Well Barry, eventhough Curt Palme lists it in the entry-level category, a free Zenith PRO 900x 7" (with Runco line-doubler and case mods), should see a quick taker. Picture quality will of course depend on the condition of the tubes. Hard to judge their condition as you need to remove the liquid coupling chambers c elements and so on. But for free this should make some crt enthousiast a happy bunny. The BNC is that realy component or regular RGB H/V, that should make hooking it up to a pc quite easy and one needed worry about the outdated line-doubler? As for the need for a service tech to stop by, my guess would be that, perhaps with some on-line help at places like www.avsforum.com, almost anyone could get some basic convergence done fairly quickly as you do have the set-up remote. Why don't these deal come by locally, near me, sigh. ;-) Donald Entry-Level CRT Projectors (GOOD) Sony VPH-1020, 1030, 104x 7" 450-700 480i Zenith PRO 851 / Runco 750 HT 7" 650 480i Electrohome ECP-2000 7" 725 540p 1080i Sony VPH-1031 7" 500 540p 1080i Barco Data 600 7" 600 1024x768 1080i Barco Data 500 7" 600 1024x768 720p, 1080i Electrohome ECP-3000, 3100 7" 600 1280x1024 720p, 1080i Electrohome ECP-3500 7" 725 1280x1024 720p, 1080i Electrohome ECP-4000, 4100 7" 600 1280x1024 720p, 1080i Electrohome ECP-4500 7" 725 1280x1024 720p, 1080i Ampro 2000 7" 725 1280x1024 720p, 1080i Zenith PRO 900x 7" LC 800 1024x768 720p, 1080i Sony VPH-1251 8" 650 1024x768 720p, 1080i Sony VPH-1252 8" 700 1280x960 720p, 1080i Sony VPH-1270 8" 650 1280x1024 720p, 1080i Barco Data 701 7" 750 1024x768 720p, 1080i Barco Data 701s 7" 1000 1024x768 720p, 1080i Barco Data 800 8" 825 1024x768 720p, 1080i Barco Graphics 800 8" 825 1600x1200 720p, 1080i, 1080p* Barco Data 801, 801s 8" 900 1024x768 720p, 1080i Barco Graphics 801, 801s 8" 900 1600x1200 720p, 1080i, 1080p* Sony VPH-1271 8" 650 1600x1200 720p, 1080i, 1080p* Sony VPH-1272 8" 700 1600x1200 720p, 1080i, 1080p* Sony D50 7" 800 1280x1024 720p, 1080i Barco 708 7" 1000 1280x1024 720p, 1080i Barco Cine 7 7" 1000 1280x1024 720p, 1080i ----- Original Message ----- From: <DISMO@xxxxxxx> To: <opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Monday, October 02, 2006 7:33 PM Subject: [opendtv] free video projector > Friends, > > I'm looking for a good home for my Runco DTV-852 3-gun CRT video projector. > It was $15,000 retail when new in 1997. It has an internal line doubler that's > active when using the S-Video input, also the input with the best color and > black level. It also has component video and sync inputs on BNC connectors. > > It has plenty of useful life left -- it can still create movie magic in a > pitch dark room. It needs an 80" wide 16:9 screen at about 99" from the center > lens. (Focus, throw distance, and other parameters aren't adjustable without a > visit from a Runco technician, about $400 minimum.) It can't be moved once set > up -- it must be in a fixed position for the best image quality. A disparity > of less than two inches can throw off the focus, convergence, and linearity. > > I have the owner's manual, setup remote and operating remote. I also have a > 16:9 snap screen for rear-projection use and can set up the projector for rear > projection. > > I'd love to donate it to a needy arts organization and will happily deliver > and help set it up within any reasonable distance of San Francisco, provided > that's the last I hear of it. No tech support: you take it, it's yours. Takers > need to be aware of its limitations: it's big, heavy, delicate, and has no > external adjustments. > > Here's a link to my last ad with a picture and more description: > > http://cgi.audiogon.com/cgi-bin/cl.pl?homevdeo&1163115816&item > > First serious inquiry gets it. Take my dinosaur - please? > > thanks, > > Barry Willis > 415-897-2995 > ---------------------------------------------------------------------- You can UNSUBSCRIBE from the OpenDTV list in two ways: - Using the UNSUBSCRIBE command in your user configuration settings at FreeLists.org - By sending a message to: opendtv-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with the word unsubscribe in the subject line.