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The High Definition Retrogaming Thread (Including CRT/BVM/PVM Chatter)

MCBanjoMike

Infamous third lava dolphin
(He/him)
That’s a nice find, 20” TVs are rare and they tend to go pretty quick - as opposed to larger CRTs, which still seem to be plentiful, at least around here. I actually picked myself up a nice Toshiba 24” CRT over the weekend for use with my MiSTer. That one was free, but all the decent 20” sets I’ve seen in the local classifieds have been snatched up before I could get to them (or were being sold for more than I wanted to pay).

Sarge, that TV of yours sounds like it would be perfect for a MiSTer setup…
 

Sarge

hardcore retro gamin'
Sarge, that TV of yours sounds like it would be perfect for a MiSTer setup…
I'm definitely curious what it would look like on there - right now I've got it hooked to a 32" Trinitron, which looks mostly great but does have some small geometry and alignment issues.
 

Kazin

did i do all of that?
(he/him)
I have experience sending it to Voultar and having him install a HiDefNES for me. Does that help? Probably not...
I'm thinking about doing this next year with my NES actually, since his price isn't too bad (just want S-video, not the hidef one). How long does it typically take? I mean, it's fine regardless, but is this something that took months for you, or was it fairly quick?
 

John

(he/him)
If you don’t already have the hi-def NES kit, your best bet is to spend way too much on a preinstalled console. They’re out of stock, and the creator Kevtris isn’t interested in doing new runs, as he’s been working with Analogue on designing their FPGA consoles. I bought a kit years back, and tried to install it in a top-loader without a proper desoldering gun and temp controlled solder station. I also forgot a riser on one of the chips. Pretty sure I ruined both the top loader and the hdmi kit.

I thought I could handle it because I did a bunch of PS1/PS2 modchip installs a long time ago, but the game has changed. I don’t even look at things like the Dreamcast HDMI mods that need drag soldering across super tiny pins.
 

Kazin

did i do all of that?
(he/him)
Oh, no, I don't want to do it myself, I'm looking at sending my NES to Voultar to have him do it, because yeah, I don't have a proper desoldering gun.
 

John

(he/him)
Ah, that’s the RGB kit, not HDMI. That’s found everywhere, and can get you the s-video you’re looking for, which I glossed over on your original post. Sorry!
 

Kazin

did i do all of that?
(he/him)
I wondered what the disconnect between us was haha. Nbd. Are you aware of a cheaper source for the RGB kit?
 

John

(he/him)
I think Tim Worthington’s the only one to distribute his kits, so that’s probably the best you’ll find. Although… looking through my email, I apparently bought one for a front loader after the whole HDMI debacle, and I’ve never installed it. If I can find it, I’ll PM you.
 

Kazin

did i do all of that?
(he/him)
I think Tim Worthington’s the only one to distribute his kits, so that’s probably the best you’ll find. Although… looking through my email, I apparently bought one for a front loader after the whole HDMI debacle, and I’ve never installed it. If I can find it, I’ll PM you.
Oh *shit*, that'd be fantastic. Let me know, thanks!
 
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