Hi all, hooked up the gamecube again :)

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Roland P
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Hi all, hooked up the gamecube again :)

Post by Roland P » Tue Jan 28, 2014 7:32 am

Hi all,

I found this forum since I was looking for alternatives to the component-cable :)
I saw that someone working on hdmi output, that would be great!

Right now I'm playing Zelda Windwaker again on the gamecube (My tv only supports composite video, bleh). I didn't have this much fun on any other newer generations of consoles.

The other forum I'm active in is atariage.com.

regards,
Roland.
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Post by MockyLock » Tue Jan 28, 2014 10:20 am

Hello
AtariAge is a good forum too (i'm registered, but not so active...) :)
I have the Harmony and the Lynx flashcard, both found from this site.
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Post by BenoitRen » Tue Jan 28, 2014 9:02 pm

Composite isn't so bad if it's a PAL signal.
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Post by emu_kidid » Tue Jan 28, 2014 10:43 pm

Agreed, 576i looked pretty good compared to 480i.. oh and Welcome to the forums!
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Post by tueidj » Wed Jan 29, 2014 1:39 am

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Post by Diminuendo » Wed Jan 29, 2014 2:46 am

if you have a pal cube I've got a pretty cheap alternative to component.

buy one of these and use this as a guide on how to wire up the component pins (you get better video if you wire up 220u capacitors in line). you now have some pretty damn clean 576i.
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Post by theclaw » Wed Jan 29, 2014 6:35 am

Diminuendo wrote:if you have a pal cube I've got a pretty cheap alternative to component.

buy one of these and use this as a guide on how to wire up the component pins (you get better video if you wire up 220u capacitors in line). you now have some pretty damn clean 576i.
Gamecube doesn't output component. That expensive cable turns digital into analog.
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Post by megalomaniac » Wed Jan 29, 2014 6:51 am

theclaw wrote:Gamecube doesn't output component. That expensive cable turns digital into analog.
wiihd hdmi adapter accepts video signal from both PAL and NTSC pins 7,9,11
this translates to being able to accept RGB or YPBPR

so yes it will work on a PAL GC to output a digital signal conversion
or if you want to complicate things, use an MX chip to convert the digital signal to analog then use the wiihdmi adapter to convert the analog signal to digital....that works also...i tested it a few years ago..
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Post by Diminuendo » Wed Jan 29, 2014 7:47 am

because mega didn't say it outright, the PAL cube will output interlaced component video.
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Post by Roland P » Wed Jan 29, 2014 9:05 am

So does that wii2hdmi expect component (as in YPbPr) or rgb?

I've now tried another scart socket and that one looks clearer and sharper (that one probably accepts rgb) but now I get something that looks like interference. Tv's aren't what they used to be. I Never had those problems with my Sony Wega ten years ago... So at the moment I can choose between blurry + dotcrawl and sharp + interference :)

I also have a scaler that accepts rgb (dvdo duo) but I have to get it fixed since it is broken. It worked very good with my dreamcast through vga, totally interference free (unlike the chinese brand vga>hdmi converter I used). So the scaler will produce the best image.

Ofcourse I could also use the wii with the cheap component cable, but I just like the gamecube a lot. Are there any video quality differences between the wii and the gamecube?
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Post by Diminuendo » Wed Jan 29, 2014 9:39 am

dont remember a link but a gamecube with a digital component cable does produce a better image than the wii does
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Re: Hi all, hooked up the gamecube again :)

Post by Roland P » Wed Jan 29, 2014 10:39 am

I found this comparison: http://retrorgb.com/gamecubevswii.html

The wii looks a bit blurry.

I don't trust the first picture since you can see some of the rgb triplets on the gamecube side but not on the wii side which could indicate the photo of the wii is out of focus.

Second picture:
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I see some ghosting around the text.
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