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post #1 of 6 Old 07-07-2010, 10:37 PM - Thread Starter
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Has anyone plugged a Nintendo 64 into one of these and used it on an HDTV LCD? I have a Samsung T240HD which unfortunately doesn't have Composite or S-Video ports. I currently have it running S-Video to an RF-Modulator and needless to say it looks like crap. I realize this is sort of an expensive item to be buying just to play some old classic games that I loved when I was younger, but I won't let that stop me from trying to get the best picture I possibly can. Any help or advice is greatly appreciated.
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For a box that expensive, I would look at just picking up a Wii instead, and play N64 games off of the Virtual Console service. You'd want to check that the titles you want are available first though.

Given that the N64 is 320x240, and not particularly clean at that, I'd just look for about the cheapest s-video to component converter available. You aren't asking it to do much. Something like this would probably be fine:

http://www.monoprice.com/products/pr...seq=1&format=2

Another option is to take that $140-180 you would spend on the scaler, sell your monitor, and buy a monitor that has the inputs that you want. The end result would probably look about the same, and have far better response times.
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Yeah I think I'm going to pick up a Wii tomorrow. I read online about modifying them, and some people even run Linux on em, can't to tear into it .

Thanks for the info, I didnt know that they offered the Virtual Console service, that's pretty awesome. Now I just need to find out what games they are going to come out with on it.
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Use an emulator so you can see those low res textures in 1080P. A few games have hi res texture packs though. You can even use the N64 controller.
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Use an emulator so you can see those low res textures in 1080P. A few games have hi res texture packs though. You can even use the N64 controller.

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