Will The glass from my CRT Tv Make me sick???

I broke apart my Tv set and literally smashed the screen with an axe.  Why?  Because there was nothing good on.  But anywho.....I heard there is lead and other bad stuff in the glass so i am a little worried that i breathed some of that in.   Also, i love the look of the glass and would love to use it in some art projects.  Is it safe to work with?   Thank u.

Posted by valmont325 6 years ago


some questions about old crt camera view finders

I acquired a pair old crt camera view finders from an electronics surplus store, but before i go hog wild with my soldering iron i have a couple questions. how many amps dose one of these things usually draw? will goofman's mini tv instructable work with any crt or do some crt's not work?

Posted by clasic_traveller_diehard 10 years ago


CRT monitor for sale

I have an old looking CRT its like the ones seen in the early TV's. I would like to get rid of it; I tested it and it works. Any one who makes a resonable offer can have it. Sorry no pictures yet!

Posted by inductionheat! 9 years ago


Barco Cine 600s CRT projector

I have for sale here a late 1980's Barco Cine600 CRT projector. Powers up ok but I've no idea how to plug anything into it. I can imagine in the right hands there is nothing wrong with it, but i'm no expert so sold as seen £200 I'm in South England and can deliver it anywhere in a 25 mile radius from Salisbury in Wiltshire. £200

Posted by tobychan 5 years ago


What Is This???

I took apart a TV a couple months ago and I just noticed this in the CRT circuit. I think that this is some sort of big potentiometer but I'm not sure. Can anyone please tell me?

Posted by gobitz 9 years ago


My 19 inch CRT gone all wonky?

I turned my monitor on this morning to be greeted to some weird shit. Apparently everything towards the bottom is squished and the top is stretched out. It's not really bad but you can definatly notice it and I'd like the know why it was fine last night and not this morning. I degaussed it and nothing, any ideas? Or has this thing finally bit the dust?

Posted by Punkguyta 10 years ago


help with squiggly picture on viewfinder crt

I have a panasonic omnimove camcorder viewfinder that I took apart and plugged in and got it running. It is running on about 5.5 V DC, seems to work, but its very squiggly, like the horizontal or vertical hold is off. when I plug in video from my VCR I can see the image, but it is really squiggly. does anybody know how to adjust this? could i have aything to do with the voltage? Thanks!

Posted by mushroombob 7 years ago


CRT screen

Scope screen for sale! I had an old osiliscope and I had taken out the screen. the last time before I had taken it apart the screen worked. I have started working on another project and now I have run out of funds for it, so now I am figureing this screen I wanted to play with, might just get me enough funds to finish my project. I need at least $30 for the screen, thats with shipping! I feel a little sad to have to part with it.... but I really want to finish my new project.

Posted by inductionheat! 9 years ago


My monitor screwed?

I've got a 19 inch flat screen crt monitor hooked up to my mac. And when I play my music really loud, the image almost shakes like it would if I had the stereo hooked up to the power bar with it like it used to be. The stereo is on it's own breaker right now, but is it doing that from the actual vibration of the picture tube or is it dieing on me?

Posted by Punkguyta 11 years ago


Can I work on a TV without discharging the CRT?

I have a TV that is in a place where the remote will not work (Dont ask its complicated lol) and I want to rewire the ON/OFF switch on it so that it will be like a foot or two away from the tv. Do I have to discharge the CRT on it before I work on the ON/OFF switch which is only attached by wires to the CRT and flyback transformer circuit. Could I just wear some thick rubber gloves to work on this because Ive never discharged a CRT before and have no interest in doing so.

Posted by jackillac92 9 years ago


camcorder viewfinder pinout

I have recently come across a panasonic wv-vf01 crt viewfinder. i dont know the model camera it  was from, but i  Would like to drive it. i have already found video, i just need the voltage and pinouts. it has a 6 pin connector. and i plan on hooking the crt to my raspberry pi and show the time on it

Posted by devicemodder 5 years ago


Disassembling a CRT and getting the flyback

Hello! I'm getting a bit tired of playing with disposable cameras... there's only so much you can do with them. Well, I acquired a CRT, presumably from an oscilloscope, a couple of weeks ago and I want to get the flyback out of it (and figure out how to use it) so I can make a Jacob's ladder or Tesla coil. Does anyone have any ideas on how to proceed? Here are some pictures.

