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Old 02-09-2010, 01:20 PM   #1
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Default Nintendo 64 to HDMI

I have a N64 that I found in my closet and would like to hookup to my monitor so I can play it. Unfortunately my monitor only has a HDMI and DVI input. So for all the electronics guru's, what would be the cheapest way to get the coax cable converted to HDMI?
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I don't think there is a specific device that will convert it, but maybe you would be able to find a VCR/DVD combo with RCA inputs and HDMI outputs

All you'd need then is something to convert the coax to RCA assuming it will let you pass the signal through

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Yes, they do make active converters to do this specific thing. Not cheap are they.

Some examples selected at random from a Google search:

Kanex | Composite/S-Video/L-R Audio to HDMI Converter

Composite and S-Video to HDMI Converter

Composite Video to HDMI Scaler
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Thanks for the links Joe. I guess I will have to splurge some and pick one of those up. I was really hoping that BestBuy or someplace would have some cheap device to do it with.
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dude. if you are going to spend at least like get a xbox for dirt cheap and mod it so you have all the old systems emulated with a good controller. I had it back in college and loved the **** out of it.
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dude. if you are going to spend at least like get a xbox for dirt cheap and mod it so you have all the old systems emulated with a good controller. I had it back in college and loved the **** out of it.
I have a modded xbox. I love the n64 controller and want to use that.
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im sure there is a converter just for that. search
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Check and see if your video card does s-video input. Then you could do composite->s-video and then just run the built in windows capture software in vcr mode.
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Check and see if your video card does s-video input. Then you could do composite->s-video and then just run the built in windows capture software in vcr mode.
The funny thing is I have a tv tuner on my desktop. I will be trying it out to see how it works. I had totally forgotten about it since the switch over to digital.
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N64 > Life
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I have a modded xbox. I love the n64 controller and want to use that.
I'm sorry, N64 controller is horrible beyond belief.
3DO ftw Sadly mine broke a few months back :(
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The funny thing is I have a tv tuner on my desktop. I will be trying it out to see how it works. I had totally forgotten about it since the switch over to digital.
I've tried it with a Hauppauge TV Tuner, and there was a huge amount of lag between the video game system and the computer. I would press buttons and it was off by about a second and a half... made games unplayable.
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N64 > Life
+1. STD=Smashbros til dawn.
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My brother had a television just for his n64, respect. I applaud your dedication too. Play some golden eye for me! That is all.
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I've tried it with a Hauppauge TV Tuner, and there was a huge amount of lag between the video game system and the computer. I would press buttons and it was off by about a second and a half... made games unplayable.
I got it working this morning and that is the exact problem I have. The button inputs are lagging behind whats going on on the screen. Makes it impossible to actually play Super Smash Brothers.

Now for the even worse news. Someone deleted all my save files form Ocarina of Time. If I ever find out who did that they are dead.
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+1. STD=Smashbros til dawn.
Goldeneye and Perfect Dark made up a good part of my childhood. Those were the days...
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I got it working this morning and that is the exact problem I have. The button inputs are lagging behind whats going on on the screen. Makes it impossible to actually play Super Smash Brothers.

Now for the even worse news. Someone deleted all my save files form Ocarina of Time. If I ever find out who did that they are dead.

Sme of the best nights of my life were getting wasted, playing that, listening to Pink Floyd and smoking hukah.

Whoever did this horrible thing must die. Twice.
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