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History of Arcade Cabinet Monitors for beatmania IIDX

Table of contents
  1. Japanese cabinets
  2. Korean cabinets
  3. References

Japanese cabinets

These are official monitors that Konami distributed in Japan.

  • 40 inch projection TV (1st style - 9th style)
  • 36 inch CRT (10th style - 14 GOLD)
  • 37 inch LCD (TROOPERS - Lincle)
    • Three models with very slight timing differences: DJT model, EMP model, and RA model.
  • 37 inch LCD (tricoro) - aka “tricoro monitor”
  • 37 inch LCD (SPADA) - aka “SPADA monitor”
  • 42 inch LCD (Pendual - Sinobuz) - aka “PENDUAL monitor”
    • Actual viewable area is about 37”, covered by metal panels
  • 42 inch LCD (Cannon Ballers) - aka “Cannon Ballers monitor”
  • 43 inch Lightning model monitor
    • TLK-4300 manufactured by GTT

Korean cabinets

These are monitors commonly used in Korean arcades, a mix of official (UNIANA) and unofficial models.

  • Official 1st generation monitor (tricoro era)
    • LG M4214CCBA 42 inch IPS monitor meant for public signage, with a whopping 10ms input lag and severe ghosting issues
  • Official 2nd generation monitor (SPADA era)
    • Speed Technology (“TIVA”) MG4200 panel, aka UX4200; both were TVs and had glare and input lag issues
  • Official 3rd generation monitor (SPADA era)
    • Speed Technology SG4200, another “TIVA” brand TV
  • DDR monitor
    • Manufactured by BESTECH, originally meant for UNIANA DDR cabs, but now also commonly used for IIDX cabs due to its low input lag and minimal ghosting
  • 42 inch Lightning model monitor
    • Same as Japanese model

References