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I've gone bananas! - November 01,1999 by JoseQ
Well, I've done it. I have decided to get myself anArcade Cabinet the way it was meant to be. Nope, I didn'torder one of those newly available Arcade PC Minis fromHanaHo Games. I told them I wanted the real thing. So they toldme that I could purchase a T-27 arcade Cabinet (see here) which is the exact same they'rebuilding for Capcom's new "Spawn" arcade game. And Ijust found another pic from the cabinet I'm getting, takea look at it here.
This puppy comes loaded with a 27" screen, keyboarddrawer for your real computer keyboard, and it even includesthe coin door for the full emulation feel. I mean, whatwould be missing here from the complete arcade experienceonce you've started MAME on say Galaga for example. Of course it comes with controllers, and in this case, theSE Hot Rod layout is included by default. Mine also includesan upgraded sound system which includes a sub-woofer speakerfor great full range sound.
The standard system including 27 inch monitor, controller, coin door, two speakers and the cabinet is priced at $1999.95. If you want the upgraded sound, itcosts $150.00 extra. They still don't have an order formbut you can write them an e-mail and sort things out withthem. Now I certainly can't wait to receive my cabinet,but I just thought I'd let you guys know. Once I receiveit, I'll take a bunch of pictures and post a full ReViewof the product. If you're interested in getting your own real-dealcabinet, you may want to consider this alternative.Although it is a bit pricey, I can say based on my Hot Rod experience, that it'll definitely be top quality.

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Name: Leo - ArcadeXcitement Posted: Friday, November 5, 1999 - (9:06)
Subject: Holding out for a 33
From:
I for one am holding out to purchase a 33 inch cabinet, in black of course! :)

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Name: JD Posted: Thursday, November 4, 1999 - (14:29)
Subject: Wow!!
From:
That looks GREAT. I can't wait to read the review.
I want to know how well the instalation goes.
Now I know what I want for x-mas :>

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Name: Roger Posted: Wednesday, November 3, 1999 - (9:12)
Subject: Cabinets in the UK
From:
I would love to have a cabinet too and I could stretch to that sort of money but I live in the UK not the US so it would cost a fortune to import one, when will the likes of hanaho make them available in the UK?

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Name: HanaHo Saff Posted: Wednesday, November 3, 1999 - (18:43)
Subject: HanaHo Distributor in UK
From:
Roger,

We are working with a distributor in the UK currently and here is his e-mail address. You should be able to purchase the Arcade PC from them.

darren.bell@virgin.net

Staff
HanaHo Games

>I would love to have a cabinet too and I could stretch to that sort of money but I live in the UK not the US so it would cost a fortune to import one, when will the likes of hanaho make them available in the UK?
>
>

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Name: Gerald Gorman Posted: Tuesday, November 2, 1999 - (23:45)
Subject: Uhh.. great price
From:
There's nothing like having a mame (or any other emu) cabinet built by yourself. Surelly you haven't got the spare time to do it yourself, but I did. Hell, I did spent a lot of time on it, and never got tired. It was very funny to work with electrical saws, drills, etc., and to see what was the result. It was great. A 20" inch real arcade monitor (15 years old or so) that can be rotated (I never saw anything similar being sold commercially), 2 joysticks (happ), 6 buttons for each player (yup, wico leafs (very old), not those damn microswitches from happ), and the posibility to remap every key (besides the gamepad that's for player 1) using a hacked power ramp.

Well, I can be more happy now. I recommend you Jose that give this a try. It's much more cheaper and funny, and you can allways change your mind and put in some more stuff.

From Chile

Gerald Gorman

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Name: JoseQ Posted: Tuesday, November 2, 1999 - (23:57)
Subject: Re: Uhh.. great price
From:
Well, although the parts may be cheaper, time is worth a lot to me. Believe me, if I had spare time, I would build my own cabinet as I can't imagine a bigger sense of pride out of owning a cabinet I would have built by myself. However, when you put all the time and effort coupled with the cost of the parts, and the very high potential (in my case) of coming up with something that barely emulates an Arcade Cabinet,
(yes, my friends would always ask me what the heck did I build), then going up with HanaHo's product is literally the cheapest way to go. That doesn't even mention the huge new monitor and the incredible quality with which HanaHo builds.

It'll be tough enough making some time to play with this cabinet (I know sleep will be scarce as soon as I get it), but it would be doubly-tough getting time to build an arcade, let alone play with it.

