Do I need shaders with CRT TV?
sun last edited by
Hi there, just a quick question - I've been using my raspberry pi with a flatscreen monitor to play games, and thus I have a bunch of different shaders applied to smooth out the pixels and make it look like an old school television.
I'm planning on getting an old CRT television to use instead because I want the experience to be as authentic as possible. My question is, should I disable all of the shaders I have before I use it with the television? Or should I keep them on? Will having the shaders combined with the natural look of the CRT be too much and make it look muddled or anything? Just curious ahead of time before I get the television.
thestarglider last edited by
@sun it depends then on how you connect your Pi to the TV. The shaders at the moment are trying to give you the effect of playing on a CRT with say a coaxial cable. If you want to get the look as authentic as possible you need to somehow plumb the TV signal to coaxial or Similar (say SCART) and then switch off the shaders.
it depends on the shaders you are using now. for example, assuming you use 240p with your new CRT, a scanline shader would be pointless because a) 240p already shows scanlines on a CRT and b) 240p is not enough vertical resolution to allow fake scanlines to be rendered.
shaders that adjust the colour or fidelity of the image may or may not be useful or provide the desired effect, depending on what they are doing and how you are connected to your CRT.