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SanAndreasX said:
HoloDust said:

Yeah, I'd love to have one of those multi-arcade cabinets, specifically for some vertical screen Golden Age games, and one for some later stuff (though I don't play much of those, except for Metal Slug, Raiden and few others).

The thing is, I have yet to see one from some of the companies specializing in making those that is built around CRT screen, and not LCD/LED. Admittedly, I don't follow extensively this area, so maybe some exist, but all I could ever find was homemade DYI, and honestly, I have neither time or expertise for such thing.

I don't think there are any facilities out there that manufacture CRTs anymore, and a diminishing supply of used ones that could be used to build a CRT cabinet. Even 20 years ago, I first started seeing people who operated arcade games replacing their CRTs with LCD panels. So if you want a CRT machine, you're most likely going to have to DIY and would have to really hunt for parts for it. A lot of the old CRTs for arcades likely have decades of burn-in. I remember seeing arcade burn-in back in the 1980s, when you'd see the ghosts of high scores burnt into the phosphor coating.

Yeah, few times I really got to researching in order to see if I can pull off DYI, I ended up recognizing that time/skill requirements are beyond what I have, so each time it ended in "maybe some other time" category.

Pity that 1UP or someone else don't have some "premium" CRT option.