Classic Bally / Stern Pinball Display
BRAND NEW 6-digit and 7-digit LED displays for Classic Bally/Stern Pinball Machines that replicate the look of plasma displays!
The Pinitech UNO Display breaks away from tradition and is fully contained on a single PCB design allowing for a few new tricks of its own!
6-digit models replace Bally AS-2518-15, Bally AS-2518-21 and Stern DA-100 displays.
7-digit models replace Bally AS-2518-58 and Stern DA-300 displays.
Absolutely NO HIGH VOLTAGE! Displays operates off 5v only!
Low Current Usage Design, Built To Last!
Adjustable Brightness Control!
Fully Custom LED Digits With Comma!
Includes Foam Light Block! (minimizes ambient light from lamps)
LED Displays Blend Superbly With Plasma Displays! (if desired)
Mounts With Existing Display Hardware!
Displays Will Not Move When Machine Is Transported!
Comma Can Be Enabled/Disabled Easily!
Shift Displays Left Or Right For That Perfect Zen Feeling! *UNO-Only Feature
WHITE Digit Displays Use Color Filters To Achieve Any Color!
LED Displays That Look Like Plasma Displays!
How about some LED displays that really do match the look of plasma displays? Yeah, we thought that would be cool to see too!
Our mission was to create LED displays that looked so close to plasma displays, you could even mix a single ORANGE digit LED display in with a group of plasma displays and have a hard time telling the difference! That's just not something possible with any other LED displays for Classic Bally/Stern games on the market. If you're really set on keeping that "original look", but want to move over to LED displays, we think you'll be thrilled with our displays!
Custom Digits That Set The Bar HIGHER!
Our displays use custom digits (the digits are stamped "PINITECH"). They're not generic digits with comma or even tweaked versions of existing digit designs. We built them ground-up, meticulously crafting the design of the LED digits to match the best characteristics of actual plasma glass Bally/Stern were using in their games in the late 1970's and early 1980's. Font height, angle and other characteristics were adjusted to match REAL plasma glass used on original Bally/Stern displays. It's our own bit of "secret sauce" unique to our displays that make them stand out from the herd.
Quality That Gets Noticed
It's not just the custom digits that make our displays special. We spent extensive time during the initial development of our displays testing the circuits to ensure long life and minimal stress on components and your machine.
We've had quite a few customers compare our displays to some name brand displays that have been on the market for over a decade & tell us they like our displays better. Some of these customers are using these displays in their arcades that operate 10-12 hours a day, 7 days a week. One arcade operator reported to us that after several years our displays still functioned like new, while some displays from another manufacturer had digits that had faded in that same time.
It's really not surprising to hear of issues with other displays on the market, considering some designs are pushing components beyond their limits for a minimal gain in brightness and just aren't built to last. It's unfortunate because the customer can't tell the difference between a good electrical design or a bad design, but they pay the price down the road when the display stops functioning correctly. If a display only last a few years before having issues, it's no better than LED bulbs claiming 10+ year life expectancy that have to be replaced 6-12 months later.
Not all displays are built-to-last. Pinitech displays were designed to put minimal stress on components so they last a long time.
A quick video comparison of our LED displays:
Time 0:00-0:13 - ORANGE LED display (3rd Player Position)
Time 0:14-0:18 - BLUE LED display (2nd Player Position)
Time 0:19-0:25 - Original Plasma Display (1st Player Position)
Time 0:26-0:32 - Plasma Display (top); ORANGE LED display (bottom)
Why Upgrade Your Displays To LED?
No restoration is complete without a brand new set of LED displays! Upgrading to LED displays will breathe new life into the machine, making it feel more modern and bringing back the uniformity and crispness of a matching set of displays like when the machine was new.
Think about it.. where are your eyes drawn on a machine? The backglass. The playfield. And THE DISPLAYS!
Having out-gassing, half-dead or mismatched displays can be very visually distracting when trying to enjoy your game. We've heard people say "Only one or two of my plasma displays have issues, I'll just wait till the rest kick the bucket and then upgrade." Makes sense, right? Except while you're waiting for other displays to go bad, you're having to look at displays that DO have issues and that can be pretty distracting when playing your game. Those display issues also tend to stick out like a sore thumb when the games are in attract mode, in an otherwise beautiful line-up of Classic Bally/Stern games.
What if you can upgrade NOW, solve your display issues and actually gain something in the process? That's what happens when you upgrade to a full set of LED displays. You instantly free up any of the original working plasma displays that can be used in another game or sold to recoup costs of upgrading to an LED display set. If you go with a DIY Kit, you'll save even more money!
Once you've seen a NEW matching set of displays in your game, you'll wonder why you didn't upgrade sooner!
