X-Box Light Gun

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  1. Nikumba

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    Do any of the X-Box light guns work with plasma tv's?

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    a quick search on google..... :

    "No, this is not possible. The light guns use the beams from a CRT monitor/TV to read its location. LCD, TFT or Plasma screens work in a different way to this. This means any lightgun currently on the market will not work on LCD, TFT or Plasma screens."
     
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    Thanks for the reply did check google but was obviously not askingit hte right question cheers.

    I take it that is the same for projectors as well?

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    Yep same for PJ's..

    Its about time they created one that did.. i.e. you just calibrated it against the corners of your screen or similar..
     
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    Calibrating it wouldn't help - if displays don't have a noticable scan then a traditional light-gun just isn't going to work.

    However I did see an alternative type being demo'd somewhere, which involved sticking a sensor on top of the TV which can tell where the gun is being pointed - you can then calibrate that to your screen. Can't remember any details though - but it sounds like a more versatile solution (and hopefully solves all the other issues with light-guns, like the constantly flashing screen and lack of accuracy).

    Er - it might have been this: http://www.erealgames.com/products.htm
     

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