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Connect Pac-Man PCB board to LCD TV?
« on: September 25, 2019, 07:51:39 pm »
Hello -

I have an original Pac-Man PCB board.  Is there any way to connect it to an LCD tv?  I was asking myself if there a way to connect the board to a screen larger than 19".  Aside from the connection itself, another problem is that today's TVs are 16:9 and not 4:3.

The reason I ask is because I would consider hooking the board up to a large living room tv for fun.  I know there are other things to hook up, namely the controls, power supply and coin switches, but it would be cool to play on a large tv off of the original board.  I'd rather use the original board than use a Raspberry Pi or a MAME PC.

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Re: Connect Pac-Man PCB board to LCD TV?
« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2019, 03:16:33 pm »
If I'm not mistaken, you can do this with  JROK converter http://www.jrok.com/hardware/RGB.html

I haven't used one, but it allows for an RBG monitor input and outputs a component video signal.

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Re: Connect Pac-Man PCB board to LCD TV?
« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2019, 04:08:02 pm »
Even if you got it to work, I assume you're not going to want to put your "large living room TV" on it's side to play it. Pac-Man is a vertical screen game.

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Re: Connect Pac-Man PCB board to LCD TV?
« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2019, 08:05:05 pm »
Thanks to both for your replies.

I could do something like this:

https://www.amazon.com/Mount-Landscape-Portrait-Low-Profile-Westinghouse/dp/B005MHGCSK

and swivel the tv to vertical.