The Dock64

Includes but not limited to: SNES, Genesis, Sega CD, PlayStation 1, Nintendo 64, Dreamcast, Game Gear and I guess the Virtual Boy.

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Bush
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Re: The Dock64

Post by Bush » Mon Mar 28, 2011 4:59 pm

Quick question, is the stretching on that screen bad or is it ok to use in 16:9 mode?

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Re: The Dock64

Post by hailrazer » Mon Mar 28, 2011 5:03 pm

Bush wrote:Quick question, is the stretching on that screen bad or is it ok to use in 16:9 mode?
I had my 4.3" hooked up to an N64 next to a 3.5" hooked up to the same N64 and it is barely noticeable.
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Re: The Dock64

Post by Bush » Mon Mar 28, 2011 5:18 pm

Thanks!

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Re: The Dock64

Post by ihakr » Mon Mar 28, 2011 9:03 pm

Bush wrote:Quick question, is the stretching on that screen bad or is it ok to use in 16:9 mode?

The stretch is not noticeable at all. Maybe if you got a really big screen like a 7" screen, it would be noticeable, but definitely not with the 4.3" screen.

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Re: Progress update 3.28.11

Post by ihakr » Mon Mar 28, 2011 9:39 pm

hailrazer wrote: I use the Radio Shack Ipod system. It's $24 but it is loud and sounds great. Has a power switch, potentiometer and power led. And it is pretty small once you get it out of it's case.
Alright, I'll look into that. I have a small, yet powerful speaker amp too with volume controls and everything. My only concern was how would I get a headphone jack to work with something like this?

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Re: The Dock64

Post by lucidPerspective » Tue Mar 29, 2011 5:28 pm

Get a switched headphone jack (basically a headphone jack that when you plug in headphones it breaks the connection to 2 extra pins)

Send your un-amplified right and left audio from the N64 into the headphone jack. then from the 2 pins on the switched jack that get disconnected when headphones are plugged in, run that to your amp, then your amp to your speakers.

Doing this will mean:

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boolean headphonePluggedIn = true;
switch(headphonePluggedIn) {
    case  true: "audio from N64 goes into the headphones and not into your amp"; break;
    case false: "audio from N64 goes into your amp, and not to the headphone jack"; break;
}
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Re: The Dock64

Post by hidiosoman » Tue Mar 29, 2011 7:24 pm

IDK why he wrote that in code :roll:
But you can just buy a switching headphone jack from Radioshack.
Also, I used an HMDX audio amp. Gets plenty loud, digital push buttons for volume control, stereo!

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Re: The Dock64

Post by ihakr » Tue Mar 29, 2011 8:35 pm

hidiosoman wrote:But you can just buy a switching headphone jack from Radioshack.
lucidPerspective wrote:Get a switched headphone jack.
I am having trouble finding this switching headphone jack. Can someone post a link to one? If it is from Radioshack it would be great because I have a gift card to there, and I could go and get it ASAP.

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Re: The Dock64

Post by lucidPerspective » Tue Mar 29, 2011 10:58 pm

hidiosoman wrote:IDK why he wrote that in code :roll:
because it looks way clearer than a run on line of english lol, but maybe that's just me xD

Unsure of where to get the component in America, I work at JayCar in NZ and we sell it. Might be best to just go in and ask them lol. I couldn't turn up anything on the radioshack website.
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Re: The Dock64

Post by ZmasherZ » Mon Apr 18, 2011 7:06 pm

very good clean job on the case but the screen seems to be a bit small
who says nothing is imposible i have been doing it for the last 2 hours

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