Posted by SirCheez 5 years ago


crt monitor image distortion

I have huge 21 inch crt monitor which i found yesterday in the trash i plugged it in now. it works but the image has some distortions the color that should be black is bright gray and all other colors are like addition to it. the image looks very bright and with bright gray tint. setting brightness and contrast to minimum does not help much there are some kinda scratch lines across the display. the lines form a shape of a 'lightning' with horizontal lines and diagonal that connect them. the density of lines is higher when i switch to higher resolution the image size is severely affected by the brightness of what is displayed. it grows larger about 1 cm on each side when i open a window with white background other than that the monitor works ok in all resolutions from the bios screen and up to 1600x1200 what can be the problem ?

Posted by 11010010110 9 years ago


idea for a cheap graphics tablet

I thought of an idea for a cheap graphics tablet type devicefirst read these 2 pagescathode ray timinglight penthe idea is to find a way to rig up a light pen(i don't think they sell them any more) and to use a cheap 5in b/w tv as the surface or mount a crt monitor in a cabinet at a drawing desk angle please give me feed back

Posted by clasic_traveller_diehard 10 years ago


Shattered CRT Safety

I'm thinking of cutting the phosphorecent screen off of a CRT and seeing what effects I can produce by shining some high intensity UV light on it. Removing the screan is going to be tricky since the entire CRT is a vacuum on the inside. I know I'm going to have to be really careful and let the pressure in slowly or it could implode and send shards everywhere, but I'm also worried about what dangerous substances might be in the CRT that I could expose myself to. Does anyone know if there is a danger of lead/mercury/etc on the inside of the CRT, and what safety precaussions I can take?

Posted by kramerr 8 years ago


Driving a CRT, testing a flyback transformer

Hi all, I have taken apart an old color crt monitor which was not working and I don't know how I could reuse the crt from it, I have a feeling it still works and that the problem was the flyback transformer, and would NOT like to throw away the crt. I would like to know if anyone knows how to drive a crt, without having to do something TOO complicated, I will be happy with very minimal results such as just a blue color being displayed, or such, as long as something gets to appear on the screen. Then I can use the x and y axis controls (the little plastic carrier on the neck of the crt) to control the image sizes. I heard that you have to find out which pins  of the crt are for the filament and provide around 6V to it, but how do you find this out? Also if someone knows how I can test the flyback to make sure that is the problem, it would be helpful. Any help is appreciated. Thanks in advance, P.S. Attached is a picture of the crt.

Posted by drresearch 8 years ago


S-Video to RF creates 5" B&W Monitor?

Does anyone know how I could use the RF MODEM which I removed from an old VCR to convert S-Video out (PC) to RF in on an old black and white 5" portable TV?I'd like to use a 5" tube as a small monitor which will hook-up to my PC without lacing it through VCRs cables adapters etc. And if I find my A4 Fresnel lens I want that worked-in too.The pins on the MODEM are labeled (left to right) as follows:(1-7) BB+ AUD SDA MB+ SCL VID VT+(8-13) (none) (none) AS SCL SDA B+ (14-16) TU (none) (none) (17-20) A/O S/O AFT V/ORF in at the top, RF out at the bottom(I also have a large colour TV with UHF SCART & composite inputs, but I think there's a fault with the HT supply to the tube. I have a large CRT colour monitor, but I'm not too sure I want to take that apart.)L

