Sanwa 29PFX-A in a New Astro City??

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Sanwa 29PFX-A in a New Astro City??

Post by Cell247 » March 25th, 2009, 8:09 pm

I just bought my first cabinet a few days ago. A New Astro City. I really wanted a New Net City for the Tri Rez feature but couldnt get one here in Texas. :D So Ive decided Id like to Tri my Astro. I read about changing out the chassis on my Nanao but decided against after reading about geometry errors and what not. Also it seems like it would be easier to swap out to a flat screen Tri anyways. So I read this post:

http://www.arcadeotaku.com/forum/viewto ... f=2&t=2515

And then I came across this today:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... Track=true

Sanwa 29" Flat screen Monitor 29PFX-A - I noticed that its not the exact monitor from capcomguru's post:

http://cgi.ebay.com/29-Sanwa-flat-scree ... 0101030068

But for the price with shipping Im going to jump on it. So basically Im just looking for any help or ideas.

1. Will this monitor work well for me? Is it going to fit fine in my Astro?

2. I know people say that the Nanao ms9 is one of the best 15k monitors. Will I lose that much in the 15k realm with this monitor?

3. What to do about the bezel not fitting now?

4. Are there any step by step tutorials for swapping out a monitor in a New Astro City?

My current monitor is really nice and has no screen burn in but I really want to throw an Xbox 360 or PS3 up in my cab.

Thanks for any help.

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Re: Sanwa 29PFX-A in a New Astro City??

Post by grantspain » March 25th, 2009, 8:17 pm

you will need a bezel filler and if you mount vertical you need a back plate
http://www.rs2006.co.jp/e/astroflat/index.html

http://www.rs2006.co.jp/e/1_29monitor/index.html

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Re: Sanwa 29PFX-A in a New Astro City??

Post by Pete » March 25th, 2009, 8:18 pm

PFX is also very good in 15k, much better than Wei-Ya.

Colour is also excellent on this monitor.

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Re: Sanwa 29PFX-A in a New Astro City??

Post by penrhos » March 25th, 2009, 8:54 pm

Bargain - 300 USD + Shipping - they're nearer to 1000 USD in the UK.

He's got another - if I was you I'd grab it as a spare - It would be good for a blastcity with just a bezel filler.
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Re: Sanwa 29PFX-A in a New Astro City??

Post by Devil Soundwave » March 25th, 2009, 9:10 pm

Didn't someone here buy a monitor from them recently and it got dropped on delivery?

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Re: Sanwa 29PFX-A in a New Astro City??

Post by grantspain » March 25th, 2009, 11:58 pm

Devil Soundwave wrote:Didn't someone here buy a monitor from them recently and it got dropped on delivery?
not sure if it was a u.k member but yes-killed the crt

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Post by kernow » March 26th, 2009, 12:02 am

That was a US member. The guy is sending a new one however.
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Post by Devil Soundwave » March 26th, 2009, 12:27 am

kernow wrote:That was a US member. The guy is sending a new one however.
Fair enough then. Clearly trustworthy seller - proceed! :)

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Re: Sanwa 29PFX-A in a New Astro City??

Post by capcomguru » March 26th, 2009, 1:30 am

Yeah thats the same seller I got mine from.

The pfx is pure sex. Absolutely stunning.

Also, I don't believe you'll need a cap for the back of the cab if you 'tate it. I'm not 100% on this, but it fits with more room than the original blast city tube did in my case.

Who's monitor got busted during shipping? That **** sucks. Good to hear Jim (iconamusements) is making it right.

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Re: Sanwa 29PFX-A in a New Astro City??

Post by Cell247 » March 26th, 2009, 7:18 pm

Well it got shipped out yesterday and is supposed to arrive on Monday. Hopefully it will be fine. Ill let you guys know.
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Re: Sanwa 29PFX-A in a New Astro City??

Post by Bort » March 30th, 2009, 12:15 pm

Would a PFX work with a standard NAS PSU (power/video connector (15/24)) and wiring or would you need to replace the wiring and PSU?

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Re: Sanwa 29PFX-A in a New Astro City??

Post by grantspain » March 30th, 2009, 2:47 pm

you can use all the wiring,you may have to adapt plugs
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Re: Sanwa 29PFX-A in a New Astro City??

Post by Cell247 » March 30th, 2009, 10:41 pm

Well I got mine today! I had it delivered to work as to not freak out my Girl who is still tryng to adjust to the New Astro City in the house. :awe:


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Now I see the controls but Im used to being able to access them under the control panel not behind the bezel.

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Now as far as hooking it up in a New Astro City, I see the VGA and a connection that looks like a enlarged ATX connection. Im assuming this is for power? And my current NAC can properly power this? Also, how do you hook up 15k games?

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Well now I need to figure out how to take out the old and put in the new, what cables and adapters Im going to need, how to fix all the bezel space Im going to have Im assuming in all four sides and how to upgrade my audio for stereo. :shock:
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Re: Sanwa 29PFX-A in a New Astro City??

Post by goatboy » March 30th, 2009, 10:55 pm

Very nice! This would plug and play in a Naomi right?

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Re: Sanwa 29PFX-A in a New Astro City??

Post by grantspain » March 30th, 2009, 11:32 pm

goatboy wrote:Very nice! This would plug and play in a Naomi right?
no the power plug needs adapting

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Re: Sanwa 29PFX-A in a New Astro City??

Post by capcomguru » March 31st, 2009, 12:47 am

FYI- you can unscrew the remote PCB from the chassis. If you look close, the remote board's harness is really long, only bundled up with a zip tie. I relocated mine into the control panel so I don't have to remove the bezel to adjust.

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Re: Sanwa 29PFX-A in a New Astro City??

Post by capcomguru » March 31st, 2009, 12:49 am

Oh, also for the power. If you trace the pins with your multimeter, the hot line is the one that goes to the fuse, neutral is the other one, and ground is the one bolted to the chassis.

Rather than building a proper plug, I jacked the connector off of a dead dimm battery. Plugs right into the chassis :)

For 15khz video, your best bet is adding 100ohm resistors on the RGB lines, and feeding it through the VGA port. There is an aux 15khz input on the chassis, but you'll have to build a custom harness. I have the mouser part numbers if you want to go that route.

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Re: Sanwa 29PFX-A in a New Astro City??

Post by Cell247 » March 31st, 2009, 1:03 am

I dont know about any of that. Relocating the remote pcb seems fine. Your other post, I wouldnt even know where to start. Im starting to get worried that this may be too much work for me to handle.
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Re: Sanwa 29PFX-A in a New Astro City??

Post by Coryoon » March 31st, 2009, 1:39 am

capcomguru wrote:Oh, also for the power. If you trace the pins with your multimeter, the hot line is the one that goes to the fuse, neutral is the other one, and ground is the one bolted to the chassis.

Rather than building a proper plug, I jacked the connector off of a dead dimm battery. Plugs right into the chassis :)

For 15khz video, your best bet is adding 100ohm resistors on the RGB lines, and feeding it through the VGA port. There is an aux 15khz input on the chassis, but you'll have to build a custom harness. I have the mouser part numbers if you want to go that route.

Thanks for the infos capcomguru. I'm getting one of these also and I would love to get more information about the 15khz input and how to use it.

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Re: Sanwa 29PFX-A in a New Astro City??

Post by Shinsengumi » April 1st, 2009, 4:37 pm

Where's the 15hz input? I'm not seeing it on the chassis...

Thx!

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