I do have a P260, I can testify it has nothing to do with a P275, it's just another G500 clone with a few weird resolution presets, a slightly modified A board with a DVI-I plug, and the IBM massive square plastic case.
Our monitors getting some attention from Digital Foundry
Awesome video. I've replied to John Linneman's twitter thread (first time using twitter lol).
I want to make sure they see this tube after a proper WinDAS WPB adjustment
If anyone has some more direct way of contacting them, let me know!
Actually, people were just fooled by marketing. It's big, it heats, it's a flickering crap that kills your eyes (and seal babies), throw it away and buy our new fashion super flat LCD ! *I honestly dismissed CRT as toy for a bunch of retro geeks. After watching that video, I was blown away. Even for a modern game like Control, the game was said looked nicer using 768p than a 4k LCD!
So where does this leave us? Have we really taken that far of a step back going LCD? GPU manufactures are pumping out 10+ teraflops graphics cards designed for higher and higher resolutions with support for more advanced AA when a better experience could be had using a much cheaper card and a quality CRT. It kind of feels like PC gamers were sold out in the name of 'progress'.
I tried buying stuff from them before. They don't remove old listings. So you might ill get an email stating something is out of stock
It's very likely it's not dead, it just requires some healing.Seems like my FW-900 have died. It worked during the morning but once i got home it wont start. It makes 3 attemps to light up. Then the light goes from green to orange.
The orange light is steady. The only thing that could have happened when i was away was dust and a cold room.It's very likely it's not dead, it just requires some healing.
Given the problem description, I'd think about bad solders on the G board, probably preventing one voltage line to work. You can try to give a couple of slaps on the right side of the monitor. If it works, it'll be required to open the monitor and reflow those solders with a solder iron for a more durable fix (monitor disconnected from power supply and discharged of course).
Is the orange light steady or does it blink following a specific parttern ?
It doesn't need something to happen for a solder to fail. Sometimes it isn't done properly and it take years of slow deterioration before the solder is actually gone. Bad solders were especially common when manufacturing processes were switched to lead-free alloys.The orange light is steady. The only thing that could have happened when i was away was dust and a cold room.
Again...but I've already watched it so many times!
Believe so. I think they disappeared from regular retail in the first half of 2004...thursday night i went to check the two goodwill's around here. found absolutely nothing interesting. came home, checked craigslist. accidentally typed fw900 instead of "crt monitor" (at that point i would have been happy with any decent crt). there was a single post in milwaukee area. email'd the guy, who sent lots of detailed pictures. it's in decent condition, only flaws are scratches to ag film and slightly cracked base.
drove 4hrs saturday to go get it and then 4.5 hours back. about 8hours driving in rain. was not fun. totally worth it. i figured i might not have another such opportunity in years.
getting it out my car was a royal pain in the ass. and since the base already has cracks i didnt want to make it worse, so i avoided using the ground for leverage when rotating it from face down to upright. anyway i got it inside, and as i was putting it on the counter my left hand slipped and the thing almost dropped. fortunately i managed to push it up on its side.
oh it's manufactured nov 2003. is it one of the least old units i guess?
i mean that i don't recall that we ever figured out what precisely it does (what parameters are adjusted).
i guess i'll fiddle with it a bit before doing a calibration in windas
spacediver do you still recommend the same software (irfanview and hcfr) as in your guide for white point balance?