mkl
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May 30th, 2014, 3:22 am #41

mjwatts26 wrote:I think this is basically the same thing as what danikei posted (someone correct me if I'm wrong), except it also supports s-video. I'm considering giving it a try if my plasma does a poor job with the n64's s-video signal.

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I have this exact one - for quite many games it seems to work pretty well, but for (for example) Super Mario 64, in the first level when you zoom out, the image does get slightly blurry, especially with composite cables (whereas my TV handles it well without one, using composite cables). S-vid cables seem to work slightly better with the upscaling/processing it does.

I'm currently using a 3rd party s-video cable which messes up the image quite a bit, so I'll report back once I get my official s-vid cable. I'll give it a try with the HDMI converter mentioned in the quote.

Any affordable as-lag-free-as-possible suggestions for HDMI/VGA/DVI displays with a clear (non-blurry) image output? (S-vid and/or composite input required)

EDIT: The improvement the official S-video cable did was to remove a chess-like mostly transparent grid. The image still blurs in some cases when zoomed out.
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June 21st, 2014, 4:11 am #42

bluedogrulez wrote:
Blinkshot wrote:I'd actually really enjoy others opinions on this matter as I don't get crisp images now that I upgraded to my new TV.
I have heard and mentioned (but never myself tested) that a DVD player can be used to upscale the imagine of a N64 on an HDTV.

Some older DVD players have AV and/or S-Video inputs and HDMI outputs. They were also designed to "upscale" regular DVDs to display better on HDTVs. This is the type of DVD player I am referring to.

I think I actually have one of these that does not play DVDs anymore, so I should try it out and see if it upscales (and therefore warrants the space it takes up in my home).

On a related note, I just got a cool new wifi blue-ray player and guess what? Ports are strictly HDMI.

The best way to play the n64 on a hd tv that I'm aware of would be on a funtastic green (possibly purple :huh: ) using s-video. The smaller the tv the better the picture for the n64.
Been reading N64 forever since 2013.
Snes & N64 forever!
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