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PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2017 8:00 pm 
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I thought this comic strip was particularly funny and applicable (applies to more than just the NES Classic Edition too): http://www.thegamercat.com/comic/short-supply/


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2017 8:26 pm 
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koitsu wrote:
http://www.thegamercat.com/comic/short-supply/

That's pretty much Tectoy's mindset regarding their new Mega Drive... They said in their FAQ that even if the console had HDMI output, the resolution would remain the same, so it wasn't necessary. The problem is that stuff like this spreads the misconception that composite video signals can transport retro game signals without any loss, and that current TVs are all perfectly capable of interpreting those signals just because the plug fits.

The fact is that composite video encoding significantly mangles the "ideal" pixelated images of retro consoles, and that most TVs can't properly display the 60Hz progressive video generated by retro consoles. I'm fine with the pixel mangling actually, since it was present even back in the CRT days (it wasn't as noticeable due to the blurry nature of CRT TVs, though) and it adds some "texture" to the image, but butchering the frame rate and deinterlacing video that wasn't interlaced to begin with is completely unacceptable, it completely ruins the experience. To solve that problem nowadays, you really do need HDMI.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2017 7:18 pm 
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This is the Hanafuda captain speaking...

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I love hidden messages like that one and I really wasn't expecting to find one inside modern Nintendo hardware.

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