Bad Image From N64 on LCD Projector

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  1. Brian Dobbs

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    I just plugged in my N64 to my LCD projector (resolution = 964 x 544) and the image doesn't look good at all. Is this because of the lower quality of the graphics? What's the best way to hook up a gaming system to a projector? Please share your stories and setups.
     
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    Yup, N64 is pretty low res. That's why the games looked like they had vaseline smeared ont he screen because of all the anti-aliasing
     
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    The N64 will always look somewhat blurry due to the anti-aliasing, as Jeff said. However, the best image for a projector would probably be attained by using a good S-Video cable (these can be had about anywhere, and the Gamecube and N64 video connectors are the exact same so you can use a cable labeled for either) and feeding it into a scaler/deinterlacer.
     
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    N64 runs most games at around 320x240 (PSX is the same). A typical data projector has below-average line-doubling (not really deinterlacing because we aren't talking about film here). Combine the resolution with the doubling and the scaling, and it's not going to look so hot.
     
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    I do have Turok 2. So that's why it looks so much sharper? because you can run it at twice the resolution? interesting.
     
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    Games that use the RAM addon like the aforementioned can run at higher res
     
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    Most of the games released in the last year or so of the N64's life supported the expansion pak and a few required it, such as Donkey Kong 64 and Zelda, Majora's Mask.
     

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