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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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« 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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« 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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« 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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« 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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« 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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« 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.
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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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« 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,
 
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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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« Reply #40 on: August 16, 2012, 11:38:11 pm »
Haven't connected the monitor to see if the scratch will show.  Their website was not accepting paypal at the time, which makes one wonder why.   They won't own up to the scratched tupe and want to charge a 20% restocking fee if returned.  Keep in mind one would have to pay the shipping to return it also. 

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« Reply #41 on: August 16, 2012, 11:58:17 pm »
You should probably check it out because I have a lot of tube tv's that you can see and feel some pretty deep scratches off but when it's on you can't tell at all. I didn't use their website at all. All the communication and order was placed over the phone. They sent me a invoice with the total and gave me their paypal. They set my monitor up and they shipped it. No matter where you buy there will always be a restock fee and the buyer always pays for shipping. They don't want to waste their time for nothing.
I feel you pain. I really do but at least give it a shot. You will be impressed.

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« Reply #42 on: August 23, 2012, 06:33:51 pm »
I am down to 3 24.8" Nieman monitors.  When they're gone, that's it.  Happ cannot order anymore Makvisions.  There are no more to buy.

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« Reply #43 on: August 26, 2012, 06:14:44 pm »
I am down to 3 24.8" Nieman monitors.  When they're gone, that's it.  Happ cannot order anymore Makvisions.  There are no more to buy.

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« Reply #44 on: August 30, 2012, 05:07:16 pm »
So I take it that no more North American sellers carry the tubes that sync to 15Khz in stock?  Sad times indeed.

Any suppliers selling chassis that you can hook up to a TV tube?  Anyone gone this route?

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« Reply #45 on: September 01, 2012, 03:10:24 pm »
I am down to 3 24.8" Nieman monitors.  When they're gone, that's it.  Happ cannot order anymore Makvisions.  There are no more to buy.

Are these digital? Either way, I want one. Please PM me here or e-mail me info at joystick.net.

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« Reply #46 on: September 03, 2012, 01:56:36 pm »
I am down to 3 24.8" Nieman monitors.  When they're gone, that's it.  Happ cannot order anymore Makvisions.  There are no more to buy.

Are these digital? Either way, I want one. Please PM me here or e-mail me info at joystick.net.

Thanks!

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« Reply #47 on: September 03, 2012, 03:34:31 pm »
I have a good working chassis for a Niemann tri-mode 24.8" I want to get rid of.  $75 shipped to continental US. PM me if you want it.
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« Reply #48 on: October 24, 2012, 06:32:19 pm »
Hi guys

I am desperately looking for a 25 inch CRT monitor for my mame machine! The one reviewed here is exactly what I am looking for but are those monitors still available? It's more and more difficult to get hands on one of those things nowadays!

I got a fresh new Makvison 25" crt 2 month ago but it failed badly and returned it back to Suzo Happ Europe. It was not possible to repair it and Makvision is no longersupplying CRT monitors anymore!!!!

Please help!!! :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:

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« Reply #49 on: December 23, 2012, 09:53:45 am »
Just trying to find some more up to date info. I'm looking to replace at least 1 of the 2 monitors in my linked 25" Crusin' World cabinets.

I'm hoping to find something that will more or less just "bolt" in without too much modification or trouble. I know the WG 26" is an option but wanted to know what else, if anything was available. I know it's not going to be cheap but what are my cheaper options Vs. my more original looking / better picture quality options.

I also found these on Ebay, are they worth it? Are they compatible?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-25inch-CGA-EGA-arcade-monitor-319-00-/200858669743?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2ec41c12af

Thanks for all the great info on here and the help I've already received.

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Re: Purchasing Arcade monitors.
« Reply #50 on: December 23, 2012, 11:39:55 am »
Just from looking at this guys feedback it seems to be a mixed bag with his 25" and 27" monitors. Some are saying that the tube actually isn't new or it simply doesn't work. If it were me I probably wouldn't order from this guy unless he was local. Have you checked Billabs? After shopping around they were the only company left I found to have brand new 25" curved CRT's.

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Re: Purchasing Arcade monitors.
« Reply #51 on: December 23, 2012, 01:20:16 pm »
I saw his feedback too and know there's always a chance with any electronics on Ebay. However Ebay is almost always in favor of the buyer when there is an issue with the purchase. I would only be out the shipping if there was something wrong with it. Don't really want to roll the dice but was looking at options.

I did check Billabs, and like almost everyone else they only have LCD listed. The 26" LCD might be my best option but I think it is overpriced for what it is.

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« Reply #52 on: December 24, 2012, 11:46:15 am »
Guy on Ebay wants $220 for shipping which to me is way more than it should be. With that said it would be $860 for 2 25" CGA monitors or $1050 for 2 26" WG LCD Monitors. Neither option is as cheap as I would like but in your opinions is it worth the extra money for the LCD's or stick with the older CGA even though they are pretty much obsolete / not supported anymore?

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« Reply #53 on: February 12, 2013, 02:49:34 am »
I really wished I stocked up on monitors sooner.  It's a damn shame how they all pretty much vanished.  Hopefully, I can get away with cannibalizing a regular TV set for my DK project cabinet.

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« Reply #54 on: March 01, 2013, 09:50:05 pm »
I really wished I stocked up on monitors sooner.  It's a damn shame how they all pretty much vanished.  Hopefully, I can get away with cannibalizing a regular TV set for my DK project cabinet.

the "If I stockpile, I'll profit" idea is the problem.

