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I'm sure this information will be somewhere else, so apologies for asking again.....but happy to be signposted to another thread.

 

Our old CRT finally packed up, and it's been replaced with a Samsung UE48JU6000 (low end 4k ultra HD).

 

No scart connection....just usb, composite/component, and HD.

 

Hooked up the snes, dreamcast, N64, PS2 and wii, and they all look.....naff :-(

 

I knew it wasn't going to be a CRT image, but didn't think it would this bad.

 

Any advice appreciated.

 

Thanks,

 

 
 

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They're just 5 standard phono cables. You don't need specifically component ones unless you're precious about having the correct coloured plugs.

 

I just use 2 1/2 pairs of audio phono cables.

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14 hours ago, deKay said:

They're just 5 standard phono cables. You don't need specifically component ones unless you're precious about having the correct coloured plugs.

 

I just use 2 1/2 pairs of audio phono cables.

 

Of course....that's saved me a few quid thanks.

 

13 hours ago, Droo said:

Time for a framemeister xrgb my man...

 

Looks like a great piece of kit, but way over budget for me at the moment! 

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On 01/06/2016 at 6:10 PM, markpsych said:

 

Hooked up the snes, dreamcast, N64, PS2 and wii, and they all look.....naff :-(

 

I knew it wasn't going to be a CRT image, but didn't think it would this bad.


 

 
 

 

When I hooked up my original Xbox to a modern day HDTV for the first time, after about 20mins I simply turned it off, disconnected it from the TV and packed it away into the loft.

 

Seeing Jet Set Radio Future like that was appalling. I'm not having my gaming memories destroyed by looking at such a blurred, non scanline washed out abomination like that.

 

If I ever get around to getting one of those filter box things (unlikely) it'll come down from the loft, but not until.

 

 

 

 

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2 hours ago, Salsa Party Animal said:

Dreamcast can be connected via VGA if your TV have it. it will work for 95% of the games. 

 

 

No VGA unfortunately. Have seen these VGA to HDMI converters though: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/VGA-to-HDMI-HD-1080P-HDTV-Video-Converter-Box-Adapter-for-PC-Laptop-DVD-TV-NEW/272227416530?_trksid=p2141725.c100338.m3726&_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIC.MBE%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20150313114020%26meid%3Df9d174c92c6e413fad4f7aba714d0c02%26pid%3D100338%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D4%26sd%3D281861233227  Anyone tried one?

 

5 hours ago, Darhkwing said:

 

Don't know....reviews are a little sketchy though. Anyone tried one of these?

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On 02/06/2016 at 11:06 PM, Droo said:

Time for a framemeister xrgb my man...

 

Framemeister xrgb, may be nice but they are very expensive at £220+ : https://solarisjapan.com/collections/micomsoft/products/xrgb-mini-framemeister-compact-up-scaler-unit

 

You should mention the cost when talking about a Framemeister and remember you have to order it in from Japan, unless you are buying a second hand one.

 

Not to mention the fact that there are a lot of extras you need to buy as well to get the best experience. So not a cheap option for the average person if you only plan to play the odd game.

 

There's a whole section of HDMI Scalers on Amazon, that are a lot lot cheaper, so depending how much you plan to use it depends on what you want to pay, there's a scaler thread Droo started where I give  a run down on some of the cheap options. Depending on your budget really depends on how much you should pay, good review of the XRGB.

 

 

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