Webhdx – Creator of the PicoBoot GameCube mod – Cathode Ray Podcast #30

30 episodes! We are really happy to have Webhdx, creator of the Picoboot Gamcube mod chip. His real name is Maciej Kobus and he comes from Katowice in Poland. A software guy by day, he fell in love with the GameCube hardware and has come up with some great projects. After Picoboot, we talk about … Read moreWebhdx – Creator of the PicoBoot GameCube mod – Cathode Ray Podcast #30

Crackhead PVM, Insurance Fraud & Market Manipulation w/ 8-bit Esquire – Cathode Ray Podcast #29

The Cathode Ray Podcast is a series with CRT shaman Steve from Retro Tech and Louis Zezeran from Zez Retro. Together we talk about CRTs, TVs and other retro gaming topics. In this episode we speak to Twitter funny guy the 8-bit Esquire. An attorney by day and big old retro gaming fan by night, … Read moreCrackhead PVM, Insurance Fraud & Market Manipulation w/ 8-bit Esquire – Cathode Ray Podcast #29

Guide to Retro Game Hunting in Japan – My Hard Off Strategy

This is an article I originally wrote in 2017 on a trip to Japan. In Summer 2022 as the end of the Japanese travel restrictions are in sight, I wanted to move this article to our new blog. The information is still relevant: open google maps and go. You will have a great time. I … Read moreGuide to Retro Game Hunting in Japan – My Hard Off Strategy

Is a CRT market “price correction” due? Cathode Ray Podcast #28

There are some audio issue with this episode, I apologize for this and hope its not too bad for you to listen to 0:00 Start1:00 Steve does Yoga with the Diamond Cutter7:02 Steve selling fully serviced PVMs14:10 More background on the MiSTer controller lag tester30:00 Louis wants to lag test projectors now34:00 Lag test a … Read moreIs a CRT market “price correction” due? Cathode Ray Podcast #28

Lag Test Your Controller – MiSTer FPGA Input Latency Tester

This is the MiSTer FPGA input latency tester, basically its a lag test for your controller. It’s a homebrew device you can build yourself from an Arduino Pro Micro and a few cables. The test results are extremely accurate, down to fractions of a millisecond. If you have ever used the MiSTer Input Latency controller … Read moreLag Test Your Controller – MiSTer FPGA Input Latency Tester

Repairing CRTs w/ Andy King – Cathode Ray Podcast #27

The Cathode Ray Podcast is a series with CRT shaman Steve from Retro Tech and Louis Zezeran from Zez Retro. Together we talk about CRTs, TVs and other retro gaming topics. In this episode we talk to Andy King. Andy runs https://crtdatabase.com where he documents his work to repair and service CRTs. Andy also has … Read moreRepairing CRTs w/ Andy King – Cathode Ray Podcast #27

Tales from the CRT workshop – Cathode Ray Podcast #25

This week Steve and I have a general catch up on what we have been doing this week. 00:00 Start04:45 Tell Him He’s Dreaming’ recap11:05 SECAM discussion15:00 PAL / NTSC / SECAM28:00 Steve’s video on those big ass CRTs34:00 Tales from the CRT workshop53:30 We react to eBay CRT listings (dreamin’!) Steve and Louis maintain … Read moreTales from the CRT workshop – Cathode Ray Podcast #25