Thanks for confirming this! Knowing that it is a reasonable candidate for an Astro is helpful. Information like this might help sell these displays.I have a MS8-26 tube right now in front of me and the viewable screen on that is 530 x 400 mm (give or take a few mil), so yeah, it's pretty close.
On the facebook page it looks like they're sending some out to people to demo for others to see, better late than never I guess they really should of done that from the get go. Like you suggest its kind of hard to build hype and interest with just an open frame panel sat on a desk.Thanks for confirming this! Knowing that it is a reasonable candidate for an Astro is helpful. Information like this might help sell these displays.
I'd like to second some photos of this prototype installed in a few cabinets so we can what it looks like. Trying to get interest without seeing the display in situ will be tough.
It's not, to be clear, it's a reasonable candidate for an Aero. Which is cool too, and not useless, and plenty of other American cabs use that size. But it's not a "general candy" monitor.Thanks for confirming this! Knowing that it is a reasonable candidate for an Astro is helpful. Information like this might help sell these displays.
Dear SNK MVSX Customers & Fans,
It's unfortunate but we did not meet the goal for the Phoenix Monitor Series ULM26 Arcade CRT Replacement LCD Monitor.
It's with a sad heart we are refunding you your order and we will hopefully manufacturer it in the future.
If you would like we can send you the ULM19 in it's place with a partial refund of the remaining money. The ULM19 will ship in Late April 2022.
Once again we are sorry but the orders just didn't reach what we needed to be able to do the tooling and manufacturer this monitor.
MVSX Support Team
Yeap, even aiming at hobbyists there wasn't much buzz being generated about these. Outside of this thread I had never even heard of these before, on facebook a week ago they said they were sending panels out for people to review which was obviously way too late in the game. They should of generated the hype prior to starting pre-orders it was almost back to front.I still stand my ground their planning team didn't think outside of the box to be a driver for the deal. There's a way to make it happen, just need to broaden the approach. lessons learned, i hope....
I dunno, looks like they're still going for it, a reply from Unico an hour ago in resposne to:They already refunded everybody
The problem is (and this is only my take) the marketing has been terrible. As mentioned throughout this thread; a video of a open frame LCD sat on a bench isn't very inspiring no matter how good you tell someone it is and outside of this thread (for me at least) I had no idea these were even in the pipeline.I don't understand how this is not getting done already. There is clear need...