Best Gaming TV?

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Bill Loguidice
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Matt Barton wrote:

Yeah, that reminds me, need to finish up those timelines and get moving on that footage. Ack! :)

Yeah, the Google doc is ready. I'm just going to start to capture a bunch of footage and upload it to the editor's preferred method and then go from there in a more organized manner.

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Yeah, that reminds me, need

Yeah, that reminds me, need to finish up those timelines and get moving on that footage. Ack! :)

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www.adrive.com for the win,

www.adrive.com for the win, as they say.

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Getting a second hand ps2 may be the best option if you want to get ps2 footage up anytime soon.
Or we could do a joint venture where you talk about the games and I create the game footage?

Now that's a possibility. As long as I could play the game good enough on emulation to experience it first-hand, I guess there's really no issues with using someone else's footage. Of course, we'd have to find some way to deal with the massive upload/downloads.

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PS2 emulation on a 2 core system is doable!

Pcsx2 a ps2 emulator on the PC is actually running quite a few games rather nicely. You do need to extract a couple of bios files with help of a USB stick from a working PS2 but then you are able to pop-in a ps2 disc in your pc's optical drive and be surprised how many games actually function!

The overhead needed for simultaneous video grabbing on the same machine is a little too much I think.

Getting a second hand ps2 may be the best option if you want to get ps2 footage up anytime soon.
Or we could do a joint venture where you talk about the games and I create the game footage?

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No problem, Mark. Every time

No problem, Mark. Every time I've defied the "voice of reason" I have gotten myself into a whole heap of trouble. :\

I do get many requests to look at PS2 or later systems/games in my Matt Chats, but obviously I can't do that without the proper hardware. At least, I don't think I could successfully emulate that and do the video capture. It's really supposed to be about classic games anyway, but it is nice to be able to show the evolution or sequels, etc.

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Don't do debt / don't do soliciting for hardware
Matt Barton wrote:

Well, it may be a no-go. In all fairness to Elizabeth, it really would be dumb to put another grand on the charge card when we're already in debt up to our eyeballs. We need to try to get some of that cleared up before making any big purchases.

I was thinking of soliciting hardware or software donations in my next Matt Chat. Think it's worth a shot? Or would it just look like begging? I don't want to tarnish the image of the show that way obviously.

Don't overspend, don't live above your means. That's all I can say. Running up credit card debt is insane - the interest is insane. Only use your credit card as a debit card - that's the way I use mine. Just pay off what is on there immediately. Regard is as a regular means of paying stuff - if you don't have the money don't use it. A lot of folk are just using their credit card as some sort of legal way to write 'bouncing checks'.

I don't think soliciting for hardware donations will help, it's basically begging. Although it is somewhat of a thing to send people left-over hardware or hold surperfluous hardware contests. But I say forget about that.

I am sorry if I sound a bit harsh here.

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Decisions, decisions...
Matt Barton wrote:

I've been trying to find ways to convince Elizabeth that we need the TV and a new 360, but it's hard. Looks like the cost will be close to $1000, and that's not even including some vitals such as an extra controller and at least one good multiplayer game for it. She'd probably rather get a Wii, but then it sort of defeats the purpose of getting the new TV. I also thought about how the PS3 does Blu-Ray movies, but the game lineup just doesn't interest me nearly as much as the Wii or 360. I particularly don't like how every PS3 bundle includes a basketball game, which I frankly couldn't care less about.

Well, the 360 you don't have to worry about getting a game for right away. You're better off spending the ~$40 for a 13 month Xbox Live Gold Membership and just downloading demos and/or purchasing cheaper XBLA games until you see a good deal or two on a retail game. There will be TONS to keep you occupied. The PS3 has a similar situation, though far fewer demos. The Wii has no online demos - you want to play it you have to buy it.

There's nothing wrong with the Wii, but as you say, there's not much advantage to having a new TV with it, as it does just fine off of composite and non-widescreen, since not everything even has a widescreen mode (most retail games do now, the emulated download games don't).

Keep in mind that because your monitor has an HDMI input, both the Xbox 360 and PS3 support it with no issue, so in theory you don't have to get the TV right away. So there's certainly arguments for getting a game system first (any of the three) and then a TV later. The TV's will only keep improving and getting cheaper, while the consoles are going to remain the same...

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Well, it may be a no-go. In

Well, it may be a no-go. In all fairness to Elizabeth, it really would be dumb to put another grand on the charge card when we're already in debt up to our eyeballs. We need to try to get some of that cleared up before making any big purchases.

I was thinking of soliciting hardware or software donations in my next Matt Chat. Think it's worth a shot? Or would it just look like begging? I don't want to tarnish the image of the show that way obviously.

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Not going for a 50" plasma TV may reduce the price a little ;-)

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