NES and SNES console with *new* TV set

Discussion in 'Console Games' started by WardC, Aug 17, 2009.

  1. WardC macrumors 68030


    Oct 17, 2007
    Fort Worth, TX
    I am considering buying a new, small HDTV, probably a 22" -- I was wondering about hooking an NES or an SNES console to the unit. The television has a coax connector on the back, but from what I understand this is for the DTV tuner only. Will these older analog game consoles work with these newer TVs? Like I said, it has the screw-in coax connector on the TV, but I am worried that this would be for a digital signal only. Please enlighten me.

  2. e²Studios macrumors 68020


    Apr 12, 2005
    The SNES and the NES had a composite video out, you should be good there. Furthermore COAX is COAX, unless the unit does not have a tuner built in you can use it with the RF adaptors too. The only reason that wouldn't apply is for higher end sets that do not have tuners built in, the COAX on those are usually BNC based connctors that can connect to an accessory tuner.
  3. Dagless macrumors Core


    Jan 18, 2005
    Fighting to stay in the EU
    Our Bravia does not want to display the NES. It goes all funky monkey on it. This also includes Virtual Console NES and Mega Drive games.
  4. e²Studios macrumors 68020


    Apr 12, 2005
    If the tv doesn't support 480i you would see this.
  5. jaw04005 macrumors 601


    Aug 19, 2003
    My NES and SNES work fine with my Samsung HDTV. I have an S-Video cable for the SNES and use the RCA jacks on the NES. However, the light-gun on the NES doesn't work as it needs a tube. :(
  6. GFLPraxis macrumors 604


    Mar 17, 2004
    Anything analog will lag on a HDTV though :/
    It's unbearable to me as I play at frame level in some games, but most people are fine with it.
  7. Antares macrumors 68000


    It works on my Samsung hdtv, as well. I connected the NES to the coax "cable" input and it worked fine with the input setting on the tv.

    But I have my old 20" tube Samsung which I'm keeping purely for retro gaming systems (SNES, NES, Intellivison, etc.). Those just feel better on that tv.
  8. ezekielrage_99 macrumors 68040


    Oct 12, 2005
    I would really like to get my Sega Master System working on my Sharp Aquos... I am serious I miss R-Type, Wonderboy in Monsterland and Gorvilious...
  9. JackAxe macrumors 68000


    Jul 6, 2004
    In a cup of orange juice.
    I have the TG-16 version of R-Type and Dragon's Curse(WBiML on this console) on my Wii and it works great on any HD set. They also offer the SMS version of Wonder Boy in Monster Land, which I originally owned for my SMS along with R-Type. Great games! I still can't beat R-Type. :eek:

    Golvellius is out on the Japanese Wii from from what I understand. It's also coming to the iPhone and Touch. :)
  10. sikkinixx macrumors 68020


    Jul 10, 2005
    Rocketing through the sky!
    Hmm... I play my NES/SNES on my 46" D64 Aquos all the time and it looks awesome for what it is. As long as you use composite connectors anyway
  11. dubels macrumors 6502

    Aug 9, 2006
    I wonder what my atari would look like on my hdtv... Time to dig up my old systems for some retro gaming. I think I'll start with my Atari, then SNES, then Genesis
  12. ezekielrage_99 macrumors 68040


    Oct 12, 2005
    I've got the 80's model of the Sega Master System that needs the RF for the TV to tune into the Sega :(

    Otherwise my N64 works fine via the composite ;)

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