Posted by lemonie 9 years ago


Help Needed, 3D Printing Via Electroplating

A few years ago I saw a 3D printer that printed using UV reactive resin and a DLP projector and I obviously started thinking about ways to make this for myself. Recently I have been entertaining the idea of repurposing the old CRT technology with phosphors that produce UV light to replace expensive DLP projectors but I couldn't think of an easy way to do that. I was fiddling with various ways of repurposing one of my old CRT monitors when I had a decent idea. Instead of converting electron beams into light to harden resin why don't we harness the electron beams for the purpose of electroplating! Instead of resin we could use an ion solution and build models out of metal! Of course we would still need to replace the phosphors embedded glass screen with a conductive plate to serve as a non-consumable anode. Unfortunately I do not have the time or resources to do this myself so I wanted to post this to the Instructables Community and see If anyone felt this was a worthwhile project.  Please let me know what you think of the idea! I would love to see this turn into an actual project.

Posted by gooeyideas 5 years ago


What to do with my old G3 CRT-based iMac

Going through my old stuff i found my old CRT-based iMac G3 it works fine except the screen is a bit green colored. I have the new intel mac and no longer have a need for this what can i do with it? I have no clue about what kinda parts are in this mac or what they can be used for but i am great at following directions... any ideas? - AstroZombie 138

Posted by astrozombies138 11 years ago


Half Inch CRT Monitror

I was tearing apart an old VHS camera and decided to rip the LCD out of the viewfinder. Much to my suprise I find a CRT monitor not a LCD! This screen is about 1/2 inch. It has a 5 pin connector that leads to the motherboard and a chip on the bottom that says A118121. Obviously two of the conections would be V+ and ground, but what about the other three? I would like to turn this into a composite or VGA compatible screen (maybe even a crazy tiny oscilloscope) but I need some help. Any suggestions or leads would be greatly appreciated.

Posted by gimmelotsarobots 9 years ago


video source on a Hacked Camcorder CRT

Hi all i have hacked up an old camcorder to get the CRT off it and i am trying to make a scope for my buddy in the reserves, i cant seem to get the video source to work.. ive seen people play gamecube and all kinds on them and i tried using a cut up wire from a dvd player output to it but no luck.. please help  ive managed to find out that the pink and red wire are my positive and negative so i can light the screen

Posted by phunky_phantom 6 years ago


Need help for Oscilloscope-like device

Hey, Im a noob to instructibles, but was wondering if anyone could tell me how I could get a TV or CRT, LCD, or OLED, to display a Sine wave, I want it to look like an oscilloscope but I dO NOT need a functioning scope, just want a display with the cool graphic for prop/filming purposes. It would be really helpful if it could just be a circuit which outputs an NTSC signal that is a sine wave, thanks in advance inventors of the world! Ultimately I would like to have a scope-like display that responds in appearance like a VU meter where you can see the sound as a voice waveform based on volume/pitch etc.

Posted by Aleator777 10 years ago


Turn your monitor into a lamp. (no modding)

Here I have made a PPT presentation for making lamps, moodlights or whatever out of your monitors. I got the idea by seeing that holding a magnifying glass in front of my monitor gave a clean but tiny image on my wall, but the rest was bright and blurry like a moodlight. The file is given below. Save it, open it and use it.

Posted by Derin 8 years ago


Fixing A CRT TV

I am planning on buying some classic consoles soon, (NES,SNES,SEGA Genesis,N64, etc) and I want to be able to play them on the kind of screen they were made for, a CRT. I have one that a friend gave me, but due to being moved a lot, and probably not gently, the picture has fallen out of alignment. Specifically it cuts off a large portion of the screen on the left, (leaving a thick space of black on the right) and is at a slight angle. It is not all that big of a shift, but it is a real pain in games with items in that section, because ammo counts, health bars, treasure chests, and even chunks of text can be hidden in that space. Could anyone tell me how to fix this issue? And how hard it is to do?

