N64 Direct HDMI board soon to come.

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

  1. RetroSwim

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

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    Nintendo64 HDMI: For your ultimate pea soup experience.

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    INCREDIBLE!
     
  2. ToñoGK

    ToñoGK Member

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    With this board the image quality will be similar to the one on the wii's virtual console, am I right?
     
  3. retro

    retro Resigned from mod duty 15 March 2018

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    Shame he hasn't posted here in ages... would have thought he'd have wanted to keep us updated!
     
  4. SirQrlBrl

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    Pretty sure it's going to be more like using a good s-video cable on an HD TV.
     
  5. jungerman

    jungerman N64 Life

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    Most speculation can be resolved by just e-mailing Marshall.

     
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  6. snakeye355

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    I hope this is released soon!
     
  7. 420manhigh

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    This is very interesting hope some updates are coming
     
  8. ToñoGK

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  9. sonicdude10

    sonicdude10 So long AG and thanks for all the fish!

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    I'm on the line about this. I'll wait for some time until someone can give us an indepth overview of it before deciding if it will be worthy of sinking my money into.
     
  10. ASSEMbler

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    Looks expensive
     
  11. takeshi385

    takeshi385 Mojarra Frita Bandit

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    I want!!!
     
  12. synrgy87

    synrgy87 Well Known Member

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    assuming the price will not be ridiculous it would be nice but then again as said it does not look cheap
     
  13. sanni

    sanni Intrepid Member

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    If you remember that the 64Drive costs $199 and seems to have similar parts like this then I guess you could say that you know the price already. Although personally I hope it will be just $99 because if it's more then buying a XRGB Framemeister probably would be the overall better choice if you need HDMI output. I hope we get some direct screen comparisons between the Framemeister and this HDMI board so we can judge which solution delivers the better picture in the end.
     
  14. Conker2012

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    Personally, I wish someone would make a clone console of the N64, with proper HDMI and also Gameshark code support built in. It won't happen, of course, as the potential market is much too small to make the console profitable unless it was sold at a ridiculous price, and even then it couldn't legally happen (I think?). Plus from what I've read, most (or all) clone consoles seem to be inferior to the original hardware (I've never actually tried one myself, or even seen one), which is a shame.

    Still, I can dream. I'd also like to see the ability to save/load states built in the console, and maybe a load the games from SD Card feature too, though the latter isn't absolutely necessary since we can always use the Everdrive 64 or 64Drive to load games on the (hypothetical) console.
     
  15. sonicdude10

    sonicdude10 So long AG and thanks for all the fish!

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    Not all clones are inferior. Take the Scorpion 16 and other versions of it. They were superior to a legit Genesis.
     
  16. ASSEMbler

    ASSEMbler Administrator Staff Member

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    Scorpion was made with after hours genesis parts. So it is a good portion real parts.

    Lovely thing, it has a region flip switch.

    I think given the complexity of the N64 we will never see a hardware clone, but a software one.

    Upscaling on a pc emu is comparable, so a N64 emulator with virtual rcp scaling like marshalls one is possible.

    The thing is, real hardware is so satisfying to the soul.
     
  17. dakooldog

    dakooldog <B>Site Supporter 2013</B><BR>

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    He just updated the thread on Benheck yesterday, says a new hardware redesign may be coming.
     
  18. LukeLexeme

    LukeLexeme <B>Site Supporter 2013</B>

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    i guess, except the wii VC force 480 output on 240 games i think
     
  19. lovewiibrew

    lovewiibrew Site Supporter 2012

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    If I were to buy this when released, would somebody knowledgeable here solder it onto my N64? For a fee, of course.
     

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