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24" GDM-FW9011, virtu cases or machines

Posted: Sun Feb 08, 2015 11:14 pm
by NICKERZ
Maybe not your traditional SGI fanboy stuff, but I'm looking! I am aware that neither of these are technically SGI hardware (Sony & Boxx respectively)

Re: 24" GDM-FW9011, virtu cases or machines

Posted: Fri Feb 13, 2015 9:13 pm
by vishnu
We had hundreds of the 24" SGI and Sun monitors at work back in the day, we called 'em double-wides, and yes the CRTs were all Sony Trinitrons, really beautiful monitors. We recycled the whole lot of 'em and the recycler sent them all off to the smelter... :|

Re: 24" GDM-FW9011, virtu cases or machines

Posted: Sat Feb 14, 2015 1:01 am
by foetz
vishnu wrote:We had hundreds of the 24" SGI and Sun monitors at work back in the day, we called 'em double-wides, and yes the CRTs were all Sony Trinitrons, really beautiful monitors. We recycled the whole lot of 'em and the recycler sent them all off to the smelter... :|

terrible, i'd be only too glad to take them all :D

Re: 24" GDM-FW9011, virtu cases or machines

Posted: Sat Feb 14, 2015 4:30 am
by hamei
foetz wrote:
vishnu wrote:We had hundreds of the 24" SGI and Sun monitors at work back in the day ... We recycled the whole lot of 'em ... :|

terrible, i'd be only too glad to take them all :D

You must live on the ground floor ....

Re: 24" GDM-FW9011, virtu cases or machines

Posted: Sat Feb 14, 2015 11:18 am
by vishnu
hamei wrote:
foetz wrote:
vishnu wrote:We had hundreds of the 24" SGI and Sun monitors at work back in the day ... We recycled the whole lot of 'em ... :|

terrible, i'd be only too glad to take them all :D

You must live on the ground floor ....

They were a two-man lift all right... :roll:

Re: 24" GDM-FW9011, virtu cases or machines

Posted: Mon Feb 23, 2015 10:30 am
by NICKERZ
vishnu wrote:We had hundreds of the 24" SGI and Sun monitors at work back in the day, we called 'em double-wides, and yes the CRTs were all Sony Trinitrons, really beautiful monitors. We recycled the whole lot of 'em and the recycler sent them all off to the smelter... :|


That's probably an easy $100K down the drain ;)

Re: 24" GDM-FW9011, virtu cases or machines

Posted: Mon Feb 23, 2015 12:46 pm
by Trippynet
Yep. Decent CRTs are still worth something even today. I used to be in charge of IT for a Psychology department at a university until 2 1/2 years ago and they still to this day use CRTs for most of their research simply because you get millisecond-precise timing from them, plus most decent ones support refresh rates of 100-120Hz. As so many have been scrapped and they've become so rare, a decent 20"+ monitor with good refresh rates therefore has quite a value these days.

TFTs are getting there, but 1ms ones with high refresh rates are still rare and expensive, plus all of them are horrible 16:9 jobbies at the moment.

Re: 24" GDM-FW9011, virtu cases or machines

Posted: Wed Aug 05, 2015 3:43 pm
by NICKERZ
BUMP!

Re: 24" GDM-FW9011, virtu cases or machines

Posted: Wed Aug 12, 2015 8:22 pm
by mashek
Hi NICKERZ,
I have two of these that I already fixed the dreaded greenblack issue. They are REALLY heavy, therefore they would ship on pallet.
I want $800each + shipping. I will test them before I ship them (and lift them up onto my bench all by myself if necessary).

Thanks,
Doug

Re: 24" GDM-FW9011, virtu cases or machines

Posted: Tue Apr 18, 2017 8:57 am
by NICKERZ
bump

Re: 24" GDM-FW9011, virtu cases or machines

Posted: Sun Apr 23, 2017 9:04 am
by BetXen
Still want one ? I have one, in Switzerland. Where are you ?