[vcf-midatlantic] VT320 CRT replacement?

David Riley fraveydank at gmail.com
Mon May 2 16:47:14 EDT 2016

On May 2, 2016, at 4:27 PM, Joseph Oprysko <joprysko1 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> 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).
> Well, Retrobrite is for the plastics, not the CRT itself. 

Yes, all I meant to say is that to my understanding, it's similarly temporary, and the effect of a rejuvenator on a CRT tends to revert similarly quickly.

- Dave

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