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Justin's 8-Bit Game Setup

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📺 Formally setting up my Sony Trinitron TV stand with my 8-Bit systems at the new house. Atari 2600/7800, Nintendo Entertainment System, and Sega Master System are all here with room for an additional system or two. Lighting is controlled remotely using an LED light strip kit from Five Below. Game Systems connect to a 4-Channel Audio/Video RCA Switch using premium industrial-grade gold RCA cables. These are my original systems from growing up, running on my original Sony Trinitron and Sony TV Stand from the 1990s. Everything here I bought new. These things mean a lot to me and I try to keep them nice and enjoy them often.

Systems from the 16-Bit, 64-Bit, and modern era systems are set up in my credenza under the TV in the living room. They are all running on a modern HD flatscreen Trinitron. Those systems include TurboGrafx-16 / PC Engine / TurboDuo, Atari Jaguar, Super Famicom/SNES, Sega Genesis, Neo-Geo and others are in the living room running on the modern flatscreen Trinitron.  Those systems can hold their own on a modern TV, but older 8-Bit systems come to life on the classic tube TVs they were designed for. Those scan lines burning through the warm phosphorescent glow of the TV screen, it's an experience.

I hope you like my setup and enjoy the photos!

 

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1 hour ago, RickR said:

Justin, I don't like your setup.  I LOVE your setup.  

Looks great.  Enjoy.

 

48 minutes ago, BlackCatz40 said:

Love the purple light above the A7800. Nice. :O)

 

35 minutes ago, atarilbc said:

That is a wicked set-up @Justin! Major retro-design flex! 💪🕹️

Haha THANKS GUYS!! I'm thinking of lighting the upper portion of the TV stand, and maybe adding one more system in there. Also thinking about switching out the Sega Master System II for the original unit but it would be a tight fit. If anything changes substantially I'l post updated photos.

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1 minute ago, kamakazi20012 said:

I want some of those lights.  I've got shelves to light up LOL.  Red for 2600, blue for 5200, purple for 7800, orange for NES, yea...I'm seeing all kinds of ideas.

They were $5 and came with a remote control. Taking the time to set them up just right and give everything a great presentation made all the difference in the world 🙂

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On 8/1/2020 at 4:58 PM, MaximumRD said:

Lot's of retro goodness and wonderfully displayed as well. 😎

Thanks Rob! I like how this works. I have one more shelf that can go in there, I'm considering sandwiching in a TurboGrafx-16 or PC Engine very tightly between the two shelves, just enough so that you can insert a HuCard from the front and turn it on. I already have a TurboDuo set up in the other room though so it would be a bit redundant unless a guest was sleeping over. Really happy with the way this set up came out, thinking I won't mess with it but it's hard to feel like it's "done".

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