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Purchasing Arcade monitors.
« on: October 12, 2009, 07:28:14 pm »
Hi is there a list of online Arcade monitor sellers?  I checked the sticked posts but did not find anything and thought it would be helpful to keep an updated list of places that carried arcade monitors.

http://www.wgec.com/
http://www.xgaming.com/htm/wells-gardner-mame-arcade-cabinet-machine-monitor.shtml
http://www.zax.com.au/
http://www.arcade-game-sales.com/
http://www.betson.com/
http://www.niemandisplays.com/
http://www.billabs.com/
http://www.happcontrols.com/monitors/monitors.htm
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Re: Purchasing Arcade monitors.
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2009, 07:33:18 pm »
http://www.happcontrols.com/monitors/monitors.htm Elk Grove, IL(HQ); Las Vegas, NV; Henderson, NV; Bloomington, MN; Menomonee Falls, WI

Lets keep this thread updated and maybe it will become a sticky!

I like to know where the dealers are so we might be able to save on shipping by doing a pickup.
« Last Edit: October 12, 2009, 07:39:59 pm by Elerium-115 »

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Re: Purchasing Arcade monitors.
« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2009, 06:21:14 pm »
If you mean CRT arcade monitors, you should delete Happ. They only have LCD ---steaming pile of meadow muffin--- now.

And add www.arcadeshop.com as they carry brand new Vision Pro 19" CRT monitors !

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« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2009, 07:11:19 pm »
If you are looking for CRT Arcade monitors ... act fast. We are down to less than a thousand. Depending on what size and resolution we may or may not have them in stock.


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« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2009, 07:37:10 pm »
The void is coming.
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People often confuse expressed observations with complaint, ridicule, or - even worse - self-pity.

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« Reply #5 on: October 19, 2009, 07:54:43 pm »
Yes and what really sucks is that any shooting games that use an optical gun will be trash.
Optical guns do not work with an LCD,
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Re: Purchasing Arcade monitors.
« Reply #6 on: November 02, 2010, 10:56:01 am »
This list may need to be updated. I'm having a heck of a time finding new or used 25" CGA monitors. I'm getting the impression that they're gone.

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Re: Purchasing Arcade monitors.
« Reply #7 on: November 05, 2010, 10:43:29 pm »
25 inch were replaced by 24.8 inch a few years ago.

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Re: Purchasing Arcade monitors.
« Reply #8 on: November 12, 2010, 06:57:29 pm »
Thankfully i dont throw or give much away when it comes to electronics. I still have all of our old crt tvs when we replaced them with flat screens. If people havent figured out by now, those old tvs (and old computer monitors too) are becoming priceless for using with old consoles.

Ive got 1 25 inch tv left for possibly slipping into an arcade monitor chassis later on.

A great source for crt arcade monitors is the seller, Quarterarcade, on ebay. Ive bought a couple makvision hybrids off of him and they both arrived perfect, and the c/s was great.

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« Reply #9 on: November 12, 2010, 06:58:37 pm »
oh yeah, i havent seen a lower price on those monitors either.

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Re: Purchasing Arcade monitors.
« Reply #10 on: December 29, 2010, 02:32:55 pm »
If you mean CRT arcade monitors, you should delete Happ. They only have LCD ---steaming pile of meadow muffin--- now.

And add www.arcadeshop.com as they carry brand new Vision Pro 19" CRT monitors !

Happs still sells some CRT monitors The 29/27 High-res Makvision is my favorite, but they also have them in 24-25 inch as well. There's no more WG 19 inch, but if you want a 19-inch just use a PC monitor. The 19" WG (31khz) was almost as clear as a PC monitor anyway.
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Re: Purchasing Arcade monitors.
« Reply #11 on: January 31, 2011, 08:07:34 pm »
What do you do when you want a multi-sync?  That Mak is switchable only, correct?

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« Reply #12 on: February 04, 2011, 08:16:14 pm »
What do you do when you want a multi-sync?  That Mak is switchable only, correct?

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If it syncs to more than one scanrate, it is a multisync. The Makvision monitor will not sync to 15khz.
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« Reply #13 on: February 05, 2011, 07:43:53 pm »
Yes.  I have confirmed the Mak is a multisync.  (A nice email exchange with Andre Mak.)

