Upgrade Your Nintendo Switch and Retro Game Consoles with mClassic Graphics Enhancer for Real-Time Image Sharpening…

$99.00

ENHANCE ALL YOUR GAMES BEYOND HD: mClassic is the world’s first plug-and-play graphics card that boosts your game console’s graphics in real-time to produce sharp and beautiful picture quality. Finely redraws and enhances images pixel-by-pixel for better gaming. The graphics upgrade you never knew you needed.
COMPATIBILITY: Works with Nintendo Switch, Retro Consoles equipped with HDMI adapters (Original Xbox and PlayStation, GameCube, PS2, Wii, DreamCast), PS3, Xbox 360, Wii U, and many more. Choose from one of three modes: Scaling OFF, Scaling ON or Retro Games.
HOW IT WORKS: Insert mClassic into the HDMI port on your game console or dock, and connect the other end to your TV or monitor with an HDMI cable. Our patented graphics post-processor technology dynamically enhances video quality with effectively no lag.

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PC gamers are able to upgrade their graphics card, while console gamers have been limited by locked hardware. Not anymore! The mClassic is here to be the world’s first add-on graphics processor for video game consoles. It is like having a new “graphics card”, without the hassle of modifying your game console. 4K/1440p UP-SCALING: We upscale half a million pixels to 2 million pixels (SD to HD), 2 million to 8 million (HD to 4K Cinema), no compromises on color processing. Result is cleanest, clearest image for both modern, legacy content. ANTI-ALIASING: On TV images shimmer or appear “jaggy” looking like stairs from square pixels trying to create a curve. Our algorithm fixes sharp edges and textures to show images as they should appear. The mClassic solves the problem. DEPTH OF FIELD: Photographers make a “wow factor” to images by shooting shallow depth. The mClassic’s algorithm performs this automatically thus refocusing spots and focusing others into a lovely blur creating the best possible picture. IMAGE SHARPENING: Graphics processors focus “sharpness” or “naturalness”. The mClassic creates a perfect balance. NO LATENCY: The mClassic graphics post-processor analyzes and improves every single pixel for the most beautiful image with no-lag.

ENHANCE ALL YOUR GAMES BEYOND HD: mClassic is the world’s first plug-and-play graphics card that boosts your game console’s graphics in real-time to produce sharp and beautiful picture quality. Finely redraws and enhances images pixel-by-pixel for better gaming. The graphics upgrade you never knew you needed.
COMPATIBILITY: Works with Nintendo Switch, Retro Consoles equipped with HDMI adapters (Original Xbox and PlayStation, GameCube, PS2, Wii, DreamCast), PS3, Xbox 360, Wii U, and many more. Choose from one of three modes: Scaling OFF, Scaling ON or Retro Games.
HOW IT WORKS: Insert mClassic into the HDMI port on your game console or dock, and connect the other end to your TV or monitor with an HDMI cable. Our patented graphics post-processor technology dynamically enhances video quality with effectively no lag.
UNCOMPROMISING PICTURE QUALITY: 1440p graphics & 4K movie up-scaling for supported monitors. Depth of field processing, contextual sharpening for clean and clear images, and anti-aliasing (CxAA) for removing jaggies and shimmers on a range of modern and legacy video and game content. 4K Image Certified by Technicolor.
YOU NEVER KNEW YOU NEEDED IT: Crowdfunded on Indiegogo by thousands of backers, the mClassic is a revolutionary product that does an excellent job of filtering out flaws, giving you stunning visual perfection that you never experienced before. Praised by CNET, PCMag, VentureBeat, Digital Foundry, T3, Wulff Den, Nintendrew, and many more!

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  1. J

    Very good for inproving image quality for both HD gaming and Retro gaming. I love this device.

    Works very well.I tried with the switch, it makes the games smoother and outputs a 1440p signal.Also tried with Sega Dreamcast with a hdmi converter, it makes the 480p dreamcast image looks a lot more smoother as if it added AA.

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  2. Efrain Rox

    Does not work, don’t waste your money

     I started using this with my PC because that’s what I use often. I am using the optimized 1440p settings on nvidia geforce experience with a 1080ti for RDR2. Unfortunately from time to time it loses the signal and the screen goes black temporarily. It’s pretty annoying if you are playing. I will update after my switch and retro console testing but as of now it’s a no for a PC user. The product does upscale the 720p to a 1440p but it’s not good at all, looks pretty bad and the regular 1440p is a better setting in my opinion, not sure if it even helps to upscale at all, the loss of video made me not even want to use this on my PC any longer. Maybe I have a defective Unit or maybe it’s too much for it to process. I’ll try with another power source to eliminate the power not being sufficient from a USB port and update my review. The same thing happened when I used the nintendo switch. It just kept making the TV lose the signal. I got a high quality hdmi and used it before the mclassic test and it was working just fine. I either for a defective unit or non of them work. Don’t waste your money.

