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Time machine for Retro Gamer

Yorkshirelion

Well-known Member
Hi there,

I have a Samsung 32" LCD Model number (le32r41bd)

Lovely for xbox 360 and watching dvds on pc upscailed to screen res.

Not so good however for playing Snes, Megadrive, NES and N64 games.

would somebody kindly go back in time and make sure that all of the above consoles have HDTV chips placed inside to upscale the picture to my HDTV natural resolution, therfore not making the said consoles look so much like a big turd.

Thanks
 
The device you are looking for is a scaler :)
Get saving!

(BTW, how are you connecting those consoles, what cables? RGB SCART on each?)
 

Yorkshirelion

Well-known Member
Scaler, not not me, i have gone truly old school and plugged in a 21" 4:3 CRT TV.

Just remember 4:3 is the future, or at least it was the future until widescreen beasted it, although for Snes, NES N64 and megadrive....... Its the dogs gonads
 

Yorkshirelion

Well-known Member
An interesting point for you to digest.

Emulation Versus the real deal.

I have all the consoles i have already stated but, i could however play the games on my TV using a emulator, by backing up my legally owned snes babies to my PC and running them at my LCD's resolution.

Its just not the same though IMO, no where near as good as getting the pad in hand blowing all the poop outta the cartridge even though its been in a cartridge protector and then pressing power and watching that 8/16bit badboy hit the screen, especially the NES, loving the mono sound there really.
 
S

SCo4

Guest
are you prepared for the Xbox 360, any Sony consoles you own and your LCD to dissapear the moment time is changed to Sega and Nintendo doing HiDef in 1990? ;)
 
R

riesgo

Guest
stud said:
An interesting point for you to digest.

Emulation Versus the real deal.

I have all the consoles i have already stated but, i could however play the games on my TV using a emulator, by backing up my legally owned snes babies to my PC and running them at my LCD's resolution.

Its just not the same though IMO, no where near as good as getting the pad in hand blowing all the poop outta the cartridge even though its been in a cartridge protector and then pressing power and watching that 8/16bit badboy hit the screen, especially the NES, loving the mono sound there really.

I have found a good compromise for my retro needs. I emulate those consoles... on another console :)

16 bit emulation in a modified XBOX is very very close to the real thing, specially snes and megadrive :smashin:
 

Yorkshirelion

Well-known Member
Yeah lets lose the 360 and playstation, imagine what we would have now if we had hi-def in 1990. A good thing also whilst someone is getting some use out of the time machine, would be to make everything wireless, especially power cables. I dont claim to know had this would be done, maybe a battery the size of a pea that lasts 20 years.

Who know but 5 consoles plus PC and Speakers and power cables, how can i hide that, girlfriend loves it, maybe she can go in the time machine as well :smashin:
 

Yorkshirelion

Well-known Member
Modded Xbox yeah i have one and have tried it and must say that i like that way of doing it. I know it is most probably nostalgia but nothing feels right to me unless i'm playing it how its meant to be played using the joypad on the console.
 
I remember skimming through the Sega Saturn VDP-1 programming manual (VDP-1 and -2 were its graphics chips) and the Saturn hardware actually is capable of HDTV (the slightly higher than 1080 line Japanese analogue system if I remember rightly). I doubt any game ever used it though.

Same as Stud here, emulation doesn't do it for me.
 

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