I think the most recent purchase is probably the dreamcast. I have a few retro consoles that I either had given to me or bought that don't have games, AV cables, controllers, or some combination of the three.
Not bought any retro stuff for a while, though i do have a Mega Drive (mine from '91), Game Gear, Saturn, Dreamcast and an N64 to go with my PS1, PS2, DS and XBox 360. Not played any of them for a while now though......
Awesome . My nes and snes take pride of place next to my tv. Also have master system, megadrive, n64, gc, ps 1 (needs fixing), xbox, wii (hardly gets used at all now i have completed the mario games) and an xbox 360.
Need a new ps2 too as its also broke (i just love sony!).
Latest additions are a zx81 and a zx spectrum I was given after a family friend passed away
Originally Posted by Assault Andy I am. But I'd like to get an old crappy TV one day.
Oh dear. "old crappy TV", the CRT extinction was a devastation. It's the only way to fully appreciate 2D video game art.
Because the colors generally bled out which made them less sharp and left more for the imagination to assume it looked better. It was over time, that we grew a respect for the graphics as they were. With that said, I'd actually prefer a clearer display so that I can cleanly see the sharpness of the graphics I appreciate so much.
A lot of art was drawn knowing how blurry the TVs were. So dithering looks much better on CRTs so much so that an area shaded with one black pixel and one white pixel alternating would look like a perfect shade of grey.
Originally Posted by AndyUK A lot of art was drawn knowing how blurry the TVs were. So dithering looks much better on CRTs so much so that an area shaded with one black pixel and one white pixel alternating would look like a perfect shade of grey.
On a black and white TV yes... On a color tv it would flicker between green/pink unless you have an RGB cable.
The reason not to use an LCD TV with old games is that when you display a standard definition source on an LCD it has to deinterlace and upscale it, which delays the picture and gives you a worse response to your controls.
Also, many early systems output a non-standard video signal, which wasn't a problem for CRTs, but may confuse an LCD TV.
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