Sega Dreamcast on PW7 thru JS RGB-VGA

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  1. Davidgilmour

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    So,

    finally had the time to attach the JS RGB VGA 2.0 to my PW7.
    Plugged it in, attached the Dreamcast to it and WOW, it worked! Immediately.

    But I have a question, the screen is vertically too 'wide'. When I narrow it down to 0(!) there's still not enough room on the PW7 to show the full vertical aspect of the Dreamcast. Horizontally it's fine. Anyone got this too?
     
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    Come on JS RGB to VGA Owners, at least one of you must own a DC. Get it out of the box and attach it to the JS and tell me what's happening :D :hiya:
     
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    i connected my DC to my pioneer 505 via the scart socket and it looks amazing! what is this cable you are referring to? is it a DC to a pc style vga 15 pin dsub - ie. to plug the dc directly into a computer monitor? i'm not sure if i get rbg or what out of the scart lead but it looks pretty good as i say at 60hz
     
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    The PW7 only comes with a VGA 15 pin dsub. So, in order to get perfect SCART RGB quality we have this convertor (JS VGA to RGB) in between.
    When I connect my DC in this unit the picture is too stretched vertically.
     
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    Ahhhhh a Dreamcast, i remember those days Gunbird and Powerstone were Fantastic - :clap:

    I havent actually connected my Dreamcast to my PW7 Plasma yet so if u hold off till tonight ill connect the old boy up and see how it looks on mine (also using the JS Box)

    I assume u have played around with the screen size settings???

    Dal
     
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    you can actually get a proper VGA cable for the dreamcast. I have one and it's stunning. A perfect image on my PWD6
     
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    Crazy Taxi/House of the Dead/Code Veronica/Virtua Tennis/F 355/Samba de Amigo/Daytona USA/Shenmue/Sega Bass Fishing/Gunbird 2/Gigawing 2/

    The Dreamcast *still* is my favourite 64 bit machine! Awesome games.

    I have played around with the sceen settings, so I am very anxious to know what your result is !

    I also have a VGA Box for the DC. not yet connected. But not a lot of games use the VGA! Code Veronica does, I will try that soon.
     
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    Dreamcast was 128-bit mate. Was essentially a Sega Naomi arcade board in a white box.

    I imported one on Japanese launch for £650 with Virtua Fighter 3tb ... and all for that game. I'm a Virtua Fighter nut I am, lol. :thumbsup:
     
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    i'll need to try and track one of these down so i can plug the dc direct into one of my plasma monitors or spare crts, also i can plug direct into my pio 505xda vga socket

    i don't yet have a console newer than a DC, i've not played games in years, but just dug the console out when i got the 50" plasma to see what it would be like on a screen bigger than you get in an arcade, and i was suprised again at the quality of graphics on soul caliber, so i got dead or alive 2 from a games store. you can get DC games for about £5 these days, and there are plenty of cracking games like crazy taxi, jet set radio, MSR, quake 3, sonic, etc, etc. a lot of fun sega titles, and theres 2 tomb raider titles - oh and shenmue was a great adventure game (or however you define it)

    in my local gamestation they have 2nd hand DCs bundled with a game for about £15-£20, and the accessories are dirty cheap when the get them - like £1 for the keyboard. for a machine thats 4 or 5 years old, it still stands the test of time. i'm just waiting for my friend to give me back the games i loaned him years ago, as i have a load of emulaters for zx spectrum, game boy, snes, etc and all sorts of other utilities. you can play gameboy tetris on the big screen with it, or jet set willy for the zx spectrum - perfect for winter retro gaming
     
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    There is a site which lists all HD games on dc,xbox and ps2. There is a DC forum there with a post that links to a store in the USA that sells these VGA Boxes for 10 quid shipped to the UK. Got one there without any hassle.
     
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    any results yet?
     
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    thanks for this, whats the site addy?
     
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    cheers, i didn't think you could still get stuff like that unless 2nd hand. i ordered on at $8.95 plus $6.50 airmail, so about £8 delivered, not bad. i can now hook it up to a spare pc monitor if i get bored of using it on the plasma

    by the looks of things i presume the vga box thats o/s is an older design replaced by a slightly smaller and cheaper newer one, either way, as long as it works thats all that matters, and it'll save me a precious scart socket on my media box which must be feeling like a gangbanned whore with a plug in every socket
     
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    Only 3 people in here with a PW6/7/8 , a Dreamcast and a JS VGA-RGB ?

    No more ?
     
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    Sorry fella didnt get a chance over the weekend. Ill try and remember tonight!
     

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