I didn’t want to post anything in relation to the topic in the 240p screen shot thread, so I ended up making a new one. 480p first started on the PC side of things when VGA was first introduced and at some point later Dreamcast was released to take advantage of the format with whatever VGA box that could be purchased (official and 3rd party). This was a new level for many of us who are into console gaming, but Sega threw in the towl early and Sony somehow back handed us to using interlaced signals again. This sucked for a time, but later Gamecube and Xbox came out with progressive support, thus forcing many who developed on the Sony platform to adapt as well. Now the problem with all this was at the time consumer sets weren’t well equipped to handle progressive signals. Component yuv was available, but that didn’t mean we could fully take advantage of what our systems were capable of and eventually EDTV’s would be next in line on the market. I don’t think too many people were able to afford the high price tag and the other alternative would have been to use some kind of component to vga transcoder (HDBox pro and it’s clones were all I could think of) that provided some kind of transcoding, but processed imagery and maybe a hint of lag if we could detect it. Nevertheless being able to play these consoles (Wii included) in true progressive glory was had.
Now it’s 2018 and sadly what’s left of the crt platform is in the process of dying off, becoming rare and going for $$$ from @#$%er’s on Ebay and since Marqs was finally the only person on the planet to get the idea of how to do transcoding right (OSSC BABY!!), those of us are able to enjoy 480p on these consoles in their “True” quality are now able to do so, at least with what available resources we still have left.
This thread I want you to discuss the subject of 480p, post pictures and whatever because aside from all things retro we may not have too many years left on crt’s to truly enjoy it the way it was meant to be seen, 480p scanlines and everything. LCD sets just don’t cut it.