[vcf-midatlantic] VT320 CRT replacement?

Joseph Oprysko joprysko1 at gmail.com
Mon May 2 16:27:14 EDT 2016

Well, Retrobrite is for the plastics, not the CRT itself.

On Sunday, May 1, 2016, David Riley via vcf-midatlantic <
vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:

> I have a VT320 with a pretty bad case of Being Old. The screen is so dim
> that even with all the lights off in the basement, it's difficult to read
> (and if it gets switched to 132-character mode, next to impossible). I know
> surplus caches of these CRTs pop up every once in a while, and I know other
> mono CRTs of the same size are often mechanically and electrically
> compatible, but I'm a bit at sea. Does anyone have pointers for acquiring
> such things?
> The current tube is amber, but I really don't care what color it is as
> long as it's legible.
> Failing that, how well do rejuvenators really work on these? My
> understanding is that it's usually a pretty temporary fix at best (like
> Retr0Brite).
> - Dave

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