Help setting up Gamecube to my Pc monitor.
Posted 28 October 2008 - 04:15 PM
1. Do I need my computer at a specific resolution to play the Gamecube at optimal resolution.
2. Is their any computer software that I need?
3. Would the S-video cable really help all that much.
Any idea's would help out a lot.
Posted 30 October 2008 - 03:19 AM
If you're hooking up a Gamecube to a PC monitor, I'm assuming you're running 31Khz through a D-sub 15 pin connector. Without the component cables, the Gamecube will only output 15kHz (480i) through s-video or composite.
You can get a true RGB signal by modifying the component video cables (yeah, they're expensive). A modified cable is capable of 15Khz RGB analog video as well as 31Khz Progressive Scan RGB).
This tutorial has a very detailed run through making a component cable into a VGA cable:
Hope this helps....
Posted 30 October 2008 - 02:24 PM
Posted 30 October 2008 - 04:54 PM
Thanks for the tutorial on modding a cable. I have one and I might give this a try.
EDIT: on second thought, that looks difficult. Not sure I'll try it. Oh well. There are also commercially available component to VGA boxes and there are ones that go from normal AV to VGA. I have a box that is specific to the gamecube and plugs right into it and on the other end is a VGA cable. It works OK, though the quality isn't great.
Posted 30 October 2008 - 05:58 PM
I've got my 'Cube running 480p to a Hitachi plasma, and it really is awesome. In fact, I prefer it to my VGA CRT (but, that's hooked up to my Dreamcast). Of course, all of this reminds me how far ahead of the game the Dreamcast was, with VGA output supported in so many of games....
Posted 31 October 2008 - 12:19 AM
Posted 31 October 2008 - 03:20 PM
Posted 19 November 2008 - 08:02 PM
I think the X2VGA is it.
The X2VGA only supports progressive scan component input, so that means that games which don't support progressive scan won't work. There is another VGA box, the name of which is escaping me at the moment, that does support 480i, but this one doesn't (there's a confusing mention of 480i, but when you look at the support section you'll see that it doesn't really support 480i.
Hopefully somebody remembers what the one I am thinking of is called because I've been considering buying one, and now I can't find it. :(
Posted 09 December 2008 - 03:57 PM
$60 seems kind of pricey for that X2VGA, I was thinking about this thing since its only $20:
If only I could find something, in-store! Why aren't there VGA boxes sold in-stores?
If your looking for cables, ALWAYS check out monoprice.com. Look here: http://www.monoprice...&seq=1&format=2