Old consoles and LED tv's

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  1. Bogdan Ioan

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    Hello,

    I have lots of old consoles and recently bought a LED tv, i use a scart switchbox and the image on scart input is just bad. colors are not lively at all and the image is very bad compared to same input on an crt tv.

    My question is, will an scart to hdmi upscaler converter solve my problem ? will i see better colors with it or will it just make my resolution better?
    If yes can you recommend one off amazon.co.uk ?

    It's very hard to explain how bad the image is since english isn't my native language, i will try to post some pics tonight.

    i mostly play nes and ps2 games.
    thanks for listening!
     
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    You might want to pop over to Schmups forum or Fudoh's own site Hazard-city.de, there's quite a bit of information on scalers for retrogaming.I use a Lumagen Radiance on my 50" plasma calibrated by Gordon Fraser (Many Thanks !) mainly for PSP games and have recently acquired a brand new Sony 29" Trinitron CRT (it was sitting in a warehouse for 12 years) and compared the Playstation one game tomb raider one level 1 caves on the Sony to the Plasma/Lumagen and was astounded to find that Plasma + Lumagen equaled that of Sony Trinitron when it came to displaying an old playstion one game.I also did not notice any appreciable slowdown in game play using the Lumagen.
     
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    'will i see better colors with it or will it just make my resolution better? ' or C. None of the above :)

    SD on SD TV looks good - SD on HD TV looks poor, par for the course on many HD TV's and a budget 'converter' with little or no user controls is not the solution.

    Keep the CRT or it's time to invest in a decent Video Processing solution.

    Joe
     
  5. Bogdan Ioan

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    The way i have my room setup doesn't allow me to put another tv in there.
    Do tell about the decent video processing solution.
    Thanks in advance.
     
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    As above have a chat to Gordon Fraser at Convergent-AV who looks after Lumagen in the UK - Gordon has a Trade In promotion running so you may find he has a second hand unit that would suit your requirements.
    http://www.convergent-av.co.uk/

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