Question: GC Component Cable?

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  1. Adrian_S

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    Hi Gang, is Nintendo the only place to get the component video cable adapter for my Gamecube? Are there no third party cables, cheaper? Or how about a pin-out diagram so I can make my own?

    I use the S-Video right now, but I got component out for my Xbox and PS2. I paid $6.95 for my PS2 component cable and $10.95 for my xbox av/pack. Nintendo want's like $37 shipped.

    Since were on the subject, did they ever make any component cables for the Dreamcast?

    Thanks,

    Adrian
     
  2. Masood Ali

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    Try looking on eBay for the component cables, or scan message boards. I got mine for $25 shipped.

    Yes, Nintendo is currently the only place you can buy them from. No third parties yet.

    One thing to consider about making your own cable: where will you get the male connector that goes into the Digital AV Out port on the back of your Gamecube?
     
  3. Michael St. Clair

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    Believe it or not, the 'digital' out of the Gamecube is actually a digital out (I don't know what standard...DVI with a custom connector?), unlike the PS2 and XBox.
    The cable has a D/A chip in the connector, this chip converts the digital out to analog component video.
    You can actually jumper some of the pins on this D/A chip and get RGB/VGA!
    Anyhow, because the Gamecube cable is actually 'smart', you'll never find it as cheap as for the other systems.
    From GamesX message board:
     
  4. Adrian_S

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    Drat! I knew this cable wasn't a normal thing... I will check ebay, if not then I'm gonna have to bite the bullet at Nintendo.
     
  5. Matt DeVillier

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    on that message board post that Michael linked to above, there is a circuit diagram for converting the raw digital audio stream into a SPDIF one - anyone give it a try yet? I'm thinking of doing it if I can locate the necessary IC cheaply enough [​IMG]
     
  6. Doug Schiller

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    I've been on the same quest.
    Pelican actually lists a component cable for the Gamecube but suprise, no one has it in stock. I think it is like $19.99.
    http://www.pelicanacc.com/search/detailed.php?id=116
    I hate spending $37 at Nintendo for something that should be sold everywhere for not more than $20.
    Doug
     
  7. Derek.Dixon

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    Lets just hope Monster Cable gets off their butts and puts out a component video cable it would get alot of use Nintendo reuses all thier old a/v ports' the one on the N64 is now the cube's analog port.
     

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