Posted by Damnation 7 years ago


Some new stuff i got

So recently my dad wanted to throw away a old tv we had that had a bad cord (yeah we could of easily replaced the cord but be have enough tv's..) and i remember seeing plasmana's plasma speaker a while back and that it used a flyback transformer, so i ripped the tv apart taking the pcb with everything on it, speaker, and the coil thingy on the tube, since it was the first time i took one apart i had cliped the magnet wire winding so thats almost no good so i just got rid of that, and then i took apart 3 other monitors i have gotten over the years, one had a set of speakers inside it, and that was interesting to use. and a while back my friend gave me a old 5cd/radio stereo, i would of just kept it using it for the 5 disc changer mostly but the door was broken, and didnt move well at all, so i scraped it and used the speakers. Oh and theres a PSU in there i ripped apart a while ago, i have another but its stored away currently. Anywho heres just a view of what i got, any ideas on what i should make out of all this?

Posted by knexsuperbuilderfreak 4 years ago


How Composite Video Works

So I was doing some browsing around on Youtube the other day and I starter to wonder, how does composite video work? I read a handful of Webpages, pretty much all of which said the exact same thing more or less. So i was wondering if anyone knew how composite video works to generate an image with color and everything. Please use simple words so that it is easy to grasp (or if you DO use complex terms like "harmonics" please describe what the term means). I know that the signal level determines the color but how do you do things like pixel selection which is necessary to generate images?

Posted by Ruby Laser 1 year ago


Elevator type platform for heavy, CRT monitor

I have to sit sometimes and stand sometimes to use my desktop computer. I use an old, heavy, jumbo-sized CRT type monitor which has a space-saving stand on its top for my printer. Currently, when I stand, I raise the mouse on a box and elevate the keyboard on a piece of foam and I peer downward to look at the monitor. This is not always a good way to see everything on the monitor.  What kind of simple elevating/lowering platform could be constructed so that the monitor can be raised to be level with my head when I stand and lowered when I sit in front of it? I suppose some electrically powered or non-electrical hand-cranked platform would be fine. Remember: both the motor, hardware and platform have to be able to lift, lower, and support a heavy CRT monitor which has a plastic platform holding a printer above the monitor. [Due to severe space limitatons where I live in my ultra-tiny apartment, I can't really use a shelf to hold up the monitor when I stand, and besides, it would be a pain in the neck to frequently lift/lower and set in place the monitor on either the shelf or on the desktop.] Thanks

Posted by blm7 7 years ago


could this kill me? (Monitor)

I am thinking of taking apart what i think is a crt monitor. i have heard that there is stuff in there that an kill me, if so, what?

Posted by DELETED_DELETED_kruser495 10 years ago


TV Aquarium

Ok, I'm thinking of turning an old TV/Computer screen, CRT, into an aquarium. If so would anyone be interested in me making an instructable about it? Please tell me if there is already an instructable about this. Thanks.

Posted by TerminalDragon 7 years ago


What type of electronic component is this?

It looks like an elongated crystal module to me. I tried looking it up using the part number but to no avail. I came across it while stripping the board of a crt tv.. As always, I greatly appreciate what help can be offered.

Posted by fdsafdsaqwrewqrbsafdsagrgew 5 years ago


What to do with a LM1279N (110 MHz RGB Video Amplifier System with OSD)

I have dismantled a CRT monitor and I was wondering what I could do with the LM1279N (110 MHz RGB Video Amplifier System with OSD).Here's a link to the datasheet for it.BTW, What could I use the OSD settings for?

Posted by thermoelectric 10 years ago


What to do with a UC3842B (HIGH PERFORMANCE CURRENT MODE PWM CONTROLLER)

I have dismantled a CRT monitor and I was wondering what I should with a UC3842B (HIGH PERFORMANCE CURRENT MODE PWM CONTROLLER) that was on the mains power side of the PCB.Here's a link to the datasheet for it.Any suggestions on what I should use it for and how to wire it up?

Posted by thermoelectric 10 years ago


Cathode Ray Tube and Cloud Chamber Combined - Possible?

