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Monitor Sizing Help
« on: April 05, 2021, 04:04:33 pm »
Hi all!  I'm new to restoring arcades, but working on a project I put in the new projects area. I'm trying to figure out what best monitor to acquire and the cabinet has a unique space of 21" wide by 16" tall. I've done a couple 1UP mods and have used 4:3 dell ultrasharps for those, but I can't seem to find like a 25" 4:3 or anything like that. Thanks for any help!


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Re: Monitor Sizing Help
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2021, 04:31:58 pm »
The original screen size would have been a 27 inch 4:3 monitor. I would suggest finding CRT arcade monitor or TV to replace it with. If you must replace it with an LCD, measure the internal width of the cabinet, if it's 28 inches or more you should be able to fit a 32" LCD panel as mask off the sides for a 4:3 ratio.

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Re: Monitor Sizing Help
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2021, 05:04:57 pm »
I can't seem to find like a 25" 4:3 or anything like that.
The largest commonly-available, reasonably-priced (i.e. not the Eizo FlexScan S2133-BK or EV2730QFX), non-CRT 4:3 monitors were around 21" IIRC.

For a 25" or 27" display, looks like your options are CRT, masked-off widescreen, or a very expensive specialty monitor.


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Re: Monitor Sizing Help
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2021, 06:18:01 pm »
Find yourself an old 25 or 27" consumer tube and you will have a number of options to get it to work for you.

It is far easier these days with units like Zebidee's GreenAntz!
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Re: Monitor Sizing Help
« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2021, 06:22:29 pm »
What's  Zebidee's GreenAntz?  Google isn't telling me much. 

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Re: Monitor Sizing Help
« Reply #5 on: April 05, 2021, 06:41:07 pm »
Zebidee is a long time forum member with a cool new transcoder.

http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php/topic,164245.msg1730133.html#msg1730133

Are you trying to connect an original arcade pcb or a PC or Pi?
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Re: Monitor Sizing Help
« Reply #6 on: April 05, 2021, 08:26:44 pm »
I'm initially going to run a Jakks Pacific plug n play set.  Plan to watch the marketplace for a reasonable 1up Buck Hunter and then put those guts into this cabinet. So basically for those I need component in for the Jakks Pacific plug n play and then HDMI for the 1up guts later.

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Re: Monitor Sizing Help
« Reply #7 on: April 06, 2021, 12:08:48 am »
Ah... it's the BBH cabinet.

Not sure I have meaningful info for you with that track then, but the search engine here is working again now so have at it!
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Re: Monitor Sizing Help
« Reply #8 on: April 06, 2021, 03:22:45 am »
Zebidee is a long time forum member with a cool new transcoder.

http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php/topic,164245.msg1730133.html#msg1730133

Are you trying to connect an original arcade pcb or a PC or Pi?

GreenAntz makes it easy to repurpose a standard CRT TV with component/YPbPr inputs as an arcade monitor, supergun or retrogaming display. Easy to mount in a cab. It comes in VGA and SCART flavours. Easy to adapt for most game PCBs :D
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Re: Monitor Sizing Help
« Reply #9 on: April 06, 2021, 12:58:58 pm »
Good to know! I'll cross that bridge when I get to it. I purchased the geekworm lvds to HDMI adapter already too..