I understand your point though. Some people are happy building, some people are happy playing. Or, I guess I can always stop EmuViews and then I'll have enough time to build my cabinet. :) Who knows? =P

JoseQ

>There's nothing like having a mame (or any other emu) cabinet built by yourself. Surelly you haven't got the spare time to do it yourself, but I did. Hell, I did spent a lot of time on it, and never got tired. It was very funny to work with electrical saws, drills, etc., and to see what was the result. It was great. A 20" inch real arcade monitor (15 years old or so) that can be rotated (I never saw anything similar being sold commercially), 2 joysticks (happ), 6 buttons for each player (yup, wico leafs (very old), not those damn microswitches from happ), and the posibility to remap every key (besides the gamepad that's for player 1) using a hacked power ramp.
>
>Well, I can be more happy now. I recommend you Jose that give this a try. It's much more cheaper and funny, and you can allways change your mind and put in some more stuff.
>
>From Chile
>
>Gerald Gorman
>

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Name: Thunder Posted: Tuesday, November 2, 1999 - (22:42)
Subject: Jamma? What is it?
From:
Let me show my ignorance for a second.

What is jamma?

Thunder

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Name: Cheshire Posted: Wednesday, November 3, 1999 - (11:10)
Subject: Re: Jamma? What is it?
From:
>Let me show my ignorance for a second.
>
>What is jamma?
>
>Thunder
>

Hi Thunder,

JAMMA is a standard connector for arcade machines.

It means if you buy a game with a JAMMA connector you can run it in your cabinet. There have been others, (Here in Australia we run with a "Universal" connector which is only found here in perth :-)

Cheshire

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Name: (-o-) Posted: Tuesday, November 2, 1999 - (21:46)
Subject: Att. JoseQ, about Piolo...
From:

JoseQ, haven't you had enough of this guy?

I think his msg about the cabinet to insult MAME once _again_ is the proof of his attitude towards emu-developers, and it should not be tolerated...

I guess there should be a way to ban him from your boards... many other boards are able to keep lamers away, I hope yours is...

keep emu-scene alive!

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Name: JoseQ Posted: Tuesday, November 2, 1999 - (23:28)
Subject: Re: Att. JoseQ, about Piolo...
From:
You're right, I've had enough of him. His IP is now banned. I didn't have that functionality available, but thanks to him, I do now. If his IP changes, then I'll have to see how to ban him. But he was getting really annoying.

JoseQ

>
>JoseQ, haven't you had enough of this guy?
>
>I think his msg about the cabinet to insult MAME once _again_ is the proof of his attitude towards emu-developers, and it should not be tolerated...
>
>I guess there should be a way to ban him from your boards... many other boards are able to keep lamers away, I hope yours is...
>
>keep emu-scene alive!
>
>

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Name: Piolo Posted: Tuesday, November 2, 1999 - (18:38)
Subject: Hello at all
From:
yes simply a good idea
but you joseq have much money to spend
for this useful idea?
please i want to buil my arcade cabinet but
i don't have money to do it
how i can do?
there's an emulator can emulated buil of
arcade cabinets?
please joseq help me
i put my cabinet arcade in my bedroom
joseq if you have your cabinet please
put only neorage,snes,megadrive,pcengine,system 16,callus,m72
all emulators with all great feeling in emulating games
not a bug emulator called "M.A.M.E"
good luck for you
bye soon
wzo@libero.it

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Name: Staff HanaHo Games Posted: Tuesday, November 2, 1999 - (15:53)
Subject: How much do you think the 27" High resolution industrial monitor cost?
From:
How much do you think the 27" High resolution industrial monitor cost?

We sell cabinets to the commercial coin-op market. There are operators that will only purchase new cabinets and there are operators that will never purchase new cabinets. Most cabinets that operators are willing to sell is because they want to upgrade to a new cabinet.

We currently sell new T-27 cabinets to the Arcades for $1295 JAMMA ready with no controls, PCB, or Marquee. You can walk into any arcade in America and you will find our cabinets there. We add a sliding control area for your keyboard, upgrade the monitor to a 27" High Resolution industrial grad, Arcade PC Marquee, HotRod SE controls, and a small powered speaker system. We also package the cabinet on a Pallet, using foam bottoms and a box. There must be a reason for people to sell their old cabinets and purchase new ones from HanaHo. We here at HanaHo think that if you do the math that you will see that it's a good deal.

We make the smaller Arcade PC mini cabinet for home consumers and it is of the same quality that we sell into the arcades. We have worked very hard to keep the price down to a point where more people can afford. All of our customers that have purchased the Mini Arcade PC and Full Size Arcade PC have loved it. Many of them have recommended our products to their friends and we have gotten many reorders. I thank everyone for their support and comments (good or bad) this way it helps us make our products even better in the future.

