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Rant About Consoles Connections

Discussion in 'Nintendo Forums' started by sleepyone, Nov 11, 2004.

  1. sleepyone

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    <Rant On>

    So there I was wiring up my new GC, having to pull out the x-box as i do not have enough connections when I had a great idea.

    Lets buy a Av connection box and s-vdieo connections for my PS2, X-Box and GC. Anyone spot the disaster thats about to happen?

    Went on the web, got a great deal from Lik_sang for an av-switcher and s-videos leads. 2 weeks later and everything has arrived and I plug it all in.

    X-Box, wow, instant improvment. PS2, same again great picture.
    GC, hhmm, blank screen, maybe I have to change a setting, quick rummage through the manual and the settings. Maybe there's something on the web?

    5 mins Browsing later....What the :censored: do you mean s-video wasn't implemented in PAL gamecubes, I just spent 10 :censored: quid on a gc s-video cable. :censored: :censored: :censored:

    They put a bloody usless digital out on but not s-video which is on more TV's than component.

    :censored:

    <rant off>

    Okay, feel slightly better now. Surely if sony and Microsoft can put the different connections on their boxes then why cant Ninty?

    So is there any way I can mod the GC to work with the cable, otherwise i've still got to pull something out to plug the GC in?
     
  2. t-force

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    Nope, they removed the S-Vid so that they could put RGB onto the UK cube - hence the reason it's rather a difficult task to get RGB from an NTSC cube.

    You reallly have four options open to you, in increasing order of quality:

    1) Use the composite feed - not recommended,

    2) Sell your PAL cube and buy an NTSC one, because they do have S-Vid.

    3) Use an RGB cable - a lot better.

    4) Get a component cable, a copy of Freeloader and revel in the prog scan goodness that NTSC games offer. Of course, if you don't have a TV with component inputs or prog scan this isn't much of an option.
     
  3. sleepyone

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    thanks for the info t-force.

    I do have component socket on my TV but that is used for the DVD player.

    I know RGB was probably the best option but the whole point was getting all three consoles to run off the one socket.

    Ah-well, I'll have a look around the back of my telly see if can move some scart cables around, I got 2 RGB scarts so will try to organize something.

    Thanks Anyway.
     

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