N64Digital Price Revealed

shmups.system11.org • View topic – UltraHDMI group-buy ROUND 7 – 2021-01-30 UPDATE: via sentient6 on Twitter

The major differences are the lag and scalers used. Here is a more detailed info of what the N64D will be able to do at launch.

https://www.pixelfx.co/content/roadmap.html

The sale price will be 160. We actually lowered the hardware cost vs PS1D but the added DAC and filter pushed it right back up. – citrus3000psi

Straight from citrus3000psi on the shmups forums. Nice to know the price for the N64Digital is in line with the PS1Digital. Although, I find it even more interesting that the price was lower before adding in the DAC for RGB output and the “filter,” which I take to mean the advanced smoothing filters detailed in the roadmap.

All that is left is a specific date in April and to see the mod in action. I can’t wait.

N64Digital Roadmap Revealed

N64Digital Roadmap

PixelFX has revealed their roadmap for the N64Digital. This gives us a bit of insight to the specs behind the N64Digital. I find the biggest feature to be system compatibility with all N64 models. RGB mods for the N64 require a certain model number. I’m not sure if the Ultra HDMI mod requires a certain model number, but in my few minutes of research I couldn’t find anything indicating so.

The N64Digital will go up to 1200p, which is a 5x increase over 240p N64 games and a 2.5x increase over 480i supported games. The board also enables RBG/YPbPr analog output through the N64’s standard multiout port. This would allow the use of RBG or component cables, like HD Retrovision’s SNES cables.

You can see the whole roadmap at the link above, but it is exciting to see the initial launch plans for the N64Digital. It makes waiting for April even harder.

Pixel FX Announced along with N64Digital

Pixel FX

The dream team of @citrus3000psi, @chriz2600, and @woozle64 have come together and formed Pixel FX. Alongside the announcement of their company together, the team has along announced a new N64 HDMI mod that will launch in April 2021. The N64Digital seems to be a direct competitor to the extremely difficult to acquire Ultra HDMI 64. With the track record behind these three, I imagine the N64Digital will have better stock over time.

The initial results look incredible.

Citrus3000psi and Chriz2600 have worked together on the PS1Digital, which looks slick. I have been following Woozle’s work for years now with the GBA Consolizer and the DS Consolizer. Pixel FX sounds like a killer company to keep an eye on. I know I am excited for what these three will bring to retro hardware together.