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New entertainment centre setup

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So I was looking to optimize my entertainment centre, being tired of switching cables and plugs all the time and wanting to have it all hooked up to my TV at once, and after a lot of effort this is how I did it. I took these pictures for my uncle (originally a video of me switching from device to device to prove it was possible, but that was a mess rip4 not to mention that it's a terrible idea to have that many things on at once, even for a demonstration), but I thought some here may appreciate this.

 

So here's what it took to make this possible (obviously this doesn't include the TV itself or any of the devices):

- 5-way HDMI switcher

- 8-way AV switcher

- 12 outlet power strip (I keep the less important devices on this just to be power efficient)

- 7 outlet power strip

- HDMI cable for original Xbox

 

And here's how it's actually set up with my television:

 

HDMI 1

Blu-ray player

 

HDMI 2

5-way HDMI switcher

- Satellite receiver (also the power source for Super Famicom Classic Edition via USB)

- Xbox 360

- Super Famicom Classic Edition

- PlayStation Classic

- Xbox

 

AV

8-way AV switcher

- VCR (with Atari Flashback 8 running through it)

- Retron 2 (NES/SNES)

- Nintendo GameCube

- Nintendo Wii

- Nintendo 64

- Sega Genesis Classic Game Console

- Dreamcast

- PlayStation 2

 

Cable

Sega Genesis

 

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So that's the whole shebang dead1 maybe some will think it's as cool as I do, or some may have some tips on how to make this better, (although I think it's about as power efficient and convenient as it could be, and I have plans to get rid of the coaxial connection for the real Sega Genesis and do away with the Classic on a regular basis altogether), say a TV that already has a good deal of HDMI and AV ports. And obviously when I inevitably get more HDMI devices, another 5-way switch box is in the card for that first port which is just the Blu-ray player right now).

 

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Omg that is beautiful! Wish I still had my Playstation ! 

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1 hour ago, Dan said:

Omg that is beautiful! Wish I still had my Playstation ! 

I never had the original PlayStation, and I don't know that I'll get one since the PS2 is backwards compatible (although you can find old PS1s in good condition for like $50, so it's possible I'll get it for collecting purposes), but the mini PlayStation Classic is pretty cool. I've seen it get a lot of flack online, and it definitely could've been better, but considering it has 20 games and an HDMI connection, I'd say it's totally worth what I paid ($40 - although I have seen it sold for $80 and I would say that's a bit much).

 

The only other major thing I want to correct is the Retron 2 - it plays all of my NES games perfectly, but it has compatibility issues with some of my SNES games. I already own an NES, so I may just get a SNES and call it a day, although I've heard about the Super 8 device that makes your NES games compatible on it so I might get that to save on room.

 

Also would be cool to get some modern consoles! I want a PS4 most of all, mostly for Red Dead Redemption 2, but I saw a commercial for Super Mario Maker 2 today on the Switch and that looks pretty awesome.

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16 hours ago, Dennis Reynolds said:

I never had the original PlayStation, and I don't know that I'll get one since the PS2 is backwards compatible (although you can find old PS1s in good condition for like $50, so it's possible I'll get it for collecting purposes), but the mini PlayStation Classic is pretty cool. I've seen it get a lot of flack online, and it definitely could've been better, but considering it has 20 games and an HDMI connection, I'd say it's totally worth what I paid ($40 - although I have seen it sold for $80 and I would say that's a bit much).

 

The only other major thing I want to correct is the Retron 2 - it plays all of my NES games perfectly, but it has compatibility issues with some of my SNES games. I already own an NES, so I may just get a SNES and call it a day, although I've heard about the Super 8 device that makes your NES games compatible on it so I might get that to save on room.

That would be great!

16 hours ago, Dennis Reynolds said:

Also would be cool to get some modern consoles! I want a PS4 most of all, mostly for Red Dead Redemption 2, but I saw a commercial for Super Mario Maker 2 today on the Switch and that looks pretty awesome.ÔĽŅ

Red Dead 2 was such a great experience, last story game I can remember playing through from start to finish with total enjoyment. Still want to get into the online mode of the game when I get a chance! I just picked up Super Mario Maker 2 yesterday and it was really fun! You  have to signup for Nintendo Online though ($4/month) to play any maps made by other people though, which I guess isn't too bad, but I didn't realize that when buying it. But, it's been super fun! :D

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3 hours ago, Dan said:

That would be great!

Red Dead 2 was such a great experience, last story game I can remember playing through from start to finish with total enjoyment. Still want to get into the online mode of the game when I get a chance! I just picked up Super Mario Maker 2 yesterday and it was really fun! You  have to signup for Nintendo Online though ($4/month) to play any maps made by other people though, which I guess isn't too bad, but I didn't realize that when buying it. But, it's been super fun! :D

Actually, I've changed my mind already rip4 my new plan is to just plain get a SNES and this thing, which plays old NES carts. It doesn't seem to have the compatibility issues of the Retron consoles and obviously not the wear of any 25-35 year old original systems. Also had HDMI, which is pretty sweet.

 

Yeah, I'd say I mainly want the PS4 for RDR 2, also have some interest in Spider-Man, Friday the 13th and the Doom reboot (I'm not a huge first person shooter guy just because I'm not very good at them, but this game looks cool). 

 

Oh, that's a little lame. Maybe I'd tried that for like one month on a trial basis. But being able to design my own levels sounds pretty awesome, have you made any yet? I'm not sure how long it takes.

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