Staff
HanaHo Games

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Name: S Jones Posted: Tuesday, November 2, 1999 - (19:34)
Subject: Re: How much do you think the 27
From:
>How much do you think the 27" High resolution industrial monitor cost?
>
>We sell cabinets to the commercial coin-op market. There are operators that will only purchase new cabinets and there are operators that will never purchase new cabinets. Most cabinets that operators are willing to sell is because they want to upgrade to a new cabinet.
>
>We currently sell new T-27 cabinets to the Arcades for $1295 JAMMA ready with no controls, PCB, or Marquee. You can walk into any arcade in America and you will find our cabinets there. We add a sliding control area for your keyboard, upgrade the monitor to a 27" High Resolution industrial grad, Arcade PC Marquee, HotRod SE controls, and a small powered speaker system. We also package the cabinet on a Pallet, using foam bottoms and a box. There must be a reason for people to sell their old cabinets and purchase new ones from HanaHo. We here at HanaHo think that if you do the math that you will see that it's a good deal.
>
>We make the smaller Arcade PC mini cabinet for home consumers and it is of the same quality that we sell into the arcades. We have worked very hard to keep the price down to a point where more people can afford. All of our customers that have purchased the Mini Arcade PC and Full Size Arcade PC have loved it. Many of them have recommended our products to their friends and we have gotten many reorders. I thank everyone for their support and comments (good or bad) this way it helps us make our products even better in the future.
>
>Staff
>HanaHo Games
>
>Great response. Your company is very responsive to emails from fans with ideas. It is a sign of a great company and one that will be around to meet the needs of its customers. I have emailed other Stick companies who not only don't respond but don't even list their address or phone number on their websites. People like to feel that they can communicate with a company. You've gained my trust. Good luck with your new products!!!

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Name: Staff HanaHo Games Posted: Tuesday, November 2, 1999 - (19:47)
Subject: Thank you for your nice words.
From:
>>Great response. Your company is very responsive to emails from fans with ideas. It is a sign of a great company and one that will be around to meet the needs of its customers. I have emailed other Stick companies who not only don't respond but don't even list their address or phone number on their websites. People like to feel that they can communicate with a company. You've gained my trust. Good luck with your new products!!!
>

Thank you very much for your kind words.

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Name: ROG Posted: Tuesday, November 2, 1999 - (18:25)
Subject: how many sold?
From:
For the home consumers, how many arcade cabinets have there been sold? Just wondering......

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Name: Staff HanaHo Games Posted: Tuesday, November 2, 1999 - (19:53)
Subject: Re: how many sold?
From:
>For the home consumers, how many arcade cabinets have there been sold? Just wondering......
>

We are sorry but we can't disclose how many we have sold. But we'll give you a little hint. If you check all the message boards you will see many postings from our happy customers. They represent less than 5% of the Arcade PC mini cabinets sold. Thanks for asking. You can also go to our site and take a look at our scrap book at http://www.hanaho.com/scrapbook/ this will show you some photos from one of our production runs of cabinets. We are about to up date it and put many new photos of our manufacturing floor.

Staff
HanaHo Games

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Name: ROG Posted: Wednesday, November 3, 1999 - (14:05)
Subject: But of course...
From:
Somehow I knew, I would get this answer :)
But, I'm actually wondering how many arcade cabinets there are world wide in consumer homes.

To me, it still seems like the toy for the hardcore videogame fan, but I think it could be also as popular or even more than the present consoles....

So, I'm really not that interested in the sales figure, just wondering how many people use these pc-built cabinets today. Of course a precise figure is difficult to give, but an estimate would be cool.

Thanks for your reply anyway,
Rogier

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Name: Staff HanaHo Games Posted: Friday, November 5, 1999 - (0:47)
Subject: Over 1,700,000 arcade games just in America
From:
There is over 1,700,000 arcade games still in use just in America. In it's hay days in the early 80's they estimate over 10,000 games out there at one time just in America. World wide it's much bigger.

We here at HanaHo, well SEMCO was the cabinet company, have sold over 500,000 cabinets. At one time we use to make over 400 units a day. But that was in the 80's.

Just for you information.

