Backoff man... I called dibs back in the Labarinth days!
Oops, jailbait back then. Then again, if you were 11 years old in 1986 like I was then no big deal
Great screenshots, folks! A few suggestions from a photography enthusiast:
If your camera has custom white balance capability, project an all-gray or all-white screen, take a picture, and use that as your white balance. I'm seeing a lot of green and blue tint--more than I'd expect to see in some of these scenes--and using a custom white balance will fix that.
Shoot from as close to perpendicular to the screen as possible.
Frame the shot to fill the image as much as possible with the actual screen. In other words, minimize wasted space around the edges.
Pause the scene or pick a scene with little movement to eliminate motion blur.
Use a tripod or a sturdy surface to eliminate camera shake.
Keep the shots coming! I'll just keep on drooling from the sidelines until I can finally put together a system of my own.
Rob, looking from the computer monitor, do those pictures look exactly as what you see on screen? When I took pics, blacks always looked better than actual images. I had to adjust in Photoshop to look like what I saw on screen. Could you do that for better idea of what the 4900's black look like.
Also, you could add a black bar in photoshop and adjust the 4900's black against it. Simulated but great for approximation. It would look like this: