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    UK
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    Retro consoles and computers and cubing.
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    Thrillville Off The Rails (PS2)
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    I'll just end up playing whatever I end up playing. I never plan these things. :P

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  1. Thanks for all of the help guys! I Tried it out the other night with the Japanese PS2 and everything is working fine. The transformer doesn't even make any noise either.
  2. I'm pretty sure now the transformer will be fine, as I've been doing some more research and watching a few Youtube videos. I wanted the fat PS2 because I have a custom shell and only 2 or 3 Japanese models will fit inside it, plus I find the fact that it's the first ever model, and that it has some pretty big differences over most other PS2's appealing. It's just a simple case now of plugging the transformer into the mains and plugging the PS2 into the transformer. It would actually make life more easier to not sell the PS2 and buy a slimline version. Plus I can use the transformer for other consoles.
  3. Hey guys, I've received it today but I'm a bit worried about plugging it in as the voltage in the UK is 230v, and on the step down converter it says the input is 220v. Will it definitely be okay to plug it in? Btw, here's my unboxing video of it if anyone is interetsed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-cR8HB46ZTE
  4. Sorry for another question. But if I were to use the 500w step down converter for say 2 hours each night, would that make my electricity bill a lot higher?
  5. I'm most tempted by getting this one even though it costs a lot more, as I feel more comfortable with the fact that it does output 100v, plus if I were to end up with another foreign console that is 110v I can use that with the converter too as it also outputs 110v. Will it be fine for my PS2? https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Super-AC-AC-500W-Converter-CT-500-220v-110v-100v/123998278797?hash=item1cdedf948d:g:U68AAOSwgGJd5tAQ
  6. Okay my choices are down to these, I just want to make sure if any of these will be okay (some say 110v/120v output, I'm a bit worried that 120v will fry my PS2). Also, I guess it doesn't matter which way around I plug the Japanese plug into a socket? https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/100W-110V-120V-to-220V-240V-Step-Up-or-Down-Voltage-Converter-Transformer-UK/192748327985?hash=item2ce0b21431:g:SG0AAOSwX0dbzv98 https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/100W-AC-110-120V-to-220-240V-Dual-Voltage-Transformer-Power-Converter-Adapter-FT/123896040863?hash=item1cd8c78d9f:m:mIcVAQcw5bs_-kEhR_IiJwA https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/220V-to-110V-Travel-Power-Supply-Plug-Steps-Down-Voltage-Transformer-Converter/223708020706?hash=item3416097fe2:g:0Y4AAOSw31ldpuXy https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/200W-Voltage-Transformer-Step-Down-Up-Power-Converter-UK-US-240V-TO-110V/323588733083?hash=item4b5764389b:g:-DYAAOSwzE9a2a1Q
  7. Thanks for the help guys, I'm pretty near to buying one now. There's just one thing though, I've read often online that the wattage of the converter should be higher, even double the wattage of the device. Yet several people online have recommended me step down converters that are of a lower wattage than my PS2, like 45 watts for example, yet my PS2 is 50 watts. So what I'm getting from this is that having a conveter that has a higher wattage than the PS2 isn't important? Does anyone know why?
  8. Now I don't know whether its a converter I need or a transformer.
  9. On the back of the PS2 it says 100v 50w 50/60hz on it. On the plug on the PS2 power lead it says 125v 6a. What exact step down converter do I need for it? What voltage, amps, watts and hz needs to be written on the step down converter? I tried doing some research myself, and I usually read that you need a 220v to 110v step down converter, but wouldn't 110v be too much for my 100v PS2?
  10. As far as screen size is concerned, it depends on the height of whatever it is that you'll be putting the TV on. For example, whichever part of the screen you like to be at eye level (personally I like just above the center of the screen to be at eye level), will go more above eye level the bigger the screen you get, and will go more below eye level the smaller the screen you get. I personally can't stand it if I'm having to look down at the TV or having to look up at the TV while playing a game, it feels uncomfortable and unnatural. Also, the right size for you will also depend on how far away or close you like to sit from the TV.
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  12. Or does it also happen with the modern HD consoles too?
  13. *EDIT* Sorry, this post kept messing up, I'm not sure what's going on.
  14. It seems that a lot of 3rd party memory cards are supposed to be unreliable for the PS1, and I was wondering are there any reliable 3rd party ones at all?
  15. Ah, Road Rash! Do you know if it's the same as the N64 version?
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