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  1. why not use a 27 inch monitor? much cheaper
  2. 16:10 would fit the proportions of a backbox better, but these monitors are hard to find (or very expensive).......
  3. I, and many others, have a working coin mech + programmed the ipac to output "5" for a button combo (like start+left flipper), so you always add free credits easily.
  4. I think that a 37" mounted normally will look weird. An actual backbox is no more than about 25-26 inch wide. You could consider mounting the backbox TV in portrait mode. there have been several builds with a portrait mounted 16:9 TV as a backbox. Usually this is done by EM lovers. Here is an example: http://www.vpforums.org/index.php?showtopic=14734 By far the best option is a 30" 16:10 monitor. Unfortunately, these are REALLY expensive.
  5. Looks great, but a HD-ready 720p screen for the playfield????? Please spend an extra 20 bucks on a fullhd screen.
  6. Try your local pinball shops first, they may seem a bit more expensive, but with taxes and shipping, the US is mostly too damn expensive. example: i ordered a ledwiz, this 45 dollar device cost me: 45 + 18 shipping + 9.45 sales tax + 17.90 customs fee = 90.45 dollar You could also place an ad for "empty p2000 cabinet wanted".... Also: 4k is going to happen sooner or later. 4k computer monitors can already run at 60hz via dual-hdmi trickery, but for TV's i guess we are going to have to wait for a new hdmi standard. Some VP tables already have playfield images in approx 4k resolutions, like stargate i believe. Seemed foolish only a year or so ago.....
  7. I have two Sega/Data East cabinets, one with buttonguard siderails, one without. The one without is 110 cm long, the one with buttonguards is 111 cm long ( measured on top, so excluding the continuing side-flaps) i also have WPC wide body, which has 108,5 cm long siderails (also excl. the continuing side flaps), with a standard lockbar (7 cm high)
  8. Maybe they already accounted for the fact that most people who construct their own cabinet make it a bit shorter than a real cabinet, to hide the fact that a 16:9 TV is shorter than an actual playfield. I believe the virtuapins are also shorter than a real cabinet.
  9. It does not look like it will fit inside the cabinet. You put it on top of the wood? like an oldschool build? I was looking at the Panasonic TX-L39E6EK, it is relatively cheap, and supposed to be only 519 mm high, which should JUST fit inside a standard cabinet, without the need for decasing. It does look like it has a protrusion at the bottom (for the logo) Anyone used this TV?
  10. This looks like the red 8x8 pinled (which is 189 from pinled itself). IMO, the 16x16 orange one looks much nicer.
  11. Could be anything really, without more information. This will prove hard to figure out remotely. Only thing i can think of is the "show future pinball = yes" setting in the .ini file, maybe it still says "no"" ....... Side note: commonly, people with virtual pinball cabinets look 10-20 years older than people who decided against building a cabinet
  12. This is currently a nice price for an original pinball DMD. It should be noted though, that unlike the APD128G0320A00G01, the 'normal' vishay plasma does not have a built in power supply. This is because a pinball machine can already provide all the neccesary voltages. For virtual pinball use, you would have to couple this 150 euro DMD with at least 150 euro's worth of transformers (80 + 100 volt) and a DMD power board. Yes, this is cheaper than buying the APD128G0320A00G01 with built in power supply, but it introduces complicated high-voltage wiring to your cabinet. Not to mention the headache of finding all the right parts......
  13. the best looking DMD screens are the vishay plasma screens. You can also get these with onboard power supply, the 12 volt plasma vishay looks much better/more authentic than the LED DMD's. It is also plug and play: you can power it from your PC power supply's 12 volt. vishay part no: APD128G0320A00G01 Down side is the price. Mouser sells these at 373 euro (excluding tax). But the question was: "what is the BEST dmd". also: regarding the LED vishay DMD's: there are two different models. One is segmented, just like the Xpin and Pinled displays. This is the one sold by virtuapin for example. You can check the forum there, it also has people complaining about misaligned segments on the vishays. There is also an unsegmented version, but this one is almost as expensive as the 12 volt plasma. an overview of the different models, and approx euro pricing including tax: vishay APD128G0320A00G01 (12v plasma) +- 430 eur vishay LEE128G0320001E90 (unsegmented 5v led) +-380 eur vishay LEE128G032B000E90 (segmented 5v led, like the one from virtuapin. also available in red) +- 300 eur pinled 12v orange +- 219 eur xpin 5v +- 300 eur
  14. - 100% smooth surface for application of vinyl - vinyl is cut 1 mm or more from the edge, leaving the edges exposed and visible (this helps against unwanted peeling)
  15. The tron decal set is still available and very reasonably priced. Pinball life has the complete decal set for 150 USD. Why can we get tron decals for 150, but not anything else? (for under 300 usd). I would love to have the x-men for that price
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