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Just pulled the trigger on a CRT!!
Topic Started: Aug 6 2014, 01:29 PM (2,061 Views)
Grizzmeister
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The ultimate CRT's are the later flat screen ones that support resolutions up to 1080i. My neighbor has one and even his Xbox 360 games look good on it.

It's something like the TV in this video although I don't believe it's this same exact model.

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Aug 6 2014, 01:29 PM
I got a Sony Wega 20" KV-20FV12 tv with 2 composite and one S Video!!!! :w00t: :w00t:

Perfect for retro gaming. :yeah:
I read the specs and that really is a fantastic CRT for retro consoles like the N64.

My standard definition set is a 20 inch Toshiba 20AF44 CRT that even includes component inputs in the rear. Since the N64 doesn't support component I have it hooked up via S-Video.
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Yeah I had a 32 inch Panasonic Tau that died on me back in 2010 and it took three of us to get it out of the house. I cried when it stopped working because it had the best picture I'd ever seen on a CRT TV. ;_;

I remember when I first got it all my hardcore gaming friends were so jealous. Mario Kart 64 4-player split screen was glorious on that set. My little 20 inch Toshiba simply can't compete.
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Recently I picked up this 13 inch Sony Wega (model number KV-13FS100) that a guy on Craig's List gave me for free. :whistle:

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He still had the original box and the remote which made the 40 mile drive out to get it completely worthwhile.

Immediately when I got home I connected my Wii to it with component cables and started playing Samurai Shodown II so I could calibrate the picture. It looks great although it's a little washed out in the photo because of the flash from my camera.

I'm probably going to put it back in the box after a few days and store it in my in-law's basement as a spare in case my 20" Toshiba CRT ever fails.
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Dec 4 2016, 06:09 PM
Wow. I didn't know they made Trinitrons in that size. I bet that thing looks magnificent in person.
I was shocked to find out commercial grade Trinitrons came this small too. It blows my mind that it even has component inputs.

For the time being I'm going to stick with my 20 inch Toshiba flat-tube CRT since it's slightly larger and also has a really crisp picture with standard definition consoles. Here's a pic of it.

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I'm considering picking up a 37 inch Sony Trinitron that somebody is giving away on Craig's List. The darn thing weighs over 200 pounds so I'm really going to go over it thoroughly before making the commitment. The owner is allowing me to test video game consoles on it before I have to carry it off. Here's what I know about the set so far.

Model # KD-36FS130

Manufactured: October 2005

Does anybody here have any experience with this model CRT TV? If so please share your thoughts as I'd like to know as much as possible before I pull the trigger.
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Apr 29 2018, 06:01 PM
@Grizz I have the 32" version of that same TV. It was a bear to move! I can't imagine the 37"!
I'm wondering if it's worth a couple more herniated discs in my back just to have a CRT that big. X_D

The two smaller CRT's that I own now have really good picture quality and they're much easier to move around so I'll probably just stick with what I've got. Here's a picture of my Toshibas that are both still going strong.

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