- Friend found two brand new still in the box tvs from late 90s. Now I have somewhere to plug a few of my collection.
They have adapters to play on the newer TV's. Like an AV to HDMI converter. Unless you prefer the CRT stuff?ID: hagnlrp
I didn't want to have to go find a framemiester to make my NES, SNES and genisis work on my 4K. And I really didn't like how it looked on my 1080tv. For 4K TVs most of them don't recognize some of the old consoles even with adapters and it kinda blows.
My buddy found these two TVs and it works great, so I guess I'm part of the CRT gang now.
Edit: Meant to type genisis and not n64. However my n64 doesn't like some tvsID: hagrjnc
Good for you, have to keep it aliveID: hagudsf
Gotcha, I was able to find adapters for the PS2 and I'm pretty sure both Dreamcast and N64 have adapters that actually work. It's a gamble going through eBay or Amazon, but they're out there. Could always check a local gaming place. Not GameStop, but a used game shop/trade and play usually have lots of that stuff. I agree it doesn't always look right though with the new TV's. They should've had a built in feature to switch resolutions for retro sources.
If you have a decent enough PC there's a lot of good ROMs out there if you're into that. I have a handheld also that plays up to PS1, but honestly anything past Sega Genesis/SNES lags on it pretty bad. Still pretty cool to play old games I never had the opportunity to at the time. Either way hope you have a blast.ID: hah89xi
It'll look better on CRT.ID: hahmkfa
CRT is the whole experience. The THUNK of the degaussing circuit when you turn it on. The crackle of the high voltage on the thick glass screen. The high pitched squeal of the flyback transformer. The tube warms and the picture fades in. And what a picture! It looks beautiful, exactly as it's supposed to look: perfectly imperfect, with a little bit of blur.
Input lag is nonexistent. I've tried some games with emulator, with original hardware on my modern LCD, and with my CRT, and on CRT I always perform better.
Games look and play exactly how you remembered them. Plus I just think old TVs are neat.
My 65" TV from 2020 has an RCA input
Edit: and yes, my N64 works excellent on itID: hah2qxx
Mind if I ask what brand it is. I've been noticing some brands and models have issues. I've noticed my n64 works on some new TVs. My NES, SNES, and genesis work on none.ID: hah3d3a
It's an LG. Believe the model I have is a 65uk6300 or something along those lines
The static electricity of the screen. the good old daysID: hahio9g
Wow, what a dream! Congrats!
Ah yes and the TV on the floor to.
Those were the days back then!ID: hah2mif
Gotta get that full back in the day type feeling. My wife doesn't understand.
I remember playing Mario Kart N64 with four players in college on a 19 inch CRT. Fun times!
Damn nice! 😀