It's just this one unit, there must be something wrong with it. But I only have/had this one F520 model so cannot rule out a model issue. My other CRTs do not have/had this issue.Thanks for the write up. I'm wondering why people are having problems with WPB now. I don't remember anyone having these issues a few years back. The successful ones I did were all on Windows 7. Had some issues with it on Windows 10 so I decided to abort instead of fiddling around with it when I did try it a year or so ago. I assume you're on Windows 10 right? (Though I have an FW900, sounds like the same problems are popping up with the newer chassis too.)
That would be very interesting to have but Windas must be the only version that was cracked and made its way online. I think the software originally required a dongle plugged on a (serial ?) port of the computer to work.edit: By the way, IIRC WinDAS is based on DOS program called DAS or Sony DAS, does anyone still have the files and can share it?
Thank you for this share. I am pleased to have found a probable solution to my question back on page 379. In DAS_Monitor-select.jpg, I added the model to ZMODEL.DB using xDBD and then selected it in DAS. The STP file on the right proves that it should be supported. I doubt I edited all fields accurately. Attempting to save the EEPROM from the monitor failed, giving the database error in DAS_EEPROM_save-error-crop.jpg. I believe it is caused by my faulty configuration. The step by step alignment process menu was available -- the relevant sequences were listed for the correct model. Prior to editing the database I had tried to load the model of the Sony equivalent of this monitor's chassis, the GDM-20SE2T which was a bad idea and blue screened the computer -- the monitor's OSD was locked on reboot -- a predictable outcome of an interrupted alignment. "Final Adjustment" worked to restore access to it. None of the alignment procedures worked, as seen in DAS_alignment-fail-crop.jpg. Note that the horizontal and vertical timing is accurately reported in the midst of this failure. From this I conclude the software is communicating properly with the monitor. For completeness I include DAS_failure_information_Prime-crop.jpg where the rates for 1280x1024 85 Hz are reported.Sony DAS (Digital Alignment System) for DOS (v4.2.1, 2/05/98) EXE Program Download
Another user tells me:
"Now, there is one problem. You have to add all of the
rest of the monitors in the STP files to the ZModels.db file with the
correct monitor model N2H, X1, etc. using dBase3 or Borland's Paradox or
the program won't see them. I added all of the Sun, SGI models I work on
and DAS finds them correctly now."
Ah I forgot to type that my 375 is at 2235 x 1397. I updated my reply. A different resolution might be higher, but at 500+? Wow. My Delock, which is the same as the Sunix as far as I am aware, also couldn't make it past 375 at my funky resolution and a few other resolutions.
Yep that is the one. It's the Delock 87685 which has the 1 x DisplayPort 20, 1 x HDMI,and 1 x VGA output. This one.Does you Delock have a single DP, HDMI, and VGA output? Because that's the one that is the same as the Sunix. And yeah, I've tested my Sunix up to near 550mHz.
My Delock 87685 was able to go up to a measured 539MHz using the Nvidia Control Panel and CRU as a measurement of Pixel Clock, it would not display any image if i went up to 540MHz sadly. I have pics if yall need them.
Another one down.Today. I turned my fw900 on, it had a long sizzle and some flash on the front of the screen. Then I tried to turn it on again, and I heard a pop. Now whenever I turn it on it tries to turn on the lamp but there's just an electric sound again and again and nothing works. I will open it tommorow to see what broke exactly... although, does anyone know where I could send it for repair ?
Now if we could just have that 100hz OLED 16:10 1440p+ 27"+ monitor for under $1000, that will be great.This is really sad but not totally unexpectable.
I mean, I wouldn't be surprised if a good share of the units that recently poped-up and were sold after the Digital Foundry buzz were more or less defective ones. Some people just exploited this to get rid of junk taking up too much room.
