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u/TheGameGrabber · 3 pointsr/gamecollecting

If you want to remain in that space there, I would recommend one of these two (the OSKAR stuff is a bit of a pain but the price and depth are good).

u/RaymondDoerr · 5 pointsr/gamecollecting

It's a Sony PVM 20L2, technically I think it's a 19 inch, but the model number implies 20 inch and that's what everyone lists them as. Although it does seem a tiny bit smaller than my old 20 inch Trinitron it replaced. I'll measure them later and find out for sure.

The cables are a bit of a mess right now, going from my old CRT with SCART -> Converter Box -> Component -> CRT to this setup changed around some stuff, but once I clean everything up I planned on doing a full "Gameroom" post featuring all the shelves and stuff. I'll take a few photos of the cables as well. :)

But, basically for the RGB connected stuff (SNES, Sega, PS1 and PS2) they start with these cables from the console to the Switch:

u/bizzle4shizzled · 2 pointsr/gamecollecting

For an HDMI switch, I use this: Kinivo Switch, and it works great. I have a PS4, XB1, Wii U, Switch and PS3 hooked up to it. I have no issues with it, and recommend it. I am running everything at 1080, though.

I also have 2 of the Pelican System Selector Pro 2.0's that I absolutely love. Each one has 6 inputs, capable of switching composite, s-video and component. You have to run the appropriate outputs, so you are really limited to using 1 type of output realistically. If you get fancy with the output wiring you can mix and match, but I like to keep it simple. I use S-Video for everything that supports it into the selectors and then into a Toshiba CRT TV. I don't see any on eBay right now, but that's pretty much where you're gonna find them. I really like mine and recommend trying to scoop one up.

I used to run the regular Pelican System Selectors that had push buttons to switch sources. They work, but don't look as slick as the Pro's and Pro 2.0's.

Mixing inputs gets tricky, and I typically run different switching units for different types of outputs (s-video, component, HDMI). Here is a link to my setup I posted on reddit a few weeks ago: my setup

u/dedpoolz · 1 pointr/gamecollecting

Don't forget a way to play imports I'd recommend the Action Replay for the Sega Saturn. Also is a memory card of sorts and lets you play the awesome 1 meg or 4 meg ram games. The ram cart only import games include fighters from snk and capcom, which are nearly arcade perfect. The only other way to make a saturn region free is by installing a region free switch

u/roushimsx · 3 pointsr/gamecollecting

In that case go for a switch like this. Four composite/svideo inputs, no power supply required, and balls cheap.

Component switches seem to be pretty pricey, but there's this one from Monoprice that should be able to do you good for your Wii/PS2/Xbox. If you have a learning remote thingy (like a Harmony or whatever) then you can program it and stuff (though you'll probably still have to get up to toggle whatever system you're going to be

You're going to be running into power issues with having all of your systems hooked up, thanks to the bulky ass bricks so many of them used. Don't be the jack off that daisy chains surge protectors and extension cables, just buy something with decently spaced out outlets like this.

I also recommend labeling the cables on both ends to save on headaches later. Label which switch/port it's going to on the side that connects to the system and label the side that connects to the switch with the name of the system. You don't need to buy Kableflags, but at the very least rig something up with scotch tape and a piece of paper. It's a little redundant, but it doesn't hurt to tape a small piece of paper to the back of the TV / top of the switch / under the switch / whatever with the current, complete configuration of your whole setup, too.

u/maverickrenegade · 1 pointr/gamecollecting

You know what modern day controller is excellent? The Logitech Cordless Action Controller for the PS2 and original Xbox. It had the most comfortable vibration and ergonomics I have come across. On top of that, the battery life was extremely long (I could easily get 100+ hours of gameplay out of a pair) and the wireless worked flawlessly.

If you are a PS2 or original Xbox aficionado these are must have periphs.

