Just pulled the trigger on a CRT!!

Kobeskillz
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7:29 PM - Aug 06, 2014 #1

Funny because you spend so much time getting the latest and greatest and after a while I go back and get something old. lol.

I got a Sony Wega 20" KV-20FV12 tv with 2 composite and one S Video!!!! :w00t: :w00t:

Perfect for retro gaming. :yeah:
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7:37 PM - Aug 06, 2014 #2

Nice! Haha no joke, I have a top of the line 55" flat screen but anything older than my Wii U tend to always be hooked up to one of my CRT TV's. It really does make them look better!
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12:40 AM - Aug 07, 2014 #3

Yeah seriously but for me is anything under GameCube. GameCube games that support 480p look nice on hdtvs. 480i is a mixed bag. Wii games pop in 480p for the most part.

N64 and under forget about it. You need a crt!!!
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2:08 PM - Aug 07, 2014 #4

So I was able to test it last night and while yes it's a CRT I had forgotten how low res and overall blurry N64 games were. It really took my eyes some time to adjust after full time HD viewing.

The image was clear of all the crap I would get connecting the 64 to my HDTV and while blurry it was still a clean image.

I only tested Jet Force but I remember that game being blurry even back in the day i'f i'm correct.
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2:26 PM - Aug 07, 2014 #5

Yeah recently I have played that game a bit and found it to be a little worse than others. Try Super Smash Brothers or Mario 64. Those will look better I'll bet :)
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7:26 PM - Aug 07, 2014 #6

LivingGhandi wrote:Yeah recently I have played that game a bit and found it to be a little worse than others. Try Super Smash Brothers or Mario 64. Those will look better I'll bet :)
Yeah it is pretty blurry. Not sure why Rare never used the expansion pack to clean up the visions and make bump the res.

I tried some other games but couldn't get a few working. Probably dirty or something. I also tried my NES but couldn't get my games up but it has been years since i've fired up these pups.
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7:37 PM - Aug 07, 2014 #7

You'd be surprised to find that these games that don't work are cleanable!
All you need is Q-tips and rubbing alcohol. I recommend 50-70% alcohol and about 5-10 seconds of rubbing on the pins. Most, if not all games will work just fine after this.

Try it out and thank me later :yeah:

I had a copy of Kirby's adventure for the NES that just wouldn't work. I tried cleaning it a bit and still nothing. A few months passed, and I gave it one last shot. I cleaned the connecting pins on the cartridge and now it works better than some of my others that have always worked! It's literally a gaming miracle. Let me know if you get them working.

P.S. I clean all of my games like this. Working or not. Whenever I get new ones I clean them before inserting them because if you put too many dirty games in your system, soon enough the system will get dirty itself and then no games will work. Good luck!
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12:52 AM - Aug 08, 2014 #8

I picked up a flat tube 27" JVC CRT for $10. N64 looks waaaaay better on that than my LCD TV.
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2:20 AM - Aug 08, 2014 #9

People can't get rid of these old CRTs fast enough. If you pay for one, you almost got a raw deal! If they didn't take up so much room I'd be stocking up!

Sweet score! I agree with everybody, N64 looks its best on CRT for sure!
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4:42 AM - Aug 08, 2014 #10

Yup! I got 2 from the same person in a local ad. She was happy to see them go, and I was more than happy to take them!
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