Oh My...You gotta see this...

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  1. Calvin Watts III

    Calvin Watts III Supporting Actor

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    Where I live,Cox cable is showcasing Tech TV this week. A friend of mine sent me this:
    On one of their shows, The Screen Savers, one of the producers, Yoshi DeHerrera, has made up a little contraption dubbed "Yoshi's Boxx"
    This is a must see:
    Go Here
    OMFG!!!
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    I want one. Now. Right now...Yesterday even! [​IMG]
    Calvin:
     
  2. Romier S

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    Well I guess that eliminates any of the PC Vs. Consoles arguments [​IMG]
     
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    holy crap [​IMG] !
     
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    Wow.
     
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    Hmmm am I the only one that has seen this over a month ago? Neat scheme but kinda takes the fun out of console gaming.
     
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    Yeah, I saw that a while ago. Damn cool rig. I would'nt have put an Atari and a Nintendo 8-bit in though, a Dreamcast would have been much better.
     
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    wowzers.
     
  8. Morgan Jolley

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    The cool thing is that he probably was either paid to go on the show to show that thing off or he was paid to actually make it for TSS.
     
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    He said that it cost him approx $4000 for parts. He's also the guy who networked a teddy bear (stuck a hub inside one)....


    Jim
     
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    Nice idea, but the geek in me would prefer to have everything so that all disc-based software loaded from ONE drive, and it would also be nice if any game could be played with any controller (and without having to switch to different controller ports for each system.) That's why I like my DVD/laserdisc player, it works on that concept, and the PS2 to a lesser extent (for PS1 and PS2 games). I play my Atari 2600 games on the Colecovision adaptor but that's essentially a different game system plugged into the front- it uses the same outputs but adds both a new cartridge slot and controller ports.
     
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    But what if he turns on more than one system at a time?

    -Bert
     
  13. Morgan Jolley

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    I remember when Kate Botello was on TSS and built a computer totally from scratch a year or two age. God was it beautiful...all black, huge, powerful...and it was pretty much made for gaming. I think ZD even paid for all the parts so they could have her make it as part of the show.

    This thing reminds me of that.
     
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    If you check out the video, you can actually see that all of the switches are the power/reset controls for the consoles, and that the big knob is the AV selector. Does this mean that the PC runs off the TV as well though? What about component/optical connections from the Xbox and Ps2? Kind of a neat idea, but I think I'll stick with the separate boxes thanks.
     
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    He could have gotten 2 switchers put inside and connected the PS2/GCN/X-Box component cables to one and the audio cables to another. Add in a switcher that uses optical cables and the 5.1 can get out of it, too.
     

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