While waiting at home to hear back from employers, I’ve been spending time fiddling with the electronics in my room. I finally attempted to put the S-video out on my video card to use, and got my TV set hooked up to the PC. It has become something of a revolution for me, being able to play the multitude of arcade classics on Gametap on a big display with decent sound instead of from my computer stool. I’m trying out all sorts of games that I never gave a chance before now that I have an opportunity to play them from a more comfortable position. Perhaps I’ll utilize this to do more reviews of old school games!
More importantly, I’ve discovered that there is some use for this old TV after all. I was going to junk it after getting a job in favor of saving for something hi-def, but I think now I’ll save it. In five years when I might have some new gizmos, this old TV and computer might become a perfect mini arcade. Two good screens that will come in handy for displaying low resolutions better than HD, and enough horsepower to run anything that was put in a cabinet sounds like a win-win to me. Plus it allows me to take high quality pics just begging for humorous captions.