Archive for November, 2012

NES top loader mod on CRT

Posted: November 23, 2012 in Games

This is a quick snapshot of my LCD, when I posted the NES top loader mod video someone was concerned that the image was not bright enough or had dimmed after the mod.  Taking  a picture of a brightly lit screen is a bit difficult, but here it is… at least as close to it as I can get to what I am seeing in person!

I performed the NES mod on a friends console as well, this is how it looks on his CRT.  His camera did not like his CRT so I apologize for the blurry photo but you can definitely see how bright the image is. He says it is MUCH sharper in person.

NES top loader mod on CRT

As you can see, there is no issue with brightness 🙂   Both pictures in person are bright and very sharp 🙂


I got my first Nintendo since I was like 12!  Finally something new to play games on!

But… it just wasn’t to my liking on my HDTV, especially when compared to my other consoles and 8 bit systems that output RGB.  Sorry for the length of the video, and I know it may be a dull topic but I figured since I was doing the mod anyway… why not make a video out of it!

The result is a Nintendo with the best all around capabilities.  It has no jailbars or banding, the resolution and such look great on my LCD TV and you also get the reliability of a top loader with a much smaller footprint than the front loader.  There is also no NES lockout chip in these systems so that is also a plus ! 😀

I know the final result video is a bit darker, in person this is not the case 😀  My camera was set to manual to get the most true image on the first one, half way through (hot glue area) the battery went dead and it lost those settings.  I didn’t think to reset it up for the final video,  the auto adjust made the image darker.  I will be sure to get a video review up soon to show off the results better! 😀

Thanks for watching!

Slg3000 scanline generator

Posted: November 5, 2012 in Games

New acquisition. :). Review soon to follow !