This is my own personal attempt to recreate my old JVC CRT TV as a Retroarch overlay, in the best way I possibly can in 1080p.
Using a DSLR 24 megapixel camera, mounted on a tripod, (mostly so I’m not caught in the reflection) I have managed to capture the TV as best I could. Including the TV’s vertical scanlines, which are quite visible with the TV facing the light. The TV is cropped, removing small front speaker grill, on/off switch, etc… at the bottom. This gives as much screen space as possible without losing the TV itself. There are also various backgrounds, some are just a bit of fun, as well as a plain black background for anyone that wants it.
There are 5 in total.
JVC-TV - Is the JVC TV with a simple small modern-look, bright-room background.
JVC-TV-2 - Is the same as above but with a couple of added indoor plants. JVC-TV-3 - Is again the same as the first, but with a less detailed, less reflective screen. JVC-TV-4 - Is a simple modern room with a games library in the background, and a indoor plant - mostly to hide the mirroring I did with the games library. JVC-TV-5 - Is just the TV and a black background.
The overlay is 1080p only. And should work with Integer Scale ON, and Aspect 4:3, without any need to move the image to fit. I recommend the superb "Presenting the old school analog TV pack…version 2! " from Solid12345. Thread can be found here…
I would then recommend the Composite shader with the following settings.
Shader Options shader #2 - cbod-v1-pass1 - Set Filter to Nearest. This slightly sharpens the image without the slight side-effects of using the actual sharpen function.
Shader Parameters (Current) NTSC CRT Gamma - 3.00 warpX - 0.01 warpY - 0.03 brightness - 1.00 Luminance - 1.00 Red Channel - 1.00 Green Channel - 1.00 Blue Channel - 1.00
The above settings are purely upto you and your tastes/monitor. Play around with them until you are happy with what you see. I use a 1080p LED Acer, and tried to copy the real hardware (A Sega Megadrive) running on the real JVC TV.
The main zip is here.
And some 1080p PNG test images are here, Retroarach running the Sega Megadrive core - genesis_plus_gx_libretro
http://www.filefactory.com/file/2qac24mwzb1t/retroarch%202015-09-22%2001-02-38-41.png http://www.filefactory.com/file/7gza0vut3itd/retroarch%202015-09-22%2001-03-57-51.png http://www.filefactory.com/file/ewymt3iy9l5/retroarch%202015-09-22%2001-04-59-33.png
Any feedback most welcome.