CRT Display Magnetics

We welcome you to browse our CRT Display Magnetics page for components used in the deflection-correction circuitry on the main PC board to maintain the linearity of the Cathode Ray Tube (CRT) display.


About Cathode-Ray Tubes

You may be familiar with CRTs (cathode ray tubes) for retro gaming. The use of CRTs has gained in popularity as some games are impossible to play without CRT display hardware, and it improves game playing in many cases. The reason? CRTs use interlaced lines, and they refresh faster than LCDs. Contemporary LCD televisions are fixed-pixel displays that use a grid of pixels to display an image, whereas CRTs are not limited to a set number of pixels. This is why they work well at scaling up low-resolution images to larger screens. The video inputs that gamers used on CRTs also affected how a game was displayed and game developers took this into account.   

Electronic television is based on the development of the CRT - the picture tube found in modern TVs. Prem Magnetics is proud to support legacy gamers and anyone interested in CRT design or restoration, with high-quality CRT display magnetics. 

What are CRTs?

Anyone over the age of 20 years old has experience with a CRT TV, but they might not know what to call it. It’s the TV you grew up with until flat-screen TVs became popular. Cathode ray tube technology (CRT) was the main technology behind TVs for many years. In many important ways, it's still the superior method for producing an image. A cathode ray tube (CRT) is a specialized vacuum tube that produces images when an electron beam strikes a phosphorescent surface. Television sets, radar displays, ATMs, computers, video game consoles, video cameras, monitors, and oscilloscopes all use cathode ray tubes. Phosphor screens using multiple beams of electrons enable CRTs to display millions of colors. So, as you can probably realize, those with gaming collections who want to enjoy them now and into the future are huge fans of CRTs.

Who Invented the Cathode-Ray Tube?

If you want to know who invented the cathode ray tube, look no further than German scientist Karl Ferdinand Braun. He invented the first cathode ray tube scanning device in 1897. Known as the cathode ray oscilloscope, Braun invented a CRT with a fluorescent screen.

Advantages of CRTs

For retro gamers, the shift from CRTs to OLED or LCD was a huge mistake, because thousands of games were designed to be used with a CRT TV. There are many games that are virtually unplayable without the CRT experience of instant control and twitchiness. CRTs are the best way to maximize your favorite retro gaming consoles. The main advantages include:

  • Most have a better contrast ratio and higher refresh rates than LCD monitors.
  • They are the most adaptable, practical choice for retro gamers.
  • They have been refined and improved over the years.

Contact Us

All Prem Magnetics products for use in CRTs are 100% tested for quality. Our team is here to meet your requirements to your exact specifications and will be by your side providing exceptional customer service so you get the right cathode-ray tube performance for your gaming needs.

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