Ancient Nameless Hero
It's hard to tell sometimes, and it occurred to me that a suggestion to JFGI might not have been out of place, if that was what it was.
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As far as the supporting A/V gear, I've got all my 240p consoles on SCART cables connected to a gscartsw, which runs to my new RetroTink RGB2COMP via the gscartw's secondary output (which uses a VGA connector, so I had to adapt that back into SCART to feed it into the RGB2COMP), and then the RGB2COMP hooks into the CRT via the component inputs. As I mentioned above, the picture is really solid overall, but the tube could probably stand some minor tweaks to its geometry by someone who knows what they're doing. Eventually I'll get another component switcher so I can hook up my PS2 and Wii alongside the RGB2COMP without needing to swap component cables in and out, but until then it's nothing but 240p goodness all day long. I think my Framemeister might get jealous.
In short, it's been a revelation playing games on a CRT again. After a decade of owning nothing but flat-screens, I had more or less forgotten about the vibrancy and contrast of a CRT's color space.
One of my A/V enthusiast friends commented that there's a very good chance this Sanyo TV was actually built with a Toshiba-manufactured tube, so that might explain the similarity!I keep seeing Toshibas with component input in a very similar form factor on my local classifieds, although I haven't managed to snag one yet.
Yeah, I've got one of superg's old gscartsw 3.4 models with a VGA connector as the secondary output. Apparently the gscartsw "lite" version just uses normal dual SCART outputs, which would've been a little more convenient for my purposes. Fortunately etim makes a very nice VGA-to-SCART adapter that let me easily hook the VGA cable into the RetroTINK RGB2COMP. The adapter actually requires an external power source, but my gscartsw does provide power over the VGA connector, so thankfully I didn't need to connect yet another power cable just to convert the VGA signal to component...Wait... do you have the old model gscartsw? Mine just has two SCART outs. (Which is also how I do this same trick. One goes to my Framemeister, the other has a WookieeWins male SCART to female BNC cable going into my PVM.)
That reminds me of the old C64 monitor my family used to use as a second television!Is this the thread where I can post horrible things like this?
"It's a CRT! It counts!" he yelled, whilst being forceably ejected from the thread.
While it certainly isn't plug-and-play, it's surprisingly easy to set up overall. I love that "update all" script, too. Makes maintaining it a breeze.
I'm sure the biggest appeal of the Super Nt is for folks that still want to use their carts. And I definitely get it!