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Re: TATE set-up question

by Bradtemple87 Fri Feb 28, 2014 12:55 pm

I run different setups than others have suggested:

My recommendation is to buy a mid size 16 by 9 CRT with component video. A flat panel LCD/led can also get the job done. My first one that I still have is a 14" widescreen toshiba that puts off awesome quality through component. I am currently searching for the ever rare widescreen pvm, so that I can make a second scart to rgb setup with bookshelf speakers like my primary one.
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Re: TATE set-up question

by skate323k137 Fri Feb 28, 2014 3:07 pm

I'd just find a smaller 4:3 TV with component/s-video in. Pawn shops are your friend.

With converting to VGA you can either get a cheap converter or a nice one, there's not much middle ground IMO.

I was very happy running PS2, dreamcast, saturn, and other consoles through a tate'd consumer CRT TV for years. The TV was cheaper than anything to convert to VGA, that's for sure.
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Re: TATE set-up question

by beatnix Fri Feb 28, 2014 3:22 pm

True point but... I currently have a 32 inch sony trinitron and a slightly smaller toshiba HD CRT in my game room. Neither of those are going to be TATE'ed (is that a word?) anytime soon because they both weigh a ton. In fact I also have a 19 inch rca CRT I use at my desk for testing systems, but its a garbage little tv that is not worth more than what I use it for. So, since I already think I have all the CRT goodness I can fit, I'd like to keep this set up small. If I can make this monitor work for under 35-40 bucks I still think it's worth it to try.
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Re: TATE set-up question

by beatnix Fri Feb 28, 2014 6:23 pm

+1 to noise for the assist!

Mike still had the N6! Thanks man
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Re: TATE set-up question

by beatnix Sat Mar 01, 2014 12:10 am

Specs for the monitor I have. How does this thing stack up? I have no idea what is considered good as far as all the specific numbers.

Display type: LCD / TFT active matrix
Native res: 1280x1024 at 75.0 Hz
Pixel pitch: .294 mm
Bright: 250.0 cd/m2
Contrast ratio 500:1
Color support: 16.7 million colors
Response time: 16 ms
Vertical refresh rate: 75Hz
Horizontal refresh rate: 80Hz
Interface: 1.0 VGa - 15 pin HD D-Sub (HD-15)


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Here is a link if you want the whole thing http://www.engadget.com/products/dell/e193fp/specs/
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Re: TATE set-up question - added monitor specs

by TSTR Sat Mar 01, 2014 2:18 am

Response time seems kinda high; you may notice ghosting.
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Re: TATE set-up question - added monitor specs

by beatnix Sat Mar 01, 2014 6:46 pm

So a smaller response rate is better. Does the ms stand for milliseconds? So the smaller the number the quicker the response? Just curious, as I plan to look for a good monitor this summer when garage sale season hits.
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Re: TATE set-up question - added monitor specs

by TSTR Sat Mar 01, 2014 8:08 pm

Yeah, ms = milliseconds. The smaller the number in response time, the faster the pixels change from one color and back again (not sure how yours is measured, black-white-black or gray-to-gray).

NOTE: This is not the same thing as input lag!

Response time is really only useful for determining how much ghosting you may notice when using the monitor; which may appear as trails in movement on screen. Input lag is a different beast, which has to do with how fast the monitor is able to process the signal it is being sent.
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Re: TATE set-up - costumized stand pics added

by beatnix Sun Mar 09, 2014 3:30 pm

Well, we'll see what happens. Converter box is on its way, and I've gone ahead and modded my monitor stand to allow for full rotating. I added pics on first post for anyone that's interested in what I did. Thanks again everyone for all the pointers.
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Re: TATE set-up - finished! Thanks for the help!

by Nyukki Wed Mar 12, 2014 11:14 pm

Just wanna say well done on the DIY TATE, very nice. 4:3 TATE is boss!
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