Hookups! Cables! AHH!

Jaded God

Member
Does anyone ever find they have wayyyy too much shit hooked up to one tv or one entertainment center... I have a n64, snes, gamecube, dc, psx, saturn, and im about to hook up a ps2 and a nes to one tv... I have 2 surge protectors with 6 sockets each and I already need a third... :-/ On my tv upstairs I have my two VCR's together with my Monster Cables, then my DVD player, then another psone. I dont know where the hell to put it all... I think you need like 400 tv's to do it right. There goes the neighborhood...
 

Taelon

Member
I think you simply have too much hardware, not to mention money/time. Good lord, get rid of some of it.


And pick up one or two video switch boxes... the kind with four inputs for video and stereo audio, four buttons and one output (plus a headphone/line-out jack on the front). Immensely useful, these things. You could even cascade them to hook up... *thinks*... 16 sources to one TV by using five boxes and hooking up the first four boxes to the inputs of the fifth.
 

Jaded God

Member
I do have a switch box and Im using it right now... Hey Taelon do you have AIM or anything I would like to talk to you about some stuff other than here or pm... ARe you on direct connect lately?
 

Taelon

Member
Jaded God, you wouldn't have to ask me for contact info if you just looked at my SX profile
it's all there. I'm phasing out my DC++ presence, don't use Trillian (for ICQ/AIM) as much as I should, so email might be your best bet right now.
 

racketboy

Member
My receiver helps with multiple hookups, but I'm looking to get myself a new PC to use as an emua box.

Running Genesis, SCD, and 32X games off there alone with reduce a lot of wire and AC adapter clutter.
 

Zziggy00

New Member
To game room TV i've got:

-PSX

-PSOne (only temp. I bring it places)

-PS2

-Xbox

-Dreamcast

-Saturn

-VCR

-DVD player

-8mm Tape Deck

-BetaMax (
)

-Reciever

To TV in My Room:

-NES

-Genesis

-2nd Saturn

-VCR

-computer (through Scan Converter)

I'm in the process of changing everything around though, I just trash picked a 36in. TV


I think my house will burn down from all this stuff being plugged in at once (already had many, many circuit breaks) hehehe

:
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Michaias

New Member
So, it's official. We're all hoarders....

I traded my N64 (for which I still had the box and all included manuals) for an NES with some games today. It runs perfectly. None of that "let's wiggle the console and blow out the games" crap to get it to work. So, yeah, I now have an NES, a Saturn, a Dreamcast, and a PS2 hooked up to my TV. I'm still looking for an Atari 2600 and 5200, a Sega Master System, and a Gamecube....Where am I going to fit all this? Where am I going to get the money to buy these things? What am I doing with my life? ....I guess I'm just escaping reality....::Shrugs:: HEY! Look at that! I still have the box and all included manuals for my old NES (which my grandma jacked), as well....Damn....I'm a pack rat....
 

Supergrom

Member
I guess you could say im a hoarder. To the TV, it looks something like this:

Genesisi, sega cd, 32x, antenna (no cable or satellite for me
oh well, probabaly for the better) through RF switch

XBox, Saturn, DVD player, VCR through composite switch

Nintendo 64 sitting there not hooked up (for lack of plugs)

Then I have my dreamcast hooked up to my computer through my TV capture card, and My NES and games are sitting in a closet (who needs it with NesterDC?). I refuse to sell my old gaming systems, it would be like getting rid of an old friend (I havent played my Game gear in forever, but i cant bare to part with it)
 

Fabrizo

New Member
Well, I only have one large tv, so most of my systems are hooked up to it. Heres whats on it:

-3DO

-NES

-SNES

-Genesis

-32X

-Sega CD

-Sega Saturn

-Dreamcast

-PS2

-XBox

-Gamecube

I recently removed and sold my Atari 2600 and N64, but those were hooked up as well before I sold them. I also have two vcrs hooked up to.
 

gameboy900

New Member
Originally posted by Supergrom@Dec. 03 2002, 8:55 pm

Then I have my dreamcast hooked up to my computer through my TV capture card, and My NES and games are sitting in a closet (who needs it with NesterDC?). I refuse to sell my old gaming systems, it would be like getting rid of an old friend (I havent played my Game gear in forever, but i cant bare to part with it)
Wait wait wait. Let me get this straight. You have a DC sitting beside your computer and you're using a capture card to play it? Good god man get yourself a VGA box.
 

Supergrom

Member
the problem with that is i cant really multitask. Maybe I will, but it really doesnt look bad at all through the TV card (even on the rare occasion that i run at full screen). And lately ive been playing more saturn and xbox anyway.
 

racketboy

Member
Originally posted by googlefest1@Dec. 03 2002, 11:25 am

yea but its not the same - the feeling is different - plus its not perfect emulation
well you could keep the original system hooked up in another room
 

Zziggy00

New Member
Originally posted by Taelon@Dec. 04 2002, 2:09 pm

Zziggy: what is an 8mm tape deck?

Did you mean a DAT recorder?
Sorry bad wording it's an 8mm tape player (for the handheld camcorders) does that clear anything up?? ???
 
I know the feeling.. i have all the wires for all my systems.. my pc.. and my stero all together.. and the worst part of this is we now have two kittens.. lets just say its a disaster!
 

SegaSaturnDDR

New Member
ok, time for you all to lose, heres all what i have hooked up.

-Nes

-SNES

-Super Famicom

-Nintendo 64

-Gamecube

-Turbo Grafx 16

-Intellivision

-DVD player

-PS2

-PSX

-Sega Saturn

-JVC x eye

-Dreamcast

BEAT THAT!!!
 
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