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  3. xrd1992

    Noticeable Anti-aliasing

    Bought this for Nintendo Switch. The up-scaling from 1080p to 4k will not work because the official spec indicates that the dongle only supports 1080p 30/24Hz up-scaling to 4k (one less star due to this). So the switch will only benefit from its image filters and anti-aliasing effects. Most 4k TVs have some 1080p up-scale algorithms so this part is alright at least for me.The anti-aliasing improvement is noticeable, yet it is also dependent on specific games (their art style and internal rendering resolution). The problem with post-processing AA is that it can only extract information from post-rendered images so if the sample aliasing is too severe post-rendering, the algorithm cannot help. The other issue with early post-processing AA is that the edge detection algorithm tends to be too aggressive and will blur the edges it should not (e.g. FXAA/MLAA). This is even more noticeable for the game HUD as on screen texts usually have sharp edges and may get blurred by the algorithm.mClassic’s AA seems to do a good job here. There is no noticeable image blurring from my perspective. I personally feel it is even better than SMAA with respect to the degree of blurring. The sharp silhouette may have some “halo” effect but that’s common side effect of image sharpening filter and the end result is not too bad. In Pokemon Shield, as shown in the attached images, the AA effect is very obvious on heavily aliased objects (the oval shaped ground in this case). Note that for large jaggies the algorithm cannot help much, which is a trade-off most post-processing AA will need to do have. But for other more traditional jaggies the AA result is satisfactory. The algorithm also doesn’t seem to reduce temporal aliasing effects. Anyway, as long as the expectation is reasonable, the AA improvement by this dongle is a very nice add-on compared the raw image output of the Switch.

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  4. Robert

    Good product, good company.

    I used to own the previous version of this device and it broke around 1 year. They replaced it for me. I am thankful for their customer service in this matter as well as their quick social media response to my questions regarding this new product.Everything about this product is better than the previous version.*dongle instead of bulky cable*removable USB cable*upscales my blu rays to 2k*variable functionality for retro & modern consoles with passthrough option*cheaper than previous versionI primarily play PS1 & PS2 games from my ps2 using HD Retrovision component cables into a Retrotink 2x pro and finally into this Mclassic. My displays are an HDCRT and a 4ktv. Both look great. Smooth clear picture, good color clarity, undetectable lag. I also use this on my ps3 and the results are much better than the previous version. I think theres something different about the way they smooth things. The previous cable was a bit too smooth in my opinion. That made ps2 look great, but ps3 blurry. This new product and its variable setting hits the mark on every task and its cheaper.

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  5. Max

    It actually works.

    I’d suggest this if you’re looking to play retro games on a newer, larger tv. The pixel smoothing is noticeable enough from a distance and everything is clearer/much easier to read. The concept of having a cpu outside the original hardware improve the image like a gpu would is brilliant. Also the ability to choose either 4:3 or 16:9 on the fly is a great addition. It will stretch the image if you choose the latter but for most games I think it’s a good trade-off for the extra screen real estate.I haven’t done much testing of newer consoles or compared it to anything else like a framemeister or oscc. Still, it’s a cheaper alternative that really works.I haven’t tried to compare be

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  6. Nicholas Figueroa

    Switch owners read this

    Firstly, you won’t notice much at first glance. I have done a lot of research AFTER buying this because this was an impulse buy. And honestly it does work as it States but not to the extent people are hoping.It definitely smooths out and up scales the resolution. Using my Nintendo switch on 720p+mclassic is almost identical to the 1080p w/o mclassic AND almost identical to 1080p+mclassic. Unfortunately for my scenario, that’s about it. It won’t scale to 2k or 4k. And this is me personally. So switch owners, read on.The reason I have (and possibly you do to) not noticed or had luck with 2k/4k is because of one primary factor (and one secondary, read after).Much like me, many people are buying and assuming without researching. Well here’s some important information.The mclassic will only output at a maximum in which both the hdmi cable AND tv support. Now my tv supports 4k NOT 2K. This is a known issue for many consumers.If your tv doesn’t support BOTH 2k AND 4K, this will NOT upscale your switch. ALSO if you use the standard Nintendo hdmi cable (came with switch) heads up, that cable ONLY supports MAX [email protected] So even with a 2k tv/monitor, using your Nintendo cable will NOT make it run at 2k.So key points.Your display AND hdmi cable must support the output you are going for.Because my tv doesn’t support 2k, this will not skip the resolution and jump from 1k to 4k. It’ll only stay at 1k.Now another important detail.If you KNOW your tv supports 2k for a fact AND you have the proper HDMI cable then there’s an important setting you’re missing. You MUST enable a setting on your display for deep color (that’s what it’s called on LG tv’s) which enables 4:2:0 4:2:2& I believe 4:4:4. This enables the 2k resolution setting on the display. Again if you don’t do this WITH the proper HDMI cable and NOT the standard Nintendo switch hdmi cable, it won’t work.Again key points:-Switch hdmi must be a 4k+ rated cable-Display must support 2k resolution (some 4k displays don’t support it, my. Lg tv is an example. Only supports 1k+4k no 2k)-Display must enable some form of deep color.Unless you have these three factors, it’s not going to work as you hope.With that said, with my setup of only being able to utilize 1080p w/ the enhancements, it does look good and feel smother (as if the refresh rate is higher) so it does help me. But honestly it’s not work $100. At most it’s $60. And even for someone without 2k support it should be $40 just for 1080p enhancement. I have no double that marsielle will invent something to assist with this or branch off from this model as he did with the mcable series. Nevertheless this product does work and is great provided you have the proper setup.

