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Perfect size screen for a Williams widebody cab?
« on: March 27, 2016, 08:55:47 PM »
Hi guys, I know there might be a few different opinions on this subject, but all are welcome :)
I've built a Williams widebody cabinet for my VP build and are wondering what would be the perfect size screen for the playfield. I don't mind uncasing it. Internal width of the cab is 595 mm, I can rout out a groove each side if need be, as I'd like as much screen visible as possible.
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Re: Perfect size screen for a Williams widebody cab?
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2016, 09:27:01 PM »
g'day Bren

probably not that many experienced people here to help you, check out this thread though

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/virtual-pinball-club

as for a tv, hidef of course but probably one with a gaming mode as a menu feature to handle the faster frame rates of games

cheers

Jady

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Re: Perfect size screen for a Williams widebody cab?
« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2016, 09:38:28 PM »
Thanks Jady
I'll look it up mate, as its the only thing slowing me down on this project. Thanks again mate  ^^^
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Re: Perfect size screen for a Williams widebody cab?
« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2016, 09:48:17 PM »
A decased 46" inch will fit in as a widebody preferably from one of the better brands.

Check out the hyperpin cabinet section of the hyperspin forums if you need some pointers as there are plenty of builds over there to draw inspiration from.

http://www.hyperspin-fe.com/forum/15-hyperpin-cabinet-forum/

Glad to see those pinball leg sets are getting put to use, DC.   *%*

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Re: Perfect size screen for a Williams widebody cab?
« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2016, 09:35:35 AM »
Thanks for the Pinsanity, the legs will go to good use  ^^^
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Re: Perfect size screen for a Williams widebody cab?
« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2016, 10:04:53 AM »
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Re: Perfect size screen for a Williams widebody cab?
« Reply #6 on: March 28, 2016, 10:05:37 AM »
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Re: Perfect size screen for a Williams widebody cab?
« Reply #7 on: April 04, 2016, 09:35:56 PM »
Hi Bren
Mine is a 46 inch  awa and it still in the case

Its good to see your project coming on ,you will luv it when its done
To have 400 odd games to pick from is entertainment plus

Ill keep my eyes on your progress         Howzat

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Re: Perfect size screen for a Williams widebody cab?
« Reply #8 on: April 10, 2016, 04:24:36 PM »
Thanks for the info, looking forward to finishing it
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Re: Perfect size screen for a Williams widebody cab?
« Reply #9 on: March 08, 2017, 09:36:39 AM »
I've finally gotten hold of a suitable screen, a 46" Samsung series 6. With some trimming of a cosmetic bezel and routing the cab on both sides I've achieved a great fit. Although I've still got to finish making the coin door and some tweeking of some of the tables I can now finally play the machine.
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Re: Perfect size screen for a Williams widebody cab?
« Reply #10 on: March 08, 2017, 09:07:02 PM »
Hey Bren,

Have you combined PinMAME with regular MAME ?  Is that the reason for the joystick and button controls. Is that your design or can I find it somewhere on the net. It looks brilliant.

Dan

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Re: Perfect size screen for a Williams widebody cab?
« Reply #11 on: March 09, 2017, 03:30:58 PM »
I haven't installed Mame on it yet Dan, I am looking at installing that as well as a jukebox. The lockdown bar I just bent up and drilled to suit the cab (not googled lol ). I still need to fold up a coin door and i shouldnt be too far off finished apart from the computer side of things. Thanks for the compliments
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