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Post by Tchay » Sat Apr 10, 2010 2:47 pm

I won't be very active for the next few months, but heres a lil something I found after some digging. Keep in mind this is half the normal price for Gamecube component cables. It is NTSC. 8)

http://www.jjgames.com/product/2524?r=f ... gn=froogle" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Post by lifeisbetterwithketchup » Sat Apr 10, 2010 3:00 pm

Good find! :mrgreen: These typically go for $70-80+ on eBay (last time I checked at least).
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Post by eagle5953 » Sat Apr 10, 2010 8:10 pm

How good of a boost in video quality is there?

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Post by hailrazer » Sat Apr 10, 2010 9:38 pm

eagle5953 wrote:How good of a boost in video quality is there?
On a Hdtv it is awesome and very noticeable.
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Post by eagle5953 » Sat Apr 10, 2010 9:41 pm

I suppose I could just compare the video quality of the Wii against the Gamecube.

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Post by Tchay » Sun Apr 11, 2010 3:31 am

eagle5953 wrote:I suppose I could just compare the video quality of the Wii against the Gamecube.
The biggest difference is that the colors look washed out, fuzzy, and "white-ish" in comparison to RGB.

I have two PS1 screens that nobody wants to buy, so I'm just going to hook up RGB and Composite to them and post pictures. 8)
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Post by thewise1 » Sun Apr 11, 2010 8:16 am

A $50 cable that's not hdmi just to improve color. Hmmmm


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Post by Black Six » Sun Apr 11, 2010 8:38 am

thewise1 wrote:A $50 cable that's not hdmi just to improve color. Hmmmm


This is where being a modder comes in and you build your own. 8)
Let us know when you figure out how to make the custom IC that's in the cable.
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Post by thewise1 » Sun Apr 11, 2010 10:15 am

Wait what, whaaaaaaat? I stand corrected, since when does a cable need an IC?
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Post by eagle5953 » Sun Apr 11, 2010 11:20 am

When it's a propriatary cable, I suppose.

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Post by hailrazer » Sun Apr 11, 2010 11:43 am

Yep the Gamecube Component Cable had the Ic built in it. And people have tried to replicate it and failed.

And @ thewise1 .... It improves a lot more than color, it also improves resolution and contrast and detail. It's really worth it IF you have an HDTV.
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Post by jdmlight » Sun Apr 11, 2010 12:03 pm

hailrazer wrote:Yep the Gamecube Component Cable had the Ic built in it. And people have tried to replicate it and failed.

And @ thewise1 .... It improves a lot more than color, it also improves resolution and contrast and detail. It's really worth it IF you have an HDTV.
I can post a picture of the difference between the two in a minute using God of War II on my PS2 as an example.
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Granted, this is RGB instead of component, but you'll see similar differences going from composite to component. The composite picture was a screenshot from my TV tuner, the RGB picture was a picture of my monitor. Obviously this won't completely be fair, but I can't take a screenshot of RGB. The picture I took of my screen for RGB came out a little more red than it looks in real life.

Note the enhanced readability of the text and the general clarity improvement; also, notice the RGB lacks the funny pixel distortions around the edges that are present with composite.
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Post by Tchay » Sun Apr 11, 2010 2:05 pm

Thanks for the pictures jdmlight! And yeah, its a little expensive but I would say $47.65 is a deal compared to $70 and $80 ones that you see everywhere else.

For gamecube portables, however, I will need to do the RGB mod to the IC chip. Its a very easy mod requiring only one resistor to be added. I don't believe I need to add in Vsync and Hsync for PS1 screens. Someone check me on that.
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Post by nevermind1534 » Sun Apr 11, 2010 3:52 pm

I got mine for a steal. $5 from gamestop for the official one.
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Post by jdmlight » Sun Apr 11, 2010 5:16 pm

nevermind1534 wrote:I got mine for a steal. $5 from gamestop for the official one.
:shock: Wow, that's a ridiculous deal. I'll have to check my local gamestop...
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