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Ross PK

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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?
  16. 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.
  17. 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
  18. 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.
  19. What does 30 year old rubbish smell like, is it just the same as new rubbish?
  20. 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.
  21. 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,
  22. 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
  23. 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)
  24. Driv3r (PS2) Wetrix 2 (PS2) Tomb Raider: The Last Revelation (Dreamcast)
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