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  1. Xtreme Cabinets used to trade under a different name, Ultra Custom Cabs. There were a range of threads on here from people with broken machines, no after market support and just general shitty issues. Avoid them like the plague would be my advice. @OzStick used to be the man in the know for quality VP cabs. Maybe shoot him a message?
  2. You will only get the proper scanlines you're after, if your TV displays stuff natively at 240p. You can also get scanlines at 480p, but generally not as pronounced as they will look at 240p. If your TV is a newer model CRT, they were generally all built to display 240p through a line doubling filter, which makes it 480i. You will not see scanlines at an interlaced resolution like 480i. Well, that'[s my basic understanding of it. I am sure there is a lot more technical stuff to it.
  3. Yeah, he said he loved it when he got it, definitely a character, that's for sure.
  4. I sold one in the pre-covid market. Minty as hell condition, boards fully serviced, entire thing working perfectly. Had it up for $2500 for ages. Ended up selling for $1800 and had pretty much zero interest aside from the one guy who bought it. It was a tough sell, due to the fact that it was an Orbit 1. It's a very average player and no one really seemed to care about it being the first Aussie built pin. I'd say in the current market, the COVID prices are dying and the evidence is all over the place with high priced pins advertised and never moving (finally). For a non-working Orbit 1, in today's market, I'd ask like $1500 depending on the condition the playfield, backglass and cab are in.
  5. That convergence is 100% par for the course for every 2931 I have seen, and I've seen quite a few. It can be fixed with convergence strips and time.
  6. I wouldn't recommend a Blast City for your first candy cab, they are a giant pain in the ass, especially the monitors. I would recommend a less fiddly candy like an Astro City, New Astro City, Atomiswave or Naomi. Candy market is a bit dry right now, and when well priced stuff does come up, it's gone in less than a few days usually. Just keep your eyes peeled on Gumtree, Facebook marketplace and also here. Right now, going rate for a nice Astro is around $1300-$1500 or so. If you're lucky, you will snag one for less, but the bargains are thin on the ground these days. One was just advertised on the Aussie Arcade facebook page for $1000 and it got a lot of interest and sold fast.
  7. The original and best, made by our very own @dee2eR https://arpicade.com/ Excellent support provided and a great community around it. I've got one with the 4-player board and it's awesome. Take into account the underpowered nature of the Pi when you do this. It won't run everything in mame well and I'm not sure about Daphne. Someone else can chime in there.
  8. No neck glow means the tube isn't getting power. Has a fuse blown on the chassis? Should be at least one fuse to check, maybe two.
  9. Yeah, this one has been sitting a while. Price was briefly dropped to $500 for a while, didn't sell. https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/hatton-vale/video-games/arcade-game/1297992364 I've seen more clones springing up around the place these days, more than usual anyway. They usually get advertised between $750-$1000 and then sit for ages until the price comes down. The clones can often be a tough sell, as they generally have pretty shoddy internal wiring and sub-par Chinese clone chassis. The main buyers for clones are those that don't know much about cabs and just want a machine with a working multiboard. As yours has the Rasbpi in it, if it's properly setup, and you can show it working to potential customers, I'd ask $600-$700 and see if you get any bites. If you do advertise it, ensure you get good photos of the back of the tube with the tube label and also the chassis that connects to the tube.
  10. As in identifying the connector type? Or identifying the purpose of the connector? Looks very similar to a two pin 110V power connector. Wire gauge thickness looks about right as well. Don't know the connector type, but @Ryan555might.
  11. Good, bloody flipper can get stuffed. What a bullshit thing to try and do.
  12. Oh yeah, a lot of cash for what it is, but it's better than the only other alternative, which is jury rigging a widescreen LCD into the cab, which never looks good.
  13. Well, if you watch the video, you can see that guy do it, with a pretty decent explanation of how. Works very well, but I'd love to see one in the flesh.
  14. Just stumbled across this on reddit and it's very interesting. From what I have seen, this is the first very close to 4:3 29 inch monitor LCD replacement for a candy cab. https://www.reddit.com/r/cade/comments/vs796h/new_net_city_lcd_ips_edition_rebuild/ It uses one of these LG Dualup monitors, which are 16:18 aspect ratio and kind of like two smaller widescreen monitors stacked on top of one another. https://www.lg.com/au/it-monitors/lg-28mq780-b It's a bit of an oddball monitor, but as shown in the video, they make an almost perfect replacement for 29 inch candy cabs. Could be good for people who need to replace a CRT and no longer have to replace it with a poorly fitted widescreen LCD.
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