actually want one for playing PS2 but paying $300-$400 is not in my budget, what do? is it over before it even began?

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  1. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Just get a converter and plug your PS2 into your monitor

    Or, even easier, emulate the PS2 at no cost

    > inb4 muh CRT
    Unless you're a purist/enthusiast/autist, you won't even notice the difference.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      no i can def tell the difference, whenever i play PS2 emulation it just feels so wrong, doesn't feel at all like it use to.

      literally go to craigslist or FB marketplace, you will find 20 of these in the free section or for 20$ or less
      alternatively go to a flea market/garage sales

      big crts are considered waste by everyone, it's only the 9" ones that pull in big reddit bux

      I looked can't find any, i've seen them all going for $200-400 on craigslist. Only one was $60 on facebook marketplace and it was in california, I don't live in that hell hole nor can I get there.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >no i can def tell the difference, whenever i play PS2 emulation it just feels so wrong, doesn't feel at all like it use to.
        Then get a converter and hook your PS2 up to any modern screen.
        Getting a real CRT isn't worth it. They need lots of electricity, are heavy AF, take up lots of space and you'll only use them for a short time until your yearning for nostalgia gaming wears off.

        If you care for the games, the screen doesn't matter.
        If you want to replicate the feeling you had as a kid... forget it, you're never getting that back. Getting a CRT won't change that. Nothing will.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Ahaha, yeah, frick wanting to have a good experience while playing. 🙂

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            As I said,
            >Unless you're a purist/enthusiast/autist
            You seem to be one of them. Do whatever you want. A CRT won't bring back the feelings, it will only bring lower back pain and a bigger power bill.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            thats not me again, but also it has nothing to do with being a purist or autist. It has to do with the emulator for PS2 sucking so bad that it absolutely is noticable the difference when you play it on real hardware and an actual CRT unless you forgot about the horrible fricking LCD ghosting

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            What emulator are you using? What specs is your PC? Works great for me. A real CRT + emulation is the way to go IMO.

            t. PS2 gay since PS2 launched

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            pcsx2, theres no other better then it but yea my computer is fine its just emulation vs actual hardware you can tell the difference almost instantly.

            And you seem to ignore the fact that modern LCD screens actually have much less ghosting than 99% of CRTs back in the day because ghosting was literally how CRT screens worked. And I doubt you had an expensive CRT without ghosting back in the day.

            The CRT experience MOST people had back then was much worse than the cheapest LCDs today. You're all deluding yourselves.

            actually I did, my CRT was the goat back in the day, not a day goes by where I don't regret throwing it away.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Well in that case you'll have to shell out some money to get something comparable. Tough luck.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            And you seem to ignore the fact that modern LCD screens actually have much less ghosting than 99% of CRTs back in the day because ghosting was literally how CRT screens worked. And I doubt you had an expensive CRT without ghosting back in the day.

            The CRT experience MOST people had back then was much worse than the cheapest LCDs today. You're all deluding yourselves.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Just get a 14" one. People will even ship those.

            You literally do not understand how CRT displays work.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >You literally do not understand how CRT displays work.
            I do, but I don't care to elaborate to ignorant nostalgiagays on 4chin

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            i've looked can't find any.

            People are still basically giving away HD CRT's ( 25-50 USD) on facebook and craigslist, many of the larger ( 32-40" ) sets are actually free if you go get them. The 40" Trinitrons were 300lbs for the display and another 150lbs for the stand you got with it... and no one wants this shit anymore

            looked everywhere, not finding anything, people found out and are now selling them at $200+

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Must be regional then, they are floating around in the rural south east pretty regularly for basically peanuts.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            yea i live in the south east, not finding shit.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            all I see are Flat screens everywhere, with the ocasional "retro gaming TV $400"

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            well, that does suck. After checking myself again it does seem like people want more than they did. These widescreen only models have terrible geometry and yet people seem to think they are worth money.

