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I really wish to play some of my old US GC games again, and currently have a US Wii with which to play them on, which has an HDMI adaptor on it. Is that the best option picture wise into (currently) a Panasonic plasma? 

 

Will an actual US GC with the HDMI adaptor I have seen for sale produce the same results, or should I persevere and try to get my softmodded Wii U (vWii) to play them - on the basis they took better when run through this, or is that incorrect?

 

Thanks.

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There’s been a few articles about how advanced  the GameCube was by having digital video output engineered into it.

 

The best possible video would be the original Nintendo component cable, which is not only rare but very expensive (although in saying that, I think I’ve got a set somewhere that I picked up when the GC was first out and I lived in the States) but some clever guys have reverse engineered the cable (it contains a proprietary processor) and have now made an HDMI adaptor to give excellent video quality.

 

Theyre expensive - ranging between £70 to £120 but this would be your best option if you’re serious (check the GC had digital output as Nintendo removed it in later models)

 

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F273563034465

 

 

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3 hours ago, gone fishin' said:

There’s been a few articles about how advanced  the GameCube was by having digital video output engineered into it.

 

The best possible video would be the original Nintendo component cable, which is not only rare but very expensive (although in saying that, I think I’ve got a set somewhere that I picked up when the GC was first out and I lived in the States) but some clever guys have reverse engineered the cable (it contains a proprietary processor) and have now made an HDMI adaptor to give excellent video quality.

 

Theyre expensive - ranging between £70 to £120 but this would be your best option if you’re serious (check the GC had digital output as Nintendo removed it in later models)

 

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F273563034465

 

 

 

 

Thanks mate, very informative. Has it been proven to be a better output than the Wii with a wii2hdmi adaptor?

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3 hours ago, deKay said:

Best option will be via a Wii U.

 

By softmodding the vWii? That would certainly be the cheapest option for me.

 

Has it be proven to be better than the other options?

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Every other video out would be via some sort of conversion, so I would expect direct HDMI would be a better option.

 

Pretty sure someone provided proof last time this was asked too!

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3 hours ago, Pavey said:

 

 

Thanks mate, very informative. Has it been proven to be a better output than the Wii with a wii2hdmi adaptor?

 

Theres a really good digital foundry article about it here: https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/www.eurogamer.net/amp/digitalfoundry-2018-retro-how-forgotten-tech-powers-a-new-wave-of-gamecube-hdmi-adapters

 

As it’s based on a digital output, I’d say the quality would be better than the Wii2Hdmi option. But I guess it’s if you really want to play the best quality GC games or if you’re OK with a decent enough HDMI upscaling from the Wii.

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Good article that, quite interesting. An official 3D screen for the Cube sounds like a winner, shame it never came. 

 

It does also also mention how the Wii2hdmi adaptors are not much cop, which is what i deduced too. 

 

Will try (again) to get the vWii modded. 

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On 18/05/2019 at 09:52, gone fishin' said:

There’s been a few articles about how advanced  the GameCube was by having digital video output engineered into it.

 

The best possible video would be the original Nintendo component cable, which is not only rare but very expensive (although in saying that, I think I’ve got a set somewhere that I picked up when the GC was first out and I lived in the States) but some clever guys have reverse engineered the cable (it contains a proprietary processor) and have now made an HDMI adaptor to give excellent video quality.

 

Theyre expensive - ranging between £70 to £120 but this would be your best option if you’re serious (check the GC had digital output as Nintendo removed it in later models)

 

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F273563034465

 

 

Holy crap - really?

 

Edit: I've just dug mine out!

 

 gc_cable.jpg.2b02a7aa2a4a7d1111b8f828991da0ca.jpg

 

You mean this is actually worth proper £?? I wonder if there's anything else tucked away that's worth anything! Is there a useful resource / list of bits and games with a rough price list anywhere? 

Oh, I wonder if the broadband adaptor is valuable. To ebay!

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Boxed about £200, unboxed about £150 or so. Incredible, I know, but it contained a proprietary processor that nobody had cracked (until recently).

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use the wii u, its by far the cheapest and best option to play via hdmi

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But how will you play Odama! The Carby hdmi unit's well regarded and you'll have memory slots and that essential load up screen.

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I saw now Kaico has released a GC hdmi-thingie (~£60) so now I’m not sure what to choose: GCHD, Carby or Kaico. Hopefully someone will review the the latter to see how it compares, but afaik they all use the same source «code»?

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On 10/02/2020 at 17:32, MoFo2 said:

I saw now Kaico has released a GC hdmi-thingie (~£60) so now I’m not sure what to choose: GCHD, Carby or Kaico. Hopefully someone will review the the latter to see how it compares, but afaik they all use the same source «code»?

 

Yes it looks like it uses the same source. 

Only review I can find is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RsXAct71BCU

 

Mine arrives tomorrow.

 

 

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This thread reminded me I meant to sell my official GCN component cable about 5 years ago. I guess that ship has sailed.

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