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which cables for dreamcast?
9 replies to this topic
Posted May 19 2002 - 08:49 PM
I just recieved a dreamcast for free from a friend. It didn't come with any video cable though. What can use to hook it up to my projector for the best possible picture? Do they sell any component cables for it?
Posted May 19 2002 - 09:03 PM
No component but there is S-video. You can also get a VGA adapter for it that outputs a true 640x480 progressive signal. Perfect for a projector.
Posted May 20 2002 - 10:01 AM
Get a VGA Adapter. I just sold my spare - they rock! I've got one for my HDTV - and the picture quality rivals a PS2.
Posted May 20 2002 - 01:51 PM
Yeah, if you've got a projector, highly recommend finding yourself a VGA box... I can only imagine what the dreamcast looks like on a projector with VGA
Posted May 21 2002 - 08:44 AM
Make sure the VGA box also has s-video out. That way you can switch signals easily for games that don't support VGA. BTW, with exception to Bangai-O, I haven't seen a game that couldn't be forced into VGA mode using the DC-X boot disc. And yes, it looks awesome on a projector. That's why I never got a PS2 or Cube (not enough VGA titles). I can't stand the softness of the s-video output anymore (don't even get me started on composite ).
Posted June 04 2002 - 08:43 AM
I just got my DC from a fellow member along with my VGA box from Dave E H. Some of the games won't load and flash the message "Incompatible A/V Cable. Please turn off power and insert new cable". Specifically the games Hydro Thunder and Evolution. I ran across the DC-X CD Loader ad. Is that what I need to play the "non-compatible" VGA games with the VGA box? Also, what's a good source for buying DC games, other than E-Bay, and for VGA on a projector what are some of the more awesome titles to look for. I currently have: Hydro Thunder (NON-VGA at the moment) Evolution (NON-VGA at the moment) Kiss Psycho Circus Phantasy Star Crazy Taxi 2 Sonic 2 NBA 2k1 I was a huge fan of Gauntlet at the Video arcade. Is Gauntlet Legends any good? Thanks for any insight!
Posted June 04 2002 - 09:17 AM
VGA is definitely the way to go for the best possible image, but at times I found the clarity to be too revealing of the graphics. For those of who have to decide between playing on a 32" standard TV and a 17" VGA monitor, S-Video on a standard tube is a nice middle ground between startling VGA clarity and composite fuzziness. If I had a projector though, I would definitely go with VGA. Recommended games with nice graphics: Soul Calibur Dead or Alive 2 Metropolis Street Racer Sonic Adventure Crazy Taxi 1 and 2 Grandia 2 Skies of Arcadia Phantasy Star Online
Posted June 04 2002 - 01:21 PM
Another game with some sparkling, almost psychedelic graphics was Samba de Amigo. IF you don't mind dropping the cash for the maraca controllers, it's a ton of fun and I believe supports a VGA box output. It was THE game that convinced my friends they needed to own a Dreamcast, well, Soul Caliber helped too.
Posted June 04 2002 - 03:36 PM
Robert, Hydro Thunder will definitely load with the DC-X disc (that should be that add you saw). I don't have Evolution (anymore), so I can't comment on that title. However, I do have Gauntlets and I'm a very big fan of the series. That said, Gauntlets DC was pretty much the biggest letdown ever. Yes, the graphics are better than on N64, but they only give the 4 base classes and none of the other cool looking guys. However, I still played it, but I wish it had had more extra featurese like the PS2 version.
Posted June 04 2002 - 07:16 PM
Steve, When I read the promo for Gauntlet's legend, it mentions 8 different characters?
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