaning you get a double scan effect on 60fps games. Go to TestUFO.com at 120hz then 60hz and notice how clear the 60fps UFO is at 60hz.
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    24" Widescreen CRT (FW900) From Ebay arrived,Comments.

    Depends on what you're trying to do. It can only go up to 375mHz I think. On the other hand, the Sunix and other converters with the Synaptics VMM2322 chip can hit almost 550mHz. But they are buggy at certain resolutions and frequencies
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    24" Widescreen CRT (FW900) From Ebay arrived,Comments.

    Sometimes you're CPU limited below 95fps, but not GPU limited. Or it might be a fighting game or platformer that's locked at 60fps. In those cases I go for the highest resolution my GPU can handle at 60hz or whatever my CPU can maintain. That's my reasoning anyway.
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    24" Widescreen CRT (FW900) From Ebay arrived,Comments.

    That's weird, because my much cheaper HD Fury Nano GX can hit around 280mHz. Did you try using the HDMI.dat profile for CRU? That should remove any driver limitations.
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