Staff
HanaHo Games

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Name: Staff HanaHo Games Posted: Friday, November 5, 1999 - (0:49)
Subject: Re: Over 1,700,000 arcade games just in America
From:
Sorry it's 10,000,000 not 10,000


>There is over 1,700,000 arcade games still in use just in America. In it's hay days in the early 80's they estimate over 10,000 games out there at one time just in America. World wide it's much bigger.
>
>We here at HanaHo, well SEMCO was the cabinet company, have sold over 500,000 cabinets. At one time we use to make over 400 units a day. But that was in the 80's.
>
>Just for you information.
>
>Staff
>HanaHo Games
>

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Name: Tom61 Posted: Tuesday, November 2, 1999 - (15:33)
Subject: If that one cost $2K.....
From:
That one costs $2k, that means the A-33 would cost what? 10K?

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Name: Staff HanaHo Games Posted: Tuesday, November 2, 1999 - (19:57)
Subject: I think you will find it suppressing that it only cost around $3K
From:
>That one costs $2k, that means the A-33 would cost what? 10K?
>

It cost a little over $3K for the A-33 Arcade PC. That is with a 33" High Resolution Monitor.

Our Mega 50 is only around $5,500 and that's for a 50" high resolution monitor.

Staff
HanaHo Games

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Name: ThumB Posted: Tuesday, November 2, 1999 - (12:34)
Subject: woooo!
From:
The cab looks great but so much $$$. I built mine for under $250 with a 25' mon. I know you don't have the time to build your own but it blows my mind how they can charge that much. I live like 2 miles from Happ Controles and they sell the stuff SO CHEAP!~ Not knoking it JoseQ but when will someone sell something that EMU fans can get their hands on that don't cost more than a house payment?

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Name: Sammy Posted: Tuesday, November 2, 1999 - (11:57)
Subject: What a shame...
From:
Such a tragedy spending $1999 + tax + shipping and handling, and you don't even get a trackball and joystick.

$$$$$$$$$$ HannaHo $$$$$$$$$$$

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Name: JoseQ Posted: Tuesday, November 2, 1999 - (13:01)
Subject: Re: What a shame...
From:
Well, I guess the only thing you can say to that is that unless you live in CA, there are no sales taxes involved. =P

JoseQ

>Such a tragedy spending $1999 + tax + shipping and handling, and you don't even get a trackball and joystick.
>
>$$$$$$$$$$ HannaHo $$$$$$$$$$$
>

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Name: Lord Sniper Posted: Tuesday, November 2, 1999 - (7:36)
Subject: Is it that big ???
From:
HanaHo Games did a little mess in thier site.
The dimensions for the cabinet are SURELY wrong.

But the cabinet KICK BUTT !!!!

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Name: Homer's Brother Posted: Tuesday, November 2, 1999 - (3:54)
Subject: Where did you say you live again?
From:
HehHeh...Your finally getting some well deserved toyz. Have fun, looks like a great cabinet...

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Name: JoseQ Posted: Tuesday, November 2, 1999 - (13:02)
Subject: Re: Where did you say you live again?
From:
I live in upstate NY.

JoseQ

>HehHeh...Your finally getting some well deserved toyz. Have fun, looks like a great cabinet...
>

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Name: Sacrilege Posted: Tuesday, November 2, 1999 - (1:27)
Subject: hehehe, JoseQ couldn't resist.
From:
Great cabinet JoseQ, I knew you would crack up and decide to get one sooner or later.

I got my own Mamemanized Neo-geo 27" cabinet, still Jamma and let me tell you, there's no better feeling than the real arcade feeling :)

let's just hope you don't get stuck too much on it and forget to do updates ;)

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Name: DIEGO Posted: Tuesday, November 2, 1999 - (11:26)
Subject: Re: hehehe, JoseQ couldn't resist.
From:
>Great cabinet JoseQ, I knew you would crack up and decide to get one sooner or later.
>
>I got my own Mamemanized Neo-geo 27" cabinet, still Jamma and let me tell you, there's no better feeling than the real arcade feeling :)
>
>let's just hope you don't get stuck too much on it and forget to do updates ;)
>

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Name: EDGAR Posted: Tuesday, November 2, 1999 - (0:06)
Subject: Awesome!
From:
How does all this gaming begin?
Emulation authors. Why, they have given
us programs for free! (most). What for?
To reminis on the times we said "Wish
I could play this at home (god I love
SF2)." Playing the old classics that
will last forever. Everybody say thanks
to all the emu authors (M.A.M.E especially)
for bringing classics to home. JoseQ,
you'll love the cabinet =)

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Name: billmill Posted: Monday, November 1, 1999 - (23:12)
Subject: expensive
From:
Awesome cabinet, but ouch!

