XC-3730C wrote:Plus I read somewhere the HDMI mod has options such as widescreen, OSD, and digital audio.
The widescreen option is for TVs that don't allow aspect ratio control with HDMI inputs, it won't make a game render in widescreen. You can use Swiss for that.
funkwad wrote:Well, GameCube games at 480i and 480p running over HDMI are undoubtedly going to look better than running over official component cables to the Framemeister. (Framemeister has some disappointing results for GameCube and PS2 component inputs, to my eyes)
However running GBi over component cables at 240p looks as good as SNES RGB.
So it seems, a different connection is ideal depending on what you want (GameCube games vs. Game Boy / GBA games (via the Game Boy Player))
From what I gather, the quality/performance/capability specifically for Game Boy Player on Gamecube via HDMI may not be as good as using Component or RGB out to Framemeister or OSSC. I am very curious about trying OSSC component to see how it performs. I thought I may have read that it can handle 480i/p (somehow) perhaps via RGB?
What you're seeing with the Framemeister is very likely its poor 480p handling rather than the input being component. The Framemeister is the top machine for 240p, but lots of people use something like a DVDO Edge for 480p stuff. HDMI being all-digital should look slightly sharper than component, but I haven't heard great things about the Framemeister's HDMI handling either. You likely won't see a huge quality jump, just keep that in mind.
I do believe OSSC takes 480i or 480p over its SCART connector, yes. There's a wiki for it you should be able to find if you want to know more. Your TV probably doesn't support its 720p mode though, so all it would be doing with 480p component from the Gamecube is converting it to HDMI, still outputting 480p. This probably isn't what you're looking for or you'd just be connecting your Gamecube straight to your TV over component.