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Thread: NES Zapper vs LCD T.V.'s

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    Default NES Zapper vs LCD T.V.'s

    Can anyone give me any info about whether the NES zapper will work with an LCD T.V.? One of my customers is trying to use their NES with an LCD and everything works but the zapper.

    I've heard that the zapper won't work with the LCD, but I'd like someone to confirm this if possible.

    If this is true, does anyone make a zapper replacement that will work?

    Thanks in advance.

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    It will not work, the reason being LCDs and other non CRT TVs refresh the screen as a whole "page" rather than scanning lines in a raster method (think reading a book). That renders the NES light gun useless. Some other systems that use screen blanking MAY still work. Light guns can be made to work with LCDs but the NES gun won't. Sorry. An upcoming HWFB will be dedicated to light guns and 3d glasses.
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    Thanks. I thought that was the case, but I wanted to be sure.
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