HDMIboy: Output The Nintendo Game Boy To A HDTV

HDMIboy-Game-Boy-ModificationLet’s face it... plugging in classic consoles to modern televisions is a real disappointment. From blurry visuals to syncing issues, just about everything that could go wrong usually does. Various solutions, however, have been popping up as of recent such as the Nintendo NES and Nintendo 64 HDMI out modifications, something which also seems to be heading to the Nintendo Game Boy too.

Whilst the classic handheld isn’t exactly the first thing you’d expect to see plugged into a HDTV, those who have used the Super Nintendo’s Super Game Boy will know how good it is seeing the small screen enlarged. Once again though, the crisp fine edges of the once pixelated screen may not look ideal on a HDTV through a Super Nintendo - unless of course you’re one of the lucky few that owns an XRGB upscaler.

The newly announced HDMIboy is a custom built project which outputs the visuals from a Game Boy through a HDMI cable. With the Game Boy completely dismantled to get this modification going, the HDMIboy instead uses a Nintendo NES gamepad to control the on screen action.

The team behind the HDMIboy are hoping to launch a Kickstarter campaign before the end of the year, with the aim of funding development of the final project. Until then, we’ll be hunched over our Super Game Boys whilst refusing to part with out bulky CRT televisions.

HDMIboy Prototype in Action

Link: HDMIboy Official Website

Source: Geek via @jake74

Last Updated ( 26 September 2014 )  


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(Link to this comment) Poyuma 2014-09-26 23:11
I will probably back this in November. Seems pretty cool.
+1 (Link to this comment) BuckoA51 2014-09-27 13:31
Looks pretty poor IMO, they could have at least done the video with the TV set to 4:3 mode.
(Link to this comment) ninjaalex 2014-09-28 00:40
Looks pretty cool.
(Link to this comment) Turkish 2014-09-28 02:11
I think would be far more useful to do this with a GBA or GBA-SP since those support the entire library of GB, GBC and GBA games.

If someone could do that I'd buy at least 3 of them.
(Link to this comment) BuckoA51 2014-09-28 18:32
There is a RGB mod for the Gameboy though it outputs 480i. A HDMI GBA at 480p with scanlines would be great potentially, especially if they could do it without the stuttering you get on the Gamecube GBA player.

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