bluedogrulez wrote:@Roboplodicus: In theory, and really just a guess, I would think that the HDMI mod would take care of the sharpness that the revised Motherboard provides, but not the brightness that is supplies. But I agree that the itch isn't worth the scratch. Are you happy with the HDMI output? Do tell . . . .
EDITED for coherence for I was very tired when I wrote this two nights ago
I'm really honestly unimpressed with the output to tell the truth, I still think games look way better on my 20" CRT I am honestly thinking about selling the modded console and just getting a funtastic and maybe eventually getting an RGB mod and a fancy Sony PVM or BVM or some other kind of broadcast monitor... but dude the whole thing is kind of a story...I'd been wanting the HDMI mod for like a year and a half, but it was always sold out everywhere, then finally a site put up preorders for the kit and I jumped on it, 4 months later the kit showed up, I sent it out to BadAssConsole, which I wouldn't recommend anyone doing because that guy takes forever and literally never answered any of my emails I saw from my tracking that the kit and my n64 arrived at his location but he never updated my orders status on his site either until the day before he sent it back to me. He also doesn't have a phone number posted publicly to call him I realized after he didn't answer my emails so I do a google search for his phone number and I come across multiple threads talking about how he never answers anyones emails and always takes forever one person said their mod took 3 months plus. Luckily my N64 mod only took about a month and a half and but when I plug it into the Bravia LCD in my living room and it looked just kind of awful
. I messed around with all the settings and I got the picture looking kind of sort of halfway decent looking, like I think scanlines are a must not for nostalgia but because they make low res 3d images appear less jagged. Comparing Ocarina of Time on my 13 year old 20inch Sanyo little flatscreen CRT over composite(I can't find my S-video cable) than it did on the frigging 46" Bravia LCD...I'm not even upset though because after selling the darn thing then buying a funtastic console I'll actually have made a profit because the demand is so hi for the HDMI mod...its all kind of crazy. At this point I reckon I'm going to sell the thing unless...recently I've decided to just take it back and go oldschool in general so I'm getting the very last HD 1080i CRT sony made in like 2007 off craigslist for like 50 dollars(the set was like 3,000 dollars when it came out) tomorrow to play all my 360 and Xbox one and maybe PC games on and the thing has an HDMI port which means I am going to be able to play N64 over HDMI on a HD CRT where it might just look absolutely incredible who knows...if it does I'll have to decide if the difference between HDMI on the big CRT and S-Video on the CRT is really that important to me. Like I might also just put it up on eBay at cost and let someone else that might actually appreciate the mod have it. But ya I want to really give the mod a chance because it was such a freaking pain in the
to get. I'll post my "finding" on here for anybody that is curious. At this point the whole thing is kind of surreally amusing to me...like after all that trouble...