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28 consoles half won't hook up to new TV help

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I need help I got a Emerson 50" and the dreamcast, 3do,Xbox,Xbox 360, GameCube, work, but tried several others and no luck yes I have RCA composite on most of them yes I'm hooking them up correctly yes they work on other tvs I specifically tried n64,turbo cd, Saturn, neo aes and neo cd can't get them to work

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Thanks that would be perfect if it would plug in to my 110v outlet I'm in the States

 

Search that same website for "composite to hdmi". I'm sure you'll find a suitable unit.

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Cathode Ray Tube. The traditional "tube" TV these consoles were designed to work with. Any attempt to hook up an analog composite console to a digital display will be inferior to the real thing. Analog to digital conversion introduces lag, and you lose scan lines and NTSC artifacting. Might as well play an emulator.

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CRTs are great for old gaming but newer TVs can also be just fine man--most of the negatives are way overblown IMO.

 

Hope you can get your setup to work.

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Thanks me too I've spent a lot of time and money on this for it not too I have used emulation in the past but for me nothing has the feel of a Saturn controller or atari joystick in your hands I think I'm one of maybe 10 people in the world who prefers the xbox original controller the "fatty"

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I second the scaler notion. My mitsubishi wouldn't handle Sega Genesis, so I ended up getting it a vga scaler. It did the trick, but I really wish I could have gone straight to native resolution hdmi so I could avoid double scaling and any extra lag involved in that. (I did this a long time ago when HDMI scalers were scarce).

Make sure your scaler allows you to switch aspect ratios. Many cheap ones force a 16:9 stretch.

 

Some day I really hope the retrogaming community gets a proper scaler. One that allows options like scanlines and color artifacts while cutting lag as low as it could go. One that had an RF tuner inside and could connect at least 10 systems at once. I think I'd go $500 for such a device.

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Make sure your scaler allows you to switch aspect ratios. Many cheap ones force a 16:9 stretch.

True. I've got one sitting here somewhere that won't go to 4:3 format.

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Well can someone tell me which one will cause I've looked at several and none seem to mention aspect ratio bare in mind I need one with a 110v power source (North America)

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Have you considered a cable tv tuner? you can get an old one on the cheap, and they connect just about anything to just about anything


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