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Re: URSA CRT Protection

I've seen this happen also (about two years ago), but it was on an older 
(but still very good) tube.  Kinda of makes you wonder about the 600 hours 
line, no?  If I remember correctly, it was noticed after a job involving 
some modest usage of scan effects. 


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On Tue, 23 May 1995, Neil B. Feldman wrote:

> >                      Subject:                              Time:  5:57 PM
> >  OFFICE MEMO         URSA CRT Protection                   Date:  5/22/95
> >
> >Has anyone had the experience of using a Scan Effect with URSA and then found
> >that the CRT was irreparably damaged?  Last week we had a colorist do a simple
> >rotation in run forward.  Afterwards he asked me what the diagonal line in the
> >picure was.  It was obviously a rotated scan collapse burn.
> >Dave Corbitt, MTE, NYC
> Hi Dave.  That happened to us at Video Post within weeks of installing our
> URSA Gold last winter.  Our colorist did several effects and latter
> dicovered numerous random razor sharp diagonal burn marks.
> When we reported this to Rank, their response was "that wasn't supposed to
> happen" and that we were supposed to wait at least 600 hours before trying
> any tricks with a new tube. (Now kids, don't try this at home...)  What a
> crock.
> Simply put, no further effects are now performed on the URSA (or will be in
> the future)...  And we refused to pay for the new replacement tube.
> So nice to see you on the net, Dave.  This is my first posting.  You know
> you can easily get me motivated whenever requesting anecdotes about my
> favorite company in the U.K...      -Neil Feldman, Video Post and Transfer,
> Dallas