I’ve looked over some of his videos, loved the Nintendo 64DD USA Prototype stuff he covered for a while. Wouldn’t consider myself a gamer as such, considering my newest console is the Nintendo 64, but I do have a “New” Nintendo 2DS that I’ve been replaying The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time and Majora’s Mask on if that counts.
@leon - Those Sony widescreen HD CRTs were nice, with a brilliant picture from what I hear, but so damn heavy that it makes owning and using them rather cumbersome. I’ve been offered a couple in recent times, but ultimately ended up passing on them for that reason.
I did some across another CRT TV today though, and only one street over too. It’s a Fujitsu General FGS251 (BS-950 CRT Chassis), manufactured in Italy. It supports SCART RGB input, and for a consumer television the picture quality is brilliant. The CRT itself is in great shape with no colour, brightness, contrast, geometry or convergence issues to be seen. The speakers sound incredible, with great dynamic range from four separate drivers. The cabinet is a wood construction with plastic trim, and while the plastics feel somewhat cheap, they’re certainly not the worst I’ve come across.
And it came with a neat matching TV cabinet too. Finally, my Nintendo 64 no longer lives in a box.
I have no idea what year it was built, there are no date stamps anywhere on the TV or documentation, and there’s no information out there online. If I remove the cover at some point I’ll probably find a date stamp on the tube itself. Based on appearances though, I suspect somewhere around the early to mid 1990s. (UPDATE: Turns out this model was released in 1989.)
The previous owner even kept the original manuals and books with it, including something that no modern TV would ever come with - full detailed schematics for the CRT chassis and tuner! (Full resolution here.)