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Old 02-09-2018, 01:22 PM
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WTB: Vintage Style Trinitron

As the title says, I'm looking for a Sony Trinitron to be the centerpiece of my retro gaming setup.

I'm looking for a 19-20" model with a retro look and feel. I've come across several 90s/2000s models but I'd really like to feature a period-accurate model.

I'm in Burlington County, NJ, and a local(ish) deal is much preferred to expensive shipping.
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Old 02-10-2018, 10:37 AM
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Is this one old enough?

https://www.ebay.com/itm/112806609687



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Old 02-10-2018, 05:39 PM
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Wonder if that's the warranty card hanging off the front?
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Old 02-11-2018, 08:56 AM
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Avoid the ones from the mid 70's especially the ones with the
controls along the bottom. Most tech wouldnt even fix them in
the olden days.
Also its VERY hard to find one with a good CRT. Most have
weak or dead R & B so you get a green crappy pix. Look for-
B&W picture with color turned off, slightly off probably OK
Very sharp focus
No bleeding or streaking to the right of brite objects especially at
high brite & contrast.
You can also post pics of NORMAL programing not games. We can
look at them & give you an idea.

Keep in mind these sets have little or NO value. You are doing
someone a favor & saving them the recycle fee. Also most will tell
you ANYTHING to make the sale.

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Old 02-12-2018, 09:40 AM
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I would get that eBay listing in a heartbeat, but that shipping price puts it out of my budget. One of the reasons why I'd like to bide my time and deal local if I can.

Something in that style would be great if I can get it, but I also don't want to get something that's going to die on me and not be an easy fix.

That's interesting to hear that they're not that reliable. I've only ever heard the opposite from vintage gaming enthusiasts. Is there a more reliable solution? I'm looking for a good/great picture with a vintage style. I'm looking to re-create the 70s/80s gaming look and feel from the set, which is what I grew up with.
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Old 02-12-2018, 09:46 AM
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You may be able to find reasonable shipping via our Pony Express...

http://www.videokarma.org/forumdisplay.php?f=188

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Old 02-12-2018, 11:10 AM
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I use a 17" commercial trinitron from 1979 for retro-gaming. My 12 year old daughter and her friends have fun with playing old games from the 80s and 90s. I think it would benefit from new capacitors at this point, the geometry isn't perfect like it was when the TV was younger, but it's still enjoyable enough to use.

Like everything Sony from that era it is absolutely stuffed with parts inside, I don't want to think about a re-cap
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Old 02-12-2018, 01:36 PM
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Be advised that the one in the ebay listing has a cataract. It's hard to see in the pictures, but those speckles around the edge of the screen are inside the screen. It can be fixed, but it's a lot of work. I've started to notice this on most 70's Trinitrons.

I second the advice about avoiding one with a green tint to the picture.
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Old 02-12-2018, 02:58 PM
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I have this I may consider selling, seeing that I have two of these.. These are industrial sets from the early 70s that are very very rare, and usually go into the hundreds on ebay when ever they pop up...

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Old 02-12-2018, 04:15 PM
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Like everything Sony from that era it is absolutely stuffed with parts inside, I don't want to think about a re-cap
Tell me about it. Even ordering replacements is a pain, especially to those of us working on PC boards as we have to consider lead spacing as well. I started re-cap work on one of my sets yesterday evening, it took several hours. Two caps are on the foil side of the board and in series with a resistor, and in one case I had to file a bit out of the board and scratch away some of the coating on the trace because of non-standard lead spacing. The trace is quite big, can't imagine why the original holes were so far apart.
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Old 02-12-2018, 06:00 PM
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I have this I may consider selling, seeing that I have two of these.
That looks like only a 12-inch (CVM-1225?). kschrief was looking for a much larger model.

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Old 02-12-2018, 06:22 PM
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When I did a CRT-set purge in my office, I only kept the Trinitron units.
Videotek used to take consumer/industrial sets and turn them into monitors, with BNC composite inputs and multi-pin VCR connectors too. Along with blue-gun switches and basic adjustments brought out to rear or side panels. Here's one example... https://www.ebay.com/itm/Videotek-Tr...QAAOSwfpVZLzB5

Not mine, etc...

None of my 'keepers' were 'old' though. Only goes back to KV25-XBR vintage.
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Old 02-15-2018, 09:47 AM
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I'm stuck between a rock and a hard place with the size right now. I'm willing to bide my time for either a unit that works well, or my living room situation to change (that will be a few years). I'd like to get as close to that 19-20" without going over. Unfortunately 12" is too small for being so far from the couch.

I'm attaching my current setup and a closeup pic of the set I'm using now (A Zenith System 3). The HDTV has changed to a 55" 4k mounted on the wall. So I can only go so far high or wide with the CRT until I completely change my living room setup.

I'll look into the Pony Express to try to expand my horizons.

Edit: The System 3 is 19"
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Old 02-15-2018, 08:08 PM
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I have this I may consider selling, seeing that I have two of these.. These are industrial sets from the early 70s that are very very rare, and usually go into the hundreds on ebay when ever they pop up...

What is the screen size, operational status, inputs, and price on that set? I have a Sony AV-5000A VTR and I believe your set is the matching monitor to it...I may be interested in owning that TV.
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