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Heihachi_73
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Re: Lightgun hacks, mounted guns ideas, and RF to VGA suggestions?
04/15/14 06:25 AM


> > either way my tv's are both RF only input so I gotta either get an RF modulator
> with
> > a vga port, or go RF>S-Video>VGA. Which option would have better picture quality?
>
> Probably the RF modulator, less conversion steps. But both are going to be shitty!
>
> Anything is better than that, probably even VGA to composite. Can't you visit some
> electronics recycling facility or salvation army store and pick up a cheap CRT TV
> with higher quality inputs?
>
> What TV has RF input only?? Both my old CRTs have composite, S-Video and even
> component inputs..and I live in the third world in the middle of a field.
>
> Then of course none of the reasonably modern video cards in two the PCs in the house
> have analog TV-out, I'd need to break out my old 9800 GTX+ again
>
> S

Anything "retro" up to the mid 1980s when the BNC/RCA connectors started appearing - you have to have a woodgrain TV set to go with your woodgrain Atari.

I went one further though, and my one had everything up to a PlayStation 2 hooked up to it until it finally died in 2003 (the whole screen went bright red, couldn't be bothered fixing it since I had much later TVs around - the woodgrain set was a 1981 AWA/Mitsubishi). My choice of RF unit at the time was a Samsung VCR however, the only consoles I had which I had to tune in (due to the lack of an AV plug) was the Atari and a Master System II, the rest plugged straight into the AV ports at the back of the VCR.

As for analog TV-out, my Radeon 9550 has S-Video alongside the normal VGA and DVI ports - and I can go the other way with a 1999 PCI TV card (S-Video/RCA/RF/Coax inputs), which doesn't support digital TV at all! Of course, Australian TV is digital-only these days so the tuner is useless beyond recording old video games.







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* Lightgun hacks, mounted guns ideas, and RF to VGA suggestions? Captain LeChuck 01/26/14 01:50 AM
. * Re: Lightgun hacks, mounted guns ideas, and RF to VGA suggestions? talicme  04/06/14 10:45 PM
. * Re: Lightgun hacks, mounted guns ideas, and RF to VGA suggestions? Bad A Billy  01/26/14 04:32 AM
. * Re: Lightgun hacks, mounted guns ideas, and RF to VGA suggestions? Sune  01/26/14 02:12 AM
. * Re: Lightgun hacks, mounted guns ideas, and RF to VGA suggestions? Heihachi_73  04/15/14 06:25 AM

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