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Is my CRT knackered?

Posted: Tue Sep 08, 2009 1:40 pm
by Coopdevil
It started doing this over the weekend;

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Anything that contrasts against surrounding colours now shadows to the right-hand side. I've tried it without the RF lead plugged in, the living room lights off, the cable modem switched off, the PC off - nothing makes any difference. Furthermore it does it on the internal setup menus as well so I doubt it's interference in the SCART sockets.

In RL the effect is far more pronounced than this and while the TV picture through RF is sort-of watchable, obviously it really shows up on games with black text or white or vice versa.

Re: Is my CRT knackered?

Posted: Tue Sep 08, 2009 2:37 pm
by Fred83
Could be your comp either.Or the rf cable.Tv channel not tuned in finely?

Re: Is my CRT knackered?

Posted: Tue Sep 08, 2009 2:46 pm
by Coopdevil
That pic's through the SCART socket through a composite two plugs into SCART plug type arrangement but the same thing happens with the aerial, internal menu, XBox (where I first noticed it), 360 and that SMS TV Boy. It won't be fine tuning as the feed from the SCART socket is just on the "AV" channel.

TBH, rather than spend £250 on a replacement that I will never use for anything other than games I've decided to say sod it and not replace the TV. I never watch TV, rarely watch DVDs and pretty much 75% of the games I play could be done via emulation on the laptop. The digital switchover in my area is in 2011, I don't pay for Sky, freeview is a bit of an unknown quantity for my postcode (broadcast blackspot that didn't get Channel 4 until 1989) so I had decided to drop the TV license when the switchover game and keep the TV for games. Now I think I'll use the PC instead and join the ranks of the television-less.

Re: Is my CRT knackered?

Posted: Tue Sep 08, 2009 2:50 pm
by SexyWayne
Coopdevil wrote:(broadcast blackspot that didn't get Channel 4 until 1989)
I've heard you still have outside toilets too :wink: :lol:

Re: Is my CRT knackered?

Posted: Tue Sep 08, 2009 3:11 pm
by Coopdevil
SexyWayne wrote:
Coopdevil wrote:(broadcast blackspot that didn't get Channel 4 until 1989)
I've heard you still have outside toilets too :wink: :lol:
It's easier for cleaning up the horse mess when you don't have to carry the shovel indoors and up the stairs. Far more hygienic.

Re: Is my CRT knackered?

Posted: Tue Sep 08, 2009 3:15 pm
by RetroRik
Have you used the Degauss option from the monitor menu yet.?

RIK

Re: Is my CRT knackered?

Posted: Tue Sep 08, 2009 3:23 pm
by Coopdevil
RetroRik wrote:Have you used the Degauss option from the monitor menu yet.?

RIK
:shock: Oops - just reading back my post I realised it isn't clear - it's a TV not a PC monitor, sorry. I did look for a degauss option but not on this TV (do they even have them? I've only seen them on PC/Mac monitors)

Re: Is my CRT knackered?

Posted: Tue Sep 08, 2009 3:26 pm
by RetroRik
Coopdevil wrote:
RetroRik wrote:Have you used the Degauss option from the monitor menu yet.?

RIK
:shock: Oops - just reading back my post I realised it isn't clear - it's a TV not a PC monitor, sorry. I did look for a degauss option but not on this TV (do they even have them? I've only seen them on PC/Mac monitors)
Nah don't think TVs have them. Try playing with the sharpness, contrast settings.?

RIK

Re: Is my CRT knackered?

Posted: Tue Sep 08, 2009 4:12 pm
by Dam
Coopdevil wrote:That pic's through the SCART socket through a composite two plugs into SCART plug type arrangement but the same thing happens with the aerial, internal menu, XBox (where I first noticed it), 360 and that SMS TV Boy. It won't be fine tuning as the feed from the SCART socket is just on the "AV" channel.

TBH, rather than spend £250 on a replacement that I will never use for anything other than games I've decided to say sod it and not replace the TV. I never watch TV, rarely watch DVDs and pretty much 75% of the games I play could be done via emulation on the laptop. The digital switchover in my area is in 2011, I don't pay for Sky, freeview is a bit of an unknown quantity for my postcode (broadcast blackspot that didn't get Channel 4 until 1989) so I had decided to drop the TV license when the switchover game and keep the TV for games. Now I think I'll use the PC instead and join the ranks of the television-less.
Be prepared for weekly visits/letters/calls from the bellends at TV licensing - they don't seem to believe anyone could not have a TV!

Re: Is my CRT knackered?

Posted: Tue Sep 08, 2009 5:26 pm
by SexyWayne
Dam wrote:Be prepared for weekly visits/letters/calls from the bellends at TV licensing - they don't seem to believe anyone could not have a TV!
Tell me about it, when I first moved into my flat 3 years ago I had no sky, cable or even a aerial to watch anysort of TV, I was watching a DVD at the time when the bloke called round, I explained to him that I had no way of watching a TV broadcast, and even got him to come in and inspect my TV and he could clearly see what I had told him was true, yet I still got fined £260 which I still refuse to pay to this day, I'm actually in court the 25th of this month over it :roll: I have a TV licence now and have done for the last 2 1/2 years but I'll be f**ked if I'm paying that fine :evil:

Re: Is my CRT knackered?

Posted: Tue Sep 08, 2009 5:38 pm
by Dam
SexyWayne wrote:
Dam wrote:Be prepared for weekly visits/letters/calls from the bellends at TV licensing - they don't seem to believe anyone could not have a TV!
Tell me about it, when I first moved into my flat 3 years ago I had no sky, cable or even a aerial to watch anysort of TV, I was watching a DVD at the time when the bloke called round, I explained to him that I had no way of watching a TV broadcast, and even got him to come in and inspect my TV and he could clearly see what I had told him was true, yet I still got fined £260 which I still refuse to pay to this day, I'm actually in court the 25th of this month over it :roll: I have a TV licence now and have done for the last 2 1/2 years but I'll be f**ked if I'm paying that fine :evil:
That sucks big time - how can he fine you for NOT watching TV? Hope everything works out mate.

Re: Is my CRT knackered?

Posted: Tue Sep 08, 2009 5:47 pm
by Antiriad2097
Were you watching the DVD on a telly or your PC?

Re: Is my CRT knackered?

Posted: Tue Sep 08, 2009 7:05 pm
by SexyWayne
On the TV
Dam wrote:That sucks big time - how can he fine you for NOT watching TV? Hope everything works out mate.
It'll be fine, I'll just tell em that once again it completely slipped my mind to make the £12 per month installments, and that it's their fault for not having a direct debit/standing order thingy in place for me to use and that I'd rather they would stop it directly out of my wages to which they'll refuse :lol: .... well it's worked for over two years anyway :lol: