I love the design of these old things. But it’s heavy, only in black and white and connecting anything to it require a lot of adapters and it’s not working very well at the end.
So here we go, I decided to swap the CRT for a more modern LCD screen with a Raspberry Pi running Retropie. I also needed to have sound so I added a 12v amp with 2 speakers and I wanted it to be portable, so I used a power bank.
It’s a bit of a shame to remove the CRT as it’s a big part of the coolness of the design on these TV, but with a bit of work I though I could make it quite good looking too.
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