NovaBeam 3 CRT Projector and Screen, Anyone ever seen this brand before?

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  1. Brett DiMichele

    Brett DiMichele Producer

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    A guy at work has a NovaBeam CRT Projector and a motorized
    10' diagonal screen he wants to sell me. The Projector was
    made in the late 80's I beleive and it hadn't been used much
    but there is no hour meter on the unit to his knowledge..
    If I could get this thing for say $300.00 I am guessing it
    would be worth it? I want to see the unit first to see what
    kind of shape it's in and what the connection options are
    etc.. But you don't buy CRT's this cheap.. I did manage to
    find out that the NovaBeam's use 6" CRT's but that's all
    the more I could dig up..
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    You're referring to a set manufactured by Henry Kloss's company (and Kloss is one of the great men in high-fidelity audio).
    You'd be better off, however, getting something with more current technology. Non-line-doubled projection televisions don't look so hot. (Remember, this isn't even an RPTV--more of a "console" front projector of sorts.)
    Let's put it this way: You could spend that $300 on a small direct-view set made by a good OEM that would give you a far more accurate image.
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    Brett-
    If there's one thing I know its the good ole' Kloss Novabeam circa late 70's and early 80's.
    I believe it was the 2nd ever consumer crt projector ever to become available.
    It's predecessor was the Advent Videobeam.
    Is this a good projector?
    Not too bad, there are some tricks and adjustmants you can do to improve quality.
    And the built in TV tuner with remote isn't bad.
    But, If you plan on buying one of these, be ready to buy a new bulb soon.
    For $300?
    I wouldn't..
    For that $300 you can get something nicer on Ebay.
    I'd talk the guy down abit..
    I would pay under $150 for it.
    Good luck!
    And if you have any other questions, I'd be glad to answer them.
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  4. Brett DiMichele

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    Jack,
    I already have a 61" RPTV I was actualy thinking I could
    buy this CRT Projector and sell it and make a few bucks.
    But after I did some research I found that it wasn't a
    very good unit by today's standards..
    Nathan,
    Thanks for the info, I told him I wasn't interested..
    If only it was a Sony.... [​IMG]
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