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

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  1. Griffballchamp

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    Yeah, I know, I was attempting to be sarcastic, LOL

    The hardware so difficult to emulate, Nintendo themselves can barely do it right.
     
  2. DeoNaught

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    Pls don't, if you know how to solder, get this instead https://www.game-tech.us/product/ultrahdmi/ It costs a little bit more yeah, but it's pixel perfect, and looks wayyyyy better.
    this is quality, Eon's board isn't, I can find an amazon seller with "Eon's" board for less than $150
     
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  3. astrodraco

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    I thought it was pretty obvious he was joking/trolling.
     
  4. DKB

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    150 dollars that's laughable
     
  5. Adran_Marit

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    I don't have the money for this >.>
     
  6. raxadian

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    The adapter costs almost as as a new expensive CRT TV and more than double that a decent used CRT TV.

    So if you can get a decent CRT TV for 60 bucks or less , or already have one, you can use it for way more old videogame consoles.

    So this thing is not worth it.
     
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  7. Daggot

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    While an UltraHDMI is way better than the Eon's offering the Ultrahdmi requires a soldering job, Anyone purchasing it who isn't confident in the install would have to seek out an installer, ship their console and pay extra. Below is a video of an Ultrahdmi install for reference.

     
  8. Snugglevixen

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    On your lap.
    Thats a terrible trailer and the retrotink can do the same but for any console including pal consoles for less
     
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  9. Draxikor

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    Way to expensive, if i want to spend money i prefer to go with ultrahdmi and the dual rgb output.
     
  10. Robfozz

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    WOW HOLY SHIT THIS IS HU-
    oh its just s-video
    Yeah gonna hard pass on that especially for $150
     
  11. RowanDDR

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    No scanlines? Upscaled s-video? High price? Oh dear.
     
  12. LucasM3

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    At that price I would rather emulate with bugs on the few games that are not 100%.
     
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  13. Snugglevixen

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    On your lap.
    You can get the exact same type of product for Wii and PS2 for like $20
     
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  14. SG6000

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    There's no way a high quality line-doubler exists for for any console for $20. I don't know how much RetroTinks go for but that'll be the exact same type of product and I was under the impression that they're at least $70-80.

    It's almost as if there's a shock of disbelief that an external N64 adaptor isn't able to magically transform a stock console into modded one.
     
  15. danman78

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    The UltraHDMI is never in stock and is also not plug and play. You either need to be very good at soldering or pay a pro to do it.
     
  16. GalladeGuy

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    If you want something plug and play then just get a RetroTINK 2x. It's cheaper, has the exact same quality, has more inputs, and works on any console. You can connect it to an N64 with a cheap multi-out to s-video cable.
     
  17. ciaomao

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    check this. EON is not so bad, even if it utilize only s-video. But the price must be a mistake :)
     
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  18. GalladeGuy

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    It's pretty bad. It's the exact same quality as the RetroTINK-2X, which they copied the design of. Same chips and everything. Only difference is that the Super64 is $50 more and doesn't have any of the RetroTINK-2X's other inputs like component. The Super64 also doesn't work on PAL consoles.

    The Super64 also has horrible build quality. The connector isn't soldered on right, some of them don't have working audio, and they added in a metal bar on the bottom just to make it heavier. I find it especially funny how they sanded off the names on the chips and put epoxy over them. People usually do that to prevent their boards from getting cloned, which is exactly what they did.

    Literally the only advantage that the Super64 has over the RetroTINK-2X is that you don't have to spend $10 on power and multi-out cables. But considering that the RetroTINK-2X is only $100 compared to the Super64's $150, I'd say it's definitely not worth it.

    Voultar's post for pictures of the low build quality: https://twitter.com/Voultar/status/1159125873318072322
    RetroTINK-2X specs and price: http://www.retrotink.com/
    RetroRGB's pageon the N64: https://www.retrorgb.com/n64.html (I'd recommend using this site if you want to get the highest possible quality for your consoles.)
     
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  19. ciaomao

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    wow! Metal Jesus should update his video.
     
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