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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 20, 2014

Just hooked up my XRGB mini. I’ve yet to flash it with the English firmware, so I have no idea what the options do. I did, however, manage to feed it a 480i signal from my GameCube. Mario Kart: Double Dash!! looks glorious with scanlines. Looking forward to messing with the system some more soon.