bought a Dreamcast, yesterday.

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  1. zcaps57

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    Hi, folks. :)

    I've bought a 2nd hand DreamCast to play Shenmue.
    Anyway, a RGB scart cable came with the unit, and this is what causing a problem.

    I've got Playstation2, GameCube, XBOX, N64, and DreamCast, and these guys share an RGB input of my TV via Quattro+ (RGB switching box).

    When I connect the DC to the Quattrto+, there's a green/yellow cast on pictures. (This is very noticible, as if Y/Pb/Pr-component video signal is being input to RGB.)
    The tricky part is that if I connect the DC directly to my TV's RGB input, the green/yellow problem's gone. :confused:

    Can anyone see what the problem might be ??

    BTW, is there a such thing as component video cable for DreamCast ??
    If there's one, I'd love to buy one to use it on my front projector.

    Thanks.
     
  2. museumsteve

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    no component for DC but the VGA quality is amazing if you can find a VGA adaptor..:)
    Sorry I can't help with your problem, hope you sort it though..:)
     
  3. hulkhead

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    well done for buying a DC - still the best console with the best arcade games available.
     
  4. allyh82

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    Completely agree TVDUDE, wouldn't part with mine.
     
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    Intesting as Carphone ware house are giving them away with new contracts on Vodafone.


    Spike
     
  6. ashearer

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    Had exactly the same problem playing my DC through the Quattro+. In fact, occasionally the screen would go almost completely green and be unplayable. It was fine when connected directly to the TV though. In the end I bought an S-Video lead for the DC.
     
  7. zcaps57

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    Thanks for the inputs, folks. :)

    That explained everything. :)
    I'll get a S-Video cable.
    Thanks.

    Oh, good!! VGA Adaptor.
    My front projector accepts VGA(RGBVH) as well. I'll order one from Lan-Kwei.
    :D :)
     
  8. MartinImber

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    Our Dreamcast (wifes really) is routed RGB through the DVD player to Scart 1
     
  9. Family Guy

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    I got my Dreamcast out of retirement about 4 months and it packed up 2 weeks ago.:(

    I'm top of the list in Gamestation in Sutton when a second hand one comes in. I brought Virtua Tennis 2 and it wasn't a patch on the original.
     
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    RE: DC VGA cable

    I have one and please bear in mind that only certain games can be displayed in VGA (60hz). But PSO does look fantastic :)

    Dave
     

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