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  1. The SONY BVM-A32E1WM has arrived. The controller seems to power on properly and the button issue is localized to 3 buttons that still seem to function fine with a little bit of play. It is missing screws on the side like the monitor, but I am not sure what they are for. They could be perhaps for mounting purposes. As for the monitor, the Sony badge is missing as in the image of the sale; however, I didn't notice this before. Hopefully I can easily pick up a Sony emblem somewhere that fits the spot. (If anyone knows where to get one, feel free to let me know, that would be very helpful) The monitor powers on. It takes a while to warm up, but begins with a white screen that says no sync. The white image seems to be solid. However, after about 15 seconds, it does something similar to an auto degaussing effect and then the screen goes blank. I will have to download the user's manual, but that seems like something that should happen since the controller is not hooked up and likely happens automatically so that no one leaves the screen on that page. On the case, there a few scuffs here and there, but otherwise not bad at all. I have ordered the SONY SMF-700 cable to hook up the controller to the monitor and will post again with the results (good or bad). I am anxious to see the operation hours on the set. Once I can see whether the set is functioning properly, I will order the analog input card from the castlemania.com and start to hook up consoles via RGB. Anyways, if anyone is interested in the results of this venture, feel free to let me know.
  2. (UPDATE) I have located and purchased this cable so I am no longer in search of it.
  3. Tanooki, you are awesome. I appreciate the confirmation. I was curious how it got on the previous article that I had posted. Either way, thanks for checking! That is an amazing article, thanks for linking Black_Tiger. That Star Ocean games seems pretty interesting. I will try and get my hands on a copy.
  4. Sorry for the late reply. Here is the article I read to which made me believe that the American version of Final Fantasy 4 might have surround sound (albeit with either Dolby Surround or Dolby Pro Logic 1 which I believe functions by using stereo RCA left and right cables). https://absolutegamer.net/gaming-and-sound-retro-stereo-and-surround-setups/ It seems to suggest that some SNES titles even paid royalties to place the Dolby Surround logo on their product, while others forgo the logo and implemented surround sound (stereo version I believe, but not sure bc I am not too familiar with pre-5.1 Dolby Digital surround setups through RCA cables i.e Dolby Surround, Dolby Pro Logic 1, Dolby Pro Logic 2). One of the games that I have and checked is called "Tactics Ogre" for the Super Famicon. It does not have an official Dolby logo on the cartridge; however, in the options of the games, the audio selections are "Mono", "Stereo", and "Wide". I am assuming since the SNES/Famicon doesn't have a digital cable natively, that when paired with a receiver that supports Dolby Surround/Dolby Pro Logic 1, this option would function properly. If anyone could verify this, that would be awesome. The article I read also supports your argument. When you say "just stereo input", would that be Dolby Surround, Dolby Pro Logic 1 & 2 then? Are these formats just "messing around" with stereo sound? I see. Even if it is a cheezy version of stereo surround sound, it would be nice for the receiver to detect it as such and play it through the rear speakers. I am still curious if anyone has an American cartridge of Final Fantasy 4 (2 in the states) that could confirm if the menu options at least give more than "Mono" and "Stereo" in the audio options. If not, I would question why the writer of this article put FF4 as it is quite an early title for the SNES. I just purchased a CRT and am looking to buy a receiver. The model I am interested is similar to a setup I had in the early 2000's and the model is Onkyo TX-DS 696. https://www.hifi-wiki.de/index.php/Onkyo_TX-DS_696 (there should be an English translation button on the page if needed) It supports 5 channels and Dolby Digital, Dolby Pro Logic 2, DTS. Dolby Pro Logic 2 is backwards compatible with Dolby Surround and Pro Logic 1 I believe (not 100%, if anyone can confirm this, that would helpful). When you say you got Dolby Surround from SNES titles, were they ones on the list in the article I pinned at the top of this comment? If, so that's awesome! I know it's a primitive "cheat" version of surround, but cool nonetheless. As for the mod to the Super Famicon, that's something that sounds like a possible future project. First, I would love to see if the "Wide" sound option for Tactics Ogre works, that would be extremely cool. You are probably correct. However I am looking at getting an older receiver. My previous quote reply has the model number.
