Just thinking out loud/rambling…
Now that I’m moving all my retro stuff into the living room, combining it with my HDTV/gaming setup, I’m contemplating selling my 20" BVM 20F1U. My place is small and pulling it out of the retro setup, I’m reminded of how absolutely massive it is for a slightly bigger screen than my 17" JVC, which itself has virtually identical picture quality to the BVM. I have 5 CRTs now: 4 in two rows of the metal shelving unit and a 5th (PVM 14L2) to the side, unused for a long time now. I like the little PVM, it has a nice picture distincit from the rest and wouldn’t mind bringing it back into the rotation and stashing the BVM in a corner until I figure out what to do with it. I think the BVM’s omission would also help my setup not look so insane while avoiding some spacing issues I’m expecting to run into when I put everything back in its new place.
Things have changed since I got all my CRTs too. A new TV with 14ms lag (huge improvement over the plasma TV), obtaining an OSSC, HD modded consoles, now the Super NT… all of these are opening up my mind to the idea of slimming down the CRT portion of my setup to not just the best/pristine models, but also the least intrusive units. I already made up my mind long ago that the BVM would be the last bulky 80lb+ CRT I obtain after hauling three of these monstrosities up and down several flights of stairs, struggling to find space for them and selling off two pretty cheap just to gain back some room and sanity.
It’ll hurt to get rid of it… which is why I’m overthinking this. The hours are low and the tube is new, everything is flawless (geometry, convergence, etc), the picture is bright, colorful and sharp. But it’s not the best for every game and has no multi-scan like the JVC… and the sheer bulk FFS! I think I’m mentally preparing myself to let it go, maybe sometime this year.