Is it possible to build a cathode ray tube and observe the path of electrons in a combined (or linked) cloud chamber? I would want to apply a uniform magnetic field to the cloud chamber but not the CRT so that electrons travel in a straight line into the chamber and are subsequently deflected. Oh, and ideally using materials that were available in 1917! Thanks in advance.

Posted by boroman 1 year ago


Portable TV 4 sale

I have a portable tv here, lost the screws for the back cover, but other than that it still works.  ( Wont pick up tv stations --> everything went to digital) Good for projects that need a small CRT Comes with a small wall wart. $23 for it ---> total Because it  costs abit to pack it so nothing breaks ---> large flat rate box Anywhere in the USA

Posted by inductionheat! 7 years ago


Wanted: flyback transformers of any kind

Hi, im looking for flyback transformers of any kind. since plasmana wants only older styles ill take all the modern ones if anyone has any. i would be willing to pay for shipping and the transformer if the price is within reason. these are the type of transformers found in old crt tv's (the big ones) if anyones interested please post a comment or pm me Thanks

Posted by budsiskos 9 years ago


outdoor pc box

I have a big outdoor plastic closet with shelfs in my garden. i want to place a pc with crt screen inside heating the space in which the pc and screen are to be located is 1/4 m3 (1 m wide x 1/2 m deep x 1/2 m height between the shelfs) or 1/2 m3 (1 m height) but with other objects sharing the space the computer is a pentium 1 (~40 W power). it is intended to be on for long periods with the door closed. the closet stands in a shaded place but air temperature outside can get to 35 C + sometimes. i dont want to cut vent holes in the closet the monitor (15 crt) is off when the door is closed. though i may switch it off and close the door while it is still hot how to prevent overheating ? is a water tank thermostat set to 45 C in the air near the pc (with the 240 V to the pc going thru it) good enough thermal protection ? insects we have lots of ants. how to protect the pc from them ? will the hot air in the closet be enough to distract them ?

Posted by 11010010110 9 years ago


thats it ! computer stuff in dumpster

I found to date lots of computer stuff in good condition in the trash but this perfectly working monitor i found today is just too much to keep silence PEOPLE WE DONT HAVE ENOUGH WORLD TO WASTE IT LIKE THAT 11111 yep its a 17 in crt monitor thats allmost new except some scratches to the plastic (2006 production). it is in excellent focus what functional computer or other stuff did you find in trash ?

Posted by 11010010110 9 years ago


Polygraph re-purpose?

Okay, here was my idea: an old polygraph is basically an amplifier connected to a pen graph. pen graphs and amplifiers were used on the old oscillographs. Those were replaced with oscilloscopes, where the amplifier connects to the deflection coils on a CRT (or into an AD converter, then yadda yadda yadda.) My thought was, because people with old polygraphs in my experience want to dump them, while people with an oscilloscope of the same capabilities want a premium for them. One guy near where I live has an uncle who collected stuff, and he has an old Heathkit oscilloscope he'd like $75 for. Square tube, relatively massive body, very, very low bandwidth. He also wants about $50 for the old tube base done, with the round CRT display. And it won't show a trace when powered up. But he has a somewhat dinged up polygraph with chart recorder that is for about $10. Could I, perhaps with some modifications, turn that polygraph into what works as a low-bandwidth oscilloscope/oscillograph? The old tube based one would be of collection interest only, and being old and Heathkit, I doubt their accuracy. Is there any way the old polygraph could be turned into the world's least practical oscilloscope?

Posted by Nyanman 5 years ago


Less then 2 yr old flat screen - has died....I believe...

My 17" Gateway flatscreen went blank this morning while I was at meeting. My wife claims she didn't do anything.....that it was blank when she saw it. It was not in sleep mode, nor was a screen saver on. I noticed the "power button" which is normally green (power up, with computer signal) or amber (powered up w/out signal), would not come on. I attempted to see if any of the adjustments on the side might have been bumped, no effect. I tested to make sure there was power from the surge protector (switched power outlets after a shut down) to no avail. After my 4th reboot, I subbed in my old monster sized 17" CRT tube monitor, and it works fine. Resolution is different, but it works.....but that pushed the monitor about 2 feet closer to my nose then I would like (it is about 10 inches from my face. )Did I miss anything as far as testing the monitor before replacing it? I personally think the PSU in the monitor went on the fritz, but I am open to suggestions. EDIT: The old CRT is now back ni it's storage area, and the newest LCD screen is up and running.