            My previous image was a 40" I picked up for free in 2022, and I only got it to have something to plug in all my old stuff, its my main TV.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            guarantee someone's zoomer nephew told grandpa/grandma "your tv is worth a lot of money thanks to retro gaming" and that's why they are now overpriced like this.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Probably. I got mine from a old couple that was just moving and decided it was not worth trying to move the TV too. It was going to stay in their house if someone did not come get it. Which seemed to be the case with a bunch of the larger sets. backed truck up to stoop, Put TV on furniture dolly, rolled into truck. Took all of 3 minutes.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            yea unforunately where i live the only people that currently live on my block are drug dealers, so you know they aren't gonna have CRTs.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Also just noticed this says "6th gen console". Am I moronic? what is a 6th console generation? Is this just anything with HDMI?

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sixth_generation_of_video_game_consoles

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            ah, so this ad is specifically looking to target a late generation millennial l with spare cash and heavy nostalgia? I guess I could have googled it.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Not even OLEDs come close to CRT performance, the idea of LCDs being able to come anywhere close to CRTs is a hilarious joke. All modern displays by default suffer from the sample&hold problem.
            Only rare few LCD displays like the Viewsonic XG2431 can compete with their strobing implementations, but you sacrifice picture quality and even resolution by using "modern" tech.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            This meme has to die. It's 2024 and HDTVs have come a long way. It's getting to the point where SPEEDRUNNERS are considering switching.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            retrotink 4k is fricking $750 and out of stock, nice try.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            The $750 Retrotink ADDS latency, which means the HDTV performs even better without it.

            You just made my point even stronger.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            i'm not trying to buy a retrotink though, the other anon was the one trying to shill that shit.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >The $750 Retrotink ADDS latency, which means the HDTV performs
            Hold up they want how much for a Raspberry Pi add-on?? Holy shit, I have the original one which just has component outputs sitting on a shelf doing nothing, I'd give it away for free.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            This kills the CRT-cucks.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            CRTs don't add extra latency, the analog signals go straight into the gun.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            This meme has to die. It's 2024 and HDTVs have come a long way. It's getting to the point where SPEEDRUNNERS are considering switching.

            I didn't even watch the video but the video and the comment section seems to come to the same conclusion as CRT gays here.

            There is no beating the motion clarity of a CRT.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Better, yes, but worth the aggravation? No.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Those pictures are not taken in any realistic way. Your eye is not a stationary slow-motion camera. The maker of the video does not even know of the concept of sample&hold motion blur.

            Actually useful motion test pictures taken by the likes of rtings, tftcentral, hardware unboxed, use a long-exposure pursuit camera setup as described here https://blurbusters.com/motion-tests/pursuit-camera/
            This is how pictures like

            The photos are real, the OLED one is from Hardware Unboxed

            Not even OLEDs come close to CRT performance, the idea of LCDs being able to come anywhere close to CRTs is a hilarious joke. All modern displays by default suffer from the sample&hold problem.
            Only rare few LCD displays like the Viewsonic XG2431 can compete with their strobing implementations, but you sacrifice picture quality and even resolution by using "modern" tech.

            thats not me again, but also it has nothing to do with being a purist or autist. It has to do with the emulator for PS2 sucking so bad that it absolutely is noticable the difference when you play it on real hardware and an actual CRT unless you forgot about the horrible fricking LCD ghosting

            are made. These are by far the most accurate photos to what you actually see using the monitor.

            And the difference those pictures show make CRTs still absolutely worthwhile.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            It's still an apples-and-oranges comparison. Nobody said ALL HDTVs are as good as the one in that video. The one he used was picked for its specs. I don't care about how bad some $200 Walmart doorbuster performs vs. a top-notch CRT.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >I don't care about how bad some $200 Walmart doorbuster performs vs. a top-notch CRT.
            The best OLEDs can do with BFI is this smear.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >C1
            Uh? Why are you posting a several years old and several models behind OLED?

