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The original Playstation is still fondly remembered and is the very definition of a classic gaming console that helped revolutionize the industry as we know it — But did you know that PS1 dithering was in most of its games? While the has long given way to its successors and is now considered a retro console, there’s still plenty about the system that we can learn and discover — something that YouTube user and video game tech enthusiast “Modern Vintage Gamer” has taken upon himself to explain and detail.

In his latest entry in his very impressive YouTube channel, MVG explains why there is so much Dithering — defined as “the process of juxtaposing pixels of two colors to create the illusion that a third color is present.” As he explains in his presentation that was a technique widely used during the time when CRT or “Cathode-ray tube” television sets were still the standard, and if you plug a PS1 into an HDMI TV, you will notice the difference. Check out the video above to see a fascinating retrospective of how gaming developers used it as far back at the 8-bit era of video games.