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Time to change to LCD (Mame cabinet gamers) ?

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Hello all,

I have a custom cabinet for about 10 years with a old but still working CRT TV 26", play 100% mame games from 70-80-90's .  Summer arrive, and I have a LCD HD 42" available.  

What should I do ?

Pro's to change to HD LCD:

A-May have more information readable on screen with launchbox theme (Better resolution).  Could be fun to read information about games

B-May able to add virtual bezel (right and left), which can be VERY cool for visual experience.  I see some cabinet build like that!

C-Ligth weight the cabinet (Not sure actually if this is good).  More easy to move though

Con's to change to HD LCD

D-Very afraid of visual experience, heard ther is simulation of scanlines, but no experience at all.  How good it is ?  Easy to setup ?

E-May take less depth

Sure my main question is question D...I know CRT with little curve TV is the best...!

 

 

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I’d keep the CRT myself for that authentic look and feel. Too bad you can’t have an LCD bezel up top with all of the game info. I know you can have the LCD bezel but I’m not sure if I formation can be displayed on it other than an image. 

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If you have the CRT and it still is working for you then keep it.  When i built my cabinet two years ago now i went with a 27" 1440p freesync monitor and have been very happy with the results since i did want to play modern widescreen games along with the classics. Using shaders and bezels in mame really is a must but the freesync and low input lag do make a difference. I would stick to the crt especially if your using lightguns. I did get lightguns working with my monitor but you need to stand in the same spot every time to keep good accuracy. 

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On 5/21/2020 at 9:18 PM, twobucks said:

If you have the CRT and it still is working for you then keep it.  When i built my cabinet two years ago now i went with a 27" 1440p freesync monitor and have been very happy with the results since i did want to play modern widescreen games along with the classics. Using shaders and bezels in mame really is a must but the freesync and low input lag do make a difference. I would stick to the crt especially if your using lightguns. I did get lightguns working with my monitor but you need to stand in the same spot every time to keep good accuracy. 

Lightguns are coming back https://www.sindenlightgun.com/

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Posted (edited)
1 hour ago, Pixelpiper said:

Set up a second system using the LCD. Problem solved, only PROs, no CONs.

For me, cabinet feeling with liquid on the top is 50% of the fun :) 

Edited by patrickfx

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3 hours ago, patrickfx said:

For me, cabinet feeling with liquid on the top is 50% of the fun :) 

So 2 cabinets - 100% fun.  Great. :)

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