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Because BFI peaked with CX, and every OLED since has made the BFI features worse or completely removed them.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Uhhh, what year are you living in?
            The C3 has BFI and it's better than the C1.

            t. owned both

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Compared to the CX, and even just generally, the C3 has a complete garbage BFI implemenTation.
            It completely lacks 120hz mode, and the 60hz mode does a hilariously bad 50% duty cycle at best, ~8ms persistence.
            Meanwhile the CX can do ~3.5ms persistence at both 60hz and 120hz.
            In comparison, PC CRTs have functionally 0.5ms or even less persistence at any refresh rate.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Anon...

            >I don't care about how bad some $200 Walmart doorbuster performs vs. a top-notch CRT.
            The best OLEDs can do with BFI is this smear.

            is a C1 not a CX.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            The C1 is slightly worse than the CX, but better than C3.
            At 120hz the persistence is ~4.5ms, and at 60hz it's 8ms.

            CX > C1 > C3

            The BFI features are getting worse and worse, as I claimed.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Doesn't look better in the comparison though.
            120Hz is useless here since the thread is about PS2.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            why the frick would you even use bfi if you can't use vrr with it?

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            BFI+VRR > BFI >>>>>>>>>> VRR

            Tearing is a hilariously tiny issue compared to sample&hold motion blur. And there are other solutions to fix tearing anyway, if it's actually a problem.

            Doesn't look better in the comparison though.
            120Hz is useless here since the thread is about PS2.

            Of course it doesn't look better because both have 8ms of persistence at 60hz!!!
            But what makes C1 better is that it has a 120hz mode, which the C3 completely lacks.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            nah, bfi isn't worth it compared to vrr
            sure both together would be preferable but in modern games and high refresh rates i'd rather take vrr over bfi

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Have you gamed on a CRT in recent memory?

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            yeah I use a crt monitor for old pc games and crt tv for retro
            plus i have a monitor with bfi too but can't use freesync with bfi on

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >a crt monitor for old pc games
            Like a 17" shitbox or something unsuitable for modern games?
            Because I run a 21" Trinitron and there is no way I'm ever giving this up for an LCD, VRR is a joke next to this thing. Vast majority of the games I run don't run above 100fps, and at these low refresh rates sample&hold motion blur is such a huge picture quality problem.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            g520
            all crts are unsuitable for modern gaming imo

            i'd take 4k, 120hz, 120fps stable/capped, oled with vrr, don't even need bfi, over being forced to play anything past-/vr/ on my g520

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            What size? The OLED I mean.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            42 incher
            good size for desktop usage but big enough for media consumption and gaming
            having it at a reasonable distance on the table with 100% scaling, it's like 4 1080p 21inch monitors

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >all crts are unsuitable for modern gaming imo
            A G520 is completely unsuitable for retro gaming though. These are closer to OLEDs than stereotypical CRTs. Like 480p is unusable harsh, these 21" ~.24mm tubes are just way too sharp for that.
            I have a GDM-F520 for most games but whenever I want to play actual retro PC games, I pull out a 1997" 20" .30mm CPD-300SF, that one is actually pleasant to use at 480p and such.
            >4k 120fps without even bfi
            How can you tolerate so much motion blur ??
            What's the point of 4k if the tiniest motion drops your resolvable resolution to like 400 lines?
            Even harvesting crops in minecraft has enough motion blur to make me dizzy on a LCD.

