Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Game Room 2014-2015

Had a progressive change in the game room to include a setup for HD consoles and SD consoles and this was the result.

 Two of the broadcast/reference monitors are controlled by switch boxes. The switch boxes are outputting EURO SCART to the monitors. I also plugged in SVHS and god forbid Composite video just in case. But the boxes allow me to plug more consoles in and better cable management.

This is my horizontal display setup. The picture quality is amazing for a 20+ year old 21" set. Golden axe shown here is emulated on the xbox with coinops.

Next I have SONY PVM set in the vertical position to accomodate vertical orientated games. Most of the vintage arcade games play in this orientation so I can use it for those as well as a huge library of vertical shooter/action games.

The image is pins sharp as per SONY standards and I could not be happier.

 I kept my video scalers on standy should I need to display SD signals on a HD set. I plan to delay that day as long as possible.

 Right opposite the SD setup I have my HD setup. I defined all consoles which output a resolution higher than that of standard VGA to be HD. The top two monitors are standard 4:3 LCD panels, one is set to a horizontal orientation while the other is vertical, again to accommodate games which use that orientation.
The main screen on the front is a SONY commercial monitor built for long hours of use and maximum contrast. I have that running in 1080p through HDMI.

 Like most broadcast standards, there is always the in between adoption. Such as the move from interlace video to progressive and 4:3 to 16:9 display. This is where this stand comes along.
The only console I missed connecting to this setup is the Nintendo Wii but I do not have enough room to do the motion control properly...well, that is the excuse I use anyway.

 A bar fridge is always handy too.
 Some pictures of the resident arcade machines.

 And a window to experience and appreciate some true to life graphics at 60 frames per second.

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