Originally Posted by NoHinAmherst
I have a projector theater with my AV setup in the room behind the wall holding the screen.
Can I bring my original childhood NES into this millennium and have the NES box in the room with my receiver and other boxes, and somehow use it wirelessly in the other room?
1) Converting the old outputs (RCA? Coax?) of the NES to HDMI for video to the projector and digital or analogue sound that my Harman Kardon can receive.
2) Using the controllers in the other room -- I assume this would need some kind of mod and new controllers that aren't wired.
3) Would a light gun even work?
4) Anything I'm not thinking about.
Is it better to build some kind of Raspberry Pi system?
Thanks for your input.
You can, but it will require some effort.
1) You will want to modify your NES for better video output. The standard composite will look horrendous blown up to full screen. If your projector accepts component input, you can modify it for analog RGB. http://etim.net.au/nesrgb/
You can then convert that over to component with something like this: https://www.amazon.com/SPECIALTY-AV-...s=scart+to+yuv
Even more pricey is modding it for HDMI. https://www.game-tech.us/mods/original-nes/
If you really don't care about the terrible composite video quality, something like this is a cheap solution. https://www.amazon.com/Tensun-Compos...+to+hdmi&psc=1
If you still want to use your carts another good option is to get a FPGA based clone system. The hardware is cycle accurate to the original NES, and it's output is 720P over HDMI . For the cost of having you childhood NES modded for the Hi-Def NES kit, you can just purchase one of these for cheaper. http://www.retrousb.com/product_info...products_id=78
2) There are actually bluetooth receivers now. https://www.amazon.com/8Bitdo-Retro-...retro+receiver
You stick the dongle in the controller port of the system. They work with a variety of controllers (wii u pro, ps3, ps4) but for nostalgia you'll probably want the company's NES controller remake. https://www.amazon.com/NES30-Game-Co...keywords=nes30
I'm not sure on the range if you can do "next room", but it's the best option.
3) The NES light gun will only work on analog standard definition CRTs. Nothing else.
A raspberry rom box would obviously be the easiest answer. Although the retro usb AVS console in combination with the bluetooth controller things is great if you've got a stack of carts.