            Do you play like any modern 2D games, Factorio, Noita, Terraria, such stuff? Those are all 60hz locked games. Try them on a CRT. You'll vomit if you try to go back to using anything modern.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >A G520 is completely unsuitable for retro gaming though. These are closer to OLEDs than stereotypical CRTs. Like 480p is unusable harsh, these 21" ~.24mm tubes are just way too sharp for that.
            it's for late 90's and early 00's /vr/ pc games though with a dedicated setup/pc
            not 480p, try more 1200p

            >I have a GDM-F520 for most games but whenever I want to play actual retro PC games, I pull out a 1997" 20" .30mm CPD-300SF, that one is actually pleasant to use at 480p and such.
            for dos games i actually have a 14 inch shadow mask, nothing high end or fancy but the crt itself was nos and tube is at prime life, also with dedicated setup/pc

            >How can you tolerate so much motion blur ??
            it's not really a issue, not at least one big enough to outweigh the other benefits
            barely noticeable while actually gaming and concentrating on the game itself

            >Do you play like any modern 2D games, Factorio, Noita, Terraria, such stuff? Those are all 60hz locked games. Try them on a CRT. You'll vomit if you try to go back to using anything modern.
            don't really play any modern hardcoded 60hz games, most hardcoded 60hz games that i play are older and i play them on the g520 setup anyways

            for the rest, like /vr/ consoles, i have a dedicated emulation shitbox with good specs that has a crt tv and a medium end nos vga monitor connected to it or seperate non-pc computer setups with their own monitors, multiscan, etc

            i agree with this, picked up a c1 instead of the c2 at the time because of it.
            [...]
            they all have vrr

            you can't run bfi together with vrr
            most monitors support vrr, even if it's not from factory

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Bullshit, I doubt you've even seen a multiscan monitor.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Anon probably means MultiSync

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            why?

            Anon probably means MultiSync

            no

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >not 480p, try more 1200p
            That doesn't sound very retro but okay. I'd imagine older games not looking all that great on a G520-tier CRT, since these monitors don't add any "texture" or "fake detail" of their own to those shitty old textures.
            >it's not really a issue, not at least one big enough to outweigh the other benefits
            I might imagine like a HDR AAA game on an 120fps OLED being overall a better experience.
            I don't play any of those tho

            But LCD over CRT, never, frick that.

            I actually tried Factorio on my old 1600x1200 CRT and I wouldn't say it's a superior experience. Sure there's no motion blur but the motion blur is ultimately just cosmetic. The resolution and small screen size just mean you can see a lot less shit at a level where it's actually playable / distinguishable and that matters a lot more to actual gameplay than the 60Hz motion blur so a much bigger, much higher res monitor is the one to go for in Factorio. On the cosmetic side I've noticed that Factorio is also brutally revealing of even the slightest geometry or linearity issues when moving, even if they're completely invisible in desktop use, most video or 3D games. Overall I switched back to playing Factorio on my 4k screen.

            What monitor were you playing with?
            Because if it's something like a 19" one that can just barely do 1200p, I can agree with you.
            But these 21" Trinis are something else. You can technically run even 2160p60hz on the 137khz ones 😀
            I consider these 21" the bare minimum for modern day usage.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >That doesn't sound very retro but okay. I'd imagine older games not looking all that great on a G520-tier CRT, since these monitors don't add any "texture" or "fake detail" of their own to those shitty old textures.
            literally the resolution i used to play at in the early 00's
            it's still /vr/ though, i don't make the rules

            >I might imagine like a HDR AAA game on an 120fps OLED being overall a better experience.
            hdr is nice but many games don't support it out of the box even today and you have to use half assed srgb hdr mods etc but when they do it's awesome

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >You can technically run even 2160p60hz
            I harbor extreme doubt those monitors can resolve enough detail for 3840 pixels horizontally so I'm inclined to assume you're a lying. I remember 21" monitors going up to 2048x1536 so I doubt they could even really resolve the detail of 2160 lines, let alone nearly double the horizontal resolution. There is no fricking way the screen itself can resolve that resolution, not to mention the video amplifiers being almost certainly not designed to handle the dot clock.

