EON reveals their Super 64 adapter, which allows for "zero-lag" N64 output through HDMI

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    Have you ever wanted to go back to nostalgic days from long ago to relive some of the greats from the Nintendo 64's library, but weren't pleased by emulation inaccuracies, or you no longer have a CRT to play on? That's where EON steps in, with their just-announced solution: the Super 64, a plug-and-play adapter that upscales the N64's video to 480p, and takes the system's S-video output, and replaces it with HDMI. All you have to do is just plug it into the Nintendo 64, turn it on, and it's ready to go. The Super 64 also features a "slick mode", which will round out jaggies and smooth out the picture quality to look better on modern TVs. Hardcore N64 fans will be happy to know that it launches relatively soon, with units shipping out on July 22nd. If you're interested, the Super 64 is available to pre-order on CastleMania Games, for a hefty $149.99. It's worth noting that you cannot use this with PAL N64 units, as they do not have S-video output.

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  1. Scarlet

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    Sooooooo... A streamlined RetroTink? lol
     
  2. Idontknowwhattoputhere

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    Why bother with this when you can buy a framemeister or a ossc for around the same price?
     
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  3. playstays_shun

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    how on earth is it plug and play?

    thought the port on the back could only output compose/S-video without hardware modifications, and analog only

    edit - looks like its pulling s-video connection and converting it... that would also explain why its not model specific (one that has RGB on the board, vs. later N64's that dont)

    for $150, I'd rather go UltraHDMI route. or stick with composite.
     
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  4. Bladexdsl

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    was getting interested in this until i read you need an n64 so fuck it i'll stick with shield tv.
     
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  5. GerbilSoft

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    What, did you somehow think an N64 video cable would work without an N64?
     
  6. Reploid

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    I'll just use an emulator to get this boon and many others.
     
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    I think I'd rather go with an RGB or HDMI hardmod to deblur the image.
    Still a neat product though.
     
  8. retrofan_k

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    I use a RGB modded N64 on a PVM with a CYSNC Scart and a ED64 V3 cart with the option to de-blur (remove anti-aliasing). This is just another cash grab because of retro being popular.
     
  9. Armadillo

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    Not that it changes anything in regards to this unit, but PAL N64 can do S-video. It's just wired differently, so something designed for NTSC units won't work on PAL.


    $150 seems expensive to convert s-video to hdmi. Ultra hdmi kits were around that price for kit alone, and only $200 or so if you want it installed. $150 to convert s-video to hdmi seems a bad deal.
     
  10. Scarlet

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    From my limited research when I was reviewing the Tink, I found S Video cables that worked with grey PAL N64s but not any of the special ones. So even among the differently wired there are differently wired ones lol
     
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    Sounds good, only one problem: a lot of HDTVs won't accept a 480p signal, mine included. Thus the reason a good CRT is worth its weight in gold these days.
     
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    They're converting the S-Video to HDMI instead of providing some kind of solution that takes advantage of RGB\Component? Are you kidding me? That's hilarious!
    I do realize that the Nintendo 64 didn't output RGB or Component from the consoles video output port, but still, subpar analog quality to become even more sub par HDMI output. I'll just save up for a real HDMI mod
     
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    lol 150 Euro/bucks.
     
  14. Armadillo

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    Nintendo being Nintendo :D. Really, essentially region locking cables, just why :blink:. Same nonsense with the SNES, PAL RGB cable and NTSC ones wired differently. It's stupid.


    I guess the market is people who don't want to mod anything and want a quick hookup to a modern tv. I get the idea, but $150:rofl2:
     
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    The GameCube is the only one that ever really made sense to me, PAL systems dropping S-Video support for the far more widely available RGB Scart. Before reviewing the Tink, I had literally never seen an S-Video cable or port, but Scart is on every other TV lol.
     
  16. stitchxd

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    nope
    "zero-lag"?
     
  17. Scarlet

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    I'm pretty sure that's a selling point of all the big money upscalers?
     
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  18. pedro702

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    doesnt work on pal n64s so screw it i cant use it and for 150 i mean cmon.
     
  19. GalladeGuy

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    What's the point if it's just upscaled S-Video? The UltraHDMI is significantly higher quality and only $15 more.
     
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