pratty wrote:That said I wonder if any clever people on here would know if it's likely that future HD TVs could one day somehow display these old consoles just fine due to some kind of technical advancement?
^I might be getting the wrong end of the stick a bit (I'm not really a technical-type bod) but I've heard a fair bit about people adding scanlines to their HDTVs using VGA devices, to get 'purer'-looking shooters on their 360s etc. Maybe someone'll do a gaming telly with that option built in someday?
In terms of your telly, what's the lag like? Lag can really affect fast-moving games, especially action titles. Have you tried turning off all the fancy processing effects your telly might have turned on by default? A lot of TVs have a 'game mode' which usually switches off these effects and gives the most lag-free image your TV can output, or thereabouts. Try playing in 4:3 (I assume you already do this, anyway?) High contrast, experiment with black levels etc.
Trouble with TVs these days is that they offer so many damn permutations, and it's a bit of an OCD-type nightmare when it comes to getting the best gaming image - there really is no other thing to do than to spend a good bit of your time tinkering with stuff.
Like others have said, could also be the telly...my last HDTV was good for telly but sh!t for gaming, an ASDA 'Luxor' one, Wii and PS2 looked horrendous on it I've now got a 32" Samsung and it's proving to be really cool with the older consoles, especially
the SNES and MD - Xbox1 is a bit 'off' thru RGB but it's an unmodded one so is aliased to buggery, but still is good enough to play. Got PS2 and Wii/GC going thru component and have managed to get most games looking pretty decent - PS2 can suffer with certain games, though 4:3 for PS2 usually solves any problems.