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 Post subject: Austin Members with CRT Experience
PostPosted: 04 Jun 2021, 19:31 
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If there are any members in the Austin / San Antonio Texas area with experience mounting and calibrating CRT projectors, please contact me. I need help. Thanks.
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PostPosted: 04 Jun 2021, 20:33 
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May be best off checking on Curt Palme. http://www.curtpalme.com/

Haven't been on the site in years but do see they have a forum, if you can't find anybody I'm sure you can figure how to adjust yourself??
Should be fairly easy once you get the understanding down, or at least that's how it looked when I was considering buying a CRT projector.
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PostPosted: 04 Jun 2021, 22:21 
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rein-o wrote:
May be best off checking on Curt Palme. http://www.curtpalme.com/

Haven't been on the site in years but do see they have a forum, if you can't find anybody I'm sure you can figure how to adjust yourself??
Should be fairly easy once you get the understanding down, or at least that's how it looked when I was considering buying a CRT projector.


I have to agree with this; after being taught the basics I was able to maintain my first CRT a Seleco/SIM2 310 to perform quite acceptably with regards to convergence adjustment etc. although great care (and patience) is needed when prodding around under the hood making these adjustments as there are some serious voltages (25k upwards) present in this sort of kit, my second CRT a Seleco SVP400HT was somewhat more advanced with a digital chassis and all necessary adjustments could be made using the service remote with no need to venture under the hood except for perhaps lens adjustment which once set shouldn’t need to be touched again unless the pj has been moved.
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 Post subject: Re: Austin Members with CRT Experience
PostPosted: 05 Jun 2021, 03:52 
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rein-o wrote:
May be best off checking on Curt Palme. http://www.curtpalme.com/

Haven't been on the site in years but do see they have a forum, if you can't find anybody I'm sure you can figure how to adjust yourself??
Should be fairly easy once you get the understanding down, or at least that's how it looked when I was considering buying a CRT projector.


It's not difficult. Mounting is another story though.
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 Post subject: Re: Austin Members with CRT Experience
PostPosted: 05 Jun 2021, 14:22 
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Yeah, I remember if you wanted to do your ceiling you needed to reinforce with some type of beam.
When I was thinking of getting one I was going to do the coffee table style to cover it but then decided for some reason on a DLP
and was happy with the results but haven't actually used it in over 5 years.

Need to dust that sucker off and get it running again.
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 Post subject: Re: Austin Members with CRT Experience
PostPosted: 18 Jun 2021, 01:52 
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I'm going to mount it next week. I have the factory mount that I'll bolt into unistrut, which is, in turn, bolted into the ceiling beams with lag bolts. The whole thing is giving me grey hair.

After that, I'll try to get the whole thing calibrated, and then I'll decide if I want to spend any money on a scaler.
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 Post subject: Re: Austin Members with CRT Experience
PostPosted: 18 Jun 2021, 01:54 
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Look into a coffee table style to cover it, may save you some grey LOL
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 Post subject: Re: Austin Members with CRT Experience
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rein-o wrote:
Look into a coffee table style to cover it, may save you some grey LOL


I had to cut down a table to get it at the height I wanted, but well worth it compared to mounting.
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 Post subject: Re: Austin Members with CRT Experience
PostPosted: 19 Jul 2021, 15:39 
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Can we see some pictures of this beast? I love old CRT Projectors!!!
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 Post subject: Re: Austin Members with CRT Experience
PostPosted: 20 Jul 2021, 02:05 
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I got it mounted fine. I have been having a heck of a time getting the image dialed in. It always seems to look blurry no matter what I do.


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 Post subject: Re: Austin Members with CRT Experience
PostPosted: 20 Jul 2021, 04:11 
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I sort of remember reading about some type of test screen that you can get from the internal, have you done that??

I know its not easy but worth it after its all done, wish I had one but then again I've been happy with my DLP which is decent for price.
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 Post subject: Re: Austin Members with CRT Experience
PostPosted: 20 Jul 2021, 04:23 
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Yeah, there are several test patterns for the various settings. I have gone over the manual and the Curt Palme startup guide ad nauseam. The forums over there are not helpful. Everyone just accuses you of not reading the manual and offers zero advice. I'll just keep fiddling with it or go blind trying.

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I sort of remember reading about some type of test screen that you can get from the internal, have you done that??

I know its not easy but worth it after its all done, wish I had one but then again I've been happy with my DLP which is decent for price.
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Yeah, there are several test patterns for the various settings. I have gone over the manual and the Curt Palme startup guide ad nauseam. The forums over there are not helpful. Everyone just accuses you of not reading the manual and offers zero advice. I'll just keep fiddling with it or go blind trying.

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I sort of remember reading about some type of test screen that you can get from the internal, have you done that??

I know its not easy but worth it after its all done, wish I had one but then again I've been happy with my DLP which is decent for price.


I did it once and it was kind of a bear. I think the basic concept is you start with green only lit up get it straight and centered where you want it then add blue and line up with green then add red and line up with both. The concept is simple but it can be very difficult to do until you get the hang of it. The other thing I remember is you can set it up for widescreen if you want, it will just use a rectangular portion of the lenses instead of a square.

I am going to be in Austin this Friday - Sunday and probably have some time on Friday if you want a second set of eyes (I am not an expert but I have done it before). PM me if you are interested.

I remember the picture looking amazing -

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Wish you luck Dave.
It is a nice set up
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