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    Can a Sony CRT Trinitron KV-XF34M31 be converted for arcade?

    Hi There, as stated I am wondering if one of these bad boys can be converted, I am receiving a cab like the one in the photo and hoping it may be viable for installation. Any help would be appreciated.
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    For use with a universal arcade chassis, likely not. Jomac has said a number of times that they don't play nice with uni chassis. It's also a flat tube, which will not fit the bezel for the curved screen you have in the cab currently.

    You might be able to RGB mod it, but that's serious stuff and you really need to be experienced in electronics to do that.

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    Lcd it is your best option.
    Install a hdmi Monitor with a Pandora box multi board set up.
    Easy to work with and repairing it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by namastepat View Post
    For use with a universal arcade chassis, likely not. Jomac has said a number of times that they don't play nice with uni chassis. It's also a flat tube, which will not fit the bezel for the curved screen you have in the cab currently.

    You might be able to RGB mod it, but that's serious stuff and you really need to be experienced in electronics to do that.
    Thank you for the Info @namastepat thats exactly what I needed to know, was just an idea while I was looking at it gathering dust in the garage

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grimlock View Post
    Thank you for the Info @namastepat thats exactly what I needed to know, was just an idea while I was looking at it gathering dust in the garage
    If you want to stick with a CRT, which is what I will always recommend, do the following.

    Get your cab and find out what tube size it has, based on the photo, it will likely be a 26 inch or a 29 inch. Then, find a tube of the same size and look into getting a universal chassis for it. Jomac doesn't sell the best ones anymore, as they are no longer made, but you can still get a Wei-Ya or something similar if you look around. You may also get lucky and find a tube from a local AAer who stashes tubes.

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    Crt are long gone these days unless it’s a true dedicated cabinet for restoration to hold it money value for re-sell.
    What you have is a generic cabinet and better off putting a Lcd.
    Thats my recommendation.
    Need to think of re-sell point of view. If only you decide to sell it the near future.

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    If you go LCD, then at least get a scan line generator (slg)

    They are not expensive and give you that crt look

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    This TV is able to be RGB modded for use with arcade PCB. Itís not even very hard.

    Thatís only one piece of the puzzle though. To put this monster in a cab is something I have little to know knowledge about.

    If you were interested in getting it RGB modded I know a guy in Melbourne and would put you in touch.


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