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    Questions about using the universal chassis with a TV tube.

    I'm planning on building a cabinet and I'm thinking I'll go with the universal chassis and a TV tube for the monitor. Before I go out an get a TV to rip apart I have some questions.

    I'm planning on about a 21" monitor but is there something available for larger sizes if I decide I want a bigger one?

    I understand the picture tube can't be a flatscreen or a trinitron one, is there anything else I need to know when looking for a suitable one? Are there particular brands or models better suited for use or ones to avoid if possible?

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    Hey joey I feel a sticky thread comeing on
    The best action is wrist action!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arsenic Hipster View Post
    I'm planning on building a cabinet and I'm thinking I'll go with the universal chassis and a TV tube for the monitor. Before I go out an get a TV to rip apart I have some questions.

    I'm planning on about a 21" monitor but is there something available for larger sizes if I decide I want a bigger one?

    I understand the picture tube can't be a flatscreen or a trinitron one, is there anything else I need to know when looking for a suitable one? Are there particular brands or models better suited for use or ones to avoid if possible?
    21" is a good standard option , Pretty much any brand will do the job including the very latest pure flat 21"screens ( not Sony). I would use an older type curved tube though for the more authentic look.
    NOTE: this chassis option isn't available yet for larger than 21" in Pureflat

    There isn't a big choice in sizes above 21" that are easily obtainable unless you want to go for 29" .
    59cm 25" is a great size but very hard to find these days.
    63cm 26" is a thing of past although I can a match a chassis to some of these.

    Quote Originally Posted by davefjedi View Post
    Hey joey I feel a sticky thread comeing on
    Hey Dave probably a good idea mate
    Last edited by Jomac; 3rd January 2008 at 11:08 AM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arsenic Hipster View Post
    I'm planning on building a cabinet and I'm thinking I'll go with the universal chassis and a TV tube for the monitor. Before I go out an get a TV to rip apart I have some questions.

    I'm planning on about a 21" monitor but is there something available for larger sizes if I decide I want a bigger one?

    I understand the picture tube can't be a flatscreen or a trinitron one, is there anything else I need to know when looking for a suitable one? Are there particular brands or models better suited for use or ones to avoid if possible?
    Joey said to me in a recent email:

    If you're looking around for any TV , just an Akai , Teac , Panasonic or any of the cheaper brands suit Arcade , Sony cant be used so stay away from them.
    I picked up a Panasonic myself.

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    Beat me to it by a minute Joey
    Last edited by nigelicious; 3rd January 2008 at 11:09 AM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost

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    Quote Originally Posted by nigelicious View Post
    Joey said to me in a recent email:



    I picked up a Panasonic myself.

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    Beat me to it by a minute Joey
    Got to be quick around here

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    hardwaste is perfect for tubes

    with everyone upgrading to lcds ect there was tons of tvs out before xmas in my area
    you can always expect change in life..except from vending machines

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    And a plus of the TV Tubes is they are A-grade tubes whereas most Arcade tubes were the B -Grade tubes ( Trust me a TV tube with Jomac's chassis shits over a conventional arcade setup)
    man I should start hoarding some tubes under my house

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    Quote Originally Posted by DKong View Post
    And a plus of the TV Tubes is they are A-grade tubes whereas most Arcade tubes were the B -Grade tubes ( Trust me a TV tube with Jomac's chassis shits over a conventional arcade setup)
    man I should start hoarding some tubes under my house
    It's hard to explain this to most people , basically most want the easy option of buying a complete monitor , but if they could just see the TV option first they would realise how much better a little bit of work can be.
    Was thinking about making some room for storage myself because so many are being wasted going to the tip when they are perfect for arcade machines.

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    Hi Joey

    Since not all TV tubes are able to be used for this purpose, can you please give us a bit of a guide as to what makes them unsuitable.
    I.E What is the cut off level for the resistance reading etc.
    I dont want to be hoarding tubes that are no good.

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    Further to this, are PC monitor tubes suitable just like TV tubes?
    Dead PC monitors can be got for nothing. I suspect most faults are dead electronics.
    "Everyone's always in favour of saving Hitler's brain. But when you put it in the body of a great white shark, ooohh! Suddenly you've gone too far!"


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