Kissing goodbye to my CRT... :(

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Kissing goodbye to my CRT... :(

Post by Cate » Sat Nov 06, 2010 6:38 pm

Well it's been years and years, but finally my old CRT TV died.

I'm shopping around for a new shiny, spanky LCD telly to play my SNES games on. But I know that it's a real censored to get a decent picture on these, is it just a matter of getting an adaptor thingy or am I going to have to spend ages buggering around with settings?

And I'm going to have to get a small telly too, aren't I? :(

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Post by Fred83 » Sat Nov 06, 2010 6:49 pm

Wisdom has it from here is to try ebay and local cash converters for crt tellys.

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Post by Shinobi » Sat Nov 06, 2010 7:05 pm

I personally wouldn't get one from Stolen Goods Converter.. The British Heart foundation has a lot of 21 inch CRT I'd imagine they would be cheap as well.. I heard they have lots of working CRT's down the skip..

I tried my Super Famicom through the HD Telly via scart it comes on straight away looks horrible, my friend refuses to play any of the older consoles on HD Tellys
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Post by famicom69 » Sat Nov 06, 2010 7:10 pm

Shinobi wrote:The British Heart foundation has a lot of 21 inch CRT I'd imagine they would be cheap as well..
I walk past a British Heart Foundation on the way to work, and they have some absolutely fantastic CRT sets for cheap, all sizes. You could easily pick up a nice shiny Sony one for around £20, perfect for retro.

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Post by Kaptain_Von » Sat Nov 06, 2010 8:09 pm

I would agree that British Heart Foundation electrical stores are the best place to look. The one down the road from where I live is a goldmine. At any time they have at least 20 CRT TVs on display and usually a load of VHS recorders as well. Recently I used it to get hold of a number of VHS machines for an archiving project.
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Post by DCharlie » Sun Nov 07, 2010 3:28 am

I personally wouldn't get one from Stolen Goods Converter
haha, yeah - i used to shop in a south London branch that was dubbed locally as "Crime Conversion"

A friend warned repeatedly that karma would bite me in the ass one day and i'd walk in there and see my stuff on the shelves.

Chelmsford branch was awesome though. Saturn games for 1 quid a pop. :D

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Re: Kissing goodbye to my CRT... :(

Post by Cate » Sun Nov 07, 2010 2:45 pm

Thanks guys, I'm not really fussed if my TV has a... history, so I might check out Crack Convertors. Hadn't thought of that, nor did the boyfriend. I think he just wants a fancy telly. :wink:

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Re: Kissing goodbye to my CRT... :(

Post by DPrinny » Mon Nov 08, 2010 11:24 am

http://www.uk.freecycle.org/
They give away a few on there

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Post by Cate » Mon Nov 08, 2010 12:11 pm

DPrinny wrote:http://www.uk.freecycle.org/
They give away a few on there
That's... really quite awesome. Thanks! :)

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Post by C=Style » Mon Nov 08, 2010 12:42 pm

Yeah for SNES definitely stick to CRT.
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Post by mainvein » Mon Nov 08, 2010 12:55 pm

yeah check out freecycle, i've actually given away about 3 tvs over the last couple of years on there, beats chucking them on the tip. Try oxfam too, the one in headingley in leeds always has them in for pretty cheap.

must say though, my new hd lcd plays old games really well, everything looks crystal clear on there (apart from the md, but thats got a dodgy aerial lead)
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Post by Liamh1982 » Mon Nov 08, 2010 2:13 pm

I too would recommend the BHF electrical stores. I got my CRT from the Wrexham store and although the SCART socket has since broken, my SNES is still OK cos I use an S-Video lead.

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