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Old 05-08-2015, 10:31 AM   #1
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How to CONNECT Your GAME CONSOLES to HDTVs

I have 40 years worth of game consoles connected to two televisions in my Game Room, one is a new HDTV & the other an older tube CRT TV. Here is how I connect them in detail.



Everybody's Game Room is different. Is there a better way? How do you do it?
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Old 05-08-2015, 11:03 AM   #2
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I actually watched this the other day, very cool setup!
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Old 05-08-2015, 11:52 AM   #3
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Old 05-08-2015, 01:17 PM   #4
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thank you so much for doing this. I get this question all the time. It seems to be a common issue these days.
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Old 05-08-2015, 02:46 PM   #5
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I feel like the absolute best way to play retro games is as intended on a CRT and either modding or just cable upgrading your consoles to do RGB out. A lot of them surprisingly do RGB. I know you have some of your consoles hooked up to a CRT, but I'd recommend getting a Sony PVM or similar monitor and using that for your retro systems. Playing Super NES or Genesis via RGB out on one of these is incredible.

Older pic of my setup, but I currently have my Neo Geo, SNES and CDX all hooked up to it via RGB.
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Old 05-08-2015, 05:08 PM   #6
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I have an Amiga 1084 monitor (sadly not the S model ��) that I used for my retro consoles, and jerry rigged a s-vid cable for my Saturn (also rigged with a switch to play JPN games), but now all of it is boxed and collects dust in the basement....along with a 200lb 30" anamorphic Sony trinitron
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Old 05-08-2015, 09:43 PM   #7
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Great video MJ. Excellent production. You can see a lot of work went into it.
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Old 05-09-2015, 06:05 AM   #8
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Dat old Sony tv...and NeoGeo joypad.
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Old 05-09-2015, 07:28 AM   #9
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Older pic of my setup, but I currently have my Neo Geo, SNES and CDX all hooked up to it via RGB.
I love how clean your setup looks!
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Old 05-09-2015, 10:35 AM   #10
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Seriously.

Where did you get your shit blue guy?
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Old 05-09-2015, 07:35 PM   #11
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Thank you for the guide! Really helpful in trying to figure out how to hook things up.
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Old 05-09-2015, 10:15 PM   #12
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I've been really tempted to get a composite or s-video to hdmi converter. Mostly for SNES and Gamecube. However, the main reason I want a gamecube out is for GBA games, which the Retron 5 does. I play gamecube games through my Wii because I have it hooked out through component anyway.

Should I just go for the Retron 5 or should I bother with a converter box? The price difference isn't that extreme. I'm able to somehow get all my playstation consoles to still work with my current TV through black magic. (First Generation Playstation 3 baby!)
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