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Arcade Project: Phase III - Jarrett Heather
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Arcade Project: Phase III
I began Phase III of my arcade project, having met my weight loss goal for November 1st (I'm down 23 lbs to 184 at the moment).

So I went ahead and ordered the last big piece of the puzzle: the monitor. The standard setup for a MAME cabinet is the Wells Gardner D9200, but a lot of people are reporting problems with them. Ken Steele of RetroBlast! has recommended the Betson Imperial Multisync monitor as the new D9200. Here's the write up from page 87 of the Betson parts catalog (PDF):



So I ordered the monitor on Monday afternoon, and it arrived in Sacramento Tuesday morning. The folks at Betson really have their act together! Danielle helped me pick it up from the FedEx freight yard, saving me $60 in shipping charges (and costing me $30 in Chinese food charges). David helped me unpack the beast and test it out a bit.

As for first impressions go, it's really big and it's really bright. The colors really just jump right off the screen in a way that is hard to capture with a digital photo. But that didn't stop me from shooting a few pics.



David digs Dig Dug


Some Golden Axe action


No case! It's electronics porn.
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yellzer From: yellzer Date: November 3rd, 2004 02:38 pm (UTC) (Link)
Note...Chinese food was $25 and that was for three of us. Danielle did not eat $30 worth of Chinese food
jarrett From: jarrett Date: November 3rd, 2004 02:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
Noted.
yellzer From: yellzer Date: November 3rd, 2004 02:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
That wasn't for you...that was for anyone that reads your journal and goes..."geez Jarrett sure is doing well with his weight loss but Danielle is really letting herself go...$30 of Chinese...way to put it away fatty"

:P~~
jensenpoet From: jensenpoet Date: November 3rd, 2004 03:45 pm (UTC) (Link)

YEAH, WAY TO PUT IT AWAY FATTY!!



(that's a sooooo j/k, btw)
yellzer From: yellzer Date: November 3rd, 2004 03:47 pm (UTC) (Link)
SEE!!!

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!


jensenpoet From: jensenpoet Date: November 3rd, 2004 03:49 pm (UTC) (Link)
well then, you shouldn't've eaten $50 in Chinese food! lol.

(btw, your fake-html of *hangs self* didn't show up).
yellzer From: yellzer Date: November 3rd, 2004 03:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
<---hangs self
yellzer From: yellzer Date: November 3rd, 2004 03:52 pm (UTC) (Link)
<---rope snaps from the weight of my $30 worth of Chinese food ass
jensenpoet From: jensenpoet Date: November 3rd, 2004 04:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
now aren't you glad you weren't responsible for eating all of that chinese food, and hence reducing all this to ridiculous hypotheticals??
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