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No, unfortunately. I do plan on making a gaming room or entertainment room or whatever whenever I I get my own home. So I cant wait for that!

nice set up btw.



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A 6m² room that also serves as a bedroom and living room (there is even a sink =D), with 3cm of dust and with more stuff (mostly useless) in it than it should actually support. I can access both consoles, TV, the computer and my ashtray from my bed.

Does this count as a gaming setup as more than 30% of the room is filled with video game related content ?



bonzobanana said:

That Sony Trinitron has a yellow composite plug in the front of it. I'm not sure where you are based but if in uk/europe you should use a scart RGB cable with your ps2.

I ordered a scart cable, thanks for the advice man.



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m0ney said:
bonzobanana said:

That Sony Trinitron has a yellow composite plug in the front of it. I'm not sure where you are based but if in uk/europe you should use a scart RGB cable with your ps2.

I ordered a scart cable, thanks for the advice man.


Make sure you plug it into a RGB enabled scart socket. Sometimes there are more than one and only one accepts RGB.

Don't forget to set the ps2 to RGB output.

Tell us what you think about the difference in quality.

The PS2 more than any console is configured for use with CRT sets. The reason being is it often created 60 unique fields per second. Where as most consoles for interlace output would send 30 frames with each frame split into 2 fields to a interlace tv the ps2 would actually generate 60 frames but only send alternating fields from each frame to the interlace CRT. This gave smoother motion on CRT and better response but it meant for modern flat screen tv's the de-interlacer circuit would have to generate incorrect frames which often looked worse than other consoles. Also as previously stated a 50hz CRT set has absolutely zero lag. It can't hold/pause the image at all. So where as  a modern LCD can create upto something like 120ms of lag (40ms typical) your CRT (unless 100hz) will be 0ms lag. It just makes games feel better. It's how the ps2 and most other older consoles should be played.



I just game in my bedroom. No room for a dedicated gaming room unfortunately :(



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I've thought about just making a gaming room altogether. I already have a used SNES and Genesis tucked away. And of course a 360 and soon a One. I have a 13" color CRT that would be perfect for a little retro gaming (though I guess if I did this I might want something bigger)

The idea would be to make one room a video game room. Have one huge TV, great sound system for the current systems. Have some sort of retro setup too on the side. Maybe beanbags, all that type of thing. Maybe even a projector for REALLY big screen gaming. Then buy all the old systems, it would be nice to own every major past system, etc.

 

In theory. In reality I'd only play the SNES/Genesis/NES and 360+ generations. I have no interested in PS1 or PS2. Those games are hideous and no fun. OTOH colorful 2D SNES/Genesis stuff is the retro stuff I love.

 

In the end though it's too expensive, I'm not into actually playing games enough, etc etc. Maybe if I get rich oneday. Also, I only have a 2 bedroom, and 1 obviously I sleep in. So that limits my options should I get a roommate etc.



bonzobanana said:

Make sure you plug it into a RGB enabled scart socket. Sometimes there are more than one and only one accepts RGB.

Don't forget to set the ps2 to RGB output.

Tell us what you think about the difference in quality.

I just set the scart cable up now a few hours ago. Honestly I didn't think there would be much difference but I could instantly tell the difference! The picture quality is awesome now! thanks for the advice again :]

I only started gaming on the PS2 in 2011 but I used a 'HD box' to connect it to my monitor and some games looked terrible. Now lately I started playing Need for Speed Hot Pursuit 2 for the first time, an awesome game that looked like crap on my monitor, and decided to get a CRT tv. Now I'm even more addicted to the PS2, can't get enough of it, its library of great games is inexaustible.



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m0ney said:
bonzobanana said:

Make sure you plug it into a RGB enabled scart socket. Sometimes there are more than one and only one accepts RGB.

Don't forget to set the ps2 to RGB output.

Tell us what you think about the difference in quality.

I just set the scart cable up now a few hours ago. Honestly I didn't think there would be much difference but I could instantly tell the difference! The picture quality is awesome now! thanks for the advice again :]

I only started gaming on the PS2 in 2011 but I used a 'HD box' to connect it to my monitor and some games looked terrible. Now lately I started playing Need for Speed Hot Pursuit 2 for the first time, an awesome game that looked like crap on my monitor, and decided to get a CRT tv. Now I'm even more addicted to the PS2, can't get enough of it, its library of great games is inexaustible.

I'm glad you like it. Looks like you have an awesome little Sony trinitron set there which to be honest would be difficult to improve apon. They made the best CRT sets.  My retro set is a 21" FST Phillips set with built in VCR. It's best feature is a true RGB mode ideal for retro consoles. Red is very intense on it.