Looking to buy an N64 + accessories

Milosz006
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Joined: August 6th, 2017, 1:14 am

August 6th, 2017, 1:16 am #1

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 :dance:
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andyk2003
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August 6th, 2017, 12:43 pm #2

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 :)
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Milosz006
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August 6th, 2017, 7:46 pm #3

Thanks!

I had an n64 in the late '90s, huge fan of the all the multiplayer games and of course awesome stuff like Zelda and Banjo Kazooie. Unfortunately my original n64 got stolen a long time ago and I never replaced it.

What about the price for that package? Is that a decent deal? (Console + 4 OG controllers, Kart 64 + Super Smash Bros for $310)
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andyk2003
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August 6th, 2017, 9:50 pm #4

Someone else will have to chip in - I don't know but there are some knowledgeable people here re. hardware values.
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