Edit: Apparently I am not the only one who thinks so, their prices have actually GONE UP since they were released. I'm glad I snagged a couple used ones from Gamestop back in the day when they were selling for about $15. If you buy a used one make sure it has the receiver with it or it will not work!

u/FaithOfOurFathers · 8 pointsr/gamecollecting

Do yourself a favor and pick up this ram cart for the Saturn. Its 30 bucks with prime shipping and it has the 4 mb ram expansion (certain games require it) and it allows you to play Japanese games which is a HUGE market of extra games. Even if you dont speak Japanese, a lot of games such as fighters and shmups are pretty simple to go through.

As for the game and price I am jealous. Ive been wanting guardian heroes for the Saturn, and you got it for a fantastic price. Saturn is a really fun system to collect for, Its just pricy.

u/MustyBuckets · 1 pointr/gamecollecting

I've had personal experience with this machine but I can tell you that it isn't as good as some of the old tanks that they used to make. Best results I usually get on one of these is very close to full shine, but slightly hazy. Plays well, which I suppose is the important part.

With any surfacer, you need to have a stack of games that you don't care about to practice with and get a feeling for it. On this one, I use the soft (1200 grit) sandpaper for 20 seconds, and a buffing pad with the white compound for one minute (use it sparingly after you break the pad in). Then I wipe with a lint free cloth, spray with the anti static spray, and wipe again with another lint free cloth. The thing is, what works for me, does not work others, and vice versa.

u/Informationator · 3 pointsr/gamecollecting

I don't know about cost-effective, but as an FYI to anyone looking for high-quality HDTV upscaling... Micomsoft's XRGB Mini Framemeister is generally considered the best upscaling solution for classic consoles -> HDTV:

You can probably find a better price than the link above.

u/toasterovenly · 1 pointr/gamecollecting

I know it's been a month, but why do want 8 component inputs? This page has a list of consoles that do component output. Only 4 of the consoles on that list can't do HDMI (that are consoles people actually care about, sorry Zeebo): Gamecube, Wii, PS2, XBox. For everything weaker there is composite or S-video (or RF) and for everything stronger there is HDMI.

So to solve the problem I just created: here is a cheap 4 input component switcher. I have one that has the same functionality but a slightly different look and it is serving me well. I can just press the button on the front to choose the next input.

I guess the reason I am posting is because I recently bought a Pelican System Selector Pro and realized that it doesn't convert anything. If you want to plug component and composite things into it you will need a special cable to be able to send the audio to the component and composite inputs on your tv. And you would need a second special cable if you wanted to do S-Video at the same time as the other two. I.e. I would still be using three of my tv's inputs but they would all be coming from one device. I didn't see how that would be any different from my current setup except that it would be more confusing to figure out which input on the tv to turn to.

If I haven't convinced you, I returned my PSSP today and it should be back at the seller in two or three days. I imagine he is going to re-list it so here's a link to the seller's storefront.

I am planning to replace my current composite switch with one of these 8 input selectors. Then I want to add a 5 input HDMI selector to round out the whole deal. Composite, component, HDMI. I don't forsee needing to buy more switches for a while after that, but I only have 10 consoles right now.

u/Tigvee · 3 pointsr/gamecollecting

the shelves are fine but there are models out there that aren't so deep and the height of each section better fits a dvd sized case. check out the prepac models... really good fit with adjustable shelving in case you collect for other retro consoles.

u/EpiclyEpicEthan1 · 4 pointsr/gamecollecting

1 and 2 are great ideas, definitely going to have to look into doing those.

as for 3 i already have some decently long cables

for 4, i have an 8-way rca jack and a 5 way hdmi switch

for 5, i have a case for controllers and remotes, its just on another wall so you cant see it.

for 6, both of the power bars are 10 port, and both have switches. the idea of vampire power drain is something i really didnt take into consideration, so i will definitely look into that.

thanks for all your ideas and feedback! :)

u/TheGameboy · 1 pointr/gamecollecting

ok, so it has the RF out of the stari, correct? you have 2 options, you can find an old school TV/Computer switch

OR, you can do what i did. I don't use Coaxial in for anything on my gaming TV, aside from my NES toploader. I got a RF to coaxial adapter, and get a really clean looking signal out of my Atari 2600.

this seems like a good bet, though i'm sure you can find one pretty cheap at a radio shack if you still have one locally.

