@diz: Wow thanks again Diz. Honestly I never played on a Time Crisis one machine that looked like that so building one is going to be a fun, interesting experience! I will do my best not to buy too big a TV! I dont think the one I will make will have anywhere near as fancy a front end to it as the one in the picture. I am still struggling to suss the dimensions out. How much space do you think there is between standing position of the operator and the screen itself, how recessed into the machine is it. Also is that a separate piece of glass at the front of the machine? Would that not mess with the Gun calibration?
@diz: Yeah I think I will stick with CRT and PS1, like you say I have the gun and I know it works, I can also buy a few different guns with pedals to find one I like. Is 26 big enough for a shooter arcade game? I really have nor reference for this as I only remember playing it on the huge 2 player ones in arcades, and cannot remember the size of the screen we had at home!
@diz: Hi Diz, thanks again for the fantastic reply. Ok I will pass on the huge screen for sure! The LCD emulation is not something I have looked into, how exactly would the lightguns work with a setup like that?
@diz: What size do you think the CRT should be, screen size not including bezzle. I am guessing it needs to be 4:3. I was looking at 51inch but I think that's too big and I have a feeling its 100hz. Was trying to find the original spec for the screen but couldn't find that info
@diz: Thanks for the nice detailed reply. You are right, thinking all this through is a little daunting! Finding the right tv is my main priority right now. I am going to start calling charity shops and local dumps to see if they have anything. The reason I would want to leave the tv as is, is like you say they can kill you if you touch the wrong part. As much as I want to do this project, I dont think im willing to mess around with an open crt and end up killing myself. Hopefully I can find a TV with not too much bezzle. As with the Ir sensor and speakers, because im designing the "shell" myself, i can make a hole for the Ir sensor at the least, not sure about speakers that depends on location on tv. I am definitely keen to get started but until I find a decent TV I cant really make any plans for the case itself