Blinkshot
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8:59 PM - Jan 17, 2014 #11

So much disappointment. We should invent some way of upscaling the resolution, etc. I heard using a SCART coord with something else is the best solution and I've seen videos and it seems very plausible but for all the components its like $75. I forget the other thing you need. SCART is also apparently not in the US and I think only European.
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9:10 PM - Jan 17, 2014 #12

The only downsides to CRT's is that they're usually pretty heavy and they use more energy than LCD's.

Every so often I stumble across someone who has a HDTV that does a good job with the N64's low-res image but when I ask for the make and model number I rarely get a reply.
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11:45 PM - Jan 17, 2014 #13

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1:30 AM - Jan 18, 2014 #14

I've always thought that we should petition one of the large television manufacturers to produce an HDTV with a built-in upscaler for legacy consoles like the N64. What do you guys think?
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sinisterSS
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2:10 AM - Jan 18, 2014 #15

when I tried to hook my N64 up to my 46" LED LCD TV it didn't work, then I tried my 24" Sony Playstation 3D Display(it does 2D also) again it wouldn't work, I then tried my wife's 42" LCD TV and it works, since it worked on her LCD TV I thought I would try my 26 LCD TV and it works. So I'm pretty sure all LCD TV's should work, its the newer LED LCD TV's that wont support the N64
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3:26 AM - Jan 18, 2014 #16

sinisterSS wrote:I tried my 24" Sony Playstation 3D Display(it does 2D also) again it wouldn't work
Sinister, what did you use to connect the N64 to the PS 3D display? It only has component and HDMI inputs, and happens to be the TV I've got my N64 & SNES hooked up to (and both work fine, though missing those forlorn CRT scanlines).
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3:42 AM - Jan 18, 2014 #17

This product might help-- a few of the reviews even mention using it to hook up older consoles like the N64.
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3:42 AM - Jan 18, 2014 #18

Grizzmeister wrote:I've always thought that we should petition one of the large television manufacturers to produce an HDTV with a built-in upscaler for legacy consoles like the N64. What do you guys think?
I think it's more likely that a couple of guys are gonna come together, invent and patent such a product and sell it on an order-by-order basis to the collector market.

Then again, if the big corps see a potential profit to turn from it, they may give it a go.
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3:42 AM - Jan 18, 2014 #19

I've never actually tried hooking up my N64 to my pioneer plasma. It supports s-video so it might be worth a shot. Anyone had any luck with plasmas?
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4:53 AM - Jan 18, 2014 #20

mjwatts26 wrote:I've never actually tried hooking up my N64 to my pioneer plasma. It supports s-video so it might be worth a shot. Anyone had any luck with plasmas?
Yes, my mother-in-law has a 50 inch Samsung plasma and the N64 looked much better on it than it does on my 40 inch Sharp Aquos.

I own a 32 inch Panasonic Viera LCD and the N64 looks pretty good on it when I use S-Video. I have to do some fiddling with the settings to get a respectable picture but it's not a bad alternative to a CRT TV.
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