well... someone elses thread must have lit a fire for me again...
I'm going to attempt what I haven't seen yet... the color SE/30...
I got a $5 SE/30 Radius Pivot card kit on the way, and for $19 I found a 9" TVCR with a broken VCR, hopefully the tube is ok... and, an extremely critical detail, not too deep for the compact shell...
The plan is to get a hold of a Radius Pivot monitor, of the 15" 864x640 variety, make sure it works, get it into the wide mode (no idea how that works... I mean, you just twist the monitor, I know that, but I'm not sure of the mechanism that switches the landscape or portrait modes), then pull out the guts and stick it on the 9" tube...
Yes, a lot of speculation here... I'm not sure if the ring will fit, or if the pins on the back of the tube will correspond to the Radius electronics, etc... nor, I guess, any idea on how to power everything together, as I'll likely need to replace the OEM PSU.
However, if the ring doesn't fit, I'm sure there is a monitor that may work somewhere... like the 13" Apple High Resolution RGB, or something along those lines... whatever will work with the pivot card... I'd prefer the Radius monitor, though, because the resolution ratio is ever so slightly closer to the original resolution ratio of the SE/30's, and... its 864x640, rather than 640x480 (512x342 being the original SE/30 resolution).
If it works, and it looks very good, I'll do one of two things...
either it will actually be an SE/30, with the IIfx ROM, 128MB, 50MHz 68030 accellerator (for this, I'd need the damn Stratos TwinSpark Adapter, to get the proc card, network card, and graphics card all in there), and Sys 8.1...
or, I'll slap a DB-15->vga adapter on there... and use an iBook mobo... and make it a more modern mac. The 864 x 640 resolution makes it worth doing, because OS X really needs more than 640 x 480 (works with that, but can't get much done... can't use a lot of, for instance, installer windows because they are bigger than the screen... can't click the buttons, etc.), and since getting a different than OEM LCD to work, even with the iBook board that natively speaks LCD, is, apparently, so difficult no one can give much advice other than to site the Holy Grail.
For anyone interested in trying the same, I've made a preliminary list of possible 9" tube replacement candidates:
9" color tvs
PVM-9L2 Sony Trinitron
KV-9PT60 Sony Trinitron
KV-9PT50 Sony Trinitron
MVD2009CB Memorex + DVD
43055 Memorex TravelView + VCR
MD9DP1 Toshiba + DVD
CCA092AT02 Magnavox + VCR
T09082 RCA + VCR
TVDVD092 (Comtron) Orion flatscreen
DVQ9H1FC Daewoo + VCR
DDQ9H1SC Daewoo + DVD flatscreen
SSC090 Sylvania + VCR
SRC2109D Sylvania + VCR (Funai)
CTSGT2799T Broksonic + VCR
EWC0903 Emerson + VCR
(please note that the top listed Trinitron, PVM-9L2, used to be over $1K, but they've come way down in price... I've seen them for $150, still expensive for the project, being speculative as it is, but such a supurb tube that it'd all be worth it if it worked)
Oh, yeah... and I was wondering what anyone thought of this 9" 4:3 LCD TV as a possible candidate for an LCD: