N64 Direct HDMI board soon to come.

Discussion in 'Modding and Hacking - Consoles and Electronics' started by dakooldog, Jun 23, 2013.

  1. Greg2600

    Greg2600 Resolute Member

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    I am already using a mod plus video processor so I don't need, but, always admire Marshall's work. Only issue with him is that he doesn't have the capacity for mass production so you may have to wait for quite awhile.
     
  2. Lum

    Lum Officer at Arms

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    Yeah modder availability hasn't seemed great lately. I'm starting to ask around about Saturn.
     
  3. sparksterz

    sparksterz Spirited Member

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    Considering a lot of people who get the RGB mod done use an XRGB which doesn't much care for switching of the resolution while in game, I wonder if this would solve that problem.
     
  4. Tchoin

    Tchoin Site Patron

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    Wow, does not surprise me that the guy behind this is marshallh, he's fucking awesome!

    Would love to get one for sure!
     
  5. ToñoGK

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    Love Marshall's work, got a 64drive and is excellent.
    No doubt I'll be buying this board!!

    Just a couple of quick questions..

    If I use my N64 with this board and an XRGB-mini Framemeister, will I getthe ultimate image quality possible for a N64 on an HDTV?
    Will I have to open and solder some cables inside the N64 to apply the board or will it be external?
     
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  6. adimifus

    adimifus <B>Site Supporter 2013</B><BR><B>Site Supporter 20

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    I'm sure you will have to open it up and solder stuff, since thIs bypasses the video chip in the n64.
     
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  7. Jamtex

    Jamtex Adult Orientated Mahjong Connoisseur

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    On a large screen it is still not going to improve the vasoline-o-vision the N64 has...
     
  8. APE

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    I hate to admit it but you're right. RGB sure as hell makes things sharper and colors more vibrant but damned if it doesn't do much else. Oh hell good enough for now.
     
  9. LukeLexeme

    LukeLexeme <B>Site Supporter 2013</B>

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    Fucking brilliant.
    Just after i paid £30 to get my n64 rgb modded.

    The videophile in me is screaming with rage.

    When this does get released, is there anyone in the UK who can do this for me?
     
  10. Bad_Ad84

    Bad_Ad84 The Tick

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    I wouldnt worry, his VGA board has been "coming soon" for a couple of years now.
     
  11. jungerman

    jungerman N64 Life

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    I actually emailed Marshall about this two weeks ago. Here's what he had to say:
    Like Bad_Ad84 said, he's been working on this since 2010. Not that it's necessarily a bad thing, as all of his projects are polished and that obviously takes time. The PCB he's referring to is the one he posted on this page: http://forums.benheck.com/viewtopic.php?f=58&t=43034&start=105
     
  12. LukeLexeme

    LukeLexeme <B>Site Supporter 2013</B>

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    thank god :')
    well to be honest, i could just buy and rgb to vga decoder and it could look just as good :p
     
  13. SirQrlBrl

    SirQrlBrl Member

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    This looks awesome

    I want to see video of it in action.
     
  14. drakon

    drakon Gutsy Member

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    Fantastic project for sure, but what a waste to only output hdmi. Someone really needs to build a fpga box for the digital gamecube port.
     
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  15. jungerman

    jungerman N64 Life

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    Why is that a waste? Pretty sure that GameCube digital out is only for component - not as good as HDMI.
     
  16. takeshi385

    takeshi385 Mojarra Frita Bandit

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    You get vga, dvi and hdmi. I think dvi (no sound)and hdmi are the same ,but I can't remember.
     
  17. jungerman

    jungerman N64 Life

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    There are passive adapters, so I believe you are correct.
     
  18. Bearking

    Bearking Konsolkongen

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    That's very unlikely :)
     
  19. sonicdude10

    sonicdude10 So long AG and thanks for all the fish!

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    Even when upscaling from RGB to vga it will still degrade the quality a little bit versus rendering the raw digital signal straight to vga.
     
  20. APE

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    RGB should be upscalable for some time in an anal retentive way in terms of picture quality. I'm not so sure the signal HDMI outputs will be as easily "upscaled" in an anal retentive way.

    And what happens when HDMI is phased out? Obviously the same technique of grabbing the digital data and manipulating it without signal loss will always be possible but I'm sure when 4K comes out en mass someone will have a problem with using the built in upscaler on the TV. Plus you'll find a lot of TVs out there have shitty upscaling circuits.
     
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