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A place to discuss PVMs, BVMs, professional grade CRT displays, Extrons, RGB, and other related equipment.
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  2. This reminds me of old school America's Funniest Home Videos. That show LOVED video walls.
  3. Haha, that would be cool but it's actually my basement/family room and you're seeing a couch with a blanket on it.
  4. To anyone looking. Looks like someone posted a Extron Super Emotia on eBay. I don't know the seller, just have it as a saved search. Not the best price in the world, but the starting bid price is pretty much their going rate these days unless you know someone. This one looks like it has a power supply; Many don't. Even if you don't try and get this one, it's worth keeping in a saved search. They will pop up every now and again like clockwork. It can just take some time for it to happen. For people not in the know, the main purpose of this Extron is to convert VGA 480p into RGB 480i, however this particular box are coveted for their 'Non-Interlace' mode that will downscale that VGA 31KHz 480p and turn it into 240p. This feature was taken out on successors to the Emotia so the Super Emotia II and the eXtreme series or whatever it is are going to do your basic VGA 480p to 480i with no 'non-interlaced' mode. About this unit: https://www.retrorgb.com/emotia.html eBay listing: https://www.ebay.com/itm/264535753253?ViewItem=&item=264535753253 Also know there is an alternative to this unit for those just curious about 480p to 240p. The tvONE 1T-C2- 400 is slightly cheaper and based on this thread, recommended for 240p scaling. I own a Emotia so have not tried any of these. https://shmups.system11.org/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=63226
  5. Dude your bed is right next to the tv wall lol that’s awesome
  6. I had a lucky break and an Electrosonic employee was able to dig up a 250 page user guide for my Vector unit! It also covers every single card that was compatible with it. Used it to find the dip switch settings to unlock the front panel last night! Can't wait to see what it can do.
  7. Various things related to a video wall a.k.a. lots of monitors stacked together. You can send one image to them all, like everyone in Goldeneye having their own monitor, or send many sources to one in a corporate environment for security monitors or something. The trick is finding one that supports all the analog video signals we use for gaming. Most are shunted through a PC (no good for gaming) or are fully digital, or composite only etc.
  8. I've been on a long journey to find a good way to send RGB video from my game consoles or my PC to my 2x2 video wall. There's a pretty severe lack of information out there for doing such a thing. Through a convoluted set of circumstances I was given the name "Electrosonic Vector" and found a teeny bit of information online, and some very expensive eBay listings. In reading about the product I found out that they were headquartered like 3 blocks from my work. I then found out that they had sold the "Vector" product in their lineup to Extron like 15 years ago. I contacted Extron and ended up getting in contact with a guy who was the Senior Engineer for the Vector line back when it was at Electrosonic. I got some information from him, and made a super low-ball offer on an ES-5952 Card Cage with 5 cards on ebay. Incredibly, my offer accepted first try! It came in the mail yesterday and got it's ass completely kicked in shipping. It's dented, filthy, one of the fans is whistling, one of the mounting ears is bent, one of the carry handles was smashed in, and there is some sort of security lockout on the front panel. Not a good start. But it does run, so I'm going to take the time to whip it apart, clean it properly, replace the fan, fix the dents and since it's all aluminum I figure I'll polish the case a little bit. I emailed Electrosonic's customer service last night and they gave me some tips for unlocking the front panel so hopefully I can get that sorted shortly. TL;DR: this box should allow me to do Goldeneye or Mariokart where everyone gets their own monitor.
  9. Finally off work (ready for the weekend!) and got a wider shot. Excuse the dismantled nes in front. That is for playing dev carts with socketed EPROMs sticking out the front.
  10. Yeah, the phosphor quality is not going to compare and shadow masks will also not really stack up against the look of aperture grills
  11. I blame that c64 monitor for making me always want the best monitor possible. You are exactly right rgb modding requires tapping into the onscreen display. It's not pvm quality but definitely a decent alternative especially with the price of pvm these days.
  12. I LOVE that c64 monitor. I wish I had one for my c64 and c128. Also modding consumer tubes for RGB seems to be becoming more common these days. It's mostly just a matter of tapping into the on screen display chip's pins for RGB. I was going to do it to my little Hello Kitty tube I keep around.
  13. Here is my setup the TV in the middle is a 20m4u and the Commodore on top is my original from 1987. I used to play all my nes games on that same monitor. Excuse the mess I just got the Amiga so I have been tinkering with it. The pvm with the amiga is my 20m2u. The Sony TV is a KV-27v42 that has been RGB modded.
  14. I paid too much for that little guy. It was my first PVM. Bought on eBay for like $200+shipping lol.
  15. Nice. I bought my 20” for 50$ i think. Loved it but took up too much space. Ill never let my 13” go though, got it for free from my buddy. Only problem is having to use monitor speakers though, but at least the music is crisp.
  16. Love your smaller one is it a 13”? Heres my garage setup:
  17. Not as wide a shot as I woulda taken later tonight, but found this one on my Facebook.
  18. Lookin' slick! I'll get a snap of my setup tonight when I'm home. My main is also a PVM-20M2MDU

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