u/faceofbear · 1 pointr/gamecollecting

This RCA switcher will take care of your RCA needs. I would then run the output from the RCA switcher into this [RCA to HDMI converter] (

Then maybe you'd want to consider picking up 2 of these 5x1 HDMI splitters. Just make sure you keep everything labeled so you know what's what. Hope that helps!

u/Goodwill_Gamer · 3 pointsr/gamecollecting

The Atlantic Media Shelves are one of the best things you can buy. Also free shipping because Amazon!
The also come in many different sizes depending on how big your collection is.
I'm also a big fan of the build it yourself method. A few 1x6 boards and some screws goes a long way.

u/invadergii · 0 pointsr/gamecollecting

When the time comes for an NES-exclusive shelf, I strongly recommend this one, which is basically the biggest Oskar model. It'll hold 648 NES carts and has customizable shelves in case you want to store other stuff, too.

Great collection!

u/Zero198 · 2 pointsr/gamecollecting

Another redditor had suggested This and it's been a great switch box, it has s-video inputs on all of them so you can get great quality out of it.

u/RandomUser72 · 2 pointsr/gamecollecting

those skipdoctor things have a better chance and fucking it up further, so be warned on those. I personally have had a lot of success with a cheap buffing wheel. I have that one linked. I also use this liquid

I squirt a couple drops on the edge of the wheel, spread it around a bit with my finger, then turn on the buffer and hold the disc by putting the tip of my pinkie through the center hole, then use my thumb to rotate the disc as I buff the surface. Then use and cheap spray disc cleaner to get rid of that compound.

If you want even more, there is a machine that does all the work, that compound is for those, you just squirt some on the pad, drop a disc in, and turn it on. But that thing is twice the price of a buffer and I don't see a difference enough to upgrade (retro game shop near me has one).

u/LOV2XLR8 · 1 pointr/gamecollecting

Well, I suggest the XRGB Framemesiter. However since you called the 28.99 pound adapter expensive the XRGB is probably a tad much at 258 pounds.

However if you really want the best way to connect old gaming machines to a modern television you can't go wrong with it.

u/IceSickle · 2 pointsr/gamecollecting

I used to do the pen thing but it only works like half the time. I just bit the bullet and bought these . They are not to expensive and nice to have around if you ever want to open any sega / nintendo stuff

u/Tothoro · 2 pointsr/gamecollecting

I really like the Atlantic Oskar series. I have two of these which hold up to 228 DVD-sized cases, but they come in a variety of different sizes (up to 5/600 DVD-size cases IIRC). Most of the retailers I've looked at carry them, but they also ship for free on Amazon if you'd rather go that route.

u/mandlar · 1 pointr/gamecollecting

I have two of the Sauder Multimedia Storage Towers. I got them on sale for about $20 on Amazon:

Works great for DVDs, game cases, games, smaller paper back books, etc.

Here's what they look like

u/Cimpy101 · 1 pointr/gamecollecting

I pretty much have the same set up. After a lot of searching this is what I found and it works great. MT-VIKI 8 Ports 8-In 1-Out AV RCA Splitter Selector Switch Adapter MT-831AV by MT-VIKI

u/tresanus · 4 pointsr/gamecollecting

So I just went through all of this myself and I can let you know what I used. After doing some research I decided on this 8 Way Composite AV Switch (MT-VIKI 8 Ports 8-In 1-Out AV RCA Splitter Selector Switch $22 - Amazon)

And I currently have 7 consoles running through it perfectly into my trinitron as you can see here:

That is one RGB cable coming from the selector (on top of CRT) into the TV and all the RGB cables from my consoles plugging into the selector. There are toggle switches on the top to choose between systems.

Currently connected: SNES, PS2, GC, Dreamcast, N64, Saturn and Genesis w/powerbase adapter and I still have room for my TG16 once I find space for it!