According to the Happ website:
http://www.happ.com/monitors/49271500.htm

it will do 15kHz.

Brian

PS I have sent an email to Niemen to see if they are still producing CRTs as this is the only other company I have seen besides the Makvision.

PSS I am told that Betson Distributing is another source for the Makvision Monitors.

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Re: Purchasing Arcade monitors.
« Reply #14 on: February 07, 2011, 07:40:18 pm »
Yes.  I have confirmed the Mak is a multisync.  (A nice email exchange with Andre Mak.)

According to the Happ website:
http://www.happ.com/monitors/49271500.htm

it will do 15kHz.

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NoBullMAME said the hi-res Makvision. That one will not sync to 15khz.

The tri-sync you found is most likely analog. That means it doesn't remember picture settings between resolutions.
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« Reply #15 on: February 09, 2011, 01:39:52 am »
Yes.  I have confirmed the Mak is a multisync.  (A nice email exchange with Andre Mak.)

According to the Happ website:
http://www.happ.com/monitors/49271500.htm

it will do 15kHz.

Brian


NoBullMAME said the hi-res Makvision. That one will not sync to 15khz.

The tri-sync you found is most likely analog. That means it doesn't remember picture settings between resolutions.

Yes, you are right.  Those are the only options it seems--a tri-sync that doesn't have memory and requires readjustment for each rate or digital monitor that is simply VGA/SVGA.

If I choose to get the digital how does it look on the lower resolution older games?  It seems that everyone recommends running native for the best look.

What would you say is best as a compromise?

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« Reply #16 on: March 25, 2011, 02:43:02 pm »
If you are looking for CRT Arcade monitors ... act fast. We are down to less than a thousand. Depending on what size and resolution we may or may not have them in stock.


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I bought one of Rick's 25" displays two years ago. Since I live in Texas, he referred me to one of his distributors in Arizona. It's still working great, and received great service from Rick and his distributor, Larry Rosenthal.

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« Reply #17 on: May 02, 2011, 09:02:33 am »

PS I have sent an email to Niemen to see if they are still producing CRTs as this is the only other company I have seen besides the Makvision.

No, they are not.

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PSS I am told that Betson Distributing is another source for the Makvision Monitors.

They sell either MakVision or Wei Ya. I don't recall which, but both good brands.

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« Reply #18 on: May 02, 2011, 09:03:23 am »

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« Reply #19 on: May 09, 2011, 12:41:32 am »
Somewhat expensive, and I've seen cheaper on ebay recently, but this may be a good source.

http://www.twobits.com/Monitors/
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Re: Purchasing Arcade monitors.
« Reply #20 on: July 05, 2011, 09:11:15 am »
I'm after a tri-sync 27" crt. I live in Finland (EU) so shipping from US is unfortunately practically insane (shipping cost, customs, taxes etc etc). Any retailers for decent crt monitors in EU?

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« Reply #21 on: July 11, 2011, 06:03:26 am »
Somewhat expensive, and I've seen cheaper on ebay recently, but this may be a good source.

http://www.twobits.com/Monitors/

Any idea of the specs of these?  I actually need just a 19".

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« Reply #22 on: July 13, 2011, 01:15:12 pm »
Yeah wheres the love for EU and UK users??

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« Reply #23 on: December 06, 2011, 04:07:33 pm »
I have 8 24.8in trimode Nieman monitors left.  $426 plus shipping from Glendale, AZ

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« Reply #24 on: March 22, 2012, 11:52:46 am »
I have 8 24.8in trimode Nieman monitors left.  $426 plus shipping from Glendale, AZ

Where in Glendale?  Local pickup an option?

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« Reply #25 on: May 20, 2012, 02:36:12 pm »
I have 8 24.8in trimode Nieman monitors left.  $426 plus shipping from Glendale, AZ

I'm interested in one of these as well, will they remember settings between frequencies? If not anyone have a suggestion for the best suited tri sync monitor for a name can running hyperspin that does 15hz and some higher res?

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« Reply #26 on: July 15, 2012, 01:13:44 am »
I just bought a brand new 25" curved CGA monitor for my killer instinct 1 machine. I was told by a few people KI1 was CGA. It will be here on Tuesday. I only paid 375.64 and I can let you guys know how it turns out if you like.