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  7. Erik S.

    A Subtle Difference, But a Good One

    The mClassic does exactly what it sets out to do. Whether or not it can actually upscale Switch games to higher resolutions is beyond me because I’ve watched Digital Foundry’s videos about it and I STILL don’t understand if it can upscale Switch images or not, but it absolutely does the Anti-Aliasing. Switch games already have great color palettes and were designed to look the way they do, so I wouldn’t say it does color-correction, as there’s nothing to correct. Adding saturation and contrast to an image doesn’t automatically make it better in everyone’s eyes. I’d say it makes BOTW, Odyssey and Luigi’s Mansion 3 pop a little more, but it’s an unnecessary change. If you’re buying this for your Switch, you’re buying it for the Anti-Aliasing.It definitely refines most of the games on my Switch. BOTW looks cleaner, with every blade of that glorious free-swaying glass looking sharper than before. Witcher 3 with AA off, sharpness on and the mClassic plugged in looks damn good for running on a 7-inch, lovable paperweight. For a game like Luigi’s Mansion 3, it makes a subtle difference, considering that game already looks so good and runs at a full 1080p. You’ll see a general smoothing of straight and curved lines while you laugh your a$$ off at Johnny Deepend when he throws a volleyball at your screen. Anyway, is the mClassic worth it for your Switch? Yes if you care about AA, no if you don’t. For retro consoles and games, it’s an absolute must-buy. For the Xbone, PS4, and anything above in power? Your $99 is better spent on a couple more games or a Johnny Deepend poster. Props to Marseille for this wonderful device.

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  8. nash

    480p Sources should upscale to 1080p instead of 1440p.

    I had one of these a while ago and used it with an old 720p TV made by Panasonic, but the TV wasn’t good enough to really justify it’s use. Nevertheless, every system I tried worked fine.Fast forward, now I have a new, top-of-the-line Sammysung with a 4K display. Well, sure I should get an mClassic to make my games look good, right? Now there’s a reason to upscale them.Except I couldn’t. Because modern TVs are HORRIBLE at reading 1440p signals, dropping the video ever 2 seconds – which is what you get when you use a Wii or GameCube with mClassic. And I didn’t want to have to drop it to 1440i, because it just doesn’t look as good, not by a long shot.If you have a newer TV and you’re uncertain it can handle 1440p, don’t get this. I know I could be blaming TVs for this, but the mClassic is made to be the ‘cure-all’ here. If it only upscaled to 1080p, it would work fine. It was the simple fact that it was upscaled to 1440p. I tried the Switch on 720p and 1080p, and it handled those fine. 480p? The output constantly cut out. Marseille, PLEASE make a model that drops 1440p outputs to 1080p. I believe you can do it! Besides, I want one of these for my theater room and right now that’s just not practical.

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  9. William George

    I absolutely love my Carby, but the Mclassic took my GameCube to the next level!

