US Cube on a PC monitor ??

AdamBrunt

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Hi all,

I am trying to get the best possible solution for the above.

At the moment I have a reasonably good "VGA box" which for a lot of games work really well (eg MK:DD) but for others is far too bright (eg Pikmin 2, XIII).

Anyone got any recommendations for a better method ?

I was thinking of either (i) a better VGA box which doesn't have the above problem or (ii) upgrading my TFT to one that takes a composite signal.

For futureproofing, the solution would need to be compatible with the Wii as well if need be. But then have Nintendo announced the Wii outputs yet ?

Anyone got any ideas/recommendations.

Regards,

Adam Brunt
 

JamesOD

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I purchased a VGA cable which was made from a official D-sub cable it works a treat it cost £40 inc. shipping but it is fantastic for the gamecube.

http://www.goldenshop.com.hk/AI-trad/gc/vgacable.htm


I am not sure if it is still the official cable that has been modded but my one works on my lcd even on non progressive games.

Your cube must have the digital output on the back as well
 

AdamBrunt

Standard Member
Thanks for the help James

JamesOD said:
I purchased a VGA cable which was made from a official D-sub cable it works a treat it cost £40 inc. shipping but it is fantastic for the gamecube.
So to use this I'd also need a box which you lets you run two VGA sources on the same screen ? Unless I was happy to keep swapping over the cables in the back of the TFT.

JamesOD said:
Your cube must have the digital output on the back as well
It's a US cube bought quite early on (within the first few months of release). Is this going to have digital output ? What do I need to look for on the back of the Cube ?
 

JamesOD

Active Member
Yep you would need a switch box.

And if you look on the back of your cube next to the video output there should be a second slot which will be slightly longer and marked digital AV out.

If your machine has got that then it should be fine.

Just look on the back of your games to see how many of them are progressive scan compatable ( my lcd is fine running them interlaced but my crt only liked to run the progressive games)
 

AdamBrunt

Standard Member
JamesOD said:
Yep you would need a switch box.

And if you look on the back of your cube next to the video output there should be a second slot which will be slightly longer and marked digital AV out.

If your machine has got that then it should be fine.

Just look on the back of your games to see how many of them are progressive scan compatable ( my lcd is fine running them interlaced but my crt only liked to run the progressive games)
Thanks.

So this solution may have problems running Progressive Scan games ?
 

JamesOD

Active Member
No it runs progressive games fine on both monitors but it's not supposed to run interlaced games at all but it works on my lcd but not om a big old crt monitor.

Its to do with the sync frequencies I think but if your games are US most will run progressive scan anyway
 

AdamBrunt

Standard Member
JamesOD said:
No it runs progressive games fine on both monitors but it's not supposed to run interlaced games at all but it works on my lcd but not om a big old crt monitor.

Its to do with the sync frequencies I think but if your games are US most will run progressive scan anyway
Ah ok.

All my games are US NTSC.

The site you linked to, mentions Luigi's Mansion as being progressive scan and that was a debut title - so hopefully most of the stuff I have (all major titles if you know what I mean) will be PS as well.

Just wish I knew what might be causing the problem with my current setup ?? ie the "too bright" display.
 

uchiha_itachi

Standard Member
JamesOD said:
I purchased a VGA cable which was made from a official D-sub cable it works a treat it cost £40 inc. shipping but it is fantastic for the gamecube.

http://www.goldenshop.com.hk/AI-trad/gc/vgacable.htm


I am not sure if it is still the official cable that has been modded but my one works on my lcd even on non progressive games.

Your cube must have the digital output on the back as well

I'm thinking of getting one of these cables too. Do you know how to actually order from the site and pay for the items? Can't seem to find any add to basket button/link.
 

JamesOD

Active Member
On the left hand side there is a button that says "how to order" If memory serves me correct you have to mail them for a quote and then they get back to you and you bank transfer the cash.
 

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