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nintendo gamecube picture quality

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Found 22nd Dec 2011
hi
i recently got an old gamecube for my 2 little boys (and me ) but the picture quality on my hd tv is not good at all. the colours seem really washy and over bright in places
i have used the red ,yellow and white connectors into a scart block and just into the normal red yellow and white holes but the quality looks the same.
any ideas please?
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use hdmi
Nailez

http://askville.amazon.com/make-picture-Gamecube-sharp-HDTV/AnswerViewer.do?requestId=6880412


http://www.avforums.com/reviews/index.php?reviewid=2
haha £840!!
result!
shergold

use hdmi


there is no hdmi slot as it isnt a hd console
groggy

there is no hdmi slot as it isnt a hd console



I presume that was the first answer theres numerous includnig using a component lead which is not what the gamecube shipped with
The cables are so expensive, it would be cheaper to buy a first gen Wii.
I still have the official RGB scart but never managed to buy a component lead.
this is what im using now:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SNES-Nintendo-N64-Gamecube-AV-lead-TV-cable-scart-/110782922937?pt=UK_VideoGames_VideoGameAccessories_VideoGameAccessories_JN&hash=item19cb2d40b9

is there a better option?
groggy

this is what im using … this is what im using now:[url=http%253A%252F%252Fwww.ebay.co.uk%252Fitm%252FSNES-Nintendo-N64-Gamecube-AV-lead-TV-cable-scart-%252F110782922937%253Fpt%253DUK_VideoGames_VideoGameAccessories_VideoGameAccessories_JN%2526hash%253Ditem19cb2d40b9]http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SNES-Nintendo-N64-Gamecube-AV-lead-TV-cable-scart-/110782922937?pt=UK_VideoGames_VideoGameAccessories_VideoGameAccessories_JN&hash=item19cb2d40b9[/url]is there a better option?



The official RGB scart lead, or component. Both are excessively priced and hard to get hold of unfortunately.
dcx_badass

As above, need RGB Scart or component, the latest gamecubes lost the … As above, need RGB Scart or component, the latest gamecubes lost the output needed for component though, it's not cheap for either.TBH not that much you can do, it will look better on a CRT than a LCD though.


so the ebay cable wont improve it?
RGB scart is the only cost effective way to get a better picture. Official component cables for the Gamecube cost silly money as they're rare. There are no unofficial ones.

Wii cables don't work on the GC either, which is a shame.

GC + RGB SCART or Wii + component is the best option.
Edited by: "oldmanhouse" 22nd Dec 2011
dcx_badass

Is that ebay cable not what you are using already?


sorry i meant would this improve it:

ebay.co.uk/itm…860
groggy

sorry i meant would this improve … sorry i meant would this improve it:[url=http%253A%252F%252Fwww.ebay.co.uk%252Fitm%252FMadrics-Gamecube-GOLD-RGB-Scart-Cable-Lead-Brand-New-%252F360353861168%253F_trksid%253Dp5197.m7%2526_trkparms%253Dalgo%25253DLVI%252526itu%25253DUCI%252526otn%25253D4%252526po%25253DLVI%252526ps%25253D63%252526clkid%25253D5079085611854798860%2523ht_963wt_1139]http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Madrics-Gamecube-GOLD-RGB-Scart-Cable-Lead-Brand-New-/360353861168?_trksid=p5197.m7&_trkparms=algo%3DLVI%26itu%3DUCI%26otn%3D4%26po%3DLVI%26ps%3D63%26clkid%3D5079085611854798860#ht_963wt_1139[/url]



That may make a small difference, and is all you can get for <£15. Next thing up would be an official RGB cable (same cable as that, just the official) one which go for £15-25 on eBay
oldmanhouse

That may make a small difference, and is all you can get for


it just the actual colours really thats the problem , the graphics arnt to bad
dga

If you are using an RF modulator (does it plug into the aerial socket?) … If you are using an RF modulator (does it plug into the aerial socket?) then component will look better (your first eBay link) and the RGB one even better again. Good luck with 480i.


im currently just plugging the yelloow , white and red connectors into the correct socket. i have tried through a scart block which also has the colour conectors but with no succesful results
groggy

it just the actual colours really thats the problem , the graphics arnt … it just the actual colours really thats the problem , the graphics arnt to bad



The RGB cable will provide slightly deeper colours. Less washed out.
dcx_badass

The ebay link you posted is to the yellow white and red (composite) so … The ebay link you posted is to the yellow white and red (composite) so why would buying another of the same cable make a difference.


no i meant should i buy this one:
ebay.co.uk/itm…024
dga

If I can get my old N64 working, I'll be buying an RGB cable for it. Glad … If I can get my old N64 working, I'll be buying an RGB cable for it. Glad I can across this thread now



Bad news is that the N64 doesn't output proper RGB - only composite. You'll see RGB scart cables on eBay, but they only output composite signal (equivalent to yellow, white & red cable). So just get whichever is cheaper, because they're the same.

Composite will still be better than RF though.
oldmanhouse

The RGB cable will provide slightly deeper colours. Less washed out.



Colours will be much more solid and stop bleeding into each other.
There used to be major issues with unofficial scart leads, I only had success with the official one.
I paid £24.99 at the time so they've never been cheap.

Indeed, the best that the NGC supported was component (RGB) cables. And also, one more thing worth mentioning (in case no one's mentioned it yet) -- sometimes you have to 'force' it to display progressive scan. Here's Nintendo's tech support page explaining how to do it:

http://www.nintendo.com/consumer/systems/nintendogamecube/hook_component.jsp

Displaying a Game in Progressive Scan Mode: In order to display a game in … Displaying a Game in Progressive Scan Mode: In order to display a game in progressive scan mode, the Nintendo GameCube game being played must be programmed for progressive scan and your TV has to have the ability to display this signal in progressive scan mode (click here for more information). To display a game in progressive scan mode:Turn the system off.With the system turned off, hold down the B Button on the Controller and power on the system.When the message "Would you like to display in progressive scan mode? Yes / No" appears, highlight "Yes" and press the A Button.


Edited by: "sits69" 24th Dec 2011
sits69

Indeed, the best that the NGC supported was component (RGB) cables. And … Indeed, the best that the NGC supported was component (RGB) cables. And also, one more thing worth mentioning (in case no one's mentioned it yet) -- sometimes you have to 'force' it to display progressive scan. Here's Nintendo's tech support page explaining how to do it:http://www.nintendo.com/consumer/systems/nintendogamecube/hook_component.jsp


cheers for that
i will look into it when i get home.
Silly question but couldn't you alter the colour, brightness and contrast on the tv?. That may help, My TV lets you save custom settings for them etc..
tried that
MBeeching

Colours will be much more solid and stop bleeding into each other.There … Colours will be much more solid and stop bleeding into each other.There used to be major issues with unofficial scart leads, I only had success with the official one.I paid £24.99 at the time so they've never been cheap.


this did the job perfect!

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