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Re: how do you preserve your consoles?

by BoneSnapDeez Wed Nov 16, 2011 1:46 pm

That's decent. I'll have to invest in something like this in the future. Unfortunately, my "game room" doubles as a bedroom and there's little space left over after the bed, bureaus, etc... :?
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Re: how do you preserve your consoles?

by BurningDoom Wed Nov 16, 2011 1:47 pm

BoneSnapDeez wrote:People who do have all their consoles hooked up, how did you do it? Do you have a massive TV stand and component switcher box?


My handhelds and PC don't have to be hooked up :P . As for the rest: My Wii and XBox 360 are in the living room for easy internet access (yes, I'm still wired). The rest of them are hooked up in my man-cave to a single TV using power-strips and system-selectors. And yeah, I do have a massive TV stand. It's a huge shelf that's probably more meant for pictures and nick-nacks. But at the top is my TV, and the compartments below hold my consoles. I also have a smaller shelf right next to it that houses a couple of them.
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Re: how do you preserve your consoles?

by Hazerd Wed Nov 16, 2011 1:49 pm

Keep them in a closet at room temperature, these arent Mona Lisa's, your SNES will never be worth $100,000, at least not in the next 10 generations of your family lol.

This goes for any other consoles out there, and honestly consoles that are worth money is because they had a limited run or didnt live up there potential *cough* saturn, *cough* dreamcast *cough* 3do *cough*
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Re: how do you preserve your consoles?

by BurningDoom Wed Nov 16, 2011 1:52 pm

Hazerd wrote:Keep them in a closet at room temperature, these arent Mona Lisa's, your SNES will never be worth $100,000, at least not in the next 10 generations of your family lol.

This goes for any other consoles out there, and honestly consoles that are worth money is because they had a limited run or didnt live up there potential *cough* saturn, *cough* dreamcast *cough* 3do *cough*
etc....


Did Dreamcast have a limited run as 3DO or Saturn? I remember them being quite popular before PS2 blew them out of the water.
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Re: how do you preserve your consoles?

by AppleQueso Wed Nov 16, 2011 1:54 pm

I'd say only 2 years on the market is pretty damn limited.
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Re: how do you preserve your consoles?

by Xeogred Wed Nov 16, 2011 1:54 pm

Are cardboard boxes bad? I have a feeling that's what made my Dreamcast brown. :roll: :lol:

I'll probably do plastic shelving/containers in the future.
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Re: how do you preserve your consoles?

by Hatta Wed Nov 16, 2011 2:08 pm

CRTGAMER wrote:Still, why take a chance?


IMO, keeping carts connected protects their contacts from oxidation.
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Re: how do you preserve your consoles?

by wip3outguy7 Wed Nov 16, 2011 2:25 pm

BoneSnapDeez wrote:People who do have all their consoles hooked up, how did you do it? Do you have a massive TV stand and component switcher box?

I have my TV on a small Ikea stand that fits 2 or 3 consoles. I have another stand off to the right that can hold another 2 or 3 consoles. To the left of the setup, I have a wire frame shelf that holds the remaining consoles and other accessories. I use a 4 port S-Video (one port shares two systems through a multi system cable) switch box to tie S-Video capable consoles to the TV. The Genesis and NES plug into the composite ports on the TV.

My ideal setup would be to keep the TV stand, find a wire frame column-like shelf that would stack all of my consoles and ditch the stand/shelf combo I have now.
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Re: how do you preserve your consoles?

by Bradtemple87 Wed Nov 16, 2011 2:26 pm

I just dust once in a while and keep all games in their cases.
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Re: how do you preserve your consoles?

by RyaNtheSlayA Wed Nov 16, 2011 2:33 pm

Bradtemple87 wrote:I just dust once in a while and keep all games in their cases.


Yeah, this.
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