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Happy New Year 2016!

Postby spotify95 » 31 Dec 2015, 22:27

Hi,

Just to say that I hope everyone has had a good year this year, and with only 1 and a half hours of 2015 left, let us hope that 2016 will be a great year for everyone!

Happy New Year to everyone on TBAAJ! :happy2:


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Re: Happy New Year 2016!

Postby pinkteddyx64 » 31 Dec 2015, 22:36

spotify95 wrote:Hi,

Just to say that I hope everyone has had a good year this year, and with only 1 and a half hours of 2015 left, let us hope that 2016 will be a great year for everyone!

Happy New Year to everyone on TBAAJ! :happy2:

Happy new year @spotify95 @Zak @lucozadesp0rt etc etc. :hugs:

I'm surprised there is no thread on TSR games counting up or down to a certain point before 2016 starts! :(


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Re: Happy New Year 2016!

Postby spotify95 » 31 Dec 2015, 22:37

pinkteddyx64 wrote:
spotify95 wrote:Hi,

Just to say that I hope everyone has had a good year this year, and with only 1 and a half hours of 2015 left, let us hope that 2016 will be a great year for everyone!

Happy New Year to everyone on TBAAJ! :happy2:

Happy new year @spotify95 @Zak @coleslaw etc etc. :hugs:

I'm surprised there is no thread on TSR games counting up or down to a certain point before 2016 starts! :(

Thanks :) :hugs:

I'm surprised as well, but chances are either (a) I haven't found it yet or (b) FG is too damn quiet for anyone to care about it.


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Re: Happy New Year 2016!

Postby pinkteddyx64 » 31 Dec 2015, 22:40

But if I was still on there, do you think it'd be active enough for there to be such a thread on there?


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Re: Happy New Year 2016!

Postby spotify95 » 01 Jan 2016, 00:05

Well, it's here - happy new year and welcome to 2016!


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Postby lucozadesp0rt » 01 Jan 2016, 00:06

Happy new year to you lot :D


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Re: Happy New Year 2016!

Postby pinkteddyx64 » 01 Jan 2016, 00:12

Happy new year everyone!!!!!! :D <:P


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Re: Happy New Year 2016!

Postby spotify95 » 01 Jan 2016, 13:04

Btw, I've already managed to help out this year (or part of last year):

http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/showthr ... ?t=3792379

Managed to save a fellow TSR'ian about £320 after they decided to repair their own laptop instead of replacing it with a similar spec'd model. Fantastic :)


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Re: Happy New Year 2016!

Postby pinkteddyx64 » 01 Jan 2016, 13:35

spotify95 wrote:Btw, I've already managed to help out this year (or part of last year):

http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/showthr ... ?t=3792379

Managed to save a fellow TSR'ian about £320 after they decided to repair their own laptop instead of replacing it with a similar spec'd model. Fantastic :)

Can I run over the Straight Dope Message Boards servers with a bus because you didn't get any reputation for that? :banghead: :mad:


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Re: Happy New Year 2016!

Postby spotify95 » 01 Jan 2016, 13:40

pinkteddyx64 wrote:
spotify95 wrote:Btw, I've already managed to help out this year (or part of last year):

http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/showthr ... ?t=3792379

Managed to save a fellow TSR'ian about £320 after they decided to repair their own laptop instead of replacing it with a similar spec'd model. Fantastic :)

Can I run over the Straight Dope Message Boards servers with a bus because you didn't get any reputation for that? :banghead: :mad:

Of course you can - do what you like to the SDMB! :D

Btw, don't crush an iPhone 6S! :D


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Re: Happy New Year 2016!

Postby pinkteddyx64 » 01 Jan 2016, 14:10

spotify95 wrote:
pinkteddyx64 wrote:
spotify95 wrote:Btw, I've already managed to help out this year (or part of last year):

http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/showthr ... ?t=3792379

Managed to save a fellow TSR'ian about £320 after they decided to repair their own laptop instead of replacing it with a similar spec'd model. Fantastic :)

Can I run over the Straight Dope Message Boards servers with a bus because you didn't get any reputation for that? :banghead: :mad:

Of course you can - do what you like to the SDMB! :D

Btw, don't crush an iPhone 6S! :D

And can I throw my old TV at whoever left you the too many infractions to list reason when they axed one of your SD puppets because forum games on TSR has never been the same since my demise? :(


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Re: Happy New Year 2016!

Postby spotify95 » 01 Jan 2016, 15:44

pinkteddyx64 wrote:
spotify95 wrote:
pinkteddyx64 wrote:
spotify95 wrote:Btw, I've already managed to help out this year (or part of last year):

http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/showthr ... ?t=3792379

Managed to save a fellow TSR'ian about £320 after they decided to repair their own laptop instead of replacing it with a similar spec'd model. Fantastic :)

Can I run over the Straight Dope Message Boards servers with a bus because you didn't get any reputation for that? :banghead: :mad:

Of course you can - do what you like to the SDMB! :D

Btw, don't crush an iPhone 6S! :D

And can I throw my old TV at whoever left you the too many infractions to list reason when they axed one of your SD puppets because forum games on TSR has never been the same since my demise? :(


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What type of TV is it? If it's an old nasty CRT TV, then yeah get rid of it via the method you suggested.


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Re: Happy New Year 2016!

Postby pinkteddyx64 » 01 Jan 2016, 15:51

Yes, it's a CRT TV from 1996.


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Re: Happy New Year 2016!

Postby spotify95 » 01 Jan 2016, 16:50

pinkteddyx64 wrote:Yes, it's a CRT TV from 1996.

In which case, it's a shame we can't do something like this to it! :D

Those old nasty CRTs should be replaced with modern LCD or LED TVs. :yep:


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Re: Happy New Year 2016!