I will never buy a CRT monitor used or new again.  I will not support the d-bags that have done this.  It will perhaps reduce the quality of my home machines, but when I think of what I enable when I buy CRTs, I really don't care.

I will not support extortionists, even if they fit within the purview of legal commerce.

In my experience, it is easier to make an LCD emulate an arcade CRT look & feel than it is a television, but I am by no means an expert on the matter.

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« Reply #55 on: March 03, 2013, 07:15:44 pm »
I really wished I stocked up on monitors sooner.  It's a damn shame how they all pretty much vanished.  Hopefully, I can get away with cannibalizing a regular TV set for my DK project cabinet.

http://www.8liners.com/datatech/monitor.html



I will never buy a CRT monitor used or new again.  I will not support the d-bags that have done this.  It will perhaps reduce the quality of my home machines, but when I think of what I enable when I buy CRTs, I really don't care.

I will not support extortionists, even if they fit within the purview of legal commerce.

In my experience, it is easier to make an LCD emulate an arcade CRT look & feel than it is a television, but I am by no means an expert on the matter.

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Re: Purchasing Arcade monitors.
« Reply #56 on: March 04, 2013, 01:21:26 pm »
I mean I'm not going to buy any arcade monitors anymore.  It's impossible to know for sure that I'm buying from someone that didn't hoard them intending to make an insane profit margin.

I mean, good for them, I hope they get rich and whatever else they want out of life, but I'm not going to encourage, enable, or pay for that behavior, myself.

In my opinion, if I buy an arcade monitor it's either going to be a verifiable new monitor for a fair price (less than $200 for a 19") or I'm not going to buy it.  I feel that if I buy an arcade monitor from someone with a stash of them, I'm just giving implicit approval to them and their "FU, I'm taking them all for profit" mentality, and I won't do it.  I don't agree with it.

I'm sorry you don't agree with me.  We're all different.
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« Reply #57 on: March 07, 2013, 12:25:11 pm »
I mean I'm not going to buy any arcade monitors anymore.  It's impossible to know for sure that I'm buying from someone that didn't hoard them intending to make an insane profit margin.

I mean, good for them, I hope they get rich and whatever else they want out of life, but I'm not going to encourage, enable, or pay for that behavior, myself.

In my opinion, if I buy an arcade monitor it's either going to be a verifiable new monitor for a fair price (less than $200 for a 19") or I'm not going to buy it.  I feel that if I buy an arcade monitor from someone with a stash of them, I'm just giving implicit approval to them and their "FU, I'm taking them all for profit" mentality, and I won't do it.  I don't agree with it.

I'm sorry you don't agree with me.  We're all different.

Well, it seemed like an out of place rant. Also, a knowledgable buyer is a protected one. FOREWARNED IS FORARMED....  get it?
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Re: Purchasing Arcade monitors.
« Reply #58 on: September 21, 2013, 05:10:19 pm »
I have 2 24.8" Nieman trimodes left.  After that no more, ever.

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Re: Purchasing Arcade monitors.
« Reply #59 on: September 29, 2013, 09:44:55 pm »
Larry,

Are the monitors you are selling auto syncing? Will they fit into a Atari Gauntlet Dark Legacy Cabinet? If so, please PM me as I would like to buy one.

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Re: Purchasing Arcade monitors.
« Reply #60 on: October 18, 2013, 07:25:57 pm »
Hi Larry,

New forum member, not sure if I am allowed to PM yet.  I would be interested in talking to you about 1 on the Neiman monitors you have.  I sent you a more detailed PM.  Not sure if you got it or not.  Feel free to PM or respond here thanks

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Re: Purchasing Arcade monitors.
« Reply #61 on: November 17, 2013, 12:44:59 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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Re: Purchasing Arcade monitors.
« Reply #62 on: November 15, 2014, 09:07:00 pm »
1. DIY Cocktail MAME - needs monitor.

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Re: Purchasing Arcade monitors.
« Reply #63 on: December 05, 2014, 09:05:55 pm »

Refurbished....or new?

Used.
I've got 2 neiman trimodes on my junk pile. I hate those monitors(mainly because of the crappy video connectors).
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Re: Purchasing Arcade monitors.
« Reply #64 on: December 26, 2014, 07:16:50 pm »
Hey guys completely new to this, but I just bought an old time crisis machine (atomiswave) that has been converted to a Jamma Mame machine.  Problem is my CRT monitor is rolling and no picture is showing up.  Any help would be great, I am also based in the UK.

The monitor has the number 9A2988-1 Sanyo Mex 0405.  I also have the numbers A63AFW36X if that helps

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Re: Purchasing Arcade monitors.
« Reply #65 on: February 13, 2016, 12:12:25 pm »
I am in need of an original monitor for a Centipede arcade upright cabinet. Anybody have one for sale or know where I can get one? Thanks.

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Re: Purchasing Arcade monitors.
« Reply #66 on: February 15, 2016, 11:05:05 am »
I am in need of an original monitor for a Centipede arcade upright cabinet. Anybody have one for sale or know where I can get one? Thanks.

It would help to know where you live and what exactly you are looking for.  Centipede's I've seen have Electrohome G07's in them.  Do you need an entire monitor, chassis, frame and tube?  Or do you have a G07 in it now and it is non-functional?

  
 

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