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Game Cube : Audio & Video Cables... (running out of scarts!!)

Discussion in 'General Video Gaming Chat' started by thestorm, Jun 19, 2003.

  1. thestorm

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    Hi All

    I have 3 scart ports at the back of my Tv and they're all taken up.

    scart 1 - DVD
    Scart 2 - Xbox
    scart 3 - VCR & Sky (daisy chained)

    My problem is that I'd like to connect my Game Cube to this AV system
    without compromising of quality it or any other connected item eg
    Xbox.

    Can you advise what is the best connection for Video and sound performance.
    I noticed that there is another port for digital sound at
    the back of the Game Cube.

    At present Im using the leads that came with the Game Cube and
    Ive plugged it into the front port of my Video player.
    A friend recommends I get this lead to boost video performance :

    http://www.consoleplus.co.uk/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=33_87&products_id=150

    What do you folks advise for video and sound?
    I also own a Denon AVC 11 SR amp, so getting digital surround will not
    be a problem.

    Cheers,
    Shaz
     
  2. Willy

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    Alternatively....just get a scart splitter from Argos for about a tenner?
     
  3. SeaneyC

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    The digital port at the back of the console is not for sound, but for video.
     
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    If its a PAL gamecube your best bet is go for the official Nintendo RGB cable. The improvement in quality is fantastic. However, that cable your friend has recommended may be just as good - and considerably cheaper.

    The Gamecube only outputs Dolby ProLogic (rather than true digital audio) so I've connected the two phono outs on my tv into my amp. This works a treat on the surround effects in something like Rogue Leader.

    As for running out of scarts, I have a smiliar problem. Got round this by running the video from various sources through my amp - DVD & PS2 via component cables, XBOX via SVideo - then run component and Svideo cables from the amp to the TV. My Gamecube can plug into one of the SCARTs that has freed up. Don't know whether your amp will have this capacity though...

    Hope this helps....
     
  5. thestorm

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    riprip

    thanks for your help , i'll see if i can find some reviews
    of standard scart Vs official nintendo scart.

    Cheers,
    shaz
     
  6. pingtuk

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    No need to look for reviews - the official RGB scart cable is miles better than the standard composite scart cable you get with it. Its pretty much FACT and many others will agree i'm sure.

    With regards to your connecting your GC - does your DVD player have two scarts? Cos thats what I'm currently using to connect my GC to my TV. Its daisy chained through my Sony DVD player and there isn't any loss in picture quality.
     
  7. thestorm

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    Hiya pingtuk

    Thanks for your advice.

    Ok so if i connect the game cube to the tv using the
    official scart... how will i route the sound to my AV amp?

    At present I have the game cube connected to the front port of
    the VCR and the audio from the VCR is connected to the amp via
    high quality phono leads.

    I have a sony dvd player too so i'll check that out.
    And i'll see if i can get the sony to squirt out the game cube sound
    to the amp.



     
  8. ldoodle

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    Or you could go for one of these
     
  9. pingtuk

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    Hi thestorm

    Right, getting audio out of the official RGB scart is slightly more tricky than the composite scart one. I'm actually using a modded RGB scart cable for my US/JAP GC and that has audio outputs in it which makes it easy to connect to my Sony Receiver.

    Anyway, check your TV for a phono L/R output. I've got them on the back of my Sony TV. If you connect to your amp via that output, then whatever channel is on your TV will go through your amp.

    Not sure about that Spider Universal RGB Cable...........has anyone used one of those before?
     

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