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Old 22nd September 2016, 1:47 PM   #46
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Old 22nd September 2016, 1:50 PM   #47
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My number 1 favourite scrolling brawler. I've often considered making a dedicated cabinet just for this, considering how much I play it. (I just don't have the spare space).
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Old 22nd September 2016, 2:05 PM   #48
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How good is the soundtrack of it!? One of the best 16bit gen soundtracks of all time.
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Old 22nd September 2016, 2:29 PM   #49
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How good is the soundtrack of it!? One of the best 16bit gen soundtracks of all time.
Agreed. Game is pure quality head to toe.
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Old 22nd September 2016, 9:18 PM   #50
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Looks awesome, whats your setup?
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Old 22nd September 2016, 10:22 PM   #51
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Looks awesome, whats your setup?
Cheers! It's a Sony BVM-D32E1WU.
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Old 24th September 2016, 7:18 AM   #52
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Cheers! It's a Sony BVM-D32E1WU.
Thats explains it, one of the best CRTs in existence
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Cheers! It's a Sony BVM-D32E1WU.
I'm always fascinated to hear how people come across this gear. Would you mind sharing how you acquired that?

Nimmers is right - best CRTs ever made.

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http://www.tg16pcemods.com/rgb-to-co...rter-v-20.html

Simple, cheap, RGB to YPBPr converter.
This arrived mid week, and I spent a bit of time on this last night.

Currently it's overdriving too hard, and the picture is way oversaturated. I can definitely see clarity in the picture (there's very little blur, and it's noticably better than S-Video), but the over-saturation means I'm missing the colour clarity, so the whites and blues especially all just blur in to each other.

Gallery here:
http://imgur.com/a/Y8Mb4

You can see particularly in the bright areas how it's a mess, but darker areas are quite nice. If I can get the overall image intensity down, those bright areas should clean up.

I've contacted the guy who makes it, and asked if he's got any advice. I'm using this completely against the design intention (it was designed to go inside a console where signals aren't pulled up yet), so I knew I'd have to do some modifications along the way.

All good though. Heaps of fun, and a good educational experience this week along with my arcade monitor fixing.
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Old 24th September 2016, 10:55 AM   #54
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I'm always fascinated to hear how people come across this gear. Would you mind sharing how you acquired that?
Then theres dudes in Aus doing stuff like this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4D0gl9ALcn8

Been searching for a PVM-20L5 in NSW for a while now. Seem pretty hard to come by.
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Ugh, really hitting a wall with this. I've got 500ohm pots on the RGB input lines, and it still struggles with overdriving, and now there's extra weird issues of colour inversion and sync problems at times.

I wonder if I need to bring the sync levels down? This thing was designed for inside a PC Engine, which have notoriously weak signals. I think I'll go and grab some huge pots and drive everything right down, then slowly creep them up until I get something.
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I think I'll go and grab some huge pots and drive everything right down, then slowly creep them up until I get something.
Sounds like a nightmare I've had to make a conscious decision not to do things like that, with a small child and another on the way my gaming time is limited and you can really use up heaps of hours tinkering with this stuff.

Im a few hours into Castlevania: Symphony of the Night at the moment. I'm a huge Super Metroid fan and this one was recommended to me by a few people as one I really ought to have played. So far this game does not disappoint!

Picture does no justice, playing on a 14" 800 line PVM via RGB. Very enjoyable


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Sounds like a nightmare I've had to make a conscious decision not to do things like that, with a small child and another on the way my gaming time is limited and you can really use up heaps of hours tinkering with this stuff.
I blew a whole weekend on it (still not working properly), and my Neo Geo cab was left untouched. I've had to cut my losses and move on. I'll return to that project when I get the gamesroom finished (which includes getting a couple of my PVM stash up and running too, before a "90s party" my wife is planning).

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Im a few hours into Castlevania: Symphony of the Night at the moment. I'm a huge Super Metroid fan and this one was recommended to me by a few people as one I really ought to have played. So far this game does not disappoint!

Picture does no justice, playing on a 14" 800 line PVM via RGB. Very enjoyable
There's a handful of titles on the PSX that are the absolute best of 2D gaming. "Gunners Heaven" (also called "Rapid Reload") is another beautiful game - think something between "Metal Slug" and "Gunstar Heroes". "Harmful Park" is another (Cute'em'up similar to Parodius).

C:SotN is a spectacular game for so many reasons. The XBox Live Arcade re-release looked terrible, with washed out graphics. Playing this on a RGB CRT brings a warmth to the graphics that the XBox re-release missed completely. The Saturn version was OK, but the PSX version takes the cake.

If you're a "Super Metroid" fan (easily my favourite game ever across all systems and genres), then also try "Wonderboy III: The Dragon's Trap" (Sega Master System), also called "Dragon's Curse" (PC-Engine/TurboGrafx16), and get your hands on "AM2R" ("Another Metroid 2 Remake"), which can be played in native 240p via CRT Emudriver / Soft15KHz, or still looks pretty good at VGA/480p. I played it on a 21" PC CRT, and want to replay it with a homemade scanline generator I'm going to have a crack at building.

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If you're a "Super Metroid" fan (easily my favourite game ever across all systems and genres), then also try "Wonderboy III: The Dragon's Trap" (Sega Master System), also called "Dragon's Curse" (PC-Engine/TurboGrafx16), and get your hands on "AM2R" ("Another Metroid 2 Remake"), which can be played in native 240p via CRT Emudriver / Soft15KHz.
Wonderboy 3 I know and love. Good to know about AM2R on an emudriver box. I have one already made up that I use for groovymame so I can load it on there when I get to it. Loved Metroid 2 as a kid, my mate and I mapped the whole thing on graph paper and sent it in to one of the Nintendo magazines who didn't publish it :P
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Then theres dudes in Aus doing stuff like this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4D0gl9ALcn8

Been searching for a PVM-20L5 in NSW for a while now. Seem pretty hard to come by.
Hahahaha!

I just found out this morning that all the stock in that video comes from the company I work for!

It was sitting in our back dock for ages. I asked the boss if I could buy the BVM, and he ummed and ahhed about it for 6 months. Next thing I know, he's sold it on eBay.

I was a bit upset at first, but knowing it went to RGB Rob, I'm OK with it now.
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Next thing I know, he's sold it on eBay.
Jeez, they can't have been on eBay for long. Didn't see the auction. Do you know what he paid?
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