Any Sony Trinitron television owners here?

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Carl1
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Any Sony Trinitron television owners here?

Postby Carl1 » November 27th, 2011, 7:13 pm

Ah crap 

It really is too bad cause, I really hoped that fine tv could be my ultimate retro gaming platform... now I might need to find a good old 4:3 non HD tv.

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Guy

Any Sony Trinitron television owners here?

Postby Guy » November 28th, 2011, 4:47 pm

My Sony Trinitron broke down. It worked perfect for 16 years before it broke down.


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Any Sony Trinitron television owners here?

Postby Carl1 » November 28th, 2011, 6:43 pm

[QUOTE=Guy]

My Sony Trinitron broke down. It worked perfect for 16 years before it broke down.

[/QUOTE]

You need to repair it! People are getting rid to easily of their good CRT tv, in the near future theses are going to become rare, and as you know retro gaming isn't quite right with a 52" LCD 

andrew

Any Sony Trinitron television owners here?

Postby andrew » November 29th, 2011, 9:39 am

[QUOTE=Carl][QUOTE=Guy]

My Sony Trinitron broke down. It worked perfect for 16 years before it broke down.

[/QUOTE]

You need to repair it! People are getting rid to easily of their good CRT tv, in the near future theses are going to become rare, and as you know retro gaming isn't quite right with a 52" LCD 

[/QUOTE]

Repairs aren't cheap though. Better off going to look for another used one instead.

 

I love having only 480i CRT screens. My N64 gets used far more than any other system and using that with a HDTV would be a disaster. Then there's dvd's. When people buy a HDTV they then yell and scream dvd's look terrible. But DVD's look great on an SDTV especially tv shows.


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Any Sony Trinitron television owners here?

Postby Heavy Sixer » December 2nd, 2011, 11:08 am

I can empathize with the logistical challenge a big CRT presents. I have a two door car and know the pain of moving a 200 pound TV up three flights of stairs! As for the broken Sony, you may want to find a repair shop that offers free estimates. If the repair is $50 or more you may want to shop for a replacement. Since flat panel tv's have become the standard, my local Goodwill has been littered with big CRT's. I've bought a 27" Sony Trinitron and a 32" JVC Cinema Series both for $25 each. My best goodwill TV score was just a few months ago when I bought a 32" Sony Wega Trinitron for $40! TV's like the Wega are perfect for all 6th gen and older systems and the CRT won't get any dead pixels from my 3 year old pointing on the screen!

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Any Sony Trinitron television owners here?

Postby Teddybear1 » April 28th, 2012, 9:46 pm

I bought a 27" Trintitron today from the local Salvation Army store.  Switched the 27" Panasonic with it and am quite pleased with the better picture (I LOVE old school games on a flat screen tube).  Atari 5200 Gremlins never looked better.

I know bigger is usually better (that's what she said) but have always enjoyed the one-man portability that a 27-incher offers.  I have two in reserve now.  I have no desire to ever have to deal with connecting an Intellivision to a plasma or HD television.

I do believe that in the next five years or so it will become quite difficult to find a tube (CRT) TV.  While they are big & bulky if you can store an extra one or two I would suggest doing so.

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Any Sony Trinitron television owners here?

Postby darkrage61 » April 29th, 2012, 2:18 am

Agreed, I still have a freestanding Panasonic TV and it works pretty well, I don't really like the look of HDTV.


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Any Sony Trinitron television owners here?

Postby VideoGameCritic » April 29th, 2012, 12:21 pm

This is a good point.  I have told a lot of family and friends to save their old TVs for me.  The good news is, you really don't need anything bigger than a 27".

For a long time I had a huge 36" TV, and it was great but took up a lot of room.  It recently died and all I had left was a 27".  I figured I would need to buy a used 32" at some point, but actually the 27" has worked out great.  When you're dealing with limited resolution, a bigger screen doesn't really buy you much.

So yeah, if you come across an unwanted TV just stick it in your basement or garage because one day you might be glad to have it.


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Any Sony Trinitron television owners here?

Postby Suplexmachine1 » April 29th, 2012, 1:32 pm

Trinitron/Wega's are excellent CRT TV's.  I stuck with these Sony models for a long time, but the last time I upgraded my SDTV I ended up getting a JVC I~Art because that year JVC's model actually outperformed the Sony Wega (Wega was the newer iteration of the Trinitron technology) that year.  Been super happy with it.

I do all of my old school gaming on that JVC, but also including my Wii (component 480i looks soooooo much better on my SDTV than component 480p on my HDTV) on it as well.  HD consoles are regulated to the 55" Samsung LED in the living room.


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Any Sony Trinitron television owners here?

Postby Burk1 » April 29th, 2012, 2:20 pm


[QUOTE]I do believe that in the next five years or so it will become quite difficult to find a tube (CRT) TV.  While they are big & bulky if you can store an extra one or two I would suggest doing so.[/QUOTE]
 
Not sure I entirely agree with that. I think there will be some demand for them,but a lot of people,especially older or lower income, will simply wait until their current CRT breaks before upgrading. Those things last forever,so I think there will be a lot of them around for another 20 years.


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