            I don't even know of any graphics card or converter that can output 3840x2160p60Hz over VGA either. I'm pretty sure the newest graphics card with VGA output was the 980 Ti and that only did 2048x1536 over VGA. You're full of shit.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >You're full of shit.
            With some rare modern adapters like the Sunix DP3000, it is possible to do 700mhz+ resolutions like 3840x2160p60hz.
            Picrel, someone doing just that.
            A more practical resolution would be to do 2880x2160 to fit the 4:3 aspect ratio.

            But the word "resolve" in a way it's used is VERY subjective, and depends entirely on displayed content anyway. So that's why I used the word "technically". I don't have these adapters so no first-hand experience for how useful such resolutions actually are.
            I have ran 2880x2160 on my F520 once but it was using interlace at 86hz because I have no 400mhz+ outputs. It was pretty silly, but surprisingly tiny Terminus bitmap font still was readable. No trouble with normal sized freetype fonts.

            >That doesn't sound very retro but okay. I'd imagine older games not looking all that great on a G520-tier CRT, since these monitors don't add any "texture" or "fake detail" of their own to those shitty old textures.
            literally the resolution i used to play at in the early 00's
            it's still /vr/ though, i don't make the rules

            >I might imagine like a HDR AAA game on an 120fps OLED being overall a better experience.
            hdr is nice but many games don't support it out of the box even today and you have to use half assed srgb hdr mods etc but when they do it's awesome

            >i don't make the rules
            I mean I guess you're CRT gayging just for nostalgia or such, no rules there.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >I mean I guess you're CRT gayging just for nostalgia or such, no rules there.
            tool for the job and such

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >Picrel, someone doing just that.
            >someone

            >all crts are unsuitable for modern gaming imo
            A G520 is completely unsuitable for retro gaming though. These are closer to OLEDs than stereotypical CRTs. Like 480p is unusable harsh, these 21" ~.24mm tubes are just way too sharp for that.
            I have a GDM-F520 for most games but whenever I want to play actual retro PC games, I pull out a 1997" 20" .30mm CPD-300SF, that one is actually pleasant to use at 480p and such.
            >4k 120fps without even bfi
            How can you tolerate so much motion blur ??
            What's the point of 4k if the tiniest motion drops your resolvable resolution to like 400 lines?
            Even harvesting crops in minecraft has enough motion blur to make me dizzy on a LCD.

            Do you play like any modern 2D games, Factorio, Noita, Terraria, such stuff? Those are all 60hz locked games. Try them on a CRT. You'll vomit if you try to go back to using anything modern.

            >F520

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I'm not the only person on earth with an F520

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Interesting coincidence

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I actually tried Factorio on my old 1600x1200 CRT and I wouldn't say it's a superior experience. Sure there's no motion blur but the motion blur is ultimately just cosmetic. The resolution and small screen size just mean you can see a lot less shit at a level where it's actually playable / distinguishable and that matters a lot more to actual gameplay than the 60Hz motion blur so a much bigger, much higher res monitor is the one to go for in Factorio. On the cosmetic side I've noticed that Factorio is also brutally revealing of even the slightest geometry or linearity issues when moving, even if they're completely invisible in desktop use, most video or 3D games. Overall I switched back to playing Factorio on my 4k screen.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Don't bother, CRT evangelists can't be reasoned with.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            i agree with this, picked up a c1 instead of the c2 at the time because of it.

            nah, bfi isn't worth it compared to vrr
            sure both together would be preferable but in modern games and high refresh rates i'd rather take vrr over bfi

            they all have vrr

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Better, yes, but worth the aggravation? No.

            I ffmpeg'd this cut. Should make explaining this photography method idiot proof

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Wow, I was not aware that we had discovered time travel to be able to display an image before the console has generated it.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >2024
            >not using the newest Nvidia DLSS Retrocausality tech

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            that fricking UFO image was blurred synthetically, it's not a photo from actual screens. If it was, it'd show something entirely different.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            The photos are real, the OLED one is from Hardware Unboxed

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >Viewsonic XG2431
            Almost impossible to buy. Meanwhile, Blurbusters hasn't approved any other monitor besides this and the XG270. How many years has it been?

