Anybody with a Sony Tritron monitor?

Anybody with a Sony Tritron monitor?

PostBy: Richard S. On: Sat Jan 19, 2008 12:33 am

I have dell rebranded p991 , excellent monitor but it's been dieing over the last few months and I hate to let it go. if you have owned one of the Sony trintrons I'm sure you know why I don't want to get rid of it. They don't make them anymore and I can only find refurbs or the really large ones both of which are really expensive. The color is slowly fading and becoming washed out. After some searching I've found this is common problem, if you have had one of these monitors in the past and had this problem and have since discarded you may not want to read on. :P

Apparently this issue crops up because of failing 10 cent resistor. :lol: If you do have one of these you may want to bookmark this link:

http://icrontic.com/forum/showthread.php?t=19549

Lot's of good advice, the first thing I did was some advice I found about 2 or 3 pages in. In the monitor menu go to options, then select "color restore", I would have done this before but the option doesn't become available for about 30 minutes after you turn the monitor on and wasn't aware of that. This has helped a little but its not anywhere near its former glory. Anyhow I'll be trying the resistor fix next, from the posts in that link it appears it works for everyone.

I'll let you know how it works out.
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Re: Anybody with a Sony Tritron monitor?

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Sat Jan 19, 2008 10:09 pm

Richard S. wrote:I have dell rebranded p991 , excellent monitor but it's been dieing over the last few months and I hate to let it go.


That is the big monster, right? I have one of those and it has a couple of goofy problems, I haven't used it in years but can't bring myself to heave it out. Come to think of it, I can barley lift it! :D
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Re: Anybody with a Sony Tritron monitor?

PostBy: Richard S. On: Sat Jan 19, 2008 10:21 pm

That's a 19 inch, they make a 21 inch. not sure if they made any bigger ones. I wouldn't want to drop it on my foot. Probably weighs as much as a 27 inch TV.
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Re: Anybody with a Sony Tritron monitor?

PostBy: av8r On: Sat Jan 19, 2008 11:11 pm

I was a die hard CRT guy until last year. Got rid of the last CRT at work and at home. The newer LCD (I use Dell UltraSharps) are so bright and clear and there is Z E R O eye strain. I also like that I'm not being bombarded with electrons the whole time I'm looking at it!

Even doing my photography, I'm happier with the LCD.
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Re: Anybody with a Sony Tritron monitor?

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Sun Jan 20, 2008 9:21 am

Richard S. wrote:That's a 19 inch, they make a 21 inch. not sure if they made any bigger ones. I wouldn't want to drop it on my foot. Probably weighs as much as a 27 inch TV.


I have one of each. The 21" has developed a "twitch" that shrinks the screen and returns after a second or two and the 19" has faint lines running across it diagonally. The big one is heavy for sure.
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Re: Anybody with a Sony Tritron monitor?

PostBy: U235a4 On: Sun Jan 20, 2008 9:44 am

Richard S. wrote:I have dell rebranded p991 , excellent monitor but it's been dieing over the last few months and I hate to let it go. if you have owned one of the Sony trintrons I'm sure you know why I don't want to get rid of it. They don't make them anymore and I can only find refurbs or the really large ones both of which are really expensive. The color is slowly fading and becoming washed out. After some searching I've found this is common problem, if you have had one of these monitors in the past and had this problem and have since discarded you may not want to read on. :P

Apparently this issue crops up because of failing 10 cent resistor. :lol: If you do have one of these you may want to bookmark this link:

http://icrontic.com/forum/showthread.php?t=19549

Lot's of good advice, the first thing I did was some advice I found about 2 or 3 pages in. In the monitor menu go to options, then select "color restore", I would have done this before but the option doesn't become available for about 30 minutes after you turn the monitor on and wasn't aware of that. This has helped a little but its not anywhere near its former glory. Anyhow I'll be trying the resistor fix next, from the posts in that link it appears it works for everyone.

I'll let you know how it works out.


is this the Dell 21" monitor.... if so I have about 15 new in box at work we don't use anymore...
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Re: Anybody with a Sony Tritron monitor?

PostBy: cArNaGe On: Wed Jan 23, 2008 9:22 pm

I have the 21" model. $100 used. Works like new.
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