32-Inch Sony Trinitron CRT TV 720p/1080i For Gaming

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  1. luke_c
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    Just saw a 32-inch Sony Trinitron CRT TV for sale for £20 in my local paper and it has 720p/1080i support as well as HDMI support. Would this be fine for gaming? I heard that when using digital (HDMI) the 1080i essentially turns into progressive mode anyway, I really have no idea on this which is why I am asking here and could be complete wrong on everything here. Would it be fine for PC gaming? (As a temporary placement anyway, for a few months).
     
  2. ShawnTRods

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    Well, with 20 quid you cant go wrong lol.
    GRAB IT.
    Where can I get it? lol
     
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    You wish! [​IMG]
    I think I'll buy it anyway even if I don't use it for gaming and just put it in our spare room.
     
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    that should do you just fine (especially at that price [​IMG] ) until you can afford a flat panel. the trinitron sets have a really nice picture and most were completely flat (vertically) with very little bow from edge to edge (left to right). just be aware that you'll need a buddy (or two) to move the beast. my neighbour had 3 of them at one time and not only do they weigh about 150 lbs., they are also very bulky (front heavy) and hard on the hands to move.

    work gloves are a must!

    I still have a 20" trinitron that I've kept because it was the only set that small that had an s-video input.
     
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    You should get that cause it's a really good price.
    Wish i found a TV like that.
     
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    Bought the TV, works great but the back of it is massive! Can't fit on my desk so put it in the spare room.
     
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    That would be an exceptional way to play virtual consoles and old arcade games on emulators, just like on the real thing.
    HDMI and s-video inputs ? If it only would have VGA ( for the Dreamcast ) it would be the perfect choice for classic gaming.
    I'm glad you got it, if I could get my hands on one of those as well, I' ll sure grab it and put it in a room for vintage gaming purpose.
    Heck, even the Wii looks better on one of those, compared to modern LCD TVs......[​IMG]