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >LG continiously castrating BFI in their OLEDs since CX
            >XG2431 out of production and nothing to replace it
            It's 2024 and there still isn't a viable CRT replacement on the horizon.
            How did things go this wrong?

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      the PS2 has pressure sensitive buttons and it does enhance the experience. Sadly, not many games really used it and it can't really be emulated, only "spoofed" of sorts. That's the only reason why I would play on the real hardware.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Personally the only games I play that use pressure sensitive buttons for anything, I just remap to analog trigger buttons. I.e. acceleration and break.
        Also DS3 support pressure sensitive face buttons and you can use them with emulators on a PC. But not worth it if you ask me over using a DualSense when possible, unless you specifically have several games that use pressure sensitivity for several buttons.

  2. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    literally go to craigslist or FB marketplace, you will find 20 of these in the free section or for 20$ or less
    alternatively go to a flea market/garage sales

    big crts are considered waste by everyone, it's only the 9" ones that pull in big reddit bux

  3. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Also I am against car ownership and don't have a license so it needs to be delivered to me I can't carry one of these heavy fricking things with me on the bus.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      this is not me

      >no i can def tell the difference, whenever i play ps2 emulation it just feels so wrong, doesn't feel at all like it use to.
      Then get a converter and hook your PS2 up to any modern screen.
      Getting a real CRT isn't worth it. They need lots of electricity, are heavy AF, take up lots of space and you'll only use them for a short time until your yearning for nostalgia gaming wears off.

      If you care for the games, the screen doesn't matter.
      If you want to replicate the feeling you had as a kid... forget it, you're never getting that back. Getting a CRT won't change that. Nothing will.

      I beg to differ, also I have the space for a CRT i'm not worried bout space.

  4. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Play with normal screen and not with some grainy electron gun. Zoomers.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      not a zoomer, i'm 35 years old.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        And I am 31, enjoying ps1 games on ps3 with real proper lcd

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          i don't have a PS3.

  5. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Get a 480p tv for $45

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Lcd tv

  6. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    People are still basically giving away HD CRT's ( 25-50 USD) on facebook and craigslist, many of the larger ( 32-40" ) sets are actually free if you go get them. The 40" Trinitrons were 300lbs for the display and another 150lbs for the stand you got with it... and no one wants this shit anymore

  7. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    In Michigan I see them for $100.

  8. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    theres this one but literally has no AV input and its from 1993 so you know its gonna be shit

  9. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    https://www.reddit.com/r/crtgaming/ this is why we can't fricking find any. Always Reddit ruining shit.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Dunno, CRTs are cheap here.

  10. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >$300-$400
    You're getting ripped off, should be around $50

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      tell that to the sellers.

  11. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Still plenty of midsize CRT SD TVs on Craigslist for under $100.
    On something like a 4K 27" cheap computer screen, shadow mask emulations look very convincing.

    The only place you REALLY need a CRT still is vector arcade stuff. Despite it being 2024, I have still not seen a convincing emulation of how something like Asteroids Deluxe actually looks.

  12. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Dont get a Sonny then. You Americans and your brand madness.

  13. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Check Craigslist and wait until some boomer dies and is selling them cheap. I got mine for ten dollars.

  14. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >people argue about OLED and CRTs
    >meanwhile I own and use several CRT TVs, CRT monitors, OLED TVs, plasma TVs, even IPS panels

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      More people need your mindset, different tools for different jobs. I wish I had the space for CRTs, but unfortunately they're just so fricking large and heavy.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >but unfortunately they're just so fricking large and heavy.
        i had a hdtv crt from panasonic many years ago. it took two people to move it. made normal crt tvs seem light as lcd panels

  15. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    i saved one like this around 10 years ago from a recycling center. looked brand new. a slightly different model of this very tv. price: $0.

    how the frick are these now worth $300-$400? amazing.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Fun fact, they aren't!

