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nmv
12-29-2009, 10:50 AM
This may be a lot of questions but any and all help is appreciated.

My situation is this... I just bought a new house and will finally have my own game room and am looking for advice on a setup to play my older games.

My questions revolve around the type of TV to use to get the best overall experience from multiple systems. The systems that I would be using range from the 2600-Saturn/N64/PS1. The options that I have come up with are as follows...

Just get a nice tube SDTV such as http://www.amazon.com/Sony-KV36FV27-36-WEGA-Flat-Screen/dp/B00005T3CT

Or a tube HDTV such as http://www.amazon.com/SONY-Super-Pitch-Television-KD-34XBR960/dp/B0002NDFKM so that I can also enjoy PS3/360/HD from it as well. Would the older systems sill look as nice as on the SDTV?

Use the 1080p LCD HDTV I have now. How bad would these systems look compared to a tube sdtv? I have this now, and don't have a "decent" tube so I would have to buy one if this is not a good option.

What about just using my systems/games for display but use emulation on a pc connected to the LCD and use USB modded game pads such as http://www.retrousb.com/product_info.php?cPath=21&products_id=32
to play the games. Would this look any better than using the original hardware on an HDTV?

Also which one of these options would be best for PS2/Xbox/Dreamcast?

I know its alot, but I'm very excited and just want to make sure I'll be able to enjoy the best those systems have to offer.

Thank you

nmv
12-29-2009, 10:55 AM
Sorry I Didn't mean to post this in the sub-forum, anyway to delete this?


This may be a lot of questions but any and all help is appreciated.

My situation is this... I just bought a new house and will finally have my own game room and am looking for advice on a setup to play my older games.

My questions revolve around the type of TV to use to get the best overall experience from multiple systems. The systems that I would be using range from the 2600-Saturn/N64/PS1. The options that I have come up with are as follows...

Just get a nice tube SDTV such as http://www.amazon.com/Sony-KV36FV27-36-WEGA-Flat-Screen/dp/B00005T3CT

Or a tube HDTV such as http://www.amazon.com/SONY-Super-Pitch-Television-KD-34XBR960/dp/B0002NDFKM so that I can also enjoy PS3/360/HD from it as well. Would the older systems sill look as nice as on the SDTV?

Use the 1080p LCD HDTV I have now. How bad would these systems look compared to a tube sdtv? I have this now, and don't have a "decent" tube so I would have to buy one if this is not a good option.

What about just using my systems/games for display but use emulation on a pc connected to the LCD and use USB modded game pads such as http://www.retrousb.com/product_info.php?cPath=21&products_id=32
to play the games. Would this look any better than using the original hardware on an HDTV?

Also which one of these options would be best for PS2/Xbox/Dreamcast?

I know its alot, but I'm very excited and just want to make sure I'll be able to enjoy the best those systems have to offer.

Thank you

Soviet Conscript
12-29-2009, 11:05 AM
This may be a lot of questions but any and all help is appreciated.

My situation is this... I just bought a new house and will finally have my own game room and am looking for advice on a setup to play my older games.

My questions revolve around the type of TV to use to get the best overall experience from multiple systems. The systems that I would be using range from the 2600-Saturn/N64/PS1. The options that I have come up with are as follows...

Just get a nice tube SDTV such as http://www.amazon.com/Sony-KV36FV27-36-WEGA-Flat-Screen/dp/B00005T3CT

Or a tube HDTV such as http://www.amazon.com/SONY-Super-Pitch-Television-KD-34XBR960/dp/B0002NDFKM so that I can also enjoy PS3/360/HD from it as well. Would the older systems sill look as nice as on the SDTV?

Use the 1080p LCD HDTV I have now. How bad would these systems look compared to a tube sdtv? I have this now, and don't have a "decent" tube so I would have to buy one if this is not a good option.

What about just using my systems/games for display but use emulation on a pc connected to the LCD and use USB modded game pads such as http://www.retrousb.com/product_info.php?cPath=21&products_id=32
to play the games. Would this look any better than using the original hardware on an HDTV?

Also which one of these options would be best for PS2/Xbox/Dreamcast?

I know its alot, but I'm very excited and just want to make sure I'll be able to enjoy the best those systems have to offer.

Thank you

i'm sure a mod can move the post to somewhere more appropriate, no worries

i delt with the same issue. eventually i just decided on 3 seperate setups. i have my wii, 360 and ps3 hooked up to my sony 46 inch hd lcd because honestly everything pre hd looks horrible on it. even ps1/2 games upscaled on it look like crap

in my game room proper i have a sony rgb crt monitor that basicly functions as my crt for older games i really i only have 3 systems hooked up to it, an snes a ps2 and a odyessy2

my main tv acually is a samsung widescreen crt hdtv. dispite being a hdtv it displays my older systems amazeingly and is even more vibrant then my rgb crt and displays text much sharper which is why i still have the majority of my older systems hooked up to it.

there are only a few problems with this tv when playing older systems. there is minor pixalation but its so minor and the image is so nice that i barely notice it. there is a motion blur whenever you move, i suppose this is known as "ghosting" its really not a big problem and its really only distracting when your moveing over a checkered background

Orion Pimpdaddy
12-29-2009, 02:13 PM
Tube TVs for anything older than a PS2. (Older light gun games don't do well on an LCD, and overall the games look worse)

Make sure the tube TV has at least one s-video inputs.

Use an LCD for anything newer than a PS2.

Don't emulate. Play the actual hardware.