crazy bidding on a high end crt in japan

ninty82
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October 2nd, 2017, 4:04 am #1

Recently I had my eyes on a victor crt with two rgb21 (scart) ports on yahoo auctions.
I gave it a try and bidded a few times but in the end, with every bid people made the length of the auction was extended to 10 minutes until it people including myself, gave up after it reached 50,000 yen. Really crazy!
How much would you spend on a good crt?
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Strider
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October 2nd, 2017, 4:46 am #2

post the link so we can see the finished auction!
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October 2nd, 2017, 10:18 am #3

50.000??
Plus shipping....That's at least 65.000 in total.

You're better off going to a random recycle shop in Japan yourself and take it home with you. Plenty of unused, good CRT's there!
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October 2nd, 2017, 2:10 pm #4

ninty82 wrote:How much would you spend on a good crt?
Back in the late 90's I paid roughly $800 for my 32 inch Panasonic Tau. Here in the United States we don't have SCART but my Tau did have S-Video and component inputs. The picture quality on that heavy beast was amazing! :yeah:

How much would I pay for a high quality CRT television today. I doubt I'd be willing to pay more than $50. That's because most of my video game collection supports progressive scan and the stuff that doesn't I can easily emulate via the Wii or on a Raspberry Pi.

Recently I was fortunate enough to get a really nice 14 inch Toshiba CRT for free. I figure between it and my 20 inch Toshiba that I bought new around 2005, I'm good until they either put me in an old folk's home or I die. :lol:
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October 2nd, 2017, 4:05 pm #5

Vaettur wrote:50.000??
Plus shipping....That's at least 65.000 in total.

You're better off going to a random recycle shop in Japan yourself and take it home with you. Plenty of unused, good CRT's there!

Grizzmeister: yeah, that crt was a new one or second hand? 800 bucks for new one sounds like a normal price for a decent crt back then no?
Here is the link of the auction
https://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/m220008273

I live in Japan so the costs of :pottymouth: is not really something I worry about. Also, I am looking for a crt that has rgb ports because I want to buy a rgb modded N64.
Actually, CRTs are pretty hard to find in local stores.
You guys don't have the need for rgb? I wonder how many of you use rgb and how many don't. I don't count hdmi because the price is too high and it still has flaws.

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October 2nd, 2017, 4:41 pm #6

ninty82 wrote:Grizzmeister: yeah, that crt was a new one or second hand? 800 bucks for new one sounds like a normal price for a decent crt back then no?
Yes it was new. The reason I bought the Panasonic Tau when I did was because the price had just dropped from $1,000 to $800.

Here in the U.S. you can still find nice used CRT's for free. Most of the time the owner is willing to give the set away to anyone who is physically capable of carrying the television off. That's because anything over 25 inches is fairly heavy and also because many landfills don't accept electronics.

So at what point does it make more sense to invest in something like a Framemeister rather than pay an outrageous amount for an old CRT?
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October 3rd, 2017, 2:33 pm #7

I understand what you are trying to say but I was interested in hooking up other things to that tv as well so not only the N64.

framemeister sounds interesting for other than 3d systems, wouldnt you agree? Would you buy a crt without rgb input? As a European, I am used to playing videogames on a rgb crt.
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Panasonic TH-21EA1


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