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    RGB-Pi

    I've just discovered this hardware, RGB-Pi.

    https://www.rgb-pi.com

    This is an RGB Scart cable that plugs directly into the 40pin expansion port on a Raspberry Pi. This then combined with their own Linux based OS, called RGB-Pi OS, based on Raspian and Retroarch, and designed and configured to run in the lower arcade resolution of 240p, including Retroarch configured to run at this lower resolution.

    This is designed for those wishing to get a perfect original retro image on a CRT TV via emulation. Quite a cool idea.

    I was actually hoping this was something slightly different when I first discovered it. That you would be able to feed an RGB signal via this cable into the RPi, and it to upscale and output via the hdmi port. That could really reduce the cost of upscalers. This isn't that.

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    I tell you something H....

    These RPi affairs are so versatile....

    Never seen anything about those little gems. - 0Ld Arcade stuff for real.

    Takes away all the old methods of USB interfacing & hark @ me.... as if USB interfacing is old already!?
    Just show's how fast things change these days & the true versatility of the RPi world.
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    Indeed. The RPi has really revolutionised and provided new possibilities for so many things. Who would have thought when the first RPi was invented and launched as an affordable computer aimed at schools to teach computing, programing and computer bases projects that this really cheap little computer would end up unlocking so much more. The expensive part of any computer project is always the hardware. The RPi removed that issue, and utilising Linux you have a free open source OS base to do pretty much anything.

    I'm still on the search for an projects using the RPi as an upscaler to feed retro systems to an HD display. Devices like the XRGB upscaler are now abandoned and no longer made, and the Retrotink and similat are just too expensive. Fingers crossed someone is working on this.

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    Have you seen the mClassic ?
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    How easy is it to find decent CRTs nowadays?

    Me and some friends all had a bunch of pretty nice 28 inchers (!) back in the early 2000s but once things started moving over to decent flat panels, the CRTs got chucked out / given away / smashed up.

    One of the big things I miss from the CRT days was the good old lightgun games

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    I also miss the durability of CRTs. So much as sneeze near a modern flat panel, and it's busted.

    Out kids have busted quite a few already

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    Quote Originally Posted by J T View Post
    How easy is it to find decent CRTs nowadays?

    Me and some friends all had a bunch of pretty nice 28 inchers (!) back in the early 2000s but once things started moving over to decent flat panels, the CRTs got chucked out / given away / smashed up.

    One of the big things I miss from the CRT days was the good old lightgun games

    - - - Updated - - -

    I also miss the durability of CRTs. So much as sneeze near a modern flat panel, and it's busted.

    Out kids have busted quite a few already

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    I literally gave away my old Toshiba 29" Home Cinema TV this morning.

    It's been sitting in my parents house for years, and I kind of kept it there with the plan of one day using it for retro gaming, but it was huge and heavy and I really didn't want it taking up loads of space so I finally decided to find it a new home. It was still in great condition with manual, remote surround speakers etc. I found a CRT group on Facebook and advertised it. Loads of interest, and after a few dead ends someone local to my parents has now got it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harrison View Post
    I literally gave away my old Toshiba 29" Home Cinema TV this morning.

    It's been sitting in my parents house for years, and I kind of kept it there with the plan of one day using it for retro gaming, but it was huge and heavy and I really didn't want it taking up loads of space so I finally decided to find it a new home. It was still in great condition with manual, remote surround speakers etc. I found a CRT group on Facebook and advertised it. Loads of interest, and after a few dead ends someone local to my parents has now got it.
    We donated our beautiful & immaculate 42" Pioneer Plasma screen to Cornwall Air Ambulance four weeks back. - All for a good cause I guess, but..... *sigh*
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    Just think of the energy savings. Those Plasmas used more then the old CRTs, although they did get so warm you probably offset the heating bill.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kin Hell View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Harrison View Post
    I literally gave away my old Toshiba 29" Home Cinema TV this morning.

    It's been sitting in my parents house for years, and I kind of kept it there with the plan of one day using it for retro gaming, but it was huge and heavy and I really didn't want it taking up loads of space so I finally decided to find it a new home. It was still in great condition with manual, remote surround speakers etc. I found a CRT group on Facebook and advertised it. Loads of interest, and after a few dead ends someone local to my parents has now got it.
    We donated our beautiful & immaculate 42" Pioneer Plasma screen to Cornwall Air Ambulance four weeks back. - All for a good cause I guess, but..... *sigh*
    Was it a Kuro?

    I loved plasma screens, I really did.

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