  16. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    auctions are the way to go, but also consider HDMI modding the console instead

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Why? Buy now prices are literally free or 5 eur

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I mean like kbid and stuff, businesses offloading tons of shit cheaply, usually a local thing. Then you're not competing with the whole world.

  17. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    you buy a shitty hdmi converter that will never look good

  18. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Maybe find some pawn shop run by an old boomer?

  19. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Stop being poor.

  20. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    are you sure you can't get them cheaper? in europe, at least in some places you get these for free as a gift.

  21. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    CRT's are a fun hobby when you can pick them up off of the side of the road for free. They're gay as hell when you're spending as much or more than they were new in 2024

  22. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >build pc
    >Emulate
    >Apply CRT filters
    >????
    >Profit

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >use filters instead of an actual crt

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Yes.

  23. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I remember back in 2010 or so I'd see fully functional Sony Wega TVs being thrown in apartment building trash heaps almost every week.
    I did briefly take one and ended up quite liking it but god damn the weight. I fully understand why people threw them away as soon as flat panels became affordable. Gave mine away for free a few years later to some students who were looking for a big TV, it was a 36" widescreen model and needed two buff guys to carry it across the street.

  24. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    You can emulate PS2 on a potato. Fact. Save your money.

  25. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Why would you want to torture yourself? I used to have a Trinitron similar to this one, it became completely washed out after 5 years. Because I'm an idiotic Sony fanboy I got a Bravia LCD after that, it still works flawlessly after some 12 years or so.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >he never figured out how to use the brightness setting
      >he never figured out how to reduce G2
      Filtered

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I was like 14 years old back then, but whatever. LCDs just works, which is much better for 99% of humanity out there.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >14
          >can't even adjust G2

  26. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    i have 2 crt but don't really use them
    i only have 27 inches monitor and 32" tv
    never had a smartphone btw

  27. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    CRTs are free. I recently had to give away my 24" Trinitron actually. When I moved house I had nowhere to put it. My advice is to not be in a hurry and be ready to take the opportunity when you see one. Thankfully my car's trunk is quite large. Sometimes I see a disused CRT when I'm at someone's house and ask about it, I've got several for free just taking them off people's hands. At garage sales ask about them even if you don't see them. Keep your eyes peeled for them on the road, I've rescued and sold or gifted several that I found while driving for work. Don't be in a hurry because when you want convenience, or shipping, it starts to cost a lot of money.
    BTW you're absolutely right about the ps2 emulator, it sucks. I use emulation for all game systems older than 7th gen except ps2. There is a big difference.
    My other advice is definitely get the ps2. If you have any tv with component inputs get the component cable for ps2/3, they are cheap. Sometimes HDTVs actually have good component inputs, so if you have such a tv, try it out. If not there are generic component/hdmi converters without lag which you can use with it. Modifying one of those cheap wii>hdmi dongles may be a good option. You don't necessarily have to buy an expensive converter if you don't want it.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      you must not have read any of the thread, no one gives away CRTs anymore.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >ctrl+f
        >"free"
        >12 results
        lol

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        you must not have read any of my post, i just gave away a crt last month. btw a lot of people aren't terminally online and just want to be rid of the crt in their basement. it may be getting less common than 10 years ago but there are still plenty of people with older equipment. i go into a different house every day and i see a crt several times a week, often disused with nothing hooked up to it.
        t. home improvement and repair man

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          just because you gave one away doesn't mean everyone does. I have searched craigslist/facebook/offerup/reddit etc. No one is giving away shit, they only TVs they are giving away are LCDs now.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Also facebook market place is moronic, people put things as free and then when you read the description they put the price there, I don't understand why people on facebook are so moronic.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Majority are free here, rarely someone wants 5 or 10 eur.

  28. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    wow, I had this exact tv in my room as a teenager growing up. it was big and heavy as frick but I loved it

  29. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    huh just go to the nearest dumpster and fish one out

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