1. raxadian

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    So here is were they got the terrible idea for the Wii U.
     
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  2. nolimits59

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    Yeah, we live in an era where TVs won't have any analogic signal inputs like SCART or s-video... what an odd statement to say that it doesnt need HDMI...
     
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    that is true. when I went to best buy, all tvs had hdmi only. I managed to get one with component and vga from video revolution. my receiver can up convert composite to component and my framemeister can convert component to hdmi.

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    I still have composite left from when I had the normal retron 3:

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    I'm fairly certain that RocketRobz has a pact with a god beyond this realm, as the work that they and the TWL++ team put out these days is nothing short of incredible.
     
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  6. raxadian

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    I still have a CTR TV to play games on my old video game consoles.
     
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    I can hardly believe that in seventeen years none of the hackers in China or Hong Kong managed to puzzle this out. There would have been boatloads of cash to be made.

    I remember some people were selling one bulky device that practically amounted to a camera that you mounted on the face of the upper screen. Does anyone else remember that?

    The story goes that The Simpsons Hit & Run was developed on a PS2 dev unit and the developers had to scale everything down at the last minute when they realized how much less powerful the retail units were.
     
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    of course this would look amazing on a PVM through composite and any commercially available CRT ever. Long live the CRT!




    I just looked at the last couple of comments after 8 minutes of this post. May delete in the future if I feel the need to make it to Level 5.
     
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  10. stranno

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    Such low resolution over composite won't be pretty, I'm used to Nokia phones TV output (240x320) and it's borderline watchable. But if the board gets simpler and easier to install I think I will give it a go.
     
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    I don't know why people are worried about Composite so much, the standard is perfectly adequate for sending PAL/NTSC signal which far exceeds the resolution of the DS. I *still* use Composite regularly on my Orange Pi with no issues whatsoever, it's a matter of shielding your wiring properly.
     
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    S-Video looks really good almost on par with RGB

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    Lots of people don't like picture quality of composite. The case can be made for older consoles through composite on a old tube display for all the dithering and transparency effects. But DS wasn't made for Old TV so people want the best picture for the DS. Maybe some comb filtering can make it look a little bit better.

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    Its that motion clarity that not even oleds can match with the exception of maybe the LG CX Oled with black frame insertion.

    Some PVM models have a really nice comb filtering so it makes it look a little better. But some models don't so composite looks like crap.
     
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    Leave it to the homebrew community to make the legacy consoles complete and that includes the accessory port for the PS Vita too. These news are totally newsworthy.
     
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    I do have a flashme with programmer somewhere, good old days :)
     
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    It looks like shit. No matter how good your cables are you're still not going to get a good picture.
     
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    But the wii u is a flop.
     
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    Not for the hacking environment.
     
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    That's because you were duped by consumism to buy drm-friendly unrepairable plastic screens with no soul :D
     
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    The DS is 256x192 per screen. If you expect it to *not* look like shit after you blow it up to 1080p/4K with the garbage internal scaler in your TV, I have a bridge to sell you. If you want to go through some extra shenanigans I'm sure you can split the signal into RGB and use SCART instead - I personally never had any trouble with Composite unless the shielding was inadequate. Then again, I also grew up on a 20 inch CRT TV with a mono speaker playing NES games, so maybe my requirements in terms of picture quality aren't as extravagant.
     
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    That's true, but most people weren't using it in 2004. Most people would just hook up their spiffy new PS2 or Xbox to a CRT, or, if they were really well off, some plasma screen or projection TV that hits 720p at best.
     
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