Postby lucozadesp0rt » 03 Apr 2020, 14:21

CRTs are still useful for playing old games like gamecube, ps1, dreamcast etc. it has less input lag than LCDs and LED


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Re: Happy New Year 2016!

Postby spotify95 » 26 May 2020, 19:06

lucozadesp0rt wrote:CRTs are still useful for playing old games like gamecube, ps1, dreamcast etc. it has less input lag than LCDs and LED


Well, I tried playing a small joystick based game a while back (one of these Namco Plug & Play games) and it looked much worse on our new 43 inch HD TV, compared to my older 15 inch LCD TV.
Probably because these sort of thing were designed for older, smaller, non HD displays.

I guess these would have looked alright on a CRT... but often, in my experience, if it works on a CRT, it'll work on something else as well.

In my opinion, the only thing that CRTs are useful for, is stuff like this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=arbCJ2_Cv5s&list=PLk2u6mg7FxNjosRd5D0E-jgnifnQmR47b&index=108


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Re: Happy New Year 2016!

Postby lucozadesp0rt » 06 Jun 2020, 19:32

spotify95 wrote:
lucozadesp0rt wrote:CRTs are still useful for playing old games like gamecube, ps1, dreamcast etc. it has less input lag than LCDs and LED


Well, I tried playing a small joystick based game a while back (one of these Namco Plug & Play games) and it looked much worse on our new 43 inch HD TV, compared to my older 15 inch LCD TV.
Probably because these sort of thing were designed for older, smaller, non HD displays.

I guess these would have looked alright on a CRT... but often, in my experience, if it works on a CRT, it'll work on something else as well.

In my opinion, the only thing that CRTs are useful for, is stuff like this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=arbCJ2_Cv5s&list=PLk2u6mg7FxNjosRd5D0E-jgnifnQmR47b&index=108

haha thats one way of using a CRT :p but yeah for casual gaming anything that was for viewing on a CRT would be fine on newer TVs, however for competitive games where inputs to the frame matter a CRT will give a better performance. It's why they still use CRTs for Super smash bros melee tournaments almost 20 years on :thumbsup: (couldnt find a vid where it shows the setup but you can see in the thumbnail there)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Im68s2z0AAY


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Re: Happy New Year 2016!

Postby pinkteddyx64 » 06 Jun 2020, 20:12

lucozadesp0rt wrote:
spotify95 wrote:
lucozadesp0rt wrote:CRTs are still useful for playing old games like gamecube, ps1, dreamcast etc. it has less input lag than LCDs and LED


Well, I tried playing a small joystick based game a while back (one of these Namco Plug & Play games) and it looked much worse on our new 43 inch HD TV, compared to my older 15 inch LCD TV.
Probably because these sort of thing were designed for older, smaller, non HD displays.

I guess these would have looked alright on a CRT... but often, in my experience, if it works on a CRT, it'll work on something else as well.

In my opinion, the only thing that CRTs are useful for, is stuff like this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=arbCJ2_Cv5s&list=PLk2u6mg7FxNjosRd5D0E-jgnifnQmR47b&index=108

haha thats one way of using a CRT :p but yeah for casual gaming anything that was for viewing on a CRT would be fine on newer TVs, however for competitive games where inputs to the frame matter a CRT will give a better performance. It's why they still use CRTs for Super smash bros melee tournaments almost 20 years on :thumbsup: (couldnt find a vid where it shows the setup but you can see in the thumbnail there)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Im68s2z0AAY

And the original PS1 Spyro series looks better on a CRT, don't you think? (Assuming you've played them before, not just the 'reignited' versions on Xbox One or PS4).


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Re: Happy New Year 2016!

Postby spotify95 » 15 Jun 2020, 01:42

lucozadesp0rt wrote:
spotify95 wrote:
lucozadesp0rt wrote:CRTs are still useful for playing old games like gamecube, ps1, dreamcast etc. it has less input lag than LCDs and LED


Well, I tried playing a small joystick based game a while back (one of these Namco Plug & Play games) and it looked much worse on our new 43 inch HD TV, compared to my older 15 inch LCD TV.
Probably because these sort of thing were designed for older, smaller, non HD displays.

I guess these would have looked alright on a CRT... but often, in my experience, if it works on a CRT, it'll work on something else as well.

In my opinion, the only thing that CRTs are useful for, is stuff like this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=arbCJ2_Cv5s&list=PLk2u6mg7FxNjosRd5D0E-jgnifnQmR47b&index=108

haha thats one way of using a CRT :p but yeah for casual gaming anything that was for viewing on a CRT would be fine on newer TVs, however for competitive games where inputs to the frame matter a CRT will give a better performance. It's why they still use CRTs for Super smash bros melee tournaments almost 20 years on :thumbsup: (couldnt find a vid where it shows the setup but you can see in the thumbnail there)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Im68s2z0AAY


For what I need a monitor for, PC monitors and flatscreen TVs tend to work just fine. In fact my HP OMEN 15 has an in built display with 144Hz refresh rate; I'm sure that will do very nicely for what I need (and I certainly shall not be lugging huge CRTs around!).
The only thing that I could really have a better/older monitor for is playing a small Namco Plug & Play game on, it uses the AV inputs for a TV and outputs at a low resolution, so playing on a large TV is not very good (I tried it before), but it was better on my old smaller 15 inch, non widescreen, LCD TV (which was also not a CRT).

CRTs are (IMO) only good for collectors of older technology and for people who want to build themselves a retro setup.

Also, CRT TVs experience screen burn - which doesn't happen on newer LCDs and LEDs :) (it was only an issue for CRTs and plasma's)



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