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Topic: How do y'all have your gaming TV set up?

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93jam

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Hi, I just upgraded to a new TV, and I'm trying to figure out the best way to set everything up, and I was curious how some of yall have your gaming rooms set up! I like everything to be hooked up at one time, I don't like switching cords around a lot. I just upgraded from a 32' Toshiba tube TV to a Toshiba 40' LED TV. The model # is 40L5200U if you want to see its specs. My old tube TV had 1 RCA and one component input on the back. The new one has 3 HDMI, PC, and a Component/ RCA built into 1 input. I have a Psyclone System Selector (great product) to hook everything up. It has 4 RCA and component inputs on it. I currently have a Wii, PS2 and DVD player hooked up component through the Psyclone Box, and a Gamecube and N64 hooked up through the one RCA input on the back (I switch the AV cord between the 2). Since there is only 1 shared input on the new TV, any ideas how to make this all work? lol. Over time (as money comes my way, haha) I will replace the Wii with a Wii U, and replace the PS2 & DVD player with a older PS3. Any ideas for my issue, or want to share how you have your older and newer consoles hooked up?

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VincentV

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I have a splitter hooking the 360 & Wii up to my TV. The PS2 & DVD player are in the living room. You know, the PS2 does DVDs as well, if you want to remove the DVD player. Well, unless it's Blu-Ray you use, but who buys those? Assuming that, just remove anything redundant. My Kinect and Wii sensor bar are on top, but before the flat screen in the living room screwed up and stopped working, those were on bottom (the 360 & Wii used to be hooked up there before then).

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93jam

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The PS2 kinda sucks, lol. I received it from a friend who went through 3 of them, and I fixed it, it plays games well, movies it struggles. The DVD player has HDMI, so I can use that when I get the new TV hooked up. It doesnt upconvert though. I figured about $200 should get me a decent original PS3 with b/c. That would eliminate the DVD and PS2. PS3 would be HDMI as well. I can use my Psyclone box for Gamecube and N64 after I upgrade everything else. For the time being, how huge of a quality difference do you think there would be with the Wii between using RCA cables and component cables on the new TV? I have used both on the tube TV, and I couldnt tell a huge difference.

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Tasuki

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I actually have two set ups one for retro systems cause I cant stand the look of the retro systems on these new HDTVs. And a set up for the current gen consoles.

My current gen set up is My Wii U, Xbox 360, Blu Ray player, and DirecTV plugged into it. The Wii U, Xbox and Blu Ray are all plugged into their own HDMI ports while the DirecTV one is plugged into where you plug the tv stuff into. And all that is plugged into a 48 inch backlite LED.

For my retro set up I have to swap cords with that one cause there is only one composite jack. Currently I have my Dreamcast hooked up to it cause I was playing Shenmue on it not that long ago. And that is a 27 inch Sony that I bought back in the late 90's but I keep if for all my retro systems like NES, SNES, Gamecube etc.

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I push a button and my 200 feet wide x 80 feet tall HD TV comes from the ground with my New PS4.
Heres a pic of it
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Oh sorry, you poor people wouldn't know about that, I'll just tell the people on Facebook gold for rich people all about it.

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My, retro TV, which is a 27" Sharp SDTV, has the SNES, Genesis, PS2, N64 and Gamecube hooked up to it. ( N64 and Gamecube are right next to each other so I can interchange the AV cable between the two) PS1 games play on the PS2 (and the PS3 in the other room) so I don't see the need to hook it up.

In my living room I have my Wii, PS3, and Wii U hooked up to my 39" Seiki HDTV. I had surround sound, but I need to replace a couple of the cables.

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93jam

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Yeah, the N64 is my oldest console, anything older I have on the Wii VC. Hopefully it will still look decent. Tasuki, have you messed with TVii on the Wii U with your DirecTV? We have DirecTV with DVR (we have the new Genie!) I have thought about adding this room in the future, if the DVR played nice with TVii. I will wait for a price drop for the Wii U, because I still have plenty left to play this gen, and I want to wait for them to fix all the VC and TVii mess.

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MAB

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2x Toshiba 1080p 42s ;) I have one setup for the missus so she can watch all the crappy TV/DVD tripe they throw up these days and I play all the crappy games developers release on the other ;)

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Facebook Gold? Now that is rich!

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LordJumpMad wrote:

I push a button and my 200 feet wide x 80 feet tall HD TV comes from the ground with my New PS4.
Heres a pic of it
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Oh sorry, you poor people wouldn't know about that, I'll just tell the people on Facebook gold for rich people all about it.

Dang, sweet set-up Jump :o

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Crappy CRT + Wii.
Hopefully that will soon change. :D

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...That Facebook gold stuff is a joke, right?

....right?

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I have a 26 inch 720p Sanyo HDTV with two component inputs, one s-video/av input, and two HDMI inputs. My NES, SNES, and N64 are hooked to the s-video input via selector box. My Gamecube and Wii are hooked to the two component inputs, and my Wii U & DVD player are hooked to the two HDMI inputs. All six Nintendo systems are connected to my HDTV, i'm a happy gamer! lol

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That facebook gold thing is just a Meme. Sadly my wii u is on a 40" inch sharp LED..... in my moms room. She broke our other 2 hd tv's, and I don't wanna play on a tube tv.

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93jam

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How did she break 2 hd tv's? lol

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