Several weeks ago a friend of mine and member of this site - Christian - told me he was going to drive to Ray Carlsen's house and drop off three of his monitors for repair. The drive is not inconsequential as it's over 3 hours one-way. So to do this drive meant sacrificing a day from his weekend.
With it being summer many of our weekends are pretty full with kid stuff, so it's not easy for any of us to do this kind of trek, I know.
In any case, Christian asked if I wanted him to take some of my monitors down, too. Well.. I had 3 monitors that needed repair. I never had the heart to e-recycle them. And now there was a chance to get them right! I accepted so fast I worried I might have been rude.
So, Christian drove down 6 monitors. Ray must have been thrilled. Hah!
Anyway, two more of my friends (Dan and Matt) drove down to Portland this weekend to buy some new goodies from Kevin Savetz (and man did they score). They offered to pick up the monitor stash on the way back up. Holy smoke I'm so lucky to have such great friends.
As it turns out, I had acquired a NOS 1080 from a connection down there as well. So they got all of it: 7 monitors.
I'll take pics of my boxed new addition very soon and share them. But for now, let me leave you with this.
It's not a sickness, my friends. It's the cure.