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    Silent, passive or nearly passive large ATX case

    From the looks of it what do you think of the XL R2? Should be more of the same but just larger right?
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    Silent, passive or nearly passive large ATX case

    Yeah that’s my thinking. Some sort of steel chassis with all the holes sealed and a lot of dampening materials. Been looking for one that’s bigger than mid size but on the right track. Looks like Fractal leads this game as per some of the reviews and comments on their Define series. Won’t use...
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    Silent, passive or nearly passive large ATX case

    I’ve tinkering with the idea of making a new build. Probably a Ryzen 3800x or better with a full size ATX or EATX x570 board, re-use my 1080ti along with soundcard, hard drives, etc. I’ll be going for one of those bulky air cooler if possible and run 1-2 CPU fans at low speed rather than use...
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    What Is Your Personal Favorite Video Card of All Time?

    First time firing up Unreal and watch the demo flyback was insane. The first monster you meet in a corridor after all the lights turn off was amazingly spooky.
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    What Is Your Personal Favorite Video Card of All Time?

    5870. Much better than whatever NV was offering at the time. But a bit unstable. GTX 680. Low power, great performance. New era of efficiency. 1080 TI. For my needs if I had a better CPU then I’d already have a perfect machine.
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    24" Widescreen CRT (FW900) From Ebay arrived,Comments.

    You need to run WPB using WinDAS and a color meter.
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    24" Widescreen CRT (FW900) From Ebay arrived,Comments.

    I’m not using any LUT. Anything outside of movies work fine. Games, desktop, YouTube etc. I’ll try the disable gou gamma ramps. 0-255 seems to be advised against from what I’ve read. Blacks are crushed when I’m in 0-255.
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    24" Widescreen CRT (FW900) From Ebay arrived,Comments.

    For those who watch movies using their CRT: I’m using MadVR with JRiver as the player. Using 16-235 color setting in MadVR produces great visuals in most HD+ rips that I have. But the annoying thing is that for some rips, the black bars are more gray than black. If I adjust the blacks to be...
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    24" Widescreen CRT (FW900) From Ebay arrived,Comments.

    I see. If you were to try a film with adhesive, which one would it be? Willing to buy one as a test.
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    24" Widescreen CRT (FW900) From Ebay arrived,Comments.

    When the Kantek filter is kept very close to the glass, is there any distortion at all?
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    24" Widescreen CRT (FW900) From Ebay arrived,Comments.

    Checked up all the posts from 2019. Seems like there’s much renewed interest in CRTs as of late. Amazing! I think Vito has retired since 2018. We exchanged a few messages last year. He’s trying to get into some new business. When I’m less busy, I’ll try to entice him on one last attempt to find...
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    24" Widescreen CRT (FW900) From Ebay arrived,Comments.

    I’m sure Sony has kept a secret inventory of FW900s and other jewels in mint condition, like museum pieces.
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    24" Widescreen CRT (FW900) From Ebay arrived,Comments.

    I see. Is there a version of the DPU3000 that supports dvi, not just vga? I have a dvi-5bnc cable for the fw900, should be superior to the vga-5bnc that I’m using.
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    Sony OLED PVM 2541A TRIMASTER EL

    I guess this would not work well for gaming and PC usage?
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    24" Widescreen CRT (FW900) From Ebay arrived,Comments.

    Has there been a better adapter than the Sunix DPU3000? Haven’t kept up with this thread? Also, in my experience, the adapter loves even numbers for refresh rates. I’d get wavy lines occasionally and blank screen where I’d be required to restart and reconnect the adapter. This was when I was...
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    24" Widescreen CRT (FW900) From Ebay arrived,Comments.

    Also, here’s a good tip for those using Sunix adapters (forgot what the other brand is called but they’re essentially the same thing): if you experience image doing that whole buzzing thing or occasionally blanking to black (I only experience this in prime mode aka 1900x1200 @ 85hz), just run...
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    24" Widescreen CRT (FW900) From Ebay arrived,Comments.

    Would you be willing to sell the mint condition FW900s?
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    24" Widescreen CRT (FW900) From Ebay arrived,Comments.

    I have 4 FW900s. Actually I had a 5th one — my first ever 12 years ago. A year 2000 unit. But it had arcing issues that Sony wasn’t able to repair and they threw it out. It was a very bright unit and if fixed (vito later told me he could have saved it) it would have been amazing. Wish I had met...
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    WinDAS White Point Balance guide for Sony Trinitron CRTs

    I'm pulling hair out with HCFR. Got a new FW900 today, calibrated it. Wanted to check the average gamma and contrast level (I have a i1 Display Pro). Usually it's just a matter of going into HCFR and clicking on grayscale testing, wait a few minutes, and I'll see the average gamma and...
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    Disable GPU Use

    I don't need the GPU to be working near full clocks to view photos or to use a chat app.
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    Disable GPU Use

    Hi there, I recently bought a second hand GTX1080TI. Runs great for most of what I'm doing. However it seems to be running at nearly full clock whenever I open programs like Windows Photo Viewer or Illustrator. I don't want or need these programs to use the GPU. Is there any way to disable the...
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    24" Widescreen CRT (FW900) From Ebay arrived,Comments.

