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Re: LCD vs CRT, Best Video Inputs and Lightguns on HD

by Mod_Man_Extreme Tue Jun 08, 2010 5:55 pm

Hobie-wan wrote:
CRTGAMER wrote:Hobie, info on yours? How's the Retro consoles look on Plasma?


For the most part I think they look pretty good. It will accept and scale 1080i, but it's only ED at 852x480 for the actual resolution. This may help the older consoles look good, or maybe I'm just less picky. Older 'flicker' type shadows usually don't look too great, though it varies by system and whether the shadow is moving or not. Some of these are from memory as they're not hooked up right now, but anyway.

SMS - composite - Some looks ok, some like reds bleed really bad.
Genesis - composite - Looks like ass like you'd expect. Hopefully an s-video mod will help whenever I get to it.
NES - composite - Looks ok. It depends on the colors used and the contrast between them. Some combinations give pretty well defined pixels, some edges have what looks like a freeze frame of dot crawl when the picture is still.
PCE/TG-16 - composite - Looks pretty good, some of the same edge issues as the NES, but overall looks better than the NES image.

SNES / N64 / PS1 / Saturn - s-video - These all look great IMHO.

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Re: CRT vs LCD, Best Video Inputs and Lightguns on HD

by wip3outguy7 Tue Sep 21, 2010 12:36 am

Just subbed to this guy's channel. He has some epic Dreamcast videos. He recently put up a video about the Dreamcast light guns and shows one working with a VGA monitor. This marks the first time I have seen it in action.

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Re: CRT vs LCD, Video Inputs, Lightguns on HD and More Guides

by CRTGAMER Tue Sep 28, 2010 8:32 pm

So far CRT vote tally is still ahead, but barely. I should have made the vote as favorite, not currently owned. From what I have see from visits to Frys, Best Buy and Walmart a CRT cannot be bought new anywhere. Get them at Goodwill and Swap Meet while you can, CRTs getting as rare as that contest winner game cart.

I have been adding a lot to the OP, including additional information on semi related Guides in the OP. I also included links to some of my other posts that may be of use. I renamed my CRT VS LCD signature link to reflect the change.
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Re: CRT vs LCD, Video Inputs, Lightguns on HD and More Guides

by D.D.D. Wed Sep 29, 2010 7:21 am

CRT! I wish the SED TVs came out. IIRC, they were supposed to be like CRT's in visual quality but the thinness of an LCD/Plasma TV. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Surface-co ... er_display
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Re: CRT vs LCD, Video Inputs, Lightguns on HD and More Guides

by wip3outguy7 Wed Sep 29, 2010 4:27 pm

Wow, that was a very interesting read (about the SEDs). A shame as they appear to have been more technically sound than the LCD format that everyone has come to accept today.
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Re: CRT vs LCD, Video Inputs, Lightguns on HD and More Guides

by wip3outguy7 Fri Oct 01, 2010 8:11 pm

Made a video about the PS1 multi AV box and its use with Guncons. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p1TiFrXmoBQ

Most people who have scanned this thread already know the information, but I think it's kind of nice to see it in action.
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Re: CRT vs LCD, Video Inputs, Lightguns on HD and More Guides

by CRTGAMER Sat Oct 02, 2010 1:05 am

D.D.D. wrote:CRT! I wish the SED TVs came out. IIRC, they were supposed to be like CRT's in visual quality but the thinness of an LCD/Plasma TV. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Surface-conduction_electron-emitter_display
Thanks for that link, an interesting read. A shame wasn't cost effective to give the customer a choice. From reading the article, looks like no "Gun Scan" so conventional lightguns probably would not have worked on the SED phosphor. Agree, looked like it could have duplicated the brightness of a CRT. The new LED TVs will probably fill that niche.

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wip3outguy7 wrote:Made a video about the PS1 multi AV box and its use with Guncons. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p1TiFrXmoBQ

Most people who have scanned this thread already know the information, but I think it's kind of nice to see it in action.
Great informative video, thanks! Included your link to the SCPH-1160 adaptor hookup in the OP.
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Re: CRT vs LCD, Video Inputs, Lightguns on HD and More Guides

by CRTGAMER Sat Nov 13, 2010 4:56 pm

Added more Guides to the OP on page 1.
SNES-N64-GC VGA, Game storage information, converting files and capturing YouTube videos.

The OP has a lot of new updated sections.
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Re: CRT vs LCD, Video Inputs, Lightguns on HD and More Guides

by XxBroBuzzxX Sun Nov 14, 2010 10:45 am

Amazing guides CRTgamer! But I gotta say, how are you not a mod yet? With great stuff like this, and helping others on this forum, it's surprising you're not a mod already! :P
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Re: CRT vs LCD, Video Inputs, Lightguns on HD and More Guides

by CRTGAMER Tue Nov 16, 2010 6:33 pm

XxBroBuzzxX wrote:Amazing guides CRTgamer! But I gotta say, how are you not a mod yet? With great stuff like this, and helping others on this forum, it's surprising you're not a mod already! :P
Thanks. I just enjoy reading and writing of game related information, especially when dealing with Modding systems.

The OP is my first guide I posted here, has really grown with all the add on Edits. :D

I should have attached a pic at the start, a quick way of seeing the total view hits.
A good feeling when I see my guides appear in the Google search pages. :mrgreen:

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Added information on Anamorphic vs Non-Anamorphic issues.

The OP has a lot of new updated sections.
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