Sunday, 8 July 2012

A back shed in a country town

I  made a visit to a mate's house in the country today. We first crossed paths through a wanted ad on Gumtree (I sold him a Loewe Calida) and have been fighting the good fight together ever since. The thing that really blows my mind is that a fellow SCART hunter lives in the country town that I grew up and went to school in! The world is a crazy place more often than not...

Anyway, Rob kindly let me take photos of his shed and his amazing console collection. He's got some real treats tucked away in his bunker! Check it out:

Rob's shed
My kind of workbench!
My kind of mess!
Rob showed me his latest acquisitions and I was mighty impressed! There were two things in particular that caught my eye: a Leader signal generator and an Extron 16 input RGBHV router! Very cool toys!

Leader test signal generator - very cool unit!
Leader Multiformat Pattern Generator LT 448
Testing out a baby Sony PVM
Checker board, cross hatch, colour bars, it's all possible!
Also, this cool looking test card.
Street Fighter Zero 2 running RGB from the Sega Saturn
Extron video router... serious!
BNC city! Note the blue audio inputs that also switch. Handy!
3 Nanao monitors sitting idle. Some decent Sega Rally burn in on one!
A quirky duo of Commodore and Thomson monitors. Both with SCART!
Next, we went inside to see Rob's amazing console collection:

How many do you recognise?! Beefy Marantz and JBL sound system too...
Street Fighter Zero looking magic on the Loewe Calida 5072
Street Fighter 4 on a CRT. Glorious!
So much purple! Great depth of field effects...
5 of the best!
Final Fight re-packaged... quite interesting, the options available.
Never seen one of these before! 3DO
Afterburner remade... even this recent game looks amazing on CRT!
Finally, we went into the lounge room to check out Rob's 16:9 Philips. I was soon distracted by what I saw in the corner...

Street Fighter II hooked up to a PC via an ArcadeVGA card
I only had an hour and a half for my visit but I could stayed a lot longer if I'd been able. So much cool stuff! Amazing!

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