I'll get a jamma compatable 25" smash tv from ebay for 300 bucks and convert it

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Name: S Jones Posted: Tuesday, November 2, 1999 - (16:26)
Subject: Re: expensive
From:
>Awesome cabinet, but ouch!
>
>I'll get a jamma compatable 25" smash tv from ebay for 300 bucks and convert it
>Interesting. I just bought a 25" JAMMA on EBAY today [X-men]. If you have any good ideas on converting it to a MAME cabinet, please let me know. thanks. nedles@home.com

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Name: billmill Posted: Tuesday, November 2, 1999 - (19:17)
Subject: Re: Re: expensive
From:
>>Awesome cabinet, but ouch!
>>
>>I'll get a jamma compatable 25" smash tv from ebay for 300 bucks and convert it
>>Interesting. I just bought a 25" JAMMA on EBAY today [X-men]. If you have any good ideas on converting it to a MAME cabinet, please let me know. thanks. nedles@home.com


Having no experience with arcade machines, half the fun will be finding out. Hopefully I can use the same monitor with my computer..

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Name: Staff HanaHo Games Posted: Tuesday, November 2, 1999 - (20:00)
Subject: Yes the monitor will work with your computer
From:

>
>Having no experience with arcade machines, half the fun will be finding out. Hopefully I can use the same monitor with my computer..
>

Yes, the monitor is an industrial high resolution monitor. It will work with your regular computer but we don't recommend it becuase it's just to big.

Staff
HanaHo Games

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Name: S Jones Posted: Tuesday, November 2, 1999 - (16:26)
Subject: Re: expensive
From:
>Awesome cabinet, but ouch!
>
>I'll get a jamma compatable 25" smash tv from ebay for 300 bucks and convert it
>Interesting. I just bought a 25" JAMMA on EBAY today [X-men]. If you have any good ideas on converting it to a MAME cabinet, please let me know. thanks.

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Name: Wahs Posted: Monday, November 1, 1999 - (20:34)
Subject: Hmm...
From:
Y'know, I bet if they could just cut the price down by $500.00 or so they could do a killing in the consumer market. I know there are kids who would want that under the xmas tree (me included).

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Name: Posted: Monday, November 1, 1999 - (21:06)
Subject: Re: Hmm...
From:
>Y'know, I bet if they could just cut the price down by $500.00 or so they could do a killing in the consumer market. I know there are kids who would want that under the xmas tree (me included).
>
you aint kidding...i would even be will to get
a bigger tree...

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Name: SS Posted: Monday, November 1, 1999 - (20:20)
Subject: Way to go, Jose!
From:
Mmmm... cabinet! If only I could grace my living room with such a peice of beauty. Well, a man can dream. Enjoy, Jose. You deserve it.

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Name: Hawklin Posted: Monday, November 1, 1999 - (18:15)
Subject: hot damn for hot rod
From:
way to go...

nothing beats the real - deal...
as soon as i can scrape that much cash out
but soon...

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Name: Uncle Doogie Posted: Monday, November 1, 1999 - (16:38)
Subject: The Little Cabinet...
From:
...mine is shipping on Friday. I didn't order the big one because there isn't enough room in the cabinet to rotate the monitor - I'll be installing a rotating bezel inside the case as soon as I get it!

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Name: Doctor No Posted: Tuesday, November 2, 1999 - (16:48)
Subject: Re: The Little Cabinet...
From:
>...mine is shipping on Friday. I didn't order the big one because there isn't enough room in the cabinet to rotate the monitor - I'll be installing a rotating bezel inside the case as soon as I get it!
>
I just ordered the mini as well. It seemed to me that as close as you stand to a arcade cabinet's monitor, the 27" monitor of the full sized cabinet would actually be too big. Especially with the lower resolutions used in the older games -- the pixels would be huge! The 19" monitor in the mini seems about perfect.

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Name: Staff HanaHo Posted: Tuesday, November 2, 1999 - (20:03)
Subject: Most people will be happier with the little cabinet
From:
>>...mine is shipping on Friday. I didn't order the big one because there isn't enough room in the cabinet to rotate the monitor - I'll be installing a rotating bezel inside the case as soon as I get it!
>>
>I just ordered the mini as well. It seemed to me that as close as you stand to a arcade cabinet's monitor, the 27" monitor of the full sized cabinet would actually be too big. Especially with the lower resolutions used in the older games -- the pixels would be huge! The 19" monitor in the mini seems about perfect.
>

You will find that most people don't realize how big an arcade cabinet is till it's too late and hey have already gotten it home. The little cabinet is perfect for homes because it doesn't take up to much space. It will actually seem much bigger in your home than it does in an arcade.

Staff
HanaHo Games

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