If you don't have a crt, why not? Is a modern tv as good?
I have a philips tv vcr combi, those that attended the meet have used it with my now infamous sms 2 and assorted awful pads. The tv itself is mint condition (ok, was, but still has aged well), I bought it on ebay a few years back, it went unsold with no bids at £10, I offered £5 and the seller countered with £7.50
Part of me would love an akura set from the 90s like I used to have but I have seen about 2 and they were too far away.
My father was always very proud of the IT Department, run by a genius, a dynamic go-getter and a man from Ireland
I use a crt tv that i bought this year, its a 25" bang & olufsen that i picked up on ebay for £48 (considering it was 3k new thats quite a bargain lol)
I wouldnt have thought there was a difference between crt and lcd until i went back to crt. I thought my controllers were getting old because there was a lag when pressing the buttons but when i switched to crt they worked perfectly again.
Another obvious advantage is i can once again use the phaser and glasses (when i get a pair).
Post by Transatlantic Foe on Oct 3, 2016 14:12:59 GMT
Two reasons I have a CRT for my SMS (too many TLAs?), both purely functional rather than aesthetic:
1. Light phaser! 2. I have an SMS II that only has RF out. My LCD TVs seem much more sensitive to noise - my Dreamcast is unplayable via RF on my LCD (it's like a combo of not tuned properly and a tube that's about to pop), but perfect with the same cable on CRT. Mega Drive is better but has a lot of herringbone-like noise on the LCD that simply isn't there on my CRT.
My old Grundig TV/VCR combo kept turning itself off (assumed it was an overheating cutoff, probably had enough of all the moving around it got while I was a student) so I ditched it and got an LG CRT that a work colleague was ditching simply because they were upgrading to a widescreen LCD for normal TV viewing. Always happy to take a fully functional freebie!
Neither of my LCD TVs have noticable lag though. I made a point of getting models that don't have unnecessary image processing fluff (helpfully these are also cheaper!) and set them to game mode for the consoles I do use with them. Seems to work out well. I won't switch the SMS over though, because I need to be able to play those light gun games!
I have a 32" Sony Trinitron that I got for $10 at a second hand store. Like nearbythiscafe's B&O, I think this TV was also $3000+ when it was new. It's certainly nicer than anything I ever had when the CRT ruled the living room. I got it about three years ago. It's huge, but fits perfectly in the nook where I have my SD consoles set up. However, I dread the thought of ever moving and having to get it out of there and carry it around again.
From time to time I'll see people setting out their CRT TVs by the side of the road to be taken by anyone who wants it. It's a rare combination of technology that's been superseded in the marketplace, plus a particularly cumbersome form factor, that has made the monetary value plummet even more than usual.
Post by playgeneration on Oct 3, 2016 18:28:00 GMT
I've recently tried a SMS on my livingroom flatscreen TV again with a new scart cable, its not a bad picture, but not perfect either so I'll be sticking to CRT for the most part. I have two CRT's in my 'games room' a pretty big Goodmans cheap one, and a 21" (I think) Sony Trinitron which I picked up last year for about £20 and that has a really great picture. Its a bit of a squeeze having them both in there but it means I can have more consoles set up and ready to play at once.
I also still have my original 14" portable TV that only has RF input, I haven't had the heart to get rid of it and I suppose its still good for old Atari machines and such.