substitute tube for DEC VR201?
chrise at pobox.com
Sat Sep 13 15:59:15 CDT 2008
On Saturday (09/13/2008 at 08:52PM +0100), Tony Duell wrote:
> > I'm also toying with the idea of fitting an LCD into a VR201 cabinet
> > and although it wouldn't be authentic, it would sure make the system
> > more useable.
> I am curious as to why an LCD in the VR201 cabinet is more useable than
> the CRT. I can't see much difference in useability (but would much rather
> have to repair a CRT_based monitor than an LCD-based one).
Well, if I can't find a tube to replace it... then I'd consider an LCD.
I also have a serious heatload problem in the "museum" here and the
more things I add that make heat, the more uncomfortable it gets sitting
around using the stuff.
Repair of the unit after the LCD was swapped in would be by replacing
the entire LCD subsystem. But-- I'm betting that if the LCD survives
the first few hours of life, it will then probably outlive me and it
becomes the next guy's problem to repair it :-)
I think what I really need to do is just come to terms with looking
through the fog. The monitor works fine otherwise-- nice and bright
and no burn-in so the whole issue is strictly cosmetic.
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