A few weekends ago Christina and I finally decided to find a way to hook up all of our retro consoles. It’s something that I’ve been whining about for a long time, so I don’t know if she agreed to it because she wanted to play the old games too or if she just wanted to shut me up. Anyway, we made it happen.
A bit of background information before I get into it, though; our place isn’t very big. I mean, we have a good size living room that comfortably fits our two couches, a table, an entertainment center and a computer desk with room to spare. Aside from that, though, all we have is a kitchen, bathroom, walk-in storage room and our bedroom.
The first thing we needed to do was get a CRT television. As you probably already know, trying to play old video games on a modern LCD or plasma TV results in a gross, trashy image due to the television trying to upscale an image that honestly wasn’t very good to begin with. Taking the NES’ native 256×224 image output and trying to upscale it to 1024×768 or higher isn’t a good time for anybody.