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1080i or 1080p?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by HuskerHarley, Jun 18, 2012.

  1. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    I've been a big fan of CRTs since long before some here were born, but when they started getting over 200 lbs, I had to move on. :lol:
     
  2. HuskerHarley

    HuskerHarley AllStar

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    Those were the day's..My last CRT was a Sony XBR 40", it was a monster, especially, when needing moved, two strong men crying, while caring it up or down a flight of stairs-->:eek2:

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  3. Beerstalker

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    Ha Ha, you just got to have bigger friends:lol:

    I've moved mine 3 times now. Two of them being in and out of a 3rd floor apartment (no elevator).

    I also used to work in the warehouse and doing deliveries for Circuit City when I was in college. So I've moved my fair share of them over the years. The 36" and 40" Sonys were absolute monsters. My current 65" Hitachi is pretty heavy, but it can come apart into 2 pieces so it makes it much easier to move.
     
  4. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    While they could be good then new(?) after cleaning the CRTs from dust and replacing the CRTs itself, they're still not good for best picture from BR in 1080p24 ! They just can't handle the outstanding format.
     
  5. litzdog911

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    I still use my Sony KV40XBR800. Awesome HD video quality. But 400 lbs! I dread the day it dies and needs to be moved!
     
  6. inkahauts

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    That's when you see what happens when a sledge hammer hits glass....

    I once saw someone drop a kwd34xbr, which was basically the same thing but 100 lbs lighter in wide screen format, the cracked display was a sad sight...
     
  7. n3vino

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    I'm sure that's true. But my 10 year old Sony CRT is still alive and doing well and it does put out a very good HD picture. However, I have begun to do the research on the new models so that when the Sony dies, I'll know what to look for.

    What I have noticed is that the new models are usually set to torch mode and the colors are not set properly, so the image is not as nice. The CRTs can be calibrated using a calibration DVD to set the right amount of sharpnes, contrast, brightness, and color. Some also knew how to get into the service menu and turn off red push, set gray scale, and do some other tweaks as well as correct geometry, convergence and tweaks on the guns to get the best colors and picture. That's why a lot of CRT owners hated to see the CRT's go.

    I don't know if it's the same with the new sets.
     
  8. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    Yes, if you know how it should be done, have an experience and good calibration tool ..LED,plasma, LCD .. perhaps OLED soon ;)
     
  9. Beerstalker

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    That's harder than you think, and be prepared for a huge mess when you do finally get it to break. We broke a few of the big old CRTs (that had quit working and needed destroyed) back in the warehouse with a 15lb sledge. The glass is really thick and really takes a beating. We never did a 40" Sony tube, but I can imagine the glass on the front is probably about 3-4" thick in places. When you do finally get them to break they pretty much explode and send glass flying in all directions. One of the guys back there watching got a few cuts from the flying glass. We were still finding glass weeks later in different corners of the room. It was pretty cool though:lol:
     
  10. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    Knowledgeable ppl do not do that [stupid] way - it's need to be done by using pliers and squeeze a glass 'tail' of the tube, inside, after removing contact's socket from the tube. Adding to that safety measure - cover by heavy blanket a front side of the TV tube.
     

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