  5. I only have the Japanese Super Famicon cart of Final Fantasy IV and checked to see in the options if it supported surround sound, it only had "Mono" or "Stereo". I read on a website that Final Fantasy IV does support surround sound and am curious to the accuracy of this statement. If it does, is it a selectable option in the menu options or does it happen naturally via a proper surround sound setup receiver. If anyone happens to have an American cartridge version and knows the answer to this very specific question, that would be awesome.
  6. I am looking to purchase the Sony SMF-700 cable that is used to connect the Sony BVM A series to the BKM-15R controller unit. Also, if there are any substitutes that anyone is aware of, that would be helpful as well. Thanks in advance!
  7. I will place this in the "Wanted" section as indicated. Sorry for the mistake in advance.
  8. I am referring to the early 90's technology that many Capcom arcade games, Sega CD games, and many other games of that era used to do as you described. I think you are referring to the same thing. If so, you answered my question about all the mixing prior to the audio date stream. Thanks!
  9. This is a 2 part question for the most part. #1: How does QSound work with receivers, does it require compatibility to be advertised with the receiver or does it just function through stereo sound to mimic a 3d like sound? #2: Anyone know a good resource to look through older receiver model numbers and get stats and compatibility information? I am looking to purchase an Onkyo receiver likely from the early 2000's time frame as I used to own one and absolutely loved it. Thanks in advance.
  10. I am looking to purchase the Sony SMF-700 cable that is used to connect the Sony BVM A series to the BKM-15R controller unit. Also, if there are any substitutes that anyone is aware of, that would be helpful as well. Thanks in advance!
  11. Well, I just ended up purchasing the BVM for around $3600 with shipping included. Not so sure if that is a decent price or not, also the condition will have a large impact upon that. Wish me luck, I will try and post photos of it once it arrives.
  12. Thanks again Youxia for the advice on both threads. I was originally looking for a consumer level set as you are describing; however, the price of the set is extremely attractive. I have been in contact with the seller and hopefully will have a chance to purchase the set next week. Here is an update on the issues of the set. - The BKM-15R controller works, however the buttons are a little sunk in and the unit is missing screws. (This is likely the reason the buttons are sunk in is because the board is not mounted to the screws and is getting pushed back - just my thought) - It is missing the cable to connect the BKM-15R controller to the monitor (I have found these cables for sale and shouldn't be too much of a hassle to purchase) - The screen functions; however, there are 3 faint horizontal lines through the screen. (From the picture, I can't even see the lines. I have a suspicion that they are damper wires that all Sony Trinitrons have. I believe most models only have 2 of these damper wires, so perhaps the 32'' has 3 wires? I can't find any information on these) - Since the controller doesn't have the cable to hook up to the monitor, I cannot see the operation hours of the unit, so this is quite a gamble, but could also be a nice surprise - The seller says the top of the unit is a little bent in, but I can't even tell from the unit. Also, a very small scratch on the side of the unit. I totally agree that it's not required to enjoy retro gaming and if I decide not to purchase, I will get something else no problem.
  13. Youxia, I really appreciate your responses and ideas on both of my posts. I am currently in contact with the seller and I myself also live overseas in the country and do not have to have it shipped overseas. Luckily, the CRT does come with a guarantee and the seller is honest about all the issues with the set (which seem to be quite minor). I will respond in the other thread with the issues at the moment. I will also check out https://shmups.system11.org/ and reddit as well. Thanks for the advice!
  14. Thanks for the info, I will definitely search for some groups!
  15. Bump to hopefully get a price quote for what they are moving for on average.
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