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#3889641 The Official SEGA CD/MEGA CD thread! (assuming there hasn't been one...

Posted by djour on Mon Nov 13, 2017 10:55 AM

I realized I posted examples of my custom inserts and lightscribe CDs on page 2 but never offered them to everyone. If anyone wants any of these, let me know. I have 129 insets in png format about 9MB each. The entire set is a 1.2GB rar file. I also have 136 lightscribe files also in png format around 350kb each. The rar file for this set is 38MB. 

 

The inserts are for 7mm thinpack DVD cases found on E-Bay in single and double CD formats.

 

If I get enough requests and interest, I can try to find a way to put the files on a storage/sharing site. Here are examples of the first title.

 

 

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#3886213 XBox One X came out today, thoughts?

Posted by djour on Wed Nov 8, 2017 10:07 AM

Some of the prices are crazy ... why is that so much less than others? Ahead of the price curve, or missing an important feature like sufficient brightness?

 

I'll probably jump into the low end someday (the Amazon Fire TV is almost tempting when it goes on sale), but it's probably going to take equipment failure for me to go through the expense and hassle of replacing a screen. 

The TCL is a Chinese brand breaking into the US market. 4K tech is at that point where prices will start coming down. Just like VHS, DVD, flat screen, HD, Plasma, LCD, LED did. From what I've researched the set doesn't handle blacks and dark greys as well as more expensive ones do. But the TCL is about half the price of any other set featuring HDR, Dolby-Vision, and full array dimming. Plus, for gaming, the 15ms input lag is amazing.

 

Don't get me started on Amazon Fire. We joined the cult of Amazon a little over a year ago and it is fantastic. I would drink that Kool-Aid again in a heartbeat.




#3886203 XBox One X came out today, thoughts?

Posted by djour on Wed Nov 8, 2017 9:48 AM

The TCL P607 series is a highly rated 4K HDR set that is selling for $600 for the 55". With response time in the teens and a comparatively low price make this an excellent set to match up with 4K gaming and movies/programs. 




#3886065 1982 Missile Command SOLD

Posted by djour on Wed Nov 8, 2017 1:53 AM

Sooo, small movable table, white sheets, beige separating curtain, pea green water dispenser. Was this taken in a hospital bed?




#3886013 XBox One X came out today, thoughts?

Posted by djour on Tue Nov 7, 2017 10:50 PM

After seeing the pic I was curious about what what they must have done different b/c it had the vent on the side, not the big top vent like the Xbox One or the later 360 models.  And knowing that the original 360 models had the RROD problem got me thinking oh crap here we go again.  But then I just read this

 

http://www.tomshardw...stem,34787.html

 

And makes sense, I thought they must be doing something different for cooling.

I mention that in the video. One of the comments came from OldschoolRetroGamer from this site. He informed me of the vapor chamber cooling system.

 

In layman's terms, it seems a small amount of sealed liquid cools the unit and turns to gas. It is cycled through the system where it returns to its liquid state, repeat forever.




#3885805 1982 Missile Command SOLD

Posted by djour on Tue Nov 7, 2017 6:05 PM

There are SNES carts in the clear box next to the poster. so my closest impression of Monk figures 5 1/2 inches per SNES cart time 5 or 6 is about the standard poster size of 24 x 36.

 

But, the poster of the poster only posted 47 posts so far and hasn't returned to the thread to answer posts about his posted poster.




#3885661 XBox One X came out today, thoughts?

Posted by djour on Tue Nov 7, 2017 2:33 PM

Also, another shameless plug since I made a video for it:

 




#3882267 CRT TV vs Modern TV for retro games

Posted by djour on Thu Nov 2, 2017 2:06 PM

For your search, it'll likely be up to Craigslist. I still watch for these, but as anybody keeping an eye out for CRTs on Craigslist knows is that nobody ever takes proper pictures of the inputs. You'll find yourself messaging a lot of people before lucking into one.

You're preaching to the choir on that one. I spent years upgrading CRTs from Craigslist and thrift stores, though Goodwill no longer has CRTs in my area. It's to the point I can nearly tell the model of Trinitron or I'Art from the front bezel. Not because I'm a savant, but the amount of Google searching I've done figuring out if a drive across town was worth it.

 

BTW, anyone looking for Sony Trinitrons in the KV xxFV310 models (xx being the screen size), they have a unique border around the screen that has a nearly blue hue.




#3882212 CRT TV vs Modern TV for retro games

Posted by djour on Thu Nov 2, 2017 12:48 PM

 

Oh, I keep spare regular, SD CRTs around for the lightgun stuff. Which is mostly Virtua Cop on the Saturn, plus a few other Dreamcast lightgun gems. Wii "lightgun" games that use the motion detector bar thing seem to work well on all types of sets. All other games from older RF only systems (which I usually run through a VCR) all the way up to Component output systems like my modded Xbox and PS2 look really good Even my Nuon players look good on them. Rather than getting the worst parts of both new and old, I see it as getting the best of both. I get the 4:3 format (which actually works really well for a lot of game types), the black and white color depths, little to no input lag, plenty of built-in inputs of literally everything from RF coax to HDMI, and with the HDMI high enough for me 720p and 1080i resolutions. Blu-Rays and DVDs look great on these types of sets.

Not sure if I have room for a 3rd set, but now I'm curious as to how it would look. I'm going to look for one locally so I can do a side-by-side comparison. 




#3881348 It's an HDMI need, but I feel like I'm back in the 80's!

Posted by djour on Wed Nov 1, 2017 10:26 AM

We use the Kinivo several times a week and it hasn't had a problem in over a year. I forgot to mention that the shape lets me stack other hubs and switches on it, and my Harmony 650 controls it natively.




#3881107 The No Swear Gamer on Youtube

Posted by djour on Wed Nov 1, 2017 1:02 AM

Liked and subbed for Intellivision Night Stalker. I didn't own it as a kid, but my neighbor did. I went over there more for that game than to look at his MILF mom.




#3881102 "Middle-earth: Shadow of War is a 97.7GB download on PC"

Posted by djour on Wed Nov 1, 2017 12:50 AM

This thread is giving me a flashback or downloading music on dial-up and having someone call me just as I was about to finish getting a song. Happened all the time and I would have to re-start the download all over again.




#3881098 16 years later, has the Xbox v. GameCube debate changed for you?

Posted by djour on Wed Nov 1, 2017 12:32 AM

I honestly never heard anyone debating this. The main showdown at the time was XBox vs PS2. The GameCube seemed to be the red headed step child of that generation. I knew 2 people that had one and only one of them played it. I have nothing against the cube, but it was rarely mentioned in the best console debate at that time.




#3877001 Spartan: Ataribox meets Dreamcast 2

Posted by djour on Thu Oct 26, 2017 11:30 AM

Stop, just stop. How many times are people going to put their hand on this hot stove before they realize they are going to get burned?




#3876712 Lego Dimensions Comes to an End

Posted by djour on Thu Oct 26, 2017 2:33 AM

We love the Dimension series. My 6 year old daughter and I play together in 2 player co-op and get hours of enjoyment out of each set. We wait until they are over 6 moths old and the pick up the packs with my Best Buy Rewards for less than half original price. The build instructions are part of the game (online isn't necessary), there are 3 levels of upgrades for each vehicle. As the game progresses and you level up, you modify each vehicle, basically getting to build it 3 separate times. 

 

Each set opens up a different world, and many of these are larger with more content than some AAA games if have played.

 

In between our gaming sessions, she can use the LEGO sets to play with her other LEGOs. When you look at the prices of regular LEGO sets, we pay about the same price and get the video game content as well.