Gamecube Component Cable Help

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  1. Gigatron_2005

    Gigatron_2005 President of Calendars

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    First off, my dad just bought a nice HD home theater projector. Of corse, I would like to play Gamecube games on it. Ive been running the composite cables between the projector and cube, and it kinda looks like ass. My Gamecube is an older model with the digital AV out port. Problem is, Nintendo no longer makes the cables, and they cost an insane amount of money on e-bay (Ive seen $80+). So are there any 3rd parties that make those cables, or am I screwed if I want progressive scan?
     
  2. Shin-Gouki

    Shin-Gouki Rebuilding Veteran

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    You are pretty much hosed. I sold mine for over $100
     
  3. Gigatron_2005

    Gigatron_2005 President of Calendars

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    Damn. :(  Now Im really hoping Revolution will have a digital out port for progressive scan.

    Thanks for the info man.
     
  4. skywarp

    skywarp The extra Autobot

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    I got my cable for $3 at EB Games. Since all av cables have the price, you just need to be there at the right time.

    Good luck
     
  5. Big Nine

    Big Nine <font color= pink><b>Pink Soul<br>'Weak Humanoid G Veteran

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    Yeah for some reason no 3rd partys made a componet cable for the GC, so yeah your best bet is to stumble across one in a store like EB.
     
  6. tikgnat

    tikgnat Baweepgranaweepninnybong. TFW2005 Supporter

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    I'm confused by what is being referred to here.

    By compnent cable, are you referring to a Video/Left Audio/Right Audio cable?

    Or do you mean a RGB cable? I'm curious, because a $100 price tag on an AV cable is ridiculous. But also great, as I have a RGB scart cable.
     
  7. Cheetatron

    Cheetatron Eh

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    Tig your definition for component cable is the one often used for composite cables atleast here in the US.

    The term RGB can refer to so many things in the video spectrum
    RGB SCART(not used in the US)
    RGBHV=VGA
    RGBYUV=YPbPr=Component is what Gigs is asking about.
     
  8. misterd

    misterd Well-Known Member

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    Nintendo's component cable has a special port just for the GameCune. I remember at launch it was pointed out they never licensed the design out to any third parties, the way they did controllers and memory cards, so you (and I) are pretty much screwed now that big N stopped making these. (though you'd think they would sell the design NOW, don't ya?)
     
  9. Gigatron_2005

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    Now that I know that, Im begining to think they might use the same port for digital output for Wii.
     
  10. flamepanther

    flamepanther Interested, but not really

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    And we now know that Wii will actually have digital video output because Electronic Arts is using it in their Madden game.
     

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