Roboplodicus
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May 7th, 2018, 7:32 pm #201

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 . . . .
So I'm just not digging this mod even after trying it hdmi over a hi def crt so I'm going to sell it, I'll give you first dibs for the console at cost or we can do a trade for a funtastic console and some money. I sent you a DM with some more details.
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Roboplodicus
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May 16th, 2018, 10:53 pm #202

The deed has been done, I sold my HDMI modded N64, now I'm in the market for a funtastic console, hopefully to rgb mod. I had a question about the jungle green funtastic consoles. Some of the listings for jungle green consoles say "launch" but I've read that the funtastic models weren't released for a bit after the n64 launched. I'm just curious because the Jungle Green is the least expensive funtastic model but I am trying not to accidentally order a console with the original rather than updated chipset. Do I just need to ask for the serial number?

Edit: I'm looking at a grape purple with serial number NS287700389 and an jungle green with serial number NS280744823 Those are pretty likely to be NUS-CPU-08-1 which has the MAV-NUS chip right?

Edit 2: There is also a Japanese Clear Red bottom white with serial number NUJ15170488 that should also have the better image quality right?
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bluedogrulez
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May 17th, 2018, 2:31 am #203

Hi Robo—

In our funtastics thread, the following consoles had improved imagines:

Grape Purple: NUP 16060024, NUP 16111072
Jungle Green: NUP 16085491, NUP 16237979

On Wikia, a Jungle green with a serial number starting with 280 had rev 4.0 but this might be inaccurate. Google Link83 N64 serial and you’ll find Megamania’s original list. The 28 serials are almost all 8.0 or 8.1.
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Roboplodicus
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May 17th, 2018, 6:06 am #204

bluedogrulez wrote:Hi Robo—

In our funtastics thread, the following consoles had improved imagines:

Grape Purple: NUP 16060024, NUP 16111072
Jungle Green: NUP 16085491, NUP 16237979

On Wikia, a Jungle green with a serial number starting with 280 had rev 4.0 but this might be inaccurate. Google Link83 N64 serial and you’ll find Megamania’s original list. The 28 serials are almost all 8.0 or 8.1.
I had looked at that the wikia and saw that single jungle green console that appeared not to have the later chipset and was wondering if anyone knew more about it. I also verified that there isn't a "Launch Edition Jungle Green" that appears to be a weird mislabeling that proliferated through eBay and other sites reselling the Jungle Green very possibly originating from simple clickbait. I think I'll take my chances with a jungle green console at point, even if some don't have the revised chip set it would seem the vast majority do and I'll survive even if I don't get that extra-fancy image, at this point I just would like an N64 again. I'll let you guys know when the console comes if it appears to have the better image quality.
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September 13th, 2018, 8:58 am #205

Some more PAL S-Video observations. Looks like only funtastics have S-Video output at all. Tried a few more consoles and only Watermelon had it, in addition to my Ice blue. Another fun fact, Mario Kart is B\W using S-video :) Tried multiple carts and multiple consoles. Nintendo really didn't want us in PAL land to have a nice output it seems :)
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