The way gamers have set up their TV and game experience have changed drastically since the time I was first introduced to the world of games. In the past, in my earliest memories I was at the mercy of my mom’s living room setup. Gaming was secondary so my snes and genesis traveled from open tv set to tv set so much they could have been called nomads. My brothers and I finally got our own tv and our systems were finally stationary and life was good.
The setup was simple. All we needed to have a great time was a power cord, an av cord, the system and some controllers. Turn the channel to 3 and Blam! Instant bliss! As the systems advanced so did the television sets.
Our family never had a projection TV but I heard so many problems with playing video games on them. So I was glad we didn’t have one as I didn’t want my mom to yell every time we paused the game for a split second.
Now I am an adult…I have my own house and I can choose what and how my living room is set up. Video Game systems dominate my living setup as they not only play the games, they provide Netflix intstant viewing, dvd and bluray viewing. I have HDMI cords for all my systems (except for the Wii of course)
As the systems became more powerful they take more effort in taking care of them as well. They need to breath so to speak and you don’t want them to over heat. They have Wifi built in to connect to the internet…heck even my Tv connects to the Internet via wifi. If I could time warp back 15 years to show myself how my living room would look ( I would be 14 years old) I would drop bricks in my pants….
I invest in my gaming setup because I want a nice comfy experience. From the Surround Sound to my video game chair with built in speakers…I love to get my GAME ON.
Here is my set up
Television : 46 inch Sony KDL W5150
Table weight..errr I mean Nintendo Wii
JVC Turner for Surround Sound
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