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  1. Another CRT for me.  This one came for free via the Facebook marketplace.  It's a 9" Sears.  Manufactured July 87.  It has both RF and composite inputs.  The tube is very flat, but not a Trinitron (I don't think).  This one may be my favorite one yet, as the picture quality is really good. 
     

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    1. MaximumRD

      MaximumRD

      Sweet! Can't beat FREE ! We don't have the room so I don't take in CRT's anymore but I am currently finally using a nice 14 or 15' CRT for the bulk of gaming in a little "retro corner" I set up, it also has composite and RF / coaxial input. I probably SHOULD have put the 20' Sharp CRT that is RF/Coaxial only since it is so heavy and takes up so much space BUT I just could not bring myself to do it, while there is no room to really set it up I am considering literally playing / using it as it sits in my closet ! Working CRT's here are becoming a rarity and though no longer wanted for me, having so many pre-NES consoles I fear not having access to any one day. 

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  2. I don't and likely will never, own an Atari Jaguar....I think I am OK with that. 😜

    1. MaximumRD

      MaximumRD

      Not about room, well not just about room, it just turned out that way while I was still actively collecting, at this point I could say the same about many consoles / handhelds / computers. 😉When I still HAD a CD32 it was because of my love for Commodore /Amiga, CD-i & 3DO because I happened upon great deals and I was curious since I never had much exposure to them. I never came upon a Jaguar let alone a good deal on one while I was actively collecting so at this point with no funds left for my hobby while out of space long ago (lately I am contributing more to our electronics recycling bin 😜) it just seems so unlikely, on top of the fact Jag stuff seems to go for a premium now, the few games I might be interested in just don't warrant it. To be clear, I am not "hating" on the Jag, I just literally come to terms with he fact I will likely never own one and I have accepted that, which is all I was trying to convey with my original comment 🍺

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  3. I don't and likely will never, own an Atari Jaguar....I think I am OK with that. 😜

    1. MaximumRD

      MaximumRD

      I no longer own a Amiga CD32, but would love to own ANYTHING AMIGA,however that is unlikely at this point as well. 😢Oddly, I DO own 3DO and CD-i consoles...because the world is cruel. 🤔😜

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  4. My son gave me a gift of NES "Top Gun" yesterday.  My goal is to land the plane on the carrier.  I failed a few times, but now I've read the manual.  I won't let you down this time, Goose. 

     

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    1. MaximumRD

      MaximumRD

      RickR to be clear, I was not being a smart ass (I certainly can be 😜) but yeah, my console since receiving it has what can only be described as a weird plastic "toxic" or "chemical" odor, like turpentine or a fresh black marker or something 😆something, and I mean STRONG, which seems to come from the paint or plastic itself (I have a RED model as well) consider I have a poor sense of smell but I noticed it immediately but assumed it would dissipate over time but to my surprise to this day it has barely subsided. I have seen others mention the exact same thing so not just me, I suspect a certain percentage that came off the assembly line may of had this issue that was later resolved. 

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  5. My son gave me a gift of NES "Top Gun" yesterday.  My goal is to land the plane on the carrier.  I failed a few times, but now I've read the manual.  I won't let you down this time, Goose. 

     

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    1. MaximumRD

      MaximumRD

      Ah the Retron3, does yours have that Toxic plastic smell like mine? 😜😆

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  6. My Mom passed away in her sleep early this morning.

    I feel so lost.

    1. MaximumRD

      MaximumRD

      😢Oh no that is unfortunate, my condolences. 

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  7. Arrived with my wife yesterday in Nashville! 😀 Got to tag along on my wife's business trip so staying at a convention centre/resort for the week! 😜🍺😎

    1. MaximumRD

      MaximumRD

      No problems there Rick, 😉 Melissa has always been THE PLANNER, a seasoned traveller who had  already covered half the globe by the time we met! So it's more like, Rob, here is our itinerary and what we will be doing 😜😂  So last night we went to downtown to BB King's blues club and today I run around the resort while she's attending conferences and we meet up later and head downtown again tonight, fun city. 🍺

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  8. Arrived with my wife yesterday in Nashville! 😀 Got to tag along on my wife's business trip so staying at a convention centre/resort for the week! 😜🍺😎

    1. MaximumRD

      MaximumRD

       Gaylord Opryland resort....heh ..gaylord...wont be able to make graceland, I am going to check out the Dukes of Hazard Museum though...yeeeehaaaaw...we are not really country music fans lol 🍺😎😜

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  9. 🤔 THOUGHT: The Atari XEGS was everything the Atari 5200 should've been: Atari 8-Bit Computer technology bundled in a console w/ lots of memory, detachable keyboard, & fully compatible w/ Atari computer games & joysticks!

