Tiny VGA CRT?

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Tiny VGA CRT?

Postby xjas on Fri Jul 12, 2013 7:44 pm

Anyone know of/have a tiny CRT that accepts VGA signals (or can be easily adapted to do so?) Like REALLY small, 9" or less would be cool. I have a 5.5" composite video monitor but it only handles PAL/NTSC signals, would love something similar that can do VGA (i.e. 31.5 kHz horizontal.)

I had one of the cheap VGA-PAL converters that are all over Trademe, but I had to return it as it was faulty... Not really convinced those could handle every VGA signal like mode-x or tweakmodes anyway.

(I have my DOS comp set up on an LCD monitor at the moment but I've found occasional video modes it can't handle - not for any technical reason but because Compaq were too lazy to write the firmware properly - so I'm looking for a little CRT to use as a backup that I could switch to when it goes 'out of range'.)
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Re: Tiny VGA CRT?

Postby xjas on Wed Sep 04, 2013 5:35 pm

(Just bumping this because I edited an old thread rather than starting a new one.)
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Re: Tiny VGA CRT?

Postby Gibsaw on Thu Sep 05, 2013 11:39 am

I don't have one, but I'll give you a nudge on where to find this kind of thing.

Look for old industrial equipment, or failing that... older broadcast/film/tv multi-spec "monitors". The word monitor implies really a more PAL/NTSC device oriented for video rushes/editing in this case, but a lot of these formerly-very-f**ing-expensive little sony monitors are all surplus to requirements now that PAL is almost dead and everyone films in at least HD, if not 4K.

It's not a traditional computer monitor, but they're often VGA capable as well as various component ins, and usually high quality to boot.
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Re: Tiny VGA CRT?

Postby Shayde on Thu Sep 05, 2013 12:52 pm

Gibsaw wrote:...and everyone films in at least HD, if not 4K.

It appears our local news programs are still recorded in low-def. You'd think everyone would record in HD these days, but it doesn't seem to be the case.
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Re: Tiny VGA CRT?

Postby Gibsaw on Thu Sep 05, 2013 1:58 pm

Shayde wrote:
Gibsaw wrote:...and everyone films in at least HD, if not 4K.

It appears our local news programs are still recorded in low-def. You'd think everyone would record in HD these days, but it doesn't seem to be the case.

They're certainly recorded in low integrity... :)
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Re: Tiny VGA CRT?

Postby Shayde on Thu Sep 05, 2013 2:00 pm

Gibsaw wrote:They're certainly recorded in low integrity... :)

Are we talking about the recorded stream or the reporters? :lol:
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