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GameCube recommended cable?

Discussion in 'General Video Gaming Chat' started by atlante, Mar 4, 2003.

  1. atlante

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    I am an european cube user, and I wish to know which is the best cable for a 50Hz and a 60Hz capable PAL TV. What about progressive scan?, I have heard about its benefits, but, what do I need? (maybe a new TV, I know :)

    thank you for your time!
    (and your answers too, I hope!)
     
  2. peo

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    If your cube is a PAL machine then the best quality cable you can use is the RGB scart lead. PAL cubes do not support progressive scan.

    If you have an NTSC console (from US or Japan) then the component cable is your best bet, games look stunning in progressive scan mode.

    Hope that helps! :)
     
  3. Willy

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    Metroid Prime in progressive scan - the image quality is stunning.
     
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  5. peo

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    Saurian is a well respected on the boards, but I would point out that you're recommending an RGB lead for an NTSC console, which are very expensive due to the fact that they are based on the official Nintendo component cable (I know, I've got one!).

    I think we're dealing with a Pal user here, and being as RGB functionality was added to the Pal cube, there is an official Nintendo RGB cable which is considerably cheaper, which will still give very good results. So, I have to give differing advice - get an official cable. :lesson:
     
  6. TheShend

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    Well, quite. :blush:
     
  7. peo

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    No need for the :blush: !

    At least you tried to help! :D
     
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  10. atlante

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    and what about a 100Hz TV?,
    PAL cube doesn't really support progressive scan?, where could I find out technical data papers about gamecube hardware?

    thank you for the answers!
     
  11. peo

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    With a 100Hz TV RGB scart is still the best picture you're going to get from a Pal gamecube. The point is, Pal cube games themselves do not support progressive scan. I suppose its possible that a Pal cube can technically output prog scan, although I seriously doubt it. Maybe an NTSC game running on a Pal cube (e.g.with Freeloader) will ouput prog scan (IF you had a component lead), but i don't know being as my console is NTSC. Maybe someone else on here knows.

    Whether it will or not, ultimately the majority of your games will be Pal, so I still say RGB scart is the cable for you.
     
  12. Willy

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    I can't say either - mine is US.

    I agree, get an RGB scart.
     
  13. fernando

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    RGB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Yes, RGB is your choice. You will note a huge difference with respect to a composite standard lead. If it´s possible look for the official Nintendo cable, I think is quite better and here, in spain, there is not too much difference with respect to others.

    You only have to buy it once :rolleyes:


    Saludos
     

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