Originally Posted by skupples
the retron doesn't suffer from any of the composite issues, it just stretches the whole damn screen. They really should'a included a manual scaling option. It just looks weird to play mario on a giant screen.
Yes it is weird playing it on a giant screen because it was not designed for it. And from what I've seen, the Retron systems allow for proper aspect ratio (4:3) instead of just blowing the whole thing up to the edges of the screen (though most modern tvs let you change the aspect ratio to 4:3 for legacy devices anyway).
Once again, I'd suggest trying something like a RetroPie (Raspberry Pi emulator box if you're unfamiliar) as the games will probably look way better on it. This may have something to do with the emulators compensating for non-square pixels, outputting native 1080p, software blitters/video routines in the emulators, and probably a ton of other things I'm not aware of. One way or another though, the much smaller pixels of retro games are going to be blown up to huge proportions on a modern tv, especially 4K, and look chunky and terrible no matter what you do- on an old CRT TV this wasn't as bad.
Originally Posted by DarthBaggins
oh ok, yeah I misinterpreted that part lol. But yeah that's why I said the reason for you having a CRT for your classic consoles etc since their are components that only work on a CRT vs LED/LCD etc. I know tons of people that still look out for CRT's but only certain monsters that are now very hard to find and have a good refresh rate or can handle the 240hz+ w/ out issues.
Yes, a CRT is best if you have room, and the interest, in keeping the old consoles around. I actually used nothing but emulators myself up until maybe 2010, before then I didn't have any of the systems I have now.
Sony Trinitrons or Sony PVMs (discarded, high end TV production CRTs, essentially) are generally what these people want but they can cost a LOT and PVMs can only accept SCART signals from what I understand. What I have still works well for me and looks good enough. I'm dreading when one of my CRTs dies and I need to recap something in it.
Originally Posted by Streetdragon
I think i dont post pictures from my Dakimakuras^^ BUT Anyway Im a proud Weeb that wörk and buys stuff for his hobby
This looks really good and best of all, clean. You must have spent $2K+ on all those PVC statues. (Gotta love 1999.co.jp) Gotta stick to Gundam models here, or my wife would never touch me again. I don't think my Catholic Mother-in-Law would like it much when she comes to visit, either.
Pretty sure I see more than one Sonico, ironically my wife liked that show a lot. I like the studio monitors, headphone amps and headphones best, my headphones and sound on my rig are pretty bottom tier.