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Using a Composite to hdmi converter for GameCube?

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Found 13th Jul 2015
Hooked my GameCube up to my HDTV and it looks jaggy (Luxury of new age consoles i guess and how retro is retro) just want to smooth it out a bit and make it a little sharper, I see the official component cables go for around £150 so thats out of the question.

Just wondering if anyone has used something like this ebay.co.uk/itm…5cd and how it worked out?

or i read this can help aswell rather then the box standard lead it comes with ebay.co.uk/itm…84a.

Any advice? Thanks
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Second one I guarantee wont work.

The signal is an analogue one and therefore will require conversion into a Digital signal that is carried in a HDMI connection. These cables are sold to people who expect they will work but they don't as a conversion has to be processed and that has to happen somewhere.

The first one I doubt will work and if it does it will either not last or not work fully, the cheapest converter box I've seen was about £40. The average price always seems to be about £50 for a basic model. So one going for 1/5th that price seems a bit of a too good to be true. Reviews of what looks to be the same on Amazon are dubious at best.

amazon.co.uk/Min…3_2?ie=UTF8&refRID=0BWJM8TPW6YX277KZGAT
http://www.amazon.co.uk/COOLEAD-1080p-Composite-Converter-Upscaler-High-definition/dp/B00PQ67XZI/ref=pd_cp_147_2?ie=UTF8&refRID=07BAK20M3Y29PXF7PRM8

As an honest question, have you not considered just getting an emulator and playing your games via a PC/Laptop?
Edited by: "Astec123" 13th Jul 2015
Better off buying a wii on the cheap and then a component cable for the wii.
Gamecube requires a special cable that contains a DAC, hence the high price.
Check out retrorgb.com/gam…tml


Update.
Check out https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hOQ1rr8yqO0
Looks like a wii with a wii2hdmi is a lot better.
Astec123

Second one I guarantee wont work. The signal is an analogue one and … Second one I guarantee wont work. The signal is an analogue one and therefore will require conversion into a Digital signal that is carried in a HDMI connection. These cables are sold to people who expect they will work but they don't as a conversion has to be processed and that has to happen somewhere.The first one I doubt will work and if it does it will either not last or not work fully, the cheapest converter box I've seen was about £40. The average price always seems to be about £50 for a basic model. So one going for 1/5th that price seems a bit of a too good to be true. Reviews of what looks to be the same on Amazon are dubious at best.http://www.amazon.co.uk/Mini-Composite-CVBS-Converter-1080P/dp/B00HV9PBM0/ref=pd_sim_sbs_23_2?ie=UTF8&refRID=0BWJM8TPW6YX277KZGAThttp://www.amazon.co.uk/COOLEAD-1080p-Composite-Converter-Upscaler-High-definition/dp/B00PQ67XZI/ref=pd_cp_147_2?ie=UTF8&refRID=07BAK20M3Y29PXF7PRM8As an honest question, have you not considered just getting an emulator and playing your games via a PC/Laptop?



Thanks for you detailed answer, Yeh played a bit on my PC using emulation but it just doesnt feel the same as bringing out the console itself, To be honest tho i could deal with the few jaggys and that was just hoping for a cheap solution to reduce them if possible.
kester76

Better off buying a wii on the cheap and then a component cable for the … Better off buying a wii on the cheap and then a component cable for the wii. Gamecube requires a special cable that contains a DAC, hence the high price.Check out http://retrorgb.com/gamecubecompare.html



Have a Wii already (never used so in the loft) really want to use the GameCube rather than the Wii as it just feels better.
Karlf1986

Have a Wii already (never used so in the loft) really want to use the … Have a Wii already (never used so in the loft) really want to use the GameCube rather than the Wii as it just feels better.


You can use a game cube controller on the wifi though no?
MIDURIX

You can use a game cube controller on the wifi though no?



Yeah you can use GameCube controllers on the Wii but i prefer to use the original console. Can put in the disc and play rather then use WiiMotes to load up and then switch etc its lazy but i dislike motion controls to be honest
Karlf1986

Yeah you can use GameCube controllers on the Wii but i prefer to use the … Yeah you can use GameCube controllers on the Wii but i prefer to use the original console. Can put in the disc and play rather then use WiiMotes to load up and then switch etc its lazy but i dislike motion controls to be honest


If you're preferring the retro feel then why are you using an LCD display ? You're better off setting up an CRT for this.
kester76

If you're preferring the retro feel then why are you using an LCD display … If you're preferring the retro feel then why are you using an LCD display ? You're better off setting up an CRT for this.



Space, Dont have the space to keep a CRT around.

Dug out my Wii to test how improved it looks and realised the bedroom TV doesnt have the component slots anyways so i will probs stick to as it is.
Karlf1986

Space, Dont have the space to keep a CRT around.Dug out my Wii to test … Space, Dont have the space to keep a CRT around.Dug out my Wii to test how improved it looks and realised the bedroom TV doesnