High-quality Dreamcast cables?

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  1. Jason Handy

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    Does anybody have a suggestion for where to get good quality Dreamcast cables? The cables that come with the system (and the official Dreamcast S-video cable I bought last night) look like they both ignored the concept of shielding.

    Also, please post personal experiences with the various cables. Thanks!

    Jason
     
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    I've been looking myself and I've come to the conclusion that they don't exist. If anyone comes up with them though, I'm interested also.
     
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    Im not sure if this is much better, but here's a suggestion: get a Naki VGA box. it has Svideo out when set to non-VGA. So guess if you bought hi-quality Svideo cables and hooked it up to the VGA box it would be okay...

    Whether or not the signal betwen the DC and the VGA box is subject to interference, im not sure.
     
  4. Anthony_J

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    I haven't had any problems with the Pelican S-Video adapter (it's the one that works for Playstation 1 or 2, N64, and Dreamcast.) Then again, I don't usually get a lot of interference from the crappiest of cables.

    14.99 at Bestbuy.com
     
  5. Jason Handy

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    I am trying to track down a VGA box, and found one at levelsix.com, but they have had my order for 2 weeks now and have no apparent inention to ever ship it. Thankfully I have not yet been charged for it, but it still sucks. Anybody have a better idea where to go for one of these?

    Jason
     
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    Many places should still have them... Those chain electronics stores, EB, ebgames.com, ebay.com...
     
  7. Matt Broeska

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    if i wanted to get the vga cable and hook it up to a set of component cables, how do i connect the two? audio authority has a converter box, but it's $179 usd. would a cable like this work? or do you need something stupid expensive like this box?
    any info would be great, thanks.
     
  8. Jason Handy

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    Matt,

    I think you need the stupid expensive box, but you can get a cheaper model from a different company, the 9A60 (...experts help me here...) for about $110. Basically, the 15-pin to BNC cable you pointed to is not compatible with component cables.

    In summary, you need the VGA box for Dreamcast, a vga cable, the VGA-component converter box, and a set of component cables. Has anybody out there tried this? I wonder how much interference is introduced with so many connections? Thanks

    Jason
     

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