Okay, I have a PS1 console just like the one in the picture, as well as an HDTV with LED-based screen. I've been using the standard composite RCA A/V cables to hook the PS1 up to it, but I've never been satisfied with the video quality. My TV also has a component input, an HDMI input and a VGA input. Can my PS1 be hooked up to any of these for a better picture? If so, what will I need to buy and how would I go about hooking it all up? I don't have an old-fashioned tube TV to use, only HDTV.
Because it has VGA? Many new Sharp models still incorporate VGA.
Buy a scaler. DVDO or xrgb.
Buy an rgb cable. Retroconsoleaccessories.
Run scaler to your TV via VGA.
Include a scaneline generator if you like.
Prepare to spend a lot of money.
Alternatively, you can get the same previously mentioned rgb Scart cable and use an rgb to component transcoder.
Off the top of my head Front Mission, King's Field and Alundra don't work. You also lose out on games that used the Justifier/GunCon.
Those factors alone made me completely reject the option of a PS3 for PS1 games. Obviously would depend on a person-by-person basis but I wouldn't recommend getting a PS3 for the sake of playing PS1 games because of it.
I'll add that I played about 50 PS1 games on PS3 and the -only- one I've had issues with is Legend of Legaia.
It's only one part and it's effectively a 100% freeze but you can get around it by converting your save to a memory card and playing past that part on a PS1.
People like to say the PS3 looks like shit but if your option is PS1 on an HDTV or a PS3, you're probably better off playing on PS3.
>no worries about memory card space
>looks better than SD on an HDTV
I play them on my crt now that I got them back, but PS1 games look fine on an HDTV while played through a PS3.
I'm convinced I'm gonna have to get one of these things...
I've seen numerous YouTube vids about them and they seem to work pretty well despite the small size and cost.
Thanks to all for your suggestions and advice.
At the very least, op, get a shitty eBay transcoder that does rgb scart to HDMI and then get an rgb scart lead to go with it.
You will be so much happier with that then composite to HDMI.
I guarantee you that the improvement from that converter from composite is going to be barely noticeable and pretty much not worth it unless your TV straight up does not have RCA inputs at all.
As people have already said, a PS2 with component cables is your cheapest and best-looking option.
I don't deny the existent of LED "TVs". But you/he don't have one. Your parents might have an LCD TV with LED back lighting. Actual LED screens are the things you see in stadiums
I'm not being pedantic about his made up wording. No one aside from this underage dingus has ever called any TV an "LED-based screen" It's some shit he made up to try to sound clever.
>Since those SCART cables follow European standards, would there be a voltage difference?
PAL voltage different is for the AC input. The voltages in a SCART cable are much lower DC voltages.
The SCART cable might be wired differently though, but that's not that common (unless you are getting a XRGB Framemeister, which uses JP21 input - a Japanese scart with different pinout).
This guy is correct, LED TVs use normal LCD panels, they just changed the backlight to LED instead of CCFL. Real LED screens don't exist in consumer TVs yet, short of some prototypes or obscure sets, and may never will.
OLEDs are slowly becoming a thing (fucking finally), but they are mostly used in phones, not in TVs.
LG makes a phenomenal and inexpensive oled set now. I have a 60 in my living room and it only ran me about 5 grand. I moved my st60 to the den after I got it. Phenomenal picture like I said, it didn't even need any calibration. The response time is also near instant from what I can tell, and there's no input lag that km aware of.
You can buy LED panels.
The problem is they only come in resolutions like 32x32 so even the 160x144 of a GBC or GG required 25 combined together and 320x240 would require 80. They're 5"x5" in size each.
Everyone knew what you meant. Why you chose to make up a term like "LED-based" is the mystery. One that should probably remain unsolved. Always happy to enlighten an underage dingus.