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Emulators, Hardware and HDTV

by Gnashvar Tue Jul 06, 2010 11:34 am

I was looking at some videos of Wii games played on emulators. Most of these videos were in 720. I know emulators use filters and other methods to upscale the graphics. Is it possible to really make a Wii upscaler with hardware? I've seen some but are really crappy and do a really bad job of it. Releasing an official upscaler would really boost Nintendo in the console race. Not that they need to but still it would be fun. Is it really possible though?
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Re: Emulators, Hardware and HDTV

by lisalover1 Tue Jul 06, 2010 12:36 pm

I don't think so with external hardware, but it might be possible to mod the Wii itself to do run in 720p. I haven't seen anything like that yet, but it is theoretically possible, if it has been done in an emulator.
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Re: Emulators, Hardware and HDTV

by jfrost Tue Jul 06, 2010 1:36 pm

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Re: Emulators, Hardware and HDTV

by Hatta Tue Jul 06, 2010 1:50 pm

Emulators can upscale, much the way an external upscaler would. However emulators can also actually render the polygons at a higher resolution. You can't do that with an upscaler.
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