Posted by Goodhart 9 years ago


Need help with home plastic smelting

I want to reuse some of the stuff that I've been throwing (bottles, plastic bags, etc) as well as plastic casings (from radios, CRT monitors, etc). Hope to melt/ mold them into usable parts.. What items in the garbage that are best suited for this? Something easy to work with at home / garage (low melting point, doesn't produce that much toxic fume, and the like) Btw, I've tried melting soda bottles, too sticky to work with... Any suggestion, help is greatly appreciated..

Posted by gyromild 11 years ago


Just read Aeshir's b***h-fest, I can top that

Lightning hit my tree, everything that is wireless and powered in my house got knocked out permanently, this includes: flat panel tv, 2 CRT tv, nintendo wii, wiimotes, every cordless phone, every clock radio, and my cheapo routereverything that was unplugged and without batteries in them was fine, also things that are not wireless are fine, there was no surge or anythingI don't know how badly it affected my neighbors and finally, some picshttp://s156.photobucket.com/albums/t31/frank26080115/Lightning%20Strike/?action=view&slideshow;=true

Posted by frank26080115 11 years ago


Mobile phone signal Detector

I want to know if there is any 'mobile phone signal detector' already available in the market. The purpose is to find if anybody is using mobile phone for calls or messaging at restricted places. Jammers are not fine as some are exempted from making calls etc.. If there is nothing like that available, how to make one to detect the signal or even the phone from which the signal was emitted. Usually when we are about to receive a call or sms and if we are near a Speaker we get a specific noise through speaker, or if we are near a monitor (CRT) it flickers.  So I am sure there are ways to find this signal emission. Please suggest the options to do this....

Posted by donjoy 7 years ago


Torsion spring resource wanted

I am going to build an arm to hold a tv that will hang from the ceiling. It will be approximately 52" for pivot to CG. As I am a teacher it will be an old fashion heavy CRT (prolly around a 25" tv)rather than cool wazoo light weight flat screen. I am looking for an appropriate torsion spring to take it from hanging to pinned up against the ceiling. I know about garage door springs but can't figure a way to retemper the spring after I cut off a few coils and bend an end so I can use it. Any ideas you may have to come up with a spring (canabalized is fine) or a retempering process would be appreciated! Thanks! Mikey

Posted by Mikey D 10 years ago


Oscilloscope not focusing (Telequipment DM63)

I have a Telequipment DM63 CRT storage oscilloscope, and it has been working correctly for the past few months. Usually after 5-10 minutes to warm up, I have a sharp trace on a dark screen, but recently it has stopped focusing correctly. The screen now stays fully illuminated indefinately, and the dot is stuck as a 1/4 by 1/8 rectangle. The intensity and astig controls appear to be working correctly, but the focus does not appear to be doing anything. I've found a couple of old threads on other forums suggesting that the issue is likely to be a damaged resistor between the power supply and the focus control, or noise from the power supply itself. Thanks in advance for any ideas or suggestions.

Posted by The Skinnerz 6 years ago


old Monster Fly Back transformer!

Old Monster Fly Back transformer! I have one old school fly back transformer, This thing is three times the size of a normal fly back. I think it is worth about 3 fly backs, because I really don't think I can find another this size the cost should be $30 If you don't think its worth the cost, I'll just junk it and use it on one of my other projects, you just can't find too many old CRT transformers any more, just newer smaller ones. you can leave me a comment or send me an email. the fly back is a little dusty.

Posted by inductionheat! 9 years ago


What does your room look like?

