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  1. Found what I remember reading about 20 years ago. Google "Virtual Boy Lamp-o-tron"
  2. Time to tap out, man. Facts will only matter if they fit nicely in the narrative.
  3. ^ That can be done with IR sensors. Think commercial grade Wii sensor bar.
  4. It's not like actual arcade stuff was built to high quality in the States. Most Cabinets are MDF (maybe 3/4 for Cabinets, stuff you get at Walmart is most likely 1/2" or less) with vinyl slapped on, wood screws and glue. Maybe a plywood base. They stopped making cabinets in full plywood sometime in the 80's.
  5. Well it's a given they'll be using roms and emulation. I'd be more surprised if they weren't .
  6. You've already established in a few threads that you have no idea what you're talking about when it comes to retro game console video (xrgb mini is slow, ps2 with supposed digital component), so why don't you just stop?
  7. I think a more applicable fundraising campaign title would be something like. "New Raspberry Pi Orange Case Inspired by Maytag!"
  8. If they're using just basic LCD panels, lag shouldn't be an issue. Have you ever used a LCD computer monitor with noticeable lag? I can't say I've ever come across one. Lag with LCDs is usually an HDTV thing, with manufacturers adding in extra processing gizmos. If there is lag with these, I'd be more inclined to look at what they're using to run the games. Probably some sort of emulator rig.
  9. Well, they are meant for home use. If they were being sold as commercial devices to generate revenue on location, I'd agree. Over the years there have already been home cabinets of multicades and Golden Tee, these look about the same build wise.
  10. arrogant because I mention saving money instead of blowing it? oh geeze, what such an awful concept.
  11. I thought the proper way to view the virtual boy was through the display case at Ripley's? I kid. I remember reading a project back in the early days of the interwebs where a guy had taken an articulating work lamp, replaced the springs with some heavier gauge and bolted the VB to it.
  12. I'm sorry if this comes across a bit mean, but you just tossed $40 at something you were unsure of results for. You mentioned prior trying a different scaler and s-video mods and were dissappointed as well. You've essentially been buying lottery tickets instead of investing. Gambling money on numerous cheap items I'm not sure of is what I'd consider not something worth justifying. The OSSC isn't that terribly expensive, if you can wait. That was $40 that could have been put away towards something that's known to work very well.
  13. Getting the job done the way you want often requires investing in the proper tools. This goes for anything in life. If you've got a large yard on a hill, are you going to go get a self propelled gas mower, or one of those cheap manual push mowers and then complain it's taking forever and you're tired. If you're doing maintenance on your own car, are you going to go get a nice socket/ratchet set with an impact, or are you going to Dollar General and grabbing an adjustable crescent wrench and complain it's rounding off the bolts. I don't see how hooking up ancient consoles to flat panels is any different. Are people really surprised when the cheap stuff isn't doing what they want? The tools are out there if you want them.
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