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1. Posted: Thu 16th Jun 2011 18:18 BST
I've been searching everywhere on the world wide web, forums, back ally markets, and I can't find a definitive answer. What way can I hook up an N64 to an LCD TV and get the best picture? I found (so far) the best method is the S-Video cable, but even that looks like crap (on a 55" Sharp Aquas). I tried it on my 46" Panasonic Plasma and it looks a lot better, but that's my wife's TV. I WANT TO PLAY N64 IN MY MAN CAVE DAMMIT! I noticed that there are up-converters, but haven't really heard any good reviews. Does anyone out there have a solution to my problem? Any help would be greatly appreciated. NINTENDO 4 LIFE!
2. Posted: Thu 16th Jun 2011 19:36 BST
I have used one of these beforehttp://www.playerschoicevideogames.com/pd_gamecube_vga.cfm
If you have a VGA port on your tv
3. Posted: Fri 17th Jun 2011 14:59 BST
I have used one of these beforehttp://www.playerschoicevideogames.com/pd_gamecube_vga.cfmIf you have a VGA port on your tv
Is there a significant improvement of video quality for the N64 on on an HDTV using the VGA port?
4. Posted: Tue 5th Jul 2011 16:38 BST
Well, after a couple of weeks of research, it seems that the best way to play an N64 is through S-video on a small screen (32") HDTV. Anything larger and the picture becomes waaayy too pixilated.
If anyone has tried an hdmi converter with the N64, please let me know if it's worth the cost.
Edited on Tue 5th July, 2011 @ 16:40 by m-wasi
5. Posted: Tue 5th Jul 2011 17:00 BST
Assuming an HDMI cable is the same as a converter, I got one for $4 on Amazon.
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6. Posted: Tue 5th Jul 2011 20:55 BST
N64 suffers from what the same era Sony and Sega systems do. They used various cut corner stunts with the early 3D hardware that took advantages of various things of the old CRT style tvs. Sadly due to this, unless you can find some crazy device that luckily fix some bad issues I'll mention, it's a lost cause. You got it right that stuff gets pixelated pretty badly, but also a few other bad things happen too which are far worse and one is game breaking even. Looking for scanlines and not finding them will cause various images (like the movie screen snaps on Rogue Squadron's menu) to have every other line missing and has a jittery fit when you rotate the menu. Again using RS1, this one is game breaking, various methods of creating lighting in games won't work on an LCD and as such stages at night with lit up areas so you can see canyon walls or buildings are gone...out entirely everything is jet black...yeah good luck in that canyon wall or city area. Oh and the last one, and even a few (mostly it's just Hudson games showing their laziness) SNES games do this, due to the lack of scanlines they used to shade and join colors instead all the formerly sharp images look like vomited up splotches of paint (makes Bomberman look awful, Adventure Island too.)
As of now I quit buying N64 games as I'm not going to just keep a CRT around for old games, so unless I know the game doesn't use that style of dynamic lighting I won't buy it, and in most cases unless I know it's all light and fluffy like Kirby it's off my buy list as unplayable games are wastes of money.
7. Posted: Wed 6th Jul 2011 13:24 BST
That's what I was afraid of. I guess I'll have to wait for emulation of the N64 on Wii to improve so that I can play Silicon Valley again. Thanks for all the help.
Edited on Wed 6th July, 2011 @ 13:25 by m-wasi
8. Posted: Sun 10th Jul 2011 21:08 BST
You could look into scanline generators and see if they would help your situation
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9. Posted: Sun 10th Jul 2011 21:53 BST
I played N64 on my 46" Rear Projection CRT HDTV using S-video. It looked pretty bad but I got use to it after about an hour or so gaming. Still it was no where near ideal. I try to stick with older smaller CRT's for retro gaming but that isn't an option for most people. I have a 14" Commodore 1084 CRT with S-video and RGB and a recently aquired 20" Sony PVM-2030 also with S-video and RGB. Both look excellent but take up valuable space.
Edited on Sun 10th July, 2011 @ 21:53 by JebbyDeringer
10. Posted: Mon 11th Jul 2011 08:14 BST
I'm one of the few who hasn't really upgraded to HD televisions yet. There is a rather small one in the house, but it really just get's used for movies and TV shows. As cool as it looks, being used to the CRT TV's, I haven't had a problem with using them, even for modern consoles. It comes in handy sometimes.
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11. Posted: Mon 11th Jul 2011 16:00 BST
I read up on this a while back and was really interested, but...... I really don't feel like spending $150 - $200 (Scanline generator + Upscale converter) on a product(s) that I'm not sure is going to work for me. If there are user reviews of the scanline generator and it works, then I'll definitely grab one.
12. Posted: Wed 13th Jul 2011 21:40 BST
James wrote:You could look into scanline generators and see if they would help your situation I read up on this a while back and was really interested, but...... I really don't feel like spending $150 - $200 (Scanline generator + Upscale converter) on a product(s) that I'm not sure is going to work for me. If there are user reviews of the scanline generator and it works, then I'll definitely grab one.
I really dont understand those... I've never seen them improve anything, they make things look worse