Which CRT wiki?, repairing a BVM input card, weekly thrifts – Cathode Ray Podcast #18

Head over to the Zez Retro YouTube channel to check out the latest episode of the Cathode Ray Podcast. This week we discuss the BVM cards Steve has been working on. These had some really bad cap leaks and a lot of cleaning was required. We also take a long look at the current state … Read moreWhich CRT wiki?, repairing a BVM input card, weekly thrifts – Cathode Ray Podcast #18

How to get Composite & S-Video from a GBC-Control (with help from Antonio Villena)

In today’s article I will show you how to piece together composite and s-video output from the GBS-Control. I’ll do this by using the “VGA->Composite/S-Video adapter” by Antonio Villena. Lets start by looking at the adapter by Antonio. It is a small and relatively affordable device to allow s-video and composite from a MiSTer. You … Read moreHow to get Composite & S-Video from a GBC-Control (with help from Antonio Villena)

Rebuilding a Sony PVM 1344Q CRT from 1992

One aspect of running a CRT repair shop is having a stock of random parts salvaged from machines that are unrepairable. I have a large “graveyard” of CRT parts from mostly Sony Trinitron PVMs. Recently I traded for a rough Sony PVM 1344Q from 1992. This monitor was filthy and had a number of issues. … Read moreRebuilding a Sony PVM 1344Q CRT from 1992

Collecting, color calibrating and repairing CRTs with Dan Mons – Cathode Ray Podcast #14

Today, Steve I released this week’s episode of the Cathode Ray Podcast with Aussie Dan Mons, creator of RetroNAS and man who (probably) has more CRTs than you. Beside being a Linux wizz who has assembled the amazing new RetroNAS project, Dan has a long history within the movie production and VFX industry. He regails … Read moreCollecting, color calibrating and repairing CRTs with Dan Mons – Cathode Ray Podcast #14

RetroNAS, installing networking cable, writing for RetroRGB – Cathode Ray Podcast #13

Today, Steve and I released the latest episode of the Cathode Ray Podcast. This week it is just Steve and I chatting about what we have been up to in the last week and telling stories about retro computing back in the day. Check out the episode on YouTube, listen to the podcast on the … Read moreRetroNAS, installing networking cable, writing for RetroRGB – Cathode Ray Podcast #13

Shipping Large CRTs

It’s 2022 and the biggest challenge facing CRT enthusiasts remains servicing and maintaining their highly valuable analog display sets.  Nowadays there are not many CRT service shops around, and if you do find one more than likely they will not be in your area.  This leaves you with a difficult decision.  Should you pack up … Read moreShipping Large CRTs