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Hey guys, I was wondering if any of you have worked out a good way to play old game consoles on new HDTVs. I want to remove the old TV in my room and replace it with the Samsung T240HD that I used to use as a monitor, but the only thing stopping me is the fact that I have all of my old systems (NES, Genesis, N64, Gamecube) hooked up to the TV, which I would not be able to do on the T240HD without some sort of conversion, due to the fact that the T240HD does not have Composite, only Component. Are there any kind of converter boxes I could use?
Edited by Redmist - 6/14/11 at 10:13pm
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post #2 of 20
55" plasma TV with an NES = Pure Pixels smile.gif
It's fine I guess, I remember playing video games in that time and being impressed by the graphics (1st gen 3D console indeed).
Now they look like crap on our HDTV
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55" plasma TV with an NES = Pure Pixels smile.gif
It's fine I guess, I remember playing video games in that time and being impressed by the graphics (1st gen 3D console indeed).
Now they look like crap on our HDTV
Well I think huge TVs look bad to begin with. I laugh at people who say their 65" Vizio has better image quality than a 24". If both are 1080p then the smaller one will obviously look better.

Anyway, I know my old consoles won't look as good on the LCD. It's a necessary evil I think, since I'm tired of having this old 20" TV taking up so much space in my room.
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post #4 of 20
It's not too bad, I have a SNES hooked up to a 42" Samsung LCD and while the pixels appear huge, it's fine for playing on. And since it's going to be 4:3 ratio, you'll have black bars on the left/right of 16:9 LCDs.
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post #5 of 20
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More importantly, HOW do you have the SNES hooked up? That's what I made this thread to find out! RF adapter?
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post #6 of 20
http://www.racketboy.com/store/super-nintendo-snes/nintendo-av-cables.html

Good ol' RCA cables will work just fine on new tvs just like they did on old ones. Personally, I like emulators and playing on my HTPC. They can smooth the images out and stretch to widescreen. It looks much better
    
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post #7 of 20
Yep, plain RCA/composite cable can still hook up to HDTVs.

But I too like using Emulators on PC
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post #8 of 20
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No, and no. The Samsung T240 HD doesn't have Composite (Yellow) It only has Component (Red Blue Green).

Edit: Looking back, I did a horrible job of explaining myself in the opening post. Edited.
Edited by Redmist - 6/14/11 at 10:14pm
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post #9 of 20
Then you need to either get an adapter or something. Also a switch box does wonders.
post #10 of 20
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Originally Posted by BenRK;13877009 
Then you need to either get an adapter or something. Also a switch box does wonders.
Yes, I was hoping someone could point me to a nice one.

and yeah, I do have a ton of switch boxes, so once I get an adapter/converter box I'll be good to go.
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