EDIT: I re-read through the thread linked earlier and I am using the same models they have suggested.

u/CommandoMirando · 1 pointr/gamecollecting

I believe they are these ones link to amazon
I have two and they are definitely the best and most affordable video game shelves.

u/iMATTUi · 1 pointr/gamecollecting

I would recommend this one. It's relatively cheap and has been working great!

u/Kyvalmaezar · 2 pointsr/gamecollecting

Velcro ties are a amazing at keeping cables neat.

u/Rock-aholic12101 · 1 pointr/gamecollecting

Recommend using This site to help you make your determination if you are paying the correct amount for a game, instead of looking on ebay. also I recommend you get One of these If you wanna keep going for the higher end stuff. Before you shell out the cash you may want to ask to open the cart up and see the board, then compare it to images online. shelling out $200 for Mega Man X3 or Castlevania Dracula X only to realize it is a reproduction would feel really shitty.

You got some solid titles. Do you have many retro stores in your area?

u/UndeadArgos · 6 pointsr/gamecollecting - another angle

Fun fact: I bought a pack of 100 Velcro cable ties, and used 90 of them yesterday.

Fun fact: the FMV of the GameCube box is over $400 with a component cable, two Hori digitals, and four Wavebirds.

u/evilpaul · 2 pointsr/gamecollecting

I have one of the same selectors and they are great. Might be worth getting it, I remember them hard to find but this was years ago.

If you want something from Amazon, I have this one and I know it's recommended on here a lot.

u/Dark_Knight_Reddits · 1 pointr/gamecollecting

I use a switch box, one for composite/s-video systems, and one for HDMI systems. But I have a question now looking at this. I assume you can leave all the consoles hooked up? You don't need to unplug one console to use another? If so, what would happen if you turn two or more consoles on at the same time? I assume nothing.

Really didn't know these existed or even thought of something like this when I bought the switch box. If you do have to change over when using different consoles I'd probably still stay with the switch box. Constantly unplugging and plugging probably isn't good for the inputs on the consoles after many years of use.

Edit: I just noticed the composite switch box I use is no longer made, and the $120 price tag is incredibly more expensive now. I bought it for under $40 CDN in early 2014. This is the one I'd probably buy now and looks pretty similar. I actually like this one better, as it has 8 outputs instead of 6. Doesn't have S-Video which kinda sucks though. All 8 + Input is on the back, where mine the 6th output is on the front. Making cable management look less clean on the one I have.

u/RaidersFTW81 · 1 pointr/gamecollecting

So I'm in process of finding shelving for my N64 set and these look really, really good. I'm not seeing them on Amazon, though? Have you got a link?

Edit: Is it this?

u/raygan · 1 pointr/gamecollecting

Square still produces new copies of Chrono Trigger and it's available new in box for about $20. It's not rare or particularly valuableAmazon has it right now for example:

Amazing game. Every DS fan should have it.

u/TheMechagodzilla · 6 pointsr/gamecollecting

Velcro (or similar adhesive) strips for the win! Amazon offers a 100 ct. package for $10 USD.

u/Hackintosh_HD · 2 pointsr/gamecollecting

Not bad. I use a Better Homes & Gardens 8-Cube Storage organizer and canvas totes that match. Not as accessible as your idea, but I like having mine be tucked away.

Might I recommend Velcro One-Wrap Ties for your controller cords? Prevents any wire stress from wrapping around the controller but also neat and easy to use.

If you don't need 100 like my obsessively-organized ass did, they sell them in 50 or 25 packs. At Wal-Mart they even sell 5 packs but they're just so cheap to buy en masse... and once you start velcro wrapping your cables, you're HOOKED and can never go back to tangled messes again

u/Icefountain · 1 pointr/gamecollecting

A good amount of people (including me) have a shelf by Prepac known as the Triple Width that looks like those.

u/dreamsindarkness · 2 pointsr/gamecollecting

Something like this? It holds a lot but the shelves are fixed (slotted in) and it does need to be secured to a wall if full.

u/ZeldaFierceDeity · 3 pointsr/gamecollecting

I luckily got it for $22 sealed from amazon prime a year ago. Now its $53 for the same exact thing I got a year ago!

