I've tried a bunch of searching with no luck, hopefully this is an easy one:
I'm trying to upconvert an NES 240p signal (I have a second gen NES with composite output) to 480i so that my fancy-shmancy receiver can pump it to my TV through HDMI.
Does such a thing exist?
No, a tool for 240p to 480i does not exist - at least not in a single step.
Pick up a line doubler with component output (e.g. an iScan Pro for about $40-50). it will take the 240p and output 480p component which your receiver can then convert to HDMI.
Ugh, of course.
The receiver I have can upconvert 480i (over composite or component) to HDMI, or (obviously) any HDMI input. No 480p or 720 over component.
Is there... a way to convert the NES to HDMI? Doesn't really matter the resolution. :\
Thanks for the help, by the way. This issue is just proving to be far more... let's say "dynamic" than I thought. haha
Really ? Seems weird to me that an AV receiver has HDMI output, but can't process a 480p component input.
NES to HDMI: same as above. Get a cheap line doubler to get 240p to analogue 480p and then use a VGA to HDMI or component to HDMI converter to get it to your TV. Good VGA or component to HDMI boxes will run you roughly $40 as well. You can check my signature for other affordable scalers which might to the same in a single step. Expect to pay a little more though.
Yeah dude, check it out. It's totally messed up.
Anyway, thanks for the input, I'll start the hunt!
Bumping this thread, to link to some videos.
Ian recently approached me with basically the same problem (240p capture on a HDPVR) and I recommended the same thing I did here. He decided to upgrade to the HD-PVR2 (with HDMI input) and to use an old DVDO processor (a VP20) as a "recording interface".
So, here's his setup: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pLwkCB55wvc
and here're two recordings, one in 480p, one in 720p, both a classic 240p videogame source.
Quite awesome I would say!