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For absolutely no reason whatsoever I just bought a end of generation PsOne with attached screen.

Anyone got one of these and can report back on the screen quality? It comes with a charger that plugs into the lighter socket in the car so will play all those old discs I’ve got. Also I think I should be able to hook it up to a battery pack so could even use it on the go.

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Simonsloth wrote:
July 7th, 2019, 12:35 pm
For absolutely no reason whatsoever I just bought a end of generation PsOne with attached screen.

Anyone got one of these and can report back on the screen quality? It comes with a charger that plugs into the lighter socket in the car so will play all those old discs I’ve got. Also I think I should be able to hook it up to a battery pack so could even use it on the go.
Haha! I had completely forgotten about those! That was one last ditch effort to get more PS1 sold. You have to report back about how well it works these days!

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Simonsloth wrote:
July 7th, 2019, 12:35 pm
For absolutely no reason whatsoever I just bought a end of generation PsOne with attached screen.

Anyone got one of these and can report back on the screen quality? It comes with a charger that plugs into the lighter socket in the car so will play all those old discs I’ve got. Also I think I should be able to hook it up to a battery pack so could even use it on the go.
Ha, rad.

I’ve got a PS2 and a few GameCube ones that perform well considering how old the tech is. Screen aren’t the best but if you really do have to finish that game - then these will do it 😄.

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July 2nd, 2019, 9:43 pm
Take the case and show us what you’ve got, might be simple to identify and fix 👍🏽.
I'll definitely do that when I get around to it!

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Suits wrote:
July 7th, 2019, 10:01 pm
Simonsloth wrote:
July 7th, 2019, 12:35 pm
For absolutely no reason whatsoever I just bought a end of generation PsOne with attached screen.

Anyone got one of these and can report back on the screen quality? It comes with a charger that plugs into the lighter socket in the car so will play all those old discs I’ve got. Also I think I should be able to hook it up to a battery pack so could even use it on the go.
Ha, rad.

I’ve got a PS2 and a few GameCube ones that perform well considering how old the tech is. Screen aren’t the best but if you really do have to finish that game - then these will do it 😄.
It arrived today and it actually exceeds my wildest expectations. The sound and picture quality are superior to the CRT TV I hooked it up to for comparison. I’m also awaiting a usb to 7.5V adaptor which may allow me to play it on the go.
I went and excitedly looked through my massive collection of PSOne games and realised I didn’t have any desire to play any of them right now! Such a odd feeling.

Lightgun games don’t work which I expected but held out some distant hope they would.

Still it’s a nice bit of kit for when my mood changes and I can play it without the TV which is nice.

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Anyone looking into getting a Polymega? The price seems prohibitively expensive although it looks like a nifty bit of kit.


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I don't think I'm the target audience for it considering the platforms it emulates but it does look like a very nice bit of kit indeed. Curious to know what Digital Foundry makes of it!

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That Polymega is certainly drawing a good deal of the correct attention from what I've seen and read about it.

But for as long as I have a PVM CRT, these sort of FGPA and other extremely accessible and convenient systems will always be second choice to using original hardware on a CRT. Just ask my dusty Super NT.

But for the vast majority of people with game collections, this is an extremely enticing proposition I'm sure.

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Thanks Leon. I watched the video and I’m now sold on the idea. I particularly like the idea of a storefront and the fact there is a HDTV light gun compatible with the system makes my mouth water!

It’s like the antithesis of the Sony PlayStation Classic Mini. My vast collection is usable on the system and I can add to it physically and potentially digitally. I’m interested to see how it handles 3+ players.

My finger is hovering over the preorder button. It launches the week before my birthday too!

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Probably going to go to the London retro game market again on Sunday, up near Russell Square.

If you see me, say hi :)

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Probably going to go to the London retro game market again on Sunday, up near Russell Square.

If you see me, say hi :)
Ah, I was going mate - I’m not now.

I’m out on the razzle instead now, up Soho.

You looking for anything particular ??

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Not hugely, mainly seeing what takes my fancy. Probably grab some Master System things I’d like to play if I see them but I’m mainly going to have a nosy.

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We're stopping at my partners parents house tonight, and I just spotted this little beauty. Why hello there! Checked the box, it's all there. Winner winner chicken dinner! Going to have to set it up and have a blast tomorrow!

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I wonder if there’s a TV in the house that’ll accept it 🤨.

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I'm gonna bring it home, fairly sure we have a little TV with old RF input, which is how it connects isn't it? I didn't look too closely last night before passing out about half nine :lol:

Unfortunately no CRT though.

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July 21st, 2019, 9:49 am
I'm gonna bring it home, fairly sure we have a little TV with old RF input, which is how it connects isn't it? I didn't look too closely last night before passing out about half nine :lol:

Unfortunately no CRT though.
Yeah man, it’ll be a RF connection.

You do get some older digital panels though that still have that connection, so give them a spin to check anyway 👍🏽.

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I suspect no one was sure why I was laughing and taking a photo of this...

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Forgive them, Leon, for they know not what they do.

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Haha. I do love the MS1 design though, the totally pointless graphic on it makes it look like something off Star the Trek :lol:

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