Tag Archives: retro

February 1, 2015

240p Test Suite

A homebrew software suite for video game consoles developed to help in the evaluation of upscalers, upscan converters, line doublers and of course TV processing of 240p video. The Wii, Dreamcast and GameCube versions have modes for 480i, 288p, 576i and 480p evaluation as well.

It consists of tests designed with the processing of 240p signals in mind, although when possible it includes other video modes and specific tests for them. These have been tested with video processors on real hardware and a variety of displays, including CRTs, PVMs, BVMs and Arcade monitors via RGB.

For CD-based systems, using the suite is as simple as burning a CD-R. Pretty neat.

January 1, 2014

Just ordered an XRGB Mini Framemeister from Solaris Japan. Can’t wait to try it out, but I need to order a SCART to JPN21 adapter first.

September 10, 2009

The ten year anniversary of the Sega Dreamcast is celebrated by Gamastura in the form of a feature article, “The Rise And Fall Of The Dreamcast“, which includes interviews with notable developers and executives that worked on the console. Well researched and superbly written.