Pinitech UNO Design
If you hadn't noticed, we have two models of LED displays available for Bally/Stern games. Besides a slightly cheaper price point, the Pinitech UNO allows you to shift the displays a bit to the left or right for better alignment with backglasses! So it not only costs a bit less, it also offers an additional feature!
So why two designs? Well, the Pinitech TRADITIONAL displays can work some places where the UNO can't (see below on UNO design considerations). Beyond that, some people just like the "classic look" of the two-board design.
UNO DESIGN CONSIDERATION **Please Read**
While the Pinitech UNO should work in just about all of the Classic Bally/Stern games, there may be a few exceptions that would require modification of the UNO boards to fit properly. You will need roughly 3/16" clearance above and 3/8" clearance below the metal display brackets. See this picture for clearances. Should you need to modify the board to fit, this can usually be taken care of via the built-in snap points for the occassional game with a lamp surround affecting display installation.
Stern MPU-200 games that used 7-digit displays (where the display brackets mounted on the back of the lamp panel) would need to have their holes drilled through to the front of the lamp panel to allow the UNO boards to mount from the front. Additionally, games with displays in the playfield will likely need one of our TRADITIONAL style displays for use in the playfield mounted display as the UNO is likely to have clearance issues with under-playfield mounted assemblies.
*Displays mount with the original display bracket hardware and you can even leave the display brackets in-place if you'd like!
These are great looking, energy-efficient LED displays! Available in ORANGE, RED, BLUE or WHITE digits. WHITE allows for unlimited color choices using color filters that adhere to the LED digits.
Below are just a few of the comments we've heard from customers about these displays.
"I don't normally gush over products but these displays are the real deal."
"Worked perfect the first time!"
"Love the displays! DIY Kit instructions are detailed and easy to follow."
"IMHO these displays are better than the originals and worth the upgrade."
"Thanks for paying attention to the details!"
For more testimonials, check out this Pinside thread where customers have left some opinions on these displays (and we hope you do too!)
OPTION #1: ASSEMBLED
Completely assembled displays that are ready to plug in to your machine.Note: Limited Availability through the year, please inquire if showing "Out Of Stock" below.
OPTION #2: DIY KIT
DIY Kits include unassembled boards & components to build these awesome looking displays and save quite a bit of money!
There's just one catch.. you have to build them! You'll need basic soldering tools and some soldering experience. A temperature-controlled soldering iron is highly recommended, however you can get by with a 15-20w soldering iron with a small tip. Assembly instructions are included.
6-DIGIT SET Game List
Ali, Black Jack, Cosmic Princess, Dolly Parton, Dracula, Eight Ball, Embryon, Evel Knievel, Freedom, Future Spa, Galaxy, Gold Ball, Harlem Globetrotters, Hot Hand, Hotdoggin', Kiss, Lectronamo, Lost World, Magic, Mata Hari, Memory Lane, Meteor, Mystic, Night Rider, Nitro Groundshaker, Nugent, Paragon, Pinball, Playboy, Power Play, Rolling Stones, Silverball Mania, Space Invaders, Star Trek, Stars, Stingray, Strikes & Spares, Supersonic, Trident, Viking, Voltan, Wild Fyre
7-DIGIT SET Game List
Big Game, Black Pyramid, BMX, Catacomb, Centaur I, Centaur II, Cheetah, Cybernaut, Dragonfist, Eight Ball Deluxe, Fathom, Fireball Classic, Fireball II, Flash Gordon, Flight 2000, Freefall, Frontier, Iron Maiden, Kings Of Steel, Nine Ball, Quicksilver, Seawitch, Skateball, Spectrum, Split Second, Spy Hunter, Viper, X's & O's, Xenon
See our PDF guide for compatibility / display counts for all Classic Bally/Stern games!
Note: A few games utilize different display configurations where there is a display under the playfield or additional displays in the backbox (ie. Six Million Dollar Man, Elektra, Medusa, Mr & Mrs Pac-Man, Vector, Lightning, Orbitor 1). Please Contact Us directly to order for these machines and we'll create a custom invoice for the correct number of displays for your game.
Pinitech LLC offers a 180-day limited warranty against defects on all ASSEMBLED products manufactured by Pinitech. Warranty does not cover improper installation or modifications beyond intended use.
DIY Kits are handled on a per-case basis and limited to parts replacement only. Due to their nature, we cannot warranty assembly done by others on DIY Kits.
This product was designed ONLY for the purpose as stated in the product description. Pinitech LLC cannot control conditions of installation or use (ie. inadequate repairs of machines, improper installation, aftermarket modifications, etc). End user agrees to assume any and all liablity of this product. In no event shall Pinitech LLC be liable for any direct, indirect, punitive, incidental, special consequential damages, to property or life, whatsoever arising out of or connected with the use or misuse of our products.
If you have any issues with using this product, please email us! We're happy to help answer your questions & will do our best to resolve any problems you may be having.
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