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Old 01-11-2018, 01:45 PM
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I just can't stop. I was so impressed by the 24", that I picked up this near mint condition 27" WEGA for $13 at a different thrift shop.
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Old 01-11-2018, 04:28 PM
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Trinitrons are about the best there is, in my opinion. Just about all the CRTs in our house are Trinitron, including an old computer monitor, and a Macintosh Color Classic which has one built-in (10").
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Old 01-11-2018, 06:19 PM
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Save your space for an HD capable super-fine-pitch trinitron.
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Old 01-11-2018, 06:48 PM
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Looks like you got a great deal!
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Old 01-11-2018, 08:09 PM
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Save your space for an HD capable super-fine-pitch trinitron.
Indeed. I really want to find the elusive KV-40XBR800. Nobody here could afford those though, and I don't think I've ever seen one.
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One think about this new 27" Trinitron that's pretty depressing, is that it does not have the WOW sound system like the 24" set. It only has two 3x5's mounted to the plastic face that don't sound nearly as good. I ASSUMED that since this set is bigger and better, it would have a good sound system as well, but that's not the case. At least it has SRS.
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Old 01-12-2018, 08:45 AM
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IIRC there were 2 chassis 0n the 20"-32" One had an F ? in
the model# the other a V. IIRC the V was better. The Wegas
were a great line but oh did the blow FBT's

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Old 01-12-2018, 09:52 AM
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Indeed. I really want to find the elusive KV-40XBR800. Nobody here could afford those though, and I don't think I've ever seen one.
That is a Hi-Scan model, not a super-fine-pitch so it is not as good as the super-fine-pitch models.

This page tells the resolution specs of the CRTs Sony made and the models they offered. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FD_Trinitron/WEGA

I went with a KD-34XS955. It has ATSC/NTSC tuning, HDMI input, every analog input I could ask for and supports 1080i and has a 16:9 CRT (not many of those made which makes it a future collectable in my book)....Only drawback is that it is a bit heavier than I am (good thing I can lift more than my weight ).
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Old 01-12-2018, 11:17 AM
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Looks like you got a great deal!
The trouble is, I have a residence basement and two pole buildings full of Couldn't Help it's. It was hard to resist a great working Sony Trinitron for $.49 at the GW.
In a way, it's a good thing they don't sell them anymore.
BTW, is the Panasonic Tau series supposed to be similar to the Trinitron.
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Old 01-12-2018, 01:13 PM
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I just can't stop. I was so impressed by the 24", that I picked up this near mint condition 27" WEGA for $13 at a different thrift shop.
I found one of those by a dumpster at the end of the road a few months ago, missing its power cord. Whoever had it had a legitimate reason for getting rid of it, the CRT was toast.
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Old 01-12-2018, 03:39 PM
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I'm really getting sick and tired of stuff getting broken when it's around me. It's a wonder I haven't accidentally necked a picture tube yet. I tried to load my once pristine 27" Trinitron into the car so I could watch it at the other house, and luckily, the bottom piece hit against the door jamb of the car and a whole chunk got busted off.
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Guess what you guys! I found the SERVICE MENU. So that's what I've been playing with for the past three hours.
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Old 01-13-2018, 09:35 AM
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I just can't stop. I was so impressed by the 24", that I picked up this near mint condition 27" WEGA for $13 at a different thrift shop.
The last one of them I bought was at an estate sale. A buck for both the set and the Insignia DTV converter, with proper remotes. Both super clean and well cared for. Also a 13" Zenith with the converter, same condition.
When I asked the seller to give me a hand loading the Sony, he just grabbed it up and said " which car."
I used to be reasonably strong until I messed up my right shoulder and I favor it a little too much.
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