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Dreamcast Component cables???

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#1 of 10 OFFLINE   William Ward

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Posted August 18 2001 - 07:39 PM

Are there any component cables available for the Dreamcast system??? I remember a while back that someone had one hooked up to a HDTV. I just hooked my PS1 up to my 55" and it was UGLY!!!

Since I'm big into football I thought I could go with the Dreamcast system and NCAA 2K2 for less than the price of the PS2.

Or should I wait for the XBox and use it as a game system and progressive scan player??


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#2 of 10 OFFLINE   Kip


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Posted August 18 2001 - 10:17 PM

No component out unfortunately. The system does have VGA out through a VGA box/adaptor which is stunning. On a monitor, the graphics are truly incredible. If your TV supports VGA, pick up an adaptor. You'll smoke your PS2 buddies.

#3 of 10 OFFLINE   MikeT



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Posted September 17 2002 - 12:28 PM

Is it worth getting the DC VGA adapter, then picking up a VGA-to-Component adapter for 480P ? Do most of the games take advantage of this?

#4 of 10 OFFLINE   Steve Bjorg

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Posted September 17 2002 - 02:03 PM

To answer the second half of your question: about 95% of the DC games support VGA. Not supporting VGA is the exception and most of those can be forced into VGA mode using DC-X.
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#5 of 10 OFFLINE   Dave E H

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Posted September 17 2002 - 04:28 PM

A transcoder is at lest $100 or so right? I've thought about doing it, as it would be nice to have everything hooked up to my RPTV using component cables, but I'm using the VGA input on my TV and it rocks. VGA on a dreamcast kicks much b*tt.

#6 of 10 OFFLINE   NickSo



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Posted September 17 2002 - 07:45 PM

If i had a digital TV, i wouldnt even think twice before i spend $100 on a transcoder. Just the sight of Dreamcast in VGA resolutions at 60" is just stunning.. or so i hear

#7 of 10 OFFLINE   Dave F

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Posted September 17 2002 - 08:21 PM

It depends upon you and your tv. If you have an Xbox, try running the same game in 480p and then 480i. This will give you a good idea of what to expect from a Dreamcast running a VGA adapter and a VGA to component box (since you are basically boosting the signal from 480i to 480p). -Dave
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#8 of 10 OFFLINE   Romar Armas

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Posted September 18 2002 - 05:32 AM

Also, if your TV upconverts all signal to 480p like my TW40X81 does, you need the transcoder for the guns to work. House of the Dead 2 is amazing in VGA mode on an HDTV.
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#9 of 10 OFFLINE   Patrick_L


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Posted September 20 2002 - 04:00 AM

another fan of Dreamcast VGA. have had the Performance brand VGA converter since it was made available. best $40 bucks i've ever spent. i dont have an HDTV till later this year, but on my pc monitor it's amazing how good it looks. easily rivals other platforms current games.

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Posted September 23 2002 - 01:19 PM

I just recently got around to playing NFL2K1 on my dreamcast. Going through a $15 Hais vga converter to my crt projector. Playing football on a 6 foot wide screen is pretty cool. Now if I could just find more time to do it. Posted Image

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