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  2. Or does it also happen with the modern HD consoles too?
  3. *EDIT* Sorry, this post kept messing up, I'm not sure what's going on.
  4. 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?
  5. Ah, Road Rash! Do you know if it's the same as the N64 version?
  6. Hey man, on the day that I had got my Playstation I actually did a search on Youtube for 'Playstation' and 'gems', and your video came up in the results and I watched it. I didn't know you had done a 2nd video, I'll check it out.
  7. In fact it's the first 32 bit system that I've ever owned. Unbelievably it has a years warranty. I don't have any games for it yet (except for a crappy ice hockey game that I don't like). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3el1TXFNDTk
  8. Space Station Silicon Valley. Maybe Glover? Can't remember if I ever played this one but I think it was pretty unique. I'd also say The World Is Not Enough, but I'm not sure if it was that hidden or not.
  9. What does 30 year old rubbish smell like, is it just the same as new rubbish?
  10. If there's no movement on the screen, the picture quality doesn't look too bad, but as soon as I move around in FPS view in a game, the scenery goes kind of blurred and you get traces off things (motion blur?), it's enough to not be able to make things out properly in the game, unless you stand still. I've noticed that if I move more slowly and try to look at what actually happens, the graphics in the game actually loose their detail and clarity and look kind of blurry, and if I stop moving it's as though everything suddenly comes into focus again. If playing in third person, then it's the character moving about in the game that goes blurry and everything else that's stationary looks fine. Does anyone else experience the same? Does it bother you? Do you just put up with it? I'm not really sure if I can get used to it and enjoy playing games this way. So yeah, I've never really heard anyone talk about this particular problem when playing older consoles on HDTV's. So I'm wondering, would an upscaler fix this problem? Or will it only make the picture look better when it's static/no movement? I don't have enough room to have a CRT TV as well as my HDTV. Thanks.
  11. My mum bought a new 14 inch Sanyo TV in around 83 or 84 when I was a kid for the living room, when we moved house in 1986 my mum let me have it in my room, I had it on a computer desk with an Atari 800XL hooked up to it up until the very early 90's when I then had an Atari ST hooked up to it, but then in 1994 I ended up throwing it out since it stopped working. To my surprise I just found the same TV on ebay today, I would love to own one again as it holds so much nostalgia for me. Here it is,
  12. Well, it turned out that the picture quality wasn't that great on the Samsung when watching TV shows either, one minute when I'm watching a show it could look too faded and washed out, and then if the scene changed it could suddenly end up looking the opposite (dark bits looking way too dark, bright bits looking too bright, and the colours looking too strong), I would also notice slight tracers whenever anything moved on the screen too. I messed around with the settings for hours, but could never really get it to look right. I knew if I settled for it I'd never really be happy with it, so I took it back and got a Panasonic Viera instead (which was the one that I really wanted to get in the first place, and they had just got some more in stock), all I've got to say is that the picture quality when watching TV is great, and when playing the older consoles on it they almost look as though they could be on a CRT. There was a temporary offer on the TV (original price £299) and I got it for £249 which is £40 cheaper than the Samsung. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFsvGp-6JQA
  13. Acorn Electron: Snapper and Killer Gorilla Atari 800XL: Eastern Front 1941, The Lone Raider, and Quasimodo Atari ST: Buggy Boy and Carvup Sega Mega Drive: Sonic The Hedgehog N64: Mario Kart and Goldeneye Dreamcast: Powertone and Sonic Adventure PS2: Gran Turismo 3 and GTA III GBA SP: Pacman Collection and Snoopy Tennis (Gameboy Color)
  14. Driv3r (PS2) Wetrix 2 (PS2) Tomb Raider: The Last Revelation (Dreamcast)
  15. Well I went to the shops today and got one, there didn't seem to be any 720p ones that were in my price range and were the size that I wanted. I ended up talking to the shop assistant and it turns out he is a retro gamer himself, and has lots of the old systems! He said that they will look good on pretty much any HD TV, and that obviously the bigger the screen the more pixelated the games will look. He said that they would probably look better in 720p and that the refresh rate probably wouldn't make any difference. There were two TV's that I was interested in, a Panasonic (can't remember if it was LCD or LED) 1080p with a 50hz refresh rate, and a Samsung LED 1080p with a 100hz refresh rate. I ended up picking the Panasonic since the picture quality did seem to look quite a lot crisper and brighter than the Samsung, plus Panasonic seems to be a good brand and the TV itself looked like it was of a decent build quality, whereas the Samsung looks a little cheap, and I don't really know whether Samsung is a good brand either. But I was kind of tempted to go with the Samsung since it had the higher refresh rate. Anyway, he went into the back but unfortunatley they had sold out of the Panasonic ones, so I ended up getting the Samsung http://www.amazon.co.uk/Samsung-UE32F5000-32-inch-Widescreen-Freeview/dp/B00BP58C1S/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top I have honestly no idea why I didn't just ask when they would be getting in more of the Panasonics, and just come back and get one once they had got some more in. I've tried several games on the Samsung at home, and some look okay, not too bad at all, but certain others look really terrible, 16 bit style 2D games look very blotchy like all the detail has kind of been smeared out, Vice City looks the same also, and with some games when there is movement on the screen the graphics look kind of blurred/smeared out, and then once the whatever was moving stops, it becomes more sharper and detailed again, like a camera going into focus. I ended up feeling really tempted to take it back, and then get the Panasonic one when they get more of them in, but there is a chance that the games may look even worse on the Panasonic, plus the refresh rate is lower. So I guess it might be best to just keep this one, and get one of those xRGB devices or something similar, it's nice to see that it has got really postive reviews on Amazon anyway.
  16. I really really don't like the idea of there being a delay in the controls.
  17. Thanks guys. I'll give some more info, I live in a PAL country and the systems I have are an Atari 8-Bit, N64, Dreamcast and PS2, I use my PS2 and Dreamcast the most. I'm not really interested in a CRT TV, because I'm planning on getting a computer desk at some point and a CRT would probably be too heavy for it, unless I was to get a small portable which I'm not really interested in. So for the older consoles, the more higher the refresh rate the better? And should I go for 720p or full 1080p? I'm thinking maybe the higher the 'p' the worse the games will look since the games are at a low resolution.
  18. Not at the moment. But I do want to make sure that day never comes.
  19. Die Hard Vendetta (PS2) Gunbird Special Edition (PS2) Tomb Raider: The Last Revelation (Dreamcast)
  20. What makes you think he never gave a shit? Surely if that was true he would've never started posting in this topic in the first place. Seems more like it was the abusive posters who drove him away.
  21. Twisty puzzles. I still have my small coin collection from when I was a kid in the 80's, which consists of defunct coins and foreign coins, I've thought about starting to collect coins again, but I haven't got around to it yet.
  22. My first and only Atari 8-Bit was/is the 800XL. I have nostalgia for that machine, I also much prefer the styling of the 800XL over the 130 XE too. The XE systems look grey and quite bland with no character IMO. Also I have heard that the build quality of the XE has a more cheaper than the XL's.
  23. PC: Jumpman (I'm sure this is free to download) Repton Dreamcast: Q*Bert Centipede N64: Robotron 64 Paperboy PS2: Spyhunter
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