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Bought a CRT PJ...Now what?

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#1 of 6 ColinM



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Posted May 01 2003 - 06:53 AM

The company I work for upgraded the boardroom's Barco Data 800 to something else - and tossed it in the scrap pile! So a phone call later I had rights to take it home, for $10. It's in my truck right now. I have the AC cord, I downloaded and printed the install and operator's manual, and I have 2 remotes...Now what?

I have to figure out if I can hang it - Don't think it's going to happen, so a table will be on it's way to cover it up, probably.

Can these be run from the floor?

As I read the manual and verify that the thing works, I'll know what to ask. I'm kinda techy and I like to tweak.

Wish me luck!
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#2 of 6 Jack Briggs

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Posted May 01 2003 - 07:22 AM

Talk about lucking out. Let us know if you see any evidence of burn-in.

#3 of 6 Neil Joseph

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Posted May 01 2003 - 08:03 AM

For $10 you can't go too wrong. You will probably need a scaler for it.
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#4 of 6 Chris Moe

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Posted May 01 2003 - 10:30 AM

Excellent deal, congrats!!

You can hang it on the ceiling, there are a couple different ways to do it. Get the Barco mount, Chief may make one, or you can do the uni-strut mount. (do a search over on AVS for the uni-strut).

You can run it on the floor as well.

First thing you should do is pull of the lenses and take a look at the CRT faces and see what kind of shape they are in. Any idea how many hours are on it? Do you know what your company was using it for? If they were using it for computer display there is a good chance you have burn from static images.

A scaler, doubler or HTPC will probably be needed. If you have a progresive DVD player you can probably use that until you feel like upgrading. You will need, a transcoder to hook up the DVD player to the PJ though.

AVS is your best source of info when it comes to CRT projectors.

#5 of 6 ColinM



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Posted May 01 2003 - 12:01 PM

3400 hours...more testing and disassembly to come after my daughter goes sleepy-bye.

No idea what they used it for.
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#6 of 6 ColinM



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Posted May 02 2003 - 01:13 AM

Screw it- House is too small. Makes my living room look like a shoe box when it's in there....Posted Image

Now for sale in the HWFS forum...bummer. Me sad.

Thanks for the advice anyways!
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