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Re: Purchasing Arcade monitors.
« Reply #27 on: July 15, 2012, 04:16:15 pm »
Where did you purchase your brand new 25" curved CGA monitor for killer instinct?

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« Reply #28 on: July 15, 2012, 04:59:40 pm »
I bought it from Billabs. They didn't even realize they had a 25" curved until I called and asked about them. When I get it I'll take some pictures or do a video and write what I think about it.
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« Reply #29 on: July 16, 2012, 02:33:29 pm »
I called Billabs today and they do have the 25 inch curved CTRs in stock.  Could you let me know if a direct replacement?  They have no pics of the CTRs online.  I'm trying to replace the monitor in a Dynamo HS5 that has Street Fighter II.
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« Reply #30 on: July 16, 2012, 10:04:23 pm »
Sure will. I'll do a follow up.

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« Reply #31 on: July 17, 2012, 01:26:34 am »
Below are the specs of the monitor sold by Bellabs.  Does anyone foresee any issues with such a monitor to replace the one in a Dynamo HS5 used for Street Fighter II?

[CRTM] 25" CRT Monitor, 31Hz, Curved, CGA, MONOsync™

CGA Mono-Resolution V-Freq. 31 Hz
Adjustment Controls: Brightness, Contrast, H-Size, H Position, V-Size, V-Pos.

Sync: 6-pin CGA (R, G, B, GND, H+V, V) connector

100~240 VAC, 50/60 Hz no isolation transformer needed

Available in Universal mounting frames

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« Reply #32 on: July 18, 2012, 12:49:15 am »
Here is the follow up video.
Killer Instinct arcade machine restore (Part 3of3)
(Not good at making videos)
The packaging was great. They had cardboard on every side of the inside box as well as the foam you see. On the top where they have the chassis they had the huge bubble wrap and cardboard on top of that.
Make sure to clean up the monitor after you put it in the cabinet. Very minimal dirt is there but a tiny bit of glue was left behind from the protective plastic. It's a perfect fit with my bezel. Couldn't be happier! I've included a few pics.

The picture of the monitor AFTER I fixed the ground issue on my PS. Get them while they got 'em!  ;D :applaud:



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« Reply #33 on: July 18, 2012, 01:00:59 am »
Thanks for the info and video :applaud:

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« Reply #34 on: July 18, 2012, 01:44:02 am »
No problem at all!

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« Reply #35 on: July 19, 2012, 04:26:46 pm »
Awesome! Monitor looks great. Nice job.
Current collection - 28 cabs, 4 pins. (32 machines and not enough room)

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« Reply #36 on: July 19, 2012, 04:58:36 pm »
Thanks a lot man! I love it.

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Re: Purchasing Arcade monitors.
« Reply #37 on: August 14, 2012, 09:11:03 pm »
I purchased a 25 inch curved from Billabs two weeks ago and would not recommend it.  Purchase from a seller with better customer service even if not a curved true 25 inch.  Below was Billab's response to a scratch that was on the monitor that was received:

Dear Customer,

Scratches on the tube do not affect the normal working order of the monitor.
While we apologize for the imperfect nature of the tube, we cannot be responsible
for anything outside of the functionality of the tube.  Afterall, we're lucky to even
have tubes to work with in the 21st century!
 
Thanks for your understanding in this matter.

Best Regards,
 
Surfnote/Billabs

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« Reply #38 on: August 14, 2012, 09:19:06 pm »
While they're lucky to have new tubes (this *IS* a *NEW* tube, right?) at this point, there's no excuse for shipping a monitor with a scratch in the tube face, in my opinon.

Of course, if this is a "refurbished" monitor, such as using a tube ripped from an old TV, all bets are off.  They are probably sold as-is.

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« Reply #39 on: August 14, 2012, 09:37:44 pm »
I purchased a 25 inch curved from Billabs two weeks ago and would not recommend it.  Purchase from a reputable seller even if not a curved true 25 inch.
How bad is the scratch and is it even noticeable while playing? Post some pictures up if you don't mind. The warranty is for the functionality of the CRT and the chassis from what I know of. I think I'm pretty lucky to get a 25" curved CRT especially if they aren't made anymore. If you paid with paypal you can file a dispute for a product that is damaged. Sorry for the bad experience.

  
 

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