This should be a lesson to anyone, electronic devices wear out and paying a 20 years old monitor thousands of dollars/euros is a total nonsense (just as paying insane premiums for items released in ridiculously low numbers, see the latest CPU/GPU releases)
I didn't check the damage yet, but I'm suspecting that the light gun popped. It cost me around 500 euros when I got it. I was blessed to find it at that price. At least I got to experience it...dang... that sucks, how much was the damage (how much did acquiring it cost ya?) if i may ask?
When you say "turning on the lamp", do you mean the filament at the back of the tube or the diode next to the power button ?Today. I turned my fw900 on, it had a long sizzle and some flash on the front of the screen. Then I tried to turn it on again, and I heard a pop. Now whenever I turn it on it tries to turn on the lamp but there's just an electric sound again and again and nothing works. I will open it tommorow to see what broke exactly... although, does anyone know where I could send it for repair ?
A lot of the behavior you described is normal (buggy) behavior for the Synaptics chip. Like I can't run 4:3 resolutions right above 2048x1536, but if I go way past it, like 2400x1800, the "side swapping" issue goes away. Seems to have more to do with resolution than refresh rate.Wow either you guys had golden samples, or I was doing something wrong. I'm at 2235 x 1397 @83Hz which makes it about 375Mhz.
Which IC model is this out of curiosity ? I would have thought analog RGB amplifiers to be a dead branch of the electronic industry like many components specific to CRTs (flybacks, very high voltage transistors used in horizontal deflection and so on);So I did a recalibration of the ViewSonic monitor. White balance is rock solid now, however I noticed some video streaking. I noticed that it's particularly bad when I push the drives hard on the CRT, and this includes the OSD. Reading the service manual, it appears that both the OSD and video input signal is preamplified on an IC, and then sent to a video amp IC. So I'm going to go ahead and replace the video amp IC, as the behavior I'm seeing suggests that it needs to be replaced. Thankfully, unlike the GDM monitors, replacement IC's for the ViewSonic are readily available to purchase. So I guess we'll see what happens. I feel very confident in my soldering capabilities now and this is only a 9-pin IC, so we should be good.
Which IC model is this out of curiosity ? I would have thought analog RGB amplifiers to be a dead branch of the electronic industry like many components specific to CRTs (flybacks, very high voltage transistors used in horizontal deflection and so on);
Oh, ok. It can still be found here and there, but these are stock leftovers or refurbished components (with aliexpress, be careful, at least 50% of failed components expected). The chip is obsolete and apparently can't be obtained through normal suppliers anymore according to what I see.LM2435T National Semiconductor
The pre-amp is a Mitsubishi one. I may get that too as this may involve replacing that one too. It’s a 36 pin.
PM me about your unit when you get chance...Today. I turned my fw900 on, it had a long sizzle and some flash on the front of the screen. Then I tried to turn it on again, and I heard a pop. Now whenever I turn it on it tries to turn on the lamp but there's just an electric sound again and again and nothing works. I will open it tommorow to see what broke exactly... although, does anyone know where I could send it for repair ?
I'd be afraid to suggest a USB-C adapter, though. Look what happened to me. I went from a 2070 Super that had the USB-C adapter to a 3080 that doesn't have a USB-C adapter. I have no clue why they dropped that port, but I think it is safe to say a specialized video port like the DP will stay for some time with video cards just like how VGA and DVI were the norm for decades.
With ITE IT6564 chipset (DP to HDMI 2.0 and VGA)
Startech DP2VGAHD20 (tested by some users up to 375 MHz)
Probably the best Displayport to VGA adapter considering performance and price
I've tested two of these Startech DP2VGAHD20 adapters/transcoders and the best I can get out of them on my FW900 is a pixel clock of 320 MHz with a max resolution of 1920x1200 @ 95 Hz. Not the reported 375 MHz. Still great, and better than my super expensive HDFury X3 HDMI to VGA adapter ($200) that has a max pixel clock of 225 MHz at a resolution of 1920x1200 @ 60 Hz.