I'm not sure if this website will help with your particular TV but you should be able to get an idea about the various ways you can adjust your image to get it exactly where/how you want it.
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Posted by ledzep on Sat Jan 19, 2013 10:00 PM
Posted by ledzep on Thu Oct 25, 2012 5:06 PM
I think my preferred behavior would just be to never allow the mouse pointer off the screen. I realize you'd have to do some more advanced checking than just that for the menu bar issue and such, but if the mouse pointer can't be dragged off the sides or bottom of the screen, neither can the windows. Of course, you've probably already thought of this, and there's just something deeper going on that I'm not realizing.
Posted by ledzep on Sun Oct 21, 2012 10:25 AM
Posted by ledzep on Wed Jul 25, 2012 2:39 AM
Posted by ledzep on Wed Jul 18, 2012 1:00 PM
I better explain myself before I get shot!!
What I mean is how many people here have a very balanced view of ALL past machines from 8-64bit regardless of whether they sport an Atari badge or not?
Posted by ledzep on Thu Jul 12, 2012 6:14 PM
Posted by ledzep on Tue Jul 10, 2012 8:48 PM
Posted by ledzep on Thu May 17, 2012 6:40 PM
I think the OP would get a truer, unbiased answer if he were to ask the question only to 8-bit software fans who didn't grow up with 8-bit games and only got into them later in life so nostalgia and familiarity couldn't play into the answer.
Surely there are more people using this stuff/emulation who owned them (any retro 8bit/16bit machine) in the 80s than new comers?
Posted by ledzep on Wed May 16, 2012 3:15 PM
For me the appeal of new 8-bit games is the same it always was, 30 years ago or today. Why, just becuase technology has made games much more sophisticated on new technology (and I enjoy the latest games on new tech too), should it make new games on old, less sophisticated systems of years passed any less enjoyable?
Why, just because they are new games on old tech should they be any less fun to play than new games were years ago when the the old tech was new? I still enjoy playing chess, and it's an ancient game. Is chess only fun to play now with 3D graphics on the latest PC? People still like board games, even though they rely on no technology at all. Baseball and Football have been around for 100-200 years, but they are even more popular today than ever! Old does not equal bad or boring!!!
We have tons of interactive media, but billions of people world-wide still enjoy non-interactive movies, new or classic, or even classic books (whether in books or on a Nook or other electronic tablet). are new books only good if read on technolgoy instead in a bound book? So why should it be any different than playing new games on old systems?
Personally I think it's all in people's heads. They have been brain-washed by the industry and media into thinking it's only good if it is on the latest technology. If more people would give old tech a chance, they too would realize it's still good too.
Posted by ledzep on Sat Mar 10, 2012 3:53 PM
Posted by ledzep on Fri Mar 9, 2012 12:03 PM
I discovered your ebay auction a week or two ago and I DID initially mistake the item as being a full set. Yes I thought the price was quite low for such a set, but it wasn't until i tried to add the auction to my "watch list" that i realized what you were selling for that price. At that point the site prompted me to select a particular overlay.
It's hard for me to discern the quality of your overlays from the pictures. I'd highly recommend providing pics of each overlay with the matching game running behind it.
That is definitely in my plans. Great suggestion.
I am awaiting the arrival of my Multi-Cart to fill in the gaps of the games I don't have. At that time, expect to see higher resolution photos and YouTube linked videos of each overlay with its corresponding game.
Posted by ledzep on Sat Feb 18, 2012 9:23 PM
Posted by ledzep on Wed Jul 27, 2011 10:00 PM
Quite. I bought one of the last of the Sony Trinitrons before they all disappeared. Fantastic, it's my main and only TV. I cannot stand seeing the noise in LCD and plasma displays, improved as they have become. And I, too, have heard people complain about the massive weight (close to 300lbs) of that set. So what? Am I carrying it anywhere? No. That Sony is HD and has multiple inputs including HDMI. I wish SED had been pursued, I don't know what I'm going to do when this CRT kicks off.
Not to pile on, but this idea that "it ain't authentic if it ain't RF" has come up several times, and in my opinion it doesn't make much sense. I addressed it in another thread recently:However, if your console works fine through RF and you're happy using it that way, that's your choice. In some cases (like the Intellivision), I've found that the available A/V upgrades don't give you enough of an improvement to justify the trouble and expense.
All an A/V upgrade does is take the original signals from the console and amplify or reshape them into a purer form, which can be used directly by modern televisions and monitors. The RF modulator might have been a necessary intermediary in the 70s and 80s, when all we had were televisions with antenna inputs, but it isn't any longer. By installing an A/V upgrade, you're really removing a restriction to seeing and hearing the console in its best possible state, not adding something that the console didn't originally have.
Posted by ledzep on Tue Jul 26, 2011 11:59 PM
No problem, glad another fan has found that guy's site! The more homebrews the better, I say. I still can't believe nobody has made a decent Tempest clone besides the now very rare Tsunami. But hopefully the more people out there keeping this amazing droid alive, the more opportunities for the "lost" vector games to be added. We're one working trackball away from Quantum, you know.
What, what, what?!? How in the heck could I miss a release such as War of the Worlds?!?
Getting my payment out post haste. Thanks for sharing ledzep!!
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