I bought a CRT TV for a retro gaming setup – and it was an existential nightmare

Recently, I’ve been eager to capitalize on my childhood nostalgia, and as a lifelong gamer, that mainly means dropping money on a retro gaming setup. In a pink attempt to relive the games of my childhood, I went all out and bought a PS1 (the impressively minor revision that still looks aesthetically pleasing), a ton of games and, most importantly, a 14-inch Bush 1473T CRT TV to play them on.

But since CRT is such an outdated display method, why buy one? After all, any modern TV should suffice if you just need to hook up a console to it, right? Not quite. The problem with even the best 4K TVs is that they don’t have an input for a SCART adapter, the primary method of connecting older consoles like the PS1 and N64 to AV.