Gamecube RGB Scart or Component Video?

<<ERROR>>

Standard Member
I am using a PAL gamecube with a Sweetspot capture card and I want to know which connection method will give me the best picture quality - the standard RGB SCART or the component cables that feed off the 'digital out' port.

All my games are (and probably will be in the future) PAL standard games - which means no progressive scan (as far as I know).

The kind of questions that come to mind are:

Is the resolution of the component video different to the RGB SCART output?

Is the colour on one particular cable better (more vivid)?

Is the picture sharper on either of the cables?

Thanks,

---BananaOfTheNight
 

kwagger

Active Member
Hi there,

I use my PAL gamecube with a panasonic projector.

Picture quality on the component input is MUCH better - night and day. colours are much more vivid, and generally a sharper picture.

edit- a night and day difference both at night and during the day!!!

I checked, and didn't see the same difference on interlaced DVD video (RGB vs Component), so i assume that the improvment is at the GC end of things.

Hope this helps.

K
 

<<ERROR>>

Standard Member
Can anyone else confirm this? Component cables aren't cheap and I would appreciate a second (or in fact, third) opinion.

Thanks.
 

CrispyXUK

Well-known Member
So would I
 

Richard Harnwell

Active Member
Well I've used both RGB and component into my HS20 projector from my GC. I couldn't notice any discernable difference (on a 7 foot screen) between a good quality (Nintendo) version of each lead. It is important to compare like for like, as I used to have a 3rd party component lead that was rubbish compared to the Nintendo RGB.

Where the component does win, is it allows (NTSC) progressive scan when used with freeloader and import games that support it. If you're not intending one using this facility, save some money & go for the (Nintendo) RGB lead.
 

CrispyXUK

Well-known Member
How do you et sound to your amp with the official lead? I am currently using GAME RGB cable with breakout audio cables which seems alright
 

Richard Harnwell

Active Member
Originally posted by CrispyXUK
How do you et sound to your amp with the official lead? I am currently using GAME RGB cable with breakout audio cables which seems alright
At that time all my consoles used RGB SCART leads into a SCART switcher (Quattro+) . The switch box allowed you to "break-out" the audio connections, so I used that.
 

<<ERROR>>

Standard Member
Thanks for the help, people. It looks like I won't be getting the component cables then.

As for sound, I have a breakout dongle between my SCART switcher and my Sweetspot RGB cable. (I'll get a proper switch box as soon as I get the chance)
 

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