substitute tube for DEC VR201?

Gordon JC Pearce gordonjcp at
Sun Sep 14 14:20:11 CDT 2008

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 the CRT is gubbed, it's not going to be terribly usable, is it?


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