Options for S Video/Composite cable to HDMI converter?

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  1. Jabodie
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    Specifically for an N64 (and I may use it for my Wii as well).

    Something that will maintain 4:3 without too much input lag.

    Anybody have recommendations in a couple budget ranges?

    Edit: Meant to say component cables.
     
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    Wait, you mean some sort of component cable that doesn't improve the picture exists? Cos I wanna get one of these http://www.ebay.com/itm//250391748089 but I can't afford it ATM and I'm concerned about the lack of information on how it works (correctly, it should split composite into 3 signals and split svideo C into 2 while passthroughing svideo Y but I'm concerned they might've taken a shortcut and put in an svideo to composite adapter which would mean it uselessly combines 2 signals to 1 before splitting to 3)
     
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    With a non modded N64 you'll be up converting composite or s-video into component.
    It might play fine, but won't look as good as native should. (the general rule is video converter boxes can't improve a signal beyond its existing quality)
     
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    Framemeister? I hear it's the best in bringing older consoles to the HD TV, no lag and such. The only issue I heard is not fixing the light gun issue with flat screen TVs. The other issue, if you want to call it that, the price. On Amazon, I saw it going for $360! My Dynex 32 inch monitor has RCA ports, and while the Wii seems just fine on it, I haven't tried other consoles with older input connections. I think I tried Sega Genesis, and it came out fine.
     
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    Well, the existing quality is fine for me, just can't plug it in without a converter, I'm about to get into a bidding war for a $300 converter being sold with a $30 reserve in a few mins :) Update: got it for $51
     
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    Yeah the ones I know are high quality are quite expensive.

    I'll look into the suggestion posted in this thread, but a review I saw says it doesn't preserve the 4:3 aspect ratio so we'll see.
     
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    I own that one and it does the job only thing is basically anything white bleeds horribly when using an s-video cable
     
  9. Drud1995

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    The Framemeister is totally unnecessary.
    All I use is this SCART to HDMI converter box that costs $50 (http://smile.amazon.com/Panlong-PL-...pebp=1437782066844&perid=0MFV6XGD8GVS266PFBGW),
    An RGB modded cable on Luma (http://www.ebay.com/itm/Super-Ninte...372?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item259e47955c)
    And a simple RGB Amp that is super easy to solder in (http://www.ebay.com/itm/Super-Ninte...372?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item259e47955c)

    If you want to try this mod, it only works with N64 consoles with serial numbers that start with 1 on the bottom. Also, you can just use the cable and the converter box for SNES as the console already supports RGB and makes the games look amazing!
     
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    http://www.dvigear.com/vitopcsc.html This is what I've just got, apparently was released in 2013 so it's recent. I'll let you know how good it is when I receive it.
    A great feature with it that many cheap converters don't have is that you can choose between NTSC, PAL and HD resolutions so if your TV has a better upscaler then you can just set it to PAL/NTSC
     
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