    But I’ve never got DSR to work.
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    24" Widescreen CRT (FW900) From Ebay arrived,Comments.

    Those of you with good graphics cards: how do the recent Nvidia cards from the last 2-3 generations do when it comes to supersampling/downsampling? I'm looking to run games in 1440p or 4k and downsampling to 1920x1200, but I've never been able to get Nvidia's downsampling from the control panel...
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    Adding SSD to Older System

    Thanks for all the tips. I’m not sure if it’s good for me to consolidate my two smaller ssds into one larger SSD. It would mean reinstalling windows. I’m too lazy for that. And throwing away an extra 250gb. If I get one of those m2 pcie adapters, would my gpu be in pcie x8 mode instead of x16...
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    Adding SSD to Older System

    I have all the ports hooked up to various HDDs and SSDs already. I just want to add another SSD, hence why I wanted to look into the PCI-E route.
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    Adding SSD to Older System

    I’m trying to squeeze another year or two out of my existing system. I’m already maxing out my two SATA3 ports with two SSDs. I want to add another SSD. Is there any good PCI-E based SSD I could get that offers good performance? Won’t be using it for OS, just for games.
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    24" Widescreen CRT (FW900) From Ebay arrived,Comments.

    Lol. Ok let’s start a bidding war.
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    24" Widescreen CRT (FW900) From Ebay arrived,Comments.

    If anyone is interested in selling mint-condition FW900s with AG still intact, please PM me. Thanks.
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    24" Widescreen CRT (FW900) From Ebay arrived,Comments.

    I’ve used LUT adjustments before and never liked the results. I don’t know, just looks artificial to me.
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    24" Widescreen CRT (FW900) From Ebay arrived,Comments.

    Yes that’s most likely the case. Have to see if there’s a way to fix it.
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    24" Widescreen CRT (FW900) From Ebay arrived,Comments.

    I wouldn’t say I’m confused. Before removing the AG, I had perfect blacks that weren’t crushed. Maybe I was lucky? Anyways, I’ll keep trying to find the right WPB settings.
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    24" Widescreen CRT (FW900) From Ebay arrived,Comments.

    No I didn’t. I prefer not to use any LUT if possible.
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    24" Widescreen CRT (FW900) From Ebay arrived,Comments.

    Sure. Let me work on that. Edit: dispwin -c doesn’t seem to work on my computer. Not sure why.
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    24" Widescreen CRT (FW900) From Ebay arrived,Comments.

    So I’ve removed the AG film. Screen looks sharper, brighter. I tried to WPB so bring back the deeper blacks, however I’m thus far unable to achieve great results. If I follow the WinDAS instructions to a tee, it gives me a screen that looks too dark. Not sure what’s going on. It seems like for...
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    24" Widescreen CRT (FW900) From Ebay arrived,Comments.

    Yes I can see the first square.
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    24" Widescreen CRT (FW900) From Ebay arrived,Comments.

    My display also done the purple thing. I bought from Vito almost 10 years also and he told me to never use Image Restoration. After I got my first TTL cable I dumped a dat file from the monitor and tried Image Restoration. Predicably it did something strange, it gave me a screen with a purple...
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    24" Widescreen CRT (FW900) From Ebay arrived,Comments.

    FYI in case this helps: I have both the Sunix and Delock adapters. Physically, I’d say they’re the same. Outputs the same image. However the Delock takes a second more to switch resolutions compared to the Sunix. Also, as reported by others, the Sunix does occasionally display artifacts on...
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    24" Widescreen CRT (FW900) From Ebay arrived,Comments.

    I also ended up cutting away some of the aluminum foil behind the bezel. Is this okay or is the foil there for some critical reason?
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    24" Widescreen CRT (FW900) From Ebay arrived,Comments.

    I have a bias light as well. But my room during the day is probably brighter than yours so I’ll have less than good black levels during the day I suppose. My previous USB TTL converter broke. The broken one only has three wires. Fortunately I have many spares, but they’re 4 wires (black red...
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    24" Widescreen CRT (FW900) From Ebay arrived,Comments.

    So after calibrating in a completely dark room, is there a big difference in black levels during the day? Just spent an hour removing my AG. Gotta wait until evening to calibrate.
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