Chrono Trigger

anyone know why it got so rare all of a sudden?

u/placebotwo · 6 pointsr/gamecollecting

The best wireless Playstation 2 Controller hands down is Logitech's entry.

u/ghostbear1986 · 2 pointsr/gamecollecting

that is the link. they go for about $80 a piece on amazon. I picked up 2 off craigslist for $20. They are great and hold over 600 games a piece. Unfortunately they get top heavy and you have to anchor them to the walls.

u/alexh86 · 2 pointsr/gamecollecting

Yes if you have something like this.

u/jazz_music_stopps · 3 pointsr/gamecollecting

I use these now. They have a nice weight to them and are stable. Little more $$$ though.

You can (and should) also anchor them too the wall, if you haven't already. I have one set left similar to yours and I ended up needing to that to be able to sleep at night.

u/Volkendo · 2 pointsr/gamecollecting

Ah, cable management, every collector's nightmare. Do yourself a favor and go the extra mile now while you can organize it from the beginning instead of just getting it all set up and worrying later. It's a real pain in the ass to wade through cables and the like. I'd recommend finding yourself an AV switch kinda like this. It will save you a lot of hassle if you dont have enough ports on your TV, and judging by your spread, you probably will need one. That way you can twist-tie all your cables from the get go without having to worry about them going loose from plug-switching. Also, invest in a nice surge protector.

u/evarynearson · 1 pointr/gamecollecting

Hey man I don't know about a passive switch that automatically changes based on input. I use this 8 input switch and it is awesome.

u/Boops_McGee · 14 pointsr/gamecollecting

Personally I use these cable ties with this wrapping method.

Edit: wow, I didn't expect a response. I'm glad others do this as well. Some may think it's overkill, but I want my stuff to last a very long time.

u/HellsHumor · 2 pointsr/gamecollecting

They sell them by the roll cheap and they are amazing for cable management Amazon Velcro Ties for the cables behind each controller

u/piedude67 · 13 pointsr/gamecollecting

Atlantic 35435725 Media Tower Elite Large (Black)

This thing. Really flimsy. But with a little modding and gentleness its amazing and sturdy.

u/TimberTheHutt · 4 pointsr/gamecollecting

Look for one of these wireless Logitech controllers. Fantastic controller and no cords. Just make sure it includes the receiver that plugs into the controller port.

u/-er · 1 pointr/gamecollecting

Atlantic 35435725 Media Tower Elite Large (Black)

I would not recommend it though. It is incredibly flimsy and you definitely have to secure it to the wall because it is so tall and thin.

u/accaris · 2 pointsr/gamecollecting

A cleaner, or resurfacer? I just use Windex and a microfiber cloth if a disc is dirty, but for resurfacing, there's nothing you can use at home that does a good job without spending money.

u/maidenfan2358 · 2 pointsr/gamecollecting

Power supply for about $12

R/F adapter $4

plug that into the back of the system, them use a regular coax cable to the tv. Radio Shack also carries it, 278-290 is the part number. You will have to open the case to access the R/F port.

It's a simple repair job. He'res a video that explains how easy it is:

u/Kid-that-grew-up · 3 pointsr/gamecollecting

It’s actually this one.

Atlantic Elite Media Storage Cabinet - Large Tower, Stores 630 Blu-Rays, 531DVDs or 837CDs with 9 Fixed Shelves, PN35435725 in Black

Buy direct from Atlantic shipping is pretty quick

u/sparksterz · 2 pointsr/gamecollecting

I bought a batch of these babies. Made life much easier!

u/SpetsnazV19 · 20 pointsr/gamecollecting

All 16 consoles are set up to work with just a few button presses. As well as my PC which used this to switch between my monitor and the TV. I use this component switch, this HDMI switch, and this S-Video switch.

u/MerkedJs · 3 pointsr/gamecollecting


This is it right here. Overall its a little flimsy, nothing too sturdy or high quality. You definitely get what you pay for

u/pursuelubu · 2 pointsr/gamecollecting

It's really easy to use tenso. I had typed up a whole thing but accidentally closed it so I'll type again.

