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Old Thursday, February 16th, 2017   #1
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Best Picture for Console Games?

Which is the best way to experience old 16bit and 32bit consoles on a modern television or monitor? I'm just curious for when I settle down again. Remember I'm no good at technological stuff and it will be a small television. Can you still buy switches to put more than one console on the same screen? (Preferably without buying things online.)

Without the scamlines a crisp picture is not what I want.
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List of console emulators
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o...game_emulators

For old PC games DOSBox works fine.
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I was thinking about the screen display. On upscaled screens without interlace they look awful.

Yes I know about emulators but it defies the point to go through all the menus when classic consoles were instant, hassle-free loading. Especially playing with keyboards or messing with gamepads. I admit I don't like technical things. I actually do understand the most basic concepts in emulation... but why should I? Besides there is no passable Saturn emulator like there is for the older consoles. I would ideally want a Super Famicom, Megadrive 1, Saturn and Neo Geo sharing a CRT screen. And the basic first party peripherals of course. Memory and gamepads or sticks.

I doubt I will be using DOSBox for this same reason. Mostly crappy ports of ancient Amiga titles.
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Welcome to RetroPie. RetroPie allows you to turn your Raspberry Pi or PC into a retro-gaming machine. It builds upon Raspbian, EmulationStation, RetroArch and many other projects to enable you to play your favourite Arcade, home-console, and classic PC games with the minimum set-up. For power users it also provides a large variety of configuration tools to customise the system as you want.
RetroPie sits on top of a full OS, you can install it on an existing Raspbian, or start with the RetroPie image and add additional software later. It's up to you.
While the RetroPie Project originated at petRockBlock.com this is now the home of RetroPie.
https://retropie.org.uk/

it's basically that tiny PC (not much bigger than a mobile phone) Raspberry PI, pre-installed with a Linux distro and console emulators. You can just plug it into your TV and play all that old stuff. Here's a list of old consoles that are supported:
https://retropie.org.uk/about/systems/
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Yesterday I came across this

https://retropie.org.uk/

it's basically that tiny PC (not much bigger than a mobile phone) Raspberry PI, pre-installed with a Linux distro and console emulators. You can just plug it into your TV and play all that old stuff. Here's a list of old consoles that are supported:
https://retropie.org.uk/about/systems/
A lot of the emulators don't work properly as they are experimental, for example the Saturn has yet to be emulated.
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Which is the best way to experience old 16bit and 32bit consoles on a modern television or monitor? I'm just curious for when I settle down again. Remember I'm no good at technological stuff and it will be a small television. Can you still buy switches to put more than one console on the same screen? (Preferably without buying things online.)

Without the scamlines a crisp picture is not what I want.
Not really sure what your requirements are and yes, it's online but some possibilities


https://www.amazon.co.uk/ELEPHAS-Con...+to+hdmi&psc=1

https://www.amazon.co.uk/V-TOP-Scart...+to+hdmi&psc=1
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Not really sure what your requirements are and yes, it's online but some possibilities


https://www.amazon.co.uk/ELEPHAS-Con...+to+hdmi&psc=1

https://www.amazon.co.uk/V-TOP-Scart...+to+hdmi&psc=1
Do they simulate scanlines? The flaw of modern televisions is they have a poorer display for older consoles like Sega. It's frustrating.

But besides I would like something to connect multiple consoles to one screen.
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