Ok, so I'm looking to get a Nintendo 64, some great games and of course 4 controllers. I'm also looking for two things:
First is an n64 -> HDMI adapter. I'm vaguely aware of SCART conversions but I've heard really good things about this s-video -> HDMI adapter - Portta AV/ CVBS Composite RCA + S-Video to HDMI Converter v1.3 up Scaler support 720p 1080p, in conjunction with an S-Video cable. Does anyone have any experience with this converter or any others?
Second I'm looking to get a travel case that can hold my console, a few games and as many controllers as possible. It doesn't have to be Nintendo-specific, here's a picture of what I have in mind:
Finally, what's a good price range for a console? Right now on ebay I can get a console + cords, 4 original controllers, 2 memory cards, an expansion pack and Mario Kart 64 + Smash Bros. for $310 shipped, is that a good deal? Thanks for any help
Nice! Great to see someone getting into the N64 - did you used to play it when it came out or are you younger and getting one for the first time?
Just to say that s-video via HDMI likely will look pretty rough on a larger flatscreen. If you're getting into it for the longer term, the money would be *much* better spent on an UltraHDMI mod. This piece of kit makes the console look great on HDTVs - like night and day. It has the best hardware CRT emulation out there and you can choose between a variety of image styles to your taste.
It'll be a little pricier but if you're going to do a lot of N64 gaming and don't want a CRT around it'll be well worth it. The other option is just to buy a cheap CRT of course, but not everyone wants one in their living space.
Edit: if you're wanting to use a range of other 240p consoles of a flatscreen, there are other options like the OSSC or XRGB mini that will suit a wide range of those consoles - but if you're just going for the N64 the UltraHDMI beats them all