  1. Sign up at

  2. Sign up at

  3. Place framemeister in your cart

    Optional step: if you want to hook up component cables you will need something like this

    Once in the checkout process use the guide here to enter in your tenso address

    Once it arrives at tenso they will inspect it and then send an invoice for shipping to you. Pay it, and the xrgb mini will arrive in a few days!
u/bomber991 · 1 pointr/gamecollecting

I'm having the same issue with my main TV in the living room. Only has 2 HDMI ports but I regularly use the Xbox One, PS4, and Nintendo Switch on it, so I've been manually unplugging the HDMI from the PS4 and plugging into the Switch.

Also on that TV is my PS3 and Wii U, but the hassle of changing cables means I just don't use them.

These 2 HDMI switches were recommended to me:

u/thetanktheory · 2 pointsr/gamecollecting

Amazon. They look great, but I've found that they need some extra bracing screwed into the sides to keep it together. The cam locks that they include break easily.

Here they are: Atlantic 35435725 Media Tower Elite Large (Black)

u/Taturz63 · 5 pointsr/gamecollecting

Just some cheap shelf I got from Amazon

Atlantic Oskar Adjustable Media Wall-Unit - Holds 1080 Cds, 504 DVDs or 576 Blu-Rays/Games, 30 Adjustable and 6 Fixed Shelves PN38435714 in Espresso

u/xUnexistentx · 1 pointr/gamecollecting

Got two of these shelves, about to get a third. They're cheaply made but if you're careful they do the trick.

u/zordac · 1 pointr/gamecollecting

I have a tube television already. I really want to get rid of the thing. The newest ones are now 10 years old and they are not going to last.

If I had the extra money, I would buy a Framemeister. This has been on my to-buy list for quite a while.

u/DjPsykoM1 · 1 pointr/gamecollecting

I posted in the past, but that shelf wasn't as full. Since then I've added near 200 titles.
Shelf located here.

u/David0706 · 1 pointr/gamecollecting

I just got an RF Cable and got this

u/Young_Lizz · 2 pointsr/gamecollecting

These are the ones I got when I was setting everything up, but I managed to get them when they were on sale for about $30 a piece

u/drmcst · 1 pointr/gamecollecting

An Atlantic media shelf I got on clearance at Target a few months back, similar to this one here!

u/Jakeremix · 1 pointr/gamecollecting

The shelves are adjustable too so you can add more rows as needed

u/xraymind · 1 pointr/gamecollecting

There are still brand new ones available for sale on Amazon.

u/OldSkooRebel · 2 pointsr/gamecollecting

I was tired of keeping a sticky note on my switchbox to know which switch did what. Whole thing cost me around 3 dollars. Sorry if this post is somewhat irrelevant to the sub.

Switchbox I used:

Link to the labels:

EDIT: forgot to mention this, but I'll make custom labels for anyone that asks. Just number the console labels you want

u/bullyx22 · 3 pointsr/gamecollecting

Amazon. It's decent quality. Not the greatest. But it does its job.
Atlantic 35435725 Media Tower Elite Large (Black)

u/raiderxx · 2 pointsr/gamecollecting

This is it! It's not bad, definitely worth $35.

u/Shulamana · 1 pointr/gamecollecting

I have two of these, IMO they work quite well. Don't go too cheap, otherwise you'll just get a useless paperweight.

u/Suicidalparrot · 2 pointsr/gamecollecting

Okay so after digging through my email, I found the original order confirmation from Walmart. However all of the links are dead because I ordered it in 2014. Searching the title brings me this:

The main difference being that mine is black, and it doesn't seem to be available in black anymore.

u/__GingerBeef__ · 1 pointr/gamecollecting

I've been digging into this a lot to and saw someone's post who had these shelves:

Leaving towards getting a few myself. My problem with the billy and other book shelves are the depth, I don't need that for my loose carts.

u/NeonNat · 1 pointr/gamecollecting

Here's what I was using. May not be the exact same one. Takes the place of the block switch. I remember from when I was a kid there was an adapter that went on the clamps to go to coax. But, my atari had one of those c clamps guys missing which lead me to try one of these.

u/Rokkadia · 1 pointr/gamecollecting

Thank you! Prepac Triple Width Wall Storage... this is the shelf I got. It's slightly wobbly but it's in absolutely zero danger of falling over so I like it.