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The Ultimate Guide to Setting Up Your Retro Gaming Console

Retro gaming is more than just a nostalgic trip down memory lane; it’s a way to experience the history and evolution of video games. However, setting up your beloved retro consoles on modern TVs can be a bit tricky. Fortunately, EZYHD offers a range of products that make this process seamless. In this ultimate guide, we’ll walk you through the steps to set up your retro gaming console using EZYHD’s top-notch products.

Step 1: Understanding Your Console's Output

The first step in setting up your retro gaming console is understanding its output. Most classic consoles like the NES, SNES, Sega Genesis, and PlayStation 1 use RCA (composite) or component video outputs, which are not directly compatible with modern HDMI-only TVs.

Step 2: Choosing the Right HDMI Converter

To connect your retro console to a modern TV, you need an HDMI converter.

  • HDMI Converter for AV and Component: This versatile converter is perfect for most retro consoles. It converts RCA (composite) or component video signals to HDMI, allowing you to connect your console to any HDMI-compatible display. 

Step 3: Enhancing Video Quality with an HDMI Scaler

While a basic converter gets the job done, you might want to enhance the video quality for a better gaming experience. An HDMI scaler not only converts the signal but also improves the resolution, making the graphics look sharper and more vibrant.

  • HDMI Scaler and Converter: This product from EZYHD is perfect for gamers looking to upscale their retro games’ video quality. It enhances the resolution, providing a clearer and more detailed image on your modern TV. 

Step 4: Selecting Quality HDMI Cables

A reliable connection is crucial for uninterrupted gaming. EZYHD offers premium HDMI cables that ensure a stable and clear connection between your retro console and TV.

  • Premium HDMI Cables: Available in various lengths, these high-quality cables provide a stable connection and are essential for any gaming setup. 

Step 5: Managing Multiple Consoles with HDMI Switches

If you own multiple retro consoles, constantly swapping cables can be inconvenient. An HDMI switch allows you to connect multiple devices to a single HDMI port on your TV and switch between them effortlessly.

  • 5 Port HDMI Switch: This switch from EZYHD lets you connect up to five different consoles to one HDMI port, making it easy to switch between them using a remote control.  Find it here 

Step 6: Splitting the Signal for Multiple Displays

For those who want to display their games on multiple screens or stream their gameplay, an HDMI splitter is a must-have.

  • 4K HDMI Splitter: While retro games won’t be in 4K, this splitter ensures you can distribute the HDMI signal to multiple displays. It’s perfect for streamers or gamers who want to play on multiple screens.  

Step 7: Powering Your Setup

Make sure you have the necessary power adapters and cables for your setup. While EZYHD focuses on video and audio solutions, ensuring your console and converters are properly powered is essential.

Step 8: Connecting and Configuring

Now that you have all the necessary components, it’s time to connect everything:

  1. Connect Your Console to the HDMI Converter: Use the appropriate cables (RCA or component) to connect your console to the HDMI converter.
  2. Connect the HDMI Converter to the HDMI Scaler: If you’re using a scaler, connect the HDMI output from the converter to the input on the scaler.
  3. Connect the HDMI Scaler to the HDMI Switch: If you have multiple consoles, connect the scaler to one of the inputs on the HDMI switch.
  4. Connect the HDMI Switch to Your TV: Use a premium HDMI cable to connect the output of the switch to an HDMI port on your TV.
  5. Power Everything On: Ensure all devices are plugged in and powered on. Switch your TV to the correct HDMI input, and you should see your retro console’s output on the screen.

Step 9: Fine-Tuning Your Setup

Adjust the settings on your HDMI scaler to achieve the best video quality. Some scalers offer various scaling options and filters to enhance the image further. Spend some time tweaking these settings to find the perfect balance for your games.


Setting up your retro gaming console on a modern TV doesn’t have to be a daunting task. With the right products from EZYHD, you can enjoy your favorite classic games with improved video quality and seamless connectivity. Whether you’re a seasoned retro gamer or a newcomer looking to explore the classics, EZYHD has everything you need to create the ultimate retro gaming setup.


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