    1. MaximumRD

      MaximumRD

      That would have been cool I think, always liked the wacky look of the XEGS, never did end up with one but I have a pretty nice 5200 collection. 

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  10. Should I order this contact paper & make my home look like a classic Subway restaurant? https://amzn.to/2KgtQki


  11. So...............this is 51 huh? 🤔🎂

  12. HAPPY BIRTHDAY MAXIMUM RD! 🎉🎈

    1. MaximumRD

      MaximumRD

      Thanks so much! 🍻👍Somehow I have made it to 51 ! 😜

  13. My local Gamestop has a pre-owned WiiU that I've had my eyes on for several weeks now, so I've decided to save up enough to buy it. I've got almost half the asking price of $129.99 now, and hope to have the other half by March. 

    I really want to get into the WiiU Virtual Console before Ninty eventually pulls the plug on it.

    1. MaximumRD

      MaximumRD

      I do not own either but at this point the SWITCH would seem the better option. 

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  14. Guess who just got himself an SNES Classic Mini!

    1. MaximumRD

      MaximumRD

      Nice man! Enjoy! Now I'd personally mod it and put all the SNES ROMS on it but that's me lol. 

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  15.  I cannot believe it, just after my video the other day and I said I never find anything good in electronic recycling during holidays? Today I found a laptop! Guess someone got a new one for Christmas, in take, great condition, Silver 14 or 15' HP Pavilion! Of course could not log in, don't know specs yet but it came with WINDOWS 8 so already better than the old HP Pavilion I was playing with Linux. Will make a great secondary laptop. Looked it up and running recovery mode on it NOW.

    1. MaximumRD

      MaximumRD

      Considering the timing I suspect someone got a nice new powerful laptop for Xmas 😛 Ah well, fine by me, they literally sat it gently on top with the power supply right beside it. Guess they figured nobody could log in anyway but hey in the wrong hands....fortunately for them instead of bothering to access the hard drive by various methods to bypass the login password or hook up to an externally to look at the files, I just looked up how to access HP RECOVERY and after setting it to original stock install of WIn 8 since it is a valid license I was able to update free to Win 10. Not the fastest CPU but it is still better than the previous old HP laptop I found a few years back (I use that with Linux MINT). There are a lot of older retirees here as well so who knows? Maybe someone bought gramps a new laptop and he just placed the old one in the bin. I figure better I got it than someone else or having it actually end up at the recycle depot 😛 

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  16.  I cannot believe it, just after my video the other day and I said I never find anything good in electronic recycling during holidays? Today I found a laptop! Guess someone got a new one for Christmas, in take, great condition, Silver 14 or 15' HP Pavilion! Of course could not log in, don't know specs yet but it came with WINDOWS 8 so already better than the old HP Pavilion I was playing with Linux. Will make a great secondary laptop. Looked it up and running recovery mode on it NOW.

    1. MaximumRD

      MaximumRD

      Woo Hoo! Using media creation tool I just updated it from 8.1 to Win 10 valid license. Now I am just customizing, removing crap, optimizing, updating drivers then of course finish off with my own OS image backup. 

       

       

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  17. Peace and blessings to all during this holiday season.  

  18. You know it saddens me that SEGA has never matched the quality / quantity / fun that they generated back in the 8-16 bit era. 😐

    1. MaximumRD

      MaximumRD

      Still have 3 Dreamcasts sitting in my closet as well as a modded Saturn and a ton of games, yes I enjoy many of them still but I cannot quite say it generated that same excitement for me personally.

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  19. Loving the new site the more I use it. In my video game art thread I noticed how easy it is to upload multiple images /attachments now. Starting to really see the benefits! Great work JUSTIN and all involved! Atari. io is better than ever! 🍻😘

    1. MaximumRD

      MaximumRD

      Definitely the more I use and adjust I am digging it more and more.  

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  20. Well, guys...I made it to the big 5-0! Hard to believe. I don't feel that old. I think video games have kept me young.

    1. MaximumRD

      MaximumRD

      WELCOME TO THE CLUB SIR! Here is your robe , pipe and slippers, take a seat by the fireplace and I shall return with your complimentary sifter of Brandy!

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  21. BIG changes coming to the forums. We'll be upgrading to IPS 4. That means everything will look different, but we'll have a new CHAT ROOM! And many other new features that are far more advanced. Stay tuned...

  22. HAPPY BIRTHDAY MAXIMUM RD! It's a very special birthday for a true friend, hope this is an amazing year for you! Best wishes

  23. HAPPY THANKSGIVING ATARI I/O FAMILY!

    1. MaximumRD

      MaximumRD

      HAPPY THANKSGIVING JUSTIN AND ATARI.IO FAMILY !

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  24. R.I.P. Jerry Lewis

    1. MaximumRD

      MaximumRD

      Awww. Well he made it to 91, doubt I will. RIP to the clown prince.

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