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23-Apr-22 1:55pm
#1
Lunar
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Retro Set Up

It's been a long time coming but I've finally got my retro set up to the way I want it.

While it's not as neat or as stylized as those from IG, I value function over style.

This is my completed set up.

Everything is connected to a gcompsw and a gscartsw* and can output to both the CRT and the PVM.

*Except the AV Famicom which is just composite connected to the PVM and a Neo Geo CD that's connected to the CRT via S-Video.

I will type out the complete set up in detail in the OP, coming soon.

Feel free to share your set up!

CRT: Toshiba 27" Model #27AF45
PVM: JVC 13" Model# H1310SU

gcomp #1: Mister with 128MB RAM (VGA to Component Cable)
gcomp #2: Japanese Ocean Blue PS2 (OEM Component Cable)
gcomp #3: Nintendo Wii (OEM Component Cable)
gcomp #4: Japanese Nintendo GameCube Spice Orange (Prism Component Cable)
gcomp #5: RGB Modded Funtastic Ice Blue Nintendo 64 (HDRetrovision Component Cable)
gcomp #6: Playstation 3 Super Slim White with 1TB HDD (HDRetrovision Component Cable)
gcomp #7: PSP 3000 (Crapty Component Cable)
gcomp #8: Daisy Chain to the gscartsw via RGB2COMP

In Limbo: Xbox

gscart #1: Playstation 2 (RGC Guncon Scart Cable)
gscart #2: Playstation with Xstation and MemCard Pro (RGC Guncon Scart Cable)
gscart #3: Jaguar with GameDrive (RGC Scart Cable)
gscart #4: Sega V-Saturn with Satiator (RGC Scart Cable)
gscart #5: Mega SG (DAC via RGC Scart Cable)
gscart #6: Super Nintendo (RGC Scart Cable)
gscart #7: Dreamcast with MODE (RGC Scart Cable)
gscart #8: Sega Genesis 2 with 32X (RGC Scart Cable)

PVM Composite: AV Famicom
PVM S-Video: 3DO
CRT S-Video: Neo Geo CD
CRT Composite: Pioneer LaserDisc Player


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23-Apr-22 2:02pm
#2
Gypsy
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Crt forever. Just grabbed another for free today!
25-Apr-22 12:37pm
#3
Lunar
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I'm thinking I don't need a dedicated GameCube as to open up another slot for something else.

25-Apr-22 12:47pm
#4
Orlandu
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Gamecube gives you the Gameboy Player, though.
25-Apr-22 1:03pm
#5
Lunar
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Orlandu wrote:
Gamecube gives you the Gameboy Player, though.
Sure, but I have a Pocket dock coming eventually.

Also the Mister can play anything GBA/GB

25-Apr-22 4:56pm
#6
Renaissance2K
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Really nice setup. You've crammed a lot into those cubes.

26-Apr-22 10:25am
#7
Admiral
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Awesome!!!! I'll post pics of mine at some point.

I'm curious as to why you have a PS1 and two PS2's? Why not just 1 PS2 slim or something?
26-Apr-22 10:42am
#8
Lunar
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Some PS1 games run badly on the PS2.

One of them is a Japanese PS2, so that gives me access to all Japanese PS1 and PS2 games, as well as Japanese DVDs.

26-Apr-22 12:45pm
#9
sailorneorune
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I ended up picking up a Japanese GameCube, PS2, and Wii U in the last year or so. Probably not the most intelligent decision I've made, but it's nice to have more options and not paying absurd US GameCube game prices. Plus we also have full sets of Pop'n Music and Taiko no Tatsujin for PS2.

26-Apr-22 4:24pm
#10
Lunar
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I used to leave a dedicated PS2 on the CRT composite just for DDR

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26-Apr-22 4:28pm
#11
Lunar
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sailorneorune wrote:
I ended up picking up a Japanese GameCube, PS2, and Wii U in the last year or so. Probably not the most intelligent decision I've made, but it's nice to have more options and not paying absurd US GameCube game prices. Plus we also have full sets of Pop'n Music and Taiko no Tatsujin for PS2.
I picked up a CIB Japanese Wii with these games few months ago, planning on just swapping it in with the US Wii when I'm feeling more Japanese.

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26-Apr-22 5:24pm
#12
Renaissance2K
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I'm in the process of re-doing all the power writing for my setup. I used to have everything plugged into three big power strips on the floor, but whenever I needed to turn everything off - like, when guests are sleeping in the room and they don't want Vegas lights blinking at them all night - it was a real struggle to reach through the cluster of wall warts and cables to find the kill switches.

I bought three long industrial power strips that are the perfect size for my shelves and mounted them on the rack with zip ties. The kill switches will all be easily accessible when I'm done, and there won't be a Shelob nest on the floor.

26-Apr-22 9:06pm
#13
Staraang
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Really nice setup. Great work.

Where do you guys get CRTs?
27-Apr-22 1:47am
#14
Renaissance2K
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I got both of mine from eBay, but Facebook Marketplace seems to be a prime venue.

27-Apr-22 7:39am
#15
Lunar
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My CRT was one I used growing up. Picked it up when my parents sold their house.

PVM I bought it on eBay.

27-Apr-22 8:30am
#16
Gypsy
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Bought my pvm locally. I *just* missed getting one of the 20'' of the same model much to my chagrin.

Others were all free or close to it. It's been years so it's probably more difficult now.
27-Apr-22 3:29pm
#17
Staraang
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Yeah, sounds like I'm late to the game. Will keep my eyes peeled for a local one.
27-Apr-22 11:28pm
#18
Lunar
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Completely forgot about 3DO, that's connected to the PVM S-Video

27-Apr-22 11:48pm
#19
Renaissance2K
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Lunar wrote:
Completely forgot about 3DO
Everyone does...


28-Apr-22 5:27am
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Oduomega
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Lunar wrote:
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Links to products used? Those look handy.
28-Apr-22 7:18am
#21
Gypsy
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Oduomega wrote:
Lunar wrote:> > [imgt w=4000 h=3000]https://i.imgur.com/...[/imgt]> > Links to products used? Those look handy.
GComp stuff. Out of stock perpetually and something like $240 a pop. They might even be going up from that due to parts? I'm not sure.

They are very good, I was just already invested in other switches by the time those were made.

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