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Old 05-19-2018, 12:04 AM
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Seeking a specific panel

Trying to locate a flat panel to retrofit into a vintage TV cabinet.

Seeking a 20" or 21" panel (maybe even a 23").
Will want it to play in 4x3 and in black & white.
(But a color monitor would work)

I think a monitor that may have lived in a C&C Machine OR another Industrial OR Medical Equipment application may work.

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Old 05-19-2018, 01:21 PM
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I have seen 4x3 (or 5x4) monochrome of this size range used in teleprompter applications. Last one was purchased about 6 years ago, though. CNC panels are usually not this big, and usually color (though that's something you can work around...)

The arcade crowd has discussions about suppliers of new, and refurb devices like this.
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Old 05-19-2018, 03:23 PM
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If you still have the guts and a few key parts are still good, then for a bit more effort and less cash than a new display you can get a more authentic effect by making the original electronics work again. And we VK'ers can help.
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Old 05-19-2018, 06:47 PM
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My vintage set had zero guts in it; so i am starting from scratch
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Old 05-20-2018, 07:32 AM
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19" color LCD computer monitors are common and are almost free for the taking, but they are almost all 5:4 ratio 1280 x 1024 resolution. 20" - 21" 4:3 ratio color LCD computer monitors in either 1400 x 1050 resolution or 1600 x 1200 resolution are available, but these are less common and more sough after by retro gamers for use both on old gaming PCs and arcade games - so the price is higher (typically 2-5x the price of a 19" 5:4 monitor depending on the seller). 21" 4:3 monochrome LCD monitors made for medical imaging applications are available, but these are expensive ($500+ used) as they are still used for their original purpose.

A couple of other options -

Some early 20-21" LCD TVs used 4:3 panels (either 640 x 480 or 800 x 600). These panels are typically made by either Sharp or LG (even if you find them in a cheap no-name TV - there were no cheap no name panels when these were made - back then even the cheapest no name LCD TV was $500+ and had a brand name panel inside). I like these a lot. Obviously they are not HD, but the SD picture is very good. I've hoarded a few Sharp Aquos complete with spare backlights and inverters. They don't seem to have caught on with the retro gamers yet as they often sell for a less than a Samsung 20-21" 4:3 PC monitor.

Seeing as you are starting with an empty cabinet anyway - Is there any reason not to use a plain old 20" color CRT TV? or depending on the source you plan to display on it - a 20" CRT computer monitor? A conventional convex CRT even if it is color will look more "original" than any LCD panel...
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Old 05-20-2018, 11:55 PM
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LG had a few Zenith branded 20" 4:3 LCDs, I see them for sale pretty regularly.

https://www.cnet.com/products/zenith...-lcd-tv/specs/
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