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Discussion in 'Nintendo Forums' started by KeithO, Nov 30, 2003.

  1. KeithO

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    OK, Firstly I must apologise for this being a 'which console' question :blush:

    However, I have specific requirements which I've not been able to answer elsewhere, so I'm trying here!

    I already have a PC on which I play a lot of straegy games, and a few driving games. However, I've also recently bought a projector for my home cinema system, and I'm tempted by the thought of a decent driving game 8 feet wide! :D

    The PC is upstaris in the study, and I don't want to drag it downstairs (where the cinema is ) just for a few games. Which leaves me with a console.

    And that's my question - which console is best for (primarily) driving games on a projector size screen? I'm more concerned with the games available, picture quality, sound quality than any loyalty to a particular brand. If it can do component/RGB output and 5.1 surround sound, so much the better! I'm not interested in any online gaming.

    Thanks guys
     
  2. NeilMcRae

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    Xbox or PS-2. Xbox has DD5.1 and they both have a lot of decent racers.

    Neil.
     
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    XBox can also output high-def and progressive scan, reducing the need for scaling the image and de-interlacing.

    Rich
     
  4. jumpt_upmunky

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    A chipped xbox using a hi-def av pack in ntsc mode is the perfect choice, i run mine through an ae100 via component and the picture is fantastic.

    Project Gotham Racer 2 is truly beautiful plastered across the wall!

    and now that gta3 and gta3 vice city are now on the xbox who needs a ps2? (yes i am a bit of fanboy but I do own a ps2 and it's been in its box for a long time!)
     
  5. KeithO

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    Sounds like Xbox is the front-runner...thanks guys :)

    Jumpt_upmunky, where's the best place to get a chipped Xbox then? I've seen www.premodded.com but are there any other recommended places?
     
  6. hornydragon

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    new PS2 has Prog scan and is a sexy silver has plenty of cheap games and some very good driving ones.What PJ are you using?
    GC is the cheapest option but driving gains are limited.
     
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    www.londonconsole.com
     
  8. KeithO

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    PJ is a sharp xv-z91e (DLP). When you say 'new PS2' you mean the one that's out now? Does it need to be modded for that?
     
  9. hornydragon

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    Not as far as i know. All silver ones have PS, built in IR and other bits do a search.
     
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    IMHO the Xbox controller is perfect for racing games.

    It has two rear analogue triggers placed over your index fingers which make racing games play a lot better than they do on PS2. Obviously not the case however if you have a steering wheel. :)
     
  11. NeilMcRae

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    ah so you haven't played them then yet on the Xbox? :D

    Neil.
     

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