Hey peeps, me again filling up the forums. I thought, before my room got messy again in about an hour, I'd video a walkthrough I had been wanting to do for a while of my room. I'll update the video with one that's more detailed. Sorry about the video, for some reason youtube doesn't have very good decoders for mov files, guess I gotta do it by hand before uploading.. Post your pictures or videos of your geek lair for the world to see! I'm just kinda noticing now that I missed a lot of details in the video, so an update may follow perhaps.Update: New vid, new stereo, new crt monitor, god help me with my engine!

Posted by Punkguyta 11 years ago


Make a magnetic field detector ?

I dearly want to make a device to measure electromagnetic fields in the house ,since the presence of such has been more than obvious and at times annoying . My CRT monitors behave strange in my room . The geometry of one bends as i turn the monitor in one direction and at the same direction ,my spare one changes color to blueish like pale . Interestingly, they do it in the same direction no mater where i put them in the room . My turntable's (i am in to Hi-Fi gear ) cartridge reacts when i put it in some places in the room and i hear noise come out of the speakers until i reposition the turntable . Anyone have any ideas how i can locate the source ? Some simple device ,or schematic that will give me the ability to measure ,or at least detect to some degree the fields responsible ? Will be thankful for any answer .

Posted by soundsmyth 7 years ago


How to Replace PC Monitor LED Backlight with RGB LED Backlight?

Hello, Does anyone know how I can replace my monitor's LED Backlight to an RGB LED Backlight? RGB (Red Green Blue) LED Backlighting is superior to W-LED (White LED, which is just Blue LED without Green and Red). I don't even know why the mainstream LCD makers are trying so hard for superior picture quality, when CRT & Plasmas all used RGB light. It's not rocket science: they should just switch to RGB backlights, and replace them when they decay at their different rates. Anyway, does anyone know where I can find RGB LED Backlights for my PC Monitor? I know how to open up my PC Monitor's LCD panel, and remove the LED Backlight, but where can I buy RGB LED Backlights? Does anyone know where I can buy RGB LED Backlights?

Posted by davidwinst 1 year ago


What Version of HDCP Does the Xbox 360 Require? Other HD Questions...NERD ALERT!

I might get an Xbox 360 some day (say I win the lottery). My HD TV has support for version one of HDCP (High Definition Content Protection, supposed to protect against copying, yeah right). Is version one sufficient to use an Xbox 360 with my TV? Also I only have one DVI port on my TV, no HDMI (it's two years old, my dad kinda jumped into it). We have our HDTV Star Choice satellite receiver hooked up to that, so I don't wanna have to swap out the satellite for the 360 everytime I wanna play in HD (I have a CRT TV in my room which I usually play games on). Can I get a Y shaped switcher thingy for my TV? I know DVI, unlike HDMI, doesn't support all in one audio and video in one tiny HDMI cable. Does the 360 have a seperate output for audio, too?

Posted by Aeshir 10 years ago


Classic Video Game Quilts - Zelda and Galaga

Check out the amazing Zelda: The Quilt of Power and Galaga Retro Arcade Quilt from Carolina Patchworks.I've had the Zelda tune running through my head for weeks now. Now up on Etsy.The Legend of Zelda may have introduced an entire generation to the joy of colorful worlds of monsters and heroes filled with melodies of bleeps and bloops, all contained in a little plastic box connected with wires to the TV.Bosses and Triforces, dungeons and new swords, secret doors and endless maps; these inspired fear and joy beyond anything a 256x224 set of pixels wavering on an ancient CRT had any right to do. Return to that world by way of a 64-by-64 grid of pixels emblazoned in all their low-resolution glory across a 100% cotton quilt. Octorok and Leever threaten Link amidst the rocky Overworld's bushes and water, as a Darknut patrols in his Underworld dungeon.- Approximately 64" square.- Made from 100% cotton fabric and batting.- Machine wash cold, tumble dry low.- Pieced and quilted by machine in smoke-free, pet-free, and geek-friendly home.via Evil Mad Scientist.

Posted by ewilhelm 10 years ago