Evil Avatar  



Go Back   Evil Avatar > Daily Gaming News > News Items

» Sponsored Links


» Recent Threads
John Romero Releasing...
Last post by blackzc
Today 08:39 PM
10 Replies, 407 Views
Liberals gone wild
Last post by SpectralThundr
Today 08:27 PM
2,915 Replies, 392,196 Views
NieR:Automata Game of...
Last post by brandonjclark
Today 07:30 PM
2 Replies, 95 Views
Weekend Headbanger -...
Last post by PatrickRes9
Today 07:24 PM
16 Replies, 641 Views
Godzilla King of the...
Last post by Skunk
Today 06:46 PM
15 Replies, 561 Views
Beyond Good & Evil 2...
Last post by Mozgus
Today 06:38 PM
3 Replies, 156 Views
BRIGHTBURN official...
Last post by Mad Max RW
Today 05:41 PM
14 Replies, 1,159 Views
The Evil Avatar Red Dead...
Last post by Evil Avatar
Today 05:34 PM
23 Replies, 3,942 Views
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 12-29-2017, 09:25 AM   #1
Metal Jesus
Evil Dead
 
Metal Jesus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Seattle, Wa
Posts: 3,389
$400 N64 with HDMI?! Is it WORTH IT?!

Play your Nintendo 64 with bit-perfect video and audio on a modern HDTV with the UltraHDMI kit, which captures video as digital RGB, optionally adding processing like scanlines and crop/fill, producing up to 1080p HDMI output. This my review of the kit and whether I think it's worth the high cost.


More info: https://www.game-tech.us/
http://retrorgb.com/ultrahdmi.html
Metal Jesus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2017, 01:05 PM   #2
Emabulator
The Voight-Kampff
 
Emabulator's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: The Garden State
Posts: 31,184
Blog Entries: 58
Wow, big difference!

Edit: I was 30 years old when the N64 came out, so no childhood nostalgia here. Crank it up!
Emabulator is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2017, 02:08 PM   #3
Metal Jesus
Evil Dead
 
Metal Jesus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Seattle, Wa
Posts: 3,389
Quote:
Originally Posted by Emabulator View Post
Wow, big difference!
Yeah, it's wild to see all the YouTube comments about at what price something like this is worth. Admittedly $400 is a lot for this, but when you think about it... you get a console that plays 800+ games right out of the gate on your new HDTV... so is that any different than a PS4? It's all a matter of perspective... and what you consider entertainment...
__________________
A Long Haired Metal Dude with an Unhealthy Passion for Video Games
www.YouTube.com/MetalJesusRocks
Metal Jesus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2017, 02:22 PM   #4
brandonjclark
Subscriber
 
brandonjclark's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 10,643
You should get Ms Metal J to brush some dark eyebrows on you. You know, because EVIL.


Anyways, I think mods like this is really cool. I could justify spending maybe 1/4 of that price, though.
__________________
~B$
Gamertag: legisilverback | Steam Nickname: brandonjclark
...playing Rebel Galaxy
brandonjclark is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2017, 03:31 PM   #5
MadMurdock_0311
Evil Dead
 
MadMurdock_0311's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2017
Location: Mom's basement
Posts: 440
I installed the HDMI kit on my Gamecube, but the difference wasn't nearly as dramatic as this. This is an amazing piece of kit for the N64, and would love to have one...

I'm fully capable of installing this in my N64, but $150 for the kit alone is just outside my price range right now. I've made some expensive purchases for my retro consoles only to realize I don't play them often enough.

I'm not complaining about the price; I realize how much work has gone into this device, and I'm aware of production costs for small batches. I just can't justify it at the moment.

As always, thanks for the informative video Metal Jesus!
MadMurdock_0311 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2017, 03:51 PM   #6
Emabulator
The Voight-Kampff
 
Emabulator's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: The Garden State
Posts: 31,184
Blog Entries: 58
Quote:
Originally Posted by Metal Jesus View Post
Yeah, it's wild to see all the YouTube comments about at what price something like this is worth. Admittedly $400 is a lot for this, but when you think about it... you get a console that plays 800+ games right out of the gate on your new HDTV... so is that any different than a PS4? It's all a matter of perspective... and what you consider entertainment...
It's a great mod for sure. If a person has a lot of N64 games I'd call it a must have.
Emabulator is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2017, 06:13 PM   #7
PatrickRes9
Maker of Babies
 
PatrickRes9's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 3,704
Quote:
Originally Posted by Emabulator View Post
It's a great mod for sure. If a person has a lot of N64 games I'd call it a must have.
Agreed. The difference was more stark than I thought it would be. Great comparison. If I had more N64 games, I'd want it.

Forsaken 64 is an amazing MP game btw, MetalJesus. I loved that game back in the day. Probably as much or more than Goldeneye MP.
__________________
Member of the Nintendo Offensive Front.

Imagine if the working class told the oligarchy to build their own houses and make their own coffee...

Useless as **** on a bull.
PatrickRes9 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2017, 07:30 PM   #8
Metal Jesus
Evil Dead
 
Metal Jesus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Seattle, Wa
Posts: 3,389
Quote:
Originally Posted by PatrickRes9 View Post
Forsaken 64 is an amazing MP game btw, MetalJesus. I loved that game back in the day. Probably as much or more than Goldeneye MP.
Descent got all the press...but I actually like Forsaken more... Maybe it was the cool colored lighting... or the purty box!

__________________
A Long Haired Metal Dude with an Unhealthy Passion for Video Games
www.YouTube.com/MetalJesusRocks
Metal Jesus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-30-2017, 01:21 AM   #9
Hellstorm
Evil Dead
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 2,017
Dat Lords of Thunder shirt doe!
__________________
"Downward F#%king Dog!!!"
"Some people F%#k at funerals. I cut off heads."
--The Wisdom of Travis Touchdown
Member of the Nintendo Offensive Front
Hellstorm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-30-2017, 07:03 AM   #10
TheHulk
Evil Dead
 
TheHulk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Charleston, SC
Posts: 623
Nice video. Would love to see an updated Wave Race and Pilotwings on the Switch.
__________________
Whoa Nelly!
TheHulk is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
metal jesus, n64, nintendo, ultrahdmi

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 08:39 PM.