(Topic ID: 98044)

Pinscore displays in a Wms sys 7 - Important info (for the purist)

By svendmute

5 years ago

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    #1 5 years ago

    I bought a pinscore display set for my williams Black Knight. No problems installing and they are running fine.
    That is until I saw videos on you tube showing the original gas display tubes. As it turns out Pinscore made the design decision to omit the small "tails" on number 6 and number 9.
    I contacted pinscore through marco specialities and they confirmed that it was a concious decision to leave out the "tails". The product is still of good quality but purist may still be warned that this minor detail is different from the original gas display tubes.
    Just wanted to let you all know.

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    #2 5 years ago


    How odd.

    I wonder why how the hell they messed that up???

    Someone wasn't watching their b's and q's......

    #3 5 years ago

    Yeah I know.
    In their reply thay mentioned that "most" displays didn't use "the tails". Maybe they found a common display decoder chip that was compatible with most of they displays so that they could use it on all they boards, nomatter if its a Bally / Williams system 3-11 etc.?

    #4 5 years ago

    Thank you. This is a deal breaker for me and I would have been disapointed if I bought this. They should disclose this fact.

    #5 5 years ago

    Are you guys talking about the commas? I think the commas are driven in an odd way on sys 7, like they hacked it into the sys 6 design, i forget exactly what they did. Did they use the sound pia or something?

    #6 5 years ago

    I think they mean the "serifs" on the numbers 9 and 6.

    #7 5 years ago
    Quoted from barakandl:

    Are you guys talking about the commas? I think the commas are driven in an odd way on sys 7, like they hacked it into the sys 6 design, i forget exactly what they did. Did they use the sound pia or something?

    looks like he talking about the top bar of a 6 and bottom bar of a 9. making them one segment from being 8's rather than 2.

    #8 5 years ago

    OOoh i see now.

    the displays are missing commas tho too in the top pic?

    #9 5 years ago

    My pictures are shown during the display test mode and here the commas are shown with every second number. They behave normally during gameplay.

    #10 5 years ago

    First two pictures I see lowercase "b"s and "g"s, not 6s and 9s. This can't be right. If it is, I would not buy, and I need some displays.

    Don C.

    #11 5 years ago

    I have had pinscore in my Hot Tip for a good while now and never even noticed.
    It is an odd choice to do that, but it does not bother me at all.

    #12 5 years ago

    Yep, as I've mentioned earlier I also thought my pinscore displays were bad since they werent showing the 6 and 9's ( or b and g's) as the originals. But it is a concious design choice from pinscore. Since I now know its suppose to be like that I can live with it, but I just wanted you all to know that there is a difference in the way pinscore display displays the two numbers.

    #13 5 years ago

    Good to know, thanks!

    Does anyone know if other brands "chose" to do it this way? I'm sure you are right in that the 7 segment decoder they can source can't do it the original way.

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