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    Md Do you ever use a CRT TV

    I'm curious how many people still use a CRT for their retro gaming or emulators. Personally I use my HDTV and projector for PS3. But my Wii ( which I have used on HD with component cables) I prefer to use on my CRT with Rgb scart and it looks more colourful and seems more to stand out. Especially using my Wii as a megadrive and master system emulator on it, games look gorgeous.
    Also tempted to try my PS3 on my CRT but I remember using my 360 on it and games like dead rising looked squished and un-readable text.
    So who else uses CRT?

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    I still use a CRT screen when playing my Sega Master System and sometimes my Dreamcast . The main reason is to be able to use the gun accessory for both systems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Midwinter View Post
    I still use a CRT screen when playing my Sega Master System and sometimes my Dreamcast . The main reason is to be able to use the gun accessory for both systems.
    What cable do you use to hook up the dreamcast to the T.V?

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    I'm in USA so I just hook up using Composite.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Midwinter View Post
    I'm in USA so I just hook up using Composite.
    Might be worth getting s-video cable I think it's called. It's used here but not that common. I know dreamcast had vga but I didn't know anyone that used that hookup

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    Quote Originally Posted by santefering View Post
    Might be worth getting s-video cable I think it's called. It's used here but not that common. I know dreamcast had vga but I didn't know anyone that used that hookup
    I actually used to use S-Video, but I normally play my Dreamcast using VGA on my newer tv. Now when I want to use the gun accessory I move the Dreamcast over to my CRT and I just got lazy and stopped hooking up the S-video. If I fix one of my other Dreamcast units I can just leave one hooked up fulltime to my CRT screen.

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    Yup! My main screen for gaming is a GE/Thomson 27' CRT. Works pretty well for up to 64 bit era games, but after that, it starts looking sloppy.
    Collection; Neo Geo CD, JVC X'Eye, Model 1 Genesis, Model 2 Genesis, 2 Japanese Saturns, 2 Game Gears in a few thousand pieces, 5 or 8 PS1s (don't judge), 1 PS1 DTL (TOOL, NOT a Yaroze), 1 Gamecube, 1 Wii, 1 Xbox 360, 2 Gameboy Advances, 1 3DS, 1 PS2 TEST that WORKS!!!

    Do I have a console addiction?

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    I threw out a lovely CRT about 7 years ago when I was young and foolish and I was oh-so HDReady. I really regret it now, but thankfully someone I know might be giving a 28' TV to me soon. I think the first game I'll fire up will be Final Fight CD as that game looks great on a CTR, not to mention the soundtrack rocks too.

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    I used to have a CRT monitor on my computer, but due to various issues (high power consumption being one of them) it got replaced with an LED one.
    However I would love to make an RGB to VGA converter in order to use my GunCon 45 lightguns with it.

    Apart from that I have a Samsung Flat CRT TV in my room, and also a widescreen Sony LCD TV for the rest. It depends on my mood which one I will use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by supersega View Post
    Yup! My main screen for gaming is a GE/Thomson 27' CRT. Works pretty well for up to 64 bit era games, but after that, it starts looking sloppy.
    So I'm guessing you wouldn't recommend hooking up a PS3 to a CRT lol

    Quote Originally Posted by i need fruit View Post
    I threw out a lovely CRT about 7 years ago when I was young and foolish and I was oh-so HDReady. I really regret it now, but thankfully someone I know might be giving a 28' TV to me soon. I think the first game I'll fire up will be Final Fight CD as that game looks great on a CTR, not to mention the soundtrack rocks too.
    Oh my god I can't believe I forgot that game! Thank you.lol I'm going to download that and just prey I can get my sega cd emulator to work.
    Last edited by Whooa21; 26-01-2016 at 04:52.

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