    Here’s my experience with the Mclassic in the couple of days I’ve owned it. I use it primarily for the GameCube and feel the Mclassic is definitely the next step to take to improve graphics following any GCVideo solution (GCHD/Carby/Kaico) in my opinion. I really love my Carby, and feel it makes such a big difference already, and getting the Mclassic has brought me just as much excitement and joy! It is pricey at $100, but if you’re into the GameCube, I really feel it’s worth it to eventually get. My unit arrived in 2 days, thank you Amazon for your amazing fast shipping!I’ve noticed really massive improvement on games like SA2B, luigis mansion, Mario sunshine, and fzero gx. Especially with fzero, I feel like that game looks absolutely stunning with the Mclassic! I already loved how it looked with the Carby but the Mclassic just made everything look so freaking good! The Colors pop more and the vehicles look crystal clear with no jagged edges due to the anti-aliasing. It really looks magnificent, and is my favorite way to play ”the fast car game”!I feel every GameCube game looks highly improved with the Mclassic with only a few exceptions, those being classic games that are meant to have jagged edges like sonic the hedgehog, etc. The only potential downside I can think of for some people would be the very minor increase in saturation it causes. I personally think it makes the games look better (especially in the case of fzero), but for some it could leave more Video output options and features to be desired.I do think if you can’t afford it, just having a GCVideo solution is good enough. However, I truly feel that adding the Mclassic on top of a GCVideo solution really does make your GameCube look the best it possibly can with original hardware (cube and physical discs) without having a crazy video setup considering it’s plug and play. The only other thing I can think of to rival this would be a more advanced setup, or buying a CRT and using component cables, which would probably run you more than double the cost of a Carby and Mclassic. If you love the GameCube as much as I do, I truly do believe this is the best and easiest way to get the absolute greatest video quality out of that lovely little cube. 🙂

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  10. Robert

    It works just ok or great depending on the game and input

    This little device can make a huge difference or make such a tiny difference you can barely notice it at all, it widely depends on the game you are using it for, I used it for the nintendo switch most of the time. It’s important to note you must know what resolution your games are running at to be able to set the system resolution to match the game’s resolution, otherwise if you leave the system on 1080p at all times you will get inferior results with lower resolution games.In 1080p games like smash bros or mario kart 8 deluxe I could barely notice any difference, some of the jagged edges were smoothed out but you have to really look for it when you are standing very close you a large screen. The same goes for 2d games like Mighty switch force, Rayman legends or wonderboy and the dragon’s trap, those games have good antialiasing already so the Mclassic won’t make a huge noticeable difference unless they have low res textures. With 1080p games I can live without the Mclassic but it DOES give games a little bit of a visual improvement that I appreciate.In 720p games the results vary depending on the game, in Runner 3 the game did not look noticeably better at all, in super mario 64 from the 3d all stars collection some jagged edges were smoothed out nicely while others still kind of stood out, with these two games a lot of the jagged edges are still there they are just less sharp than before, it’s like someone very lightly sand papered the edges but didn’t really smooth out the surface at all. However in Starlink battle for atlas the Mclassic made a huge noticeable difference, the game without it looks extremely blurry, yet the Mclassic clears it up beautifully. It’s the same story with Xenoblade Chronicles 2, what was once a very blurry and pixelated looking game now actually looks smooth and clear, in Xenoblade Chronicles definite edition this also happens although to a lesser extent than with 2. With 720p games it is a little bit of a gamble, but I found that in most cases the Mclassic does make a difference, cases like Runner 3 are very rare, most times it will make a blurry game look very smooth.In 480p games I decided to use my Wii U as I have Wii, N64 and some homebrew gamecube games installed, for Wii on the Wii U the Mclassic was ok, pixelation is still noticeable but you definitely notice it is much worse once you go back to the regular picture, with Gamecube games the result is similar to how Wii games look but makes some colors look much more vibrant which is very nice, the absolute best results I have seen from the Mclassic however is with the Wii U virtual console versions of N64 games, it smooths out these games so well, they nearly look like they’re in HD, what impressed me the most is in Ocarina of time, your minimap is always very pixelated, but the Mclassic actually smoothes it out, some of the 2d elements in n64 games look great. For 480p games the results are very good most times, but absolutely amazing for n64 games.I think the Mclassic is worth it for a very specific type of person, if you want to play classic 5th gen 3d games on a modern TV this thing will make some of those games look absolutely amazing, making it absolutely worth the price for you. If you want if for your nintendo switch I would say it is still worth it as it makes a big difference in some games, I think it would also work very well for other systems with primarily 720p games like Wii U, ps3 and xbox 360, so I recommend it for those systems, it may also work well for the original VHS player style xbox one, as many games from that system run at 720p from what I can tell. I do not recommend it for use on an original ps4 or ps4 slim, it could make a difference for some games but nothing big enough to justify the 100 dollar price tag, not to mention the Mclassic takes away the ps4’s HDR capabilities. If you want to use it for a ps4 Pro or xbox one x I would advise you to not purchase this product as it doesn’t do much for 4k games, native 4k and even some checkerboard 4k really does not need any antialiasing, you are good with the system as it is, the clearer colors might be a nice perk but it’s nothing compared to HDR which is something the Mclassic does not support.Overall I am very happy with my purchase, it has made some of my switch games look much nicer and my n64 games look nearly HD, under very specific use cases the Mclassic is a very useful tool.

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