s-video cable for gamecube?

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  1. KevinW

    KevinW Stunt Coordinator

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    Is there a noticeable improvement in picture quality when compared with the composite video cable?
     
  2. Joel Mack

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    Yes.
     
  3. Hanson

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    Absolutely. Like you just wiped the vaseline off of your glasses.

    You could put the $10 it costs for this cable towards pretty much any other HT/VG upgrade, and you will not get nearly as much in return as you would with the S-Vid cable.
     
  4. Tim Hess

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    Big Time. The first time I made the jump tp S-Video I was blown away at how much tighter everything looked, you could really notice when viewing text.
     
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  6. KevinW

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    Thanks guys! I've only got two s-vid inputs, one is the dvd and the other is my satellite. I wanted to make sure it was going to be worth me losing the satellite s-vid, which I don't use 90% of the time anyway.
     
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    It's worth it...
     
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    Vaseline on your glasses is a common complaint about N64, the games were so anti-aliased that they were blurry
     
  9. Dave Bennett

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    Just get a cheap S-Video switchbox for walmart for like 20 bucks. That way you can use S-video for all of them.
     
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    What S-Video cable for GameCube does everyone use? I was about to buy the Pelican ones today but was worried about the quality.
     
  11. DonRoeber

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    I had interact ones that I paid about $20 for. Recently I bought the Monster brand ones, and paid about $35 for them. They're better, but not $15 better. Don't worry too much about the quaility, as far as I can tell, they're all about the same.
     
  12. Jonathan Dagmar

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    an annoying this about my tv is that it does not have Svideo input, it has component input, but not s-video, go figure.

    If I connect my GC to the Svideo in one my reciever, with the reciever of course connected to the TV via component cables, will it pass the signal through?
     
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    Jonathan,
    Depending on what reciever you have, it might, but I doubt it.
    Most receivers, as in almost everyone, do not up-convert Svideo to Component video. I could BS you a reason why having to do with tech, the stars, and Monster Cable wanting to sell more wire, but I really don't know why. I'm sure someone else here does.
    Best way to tell is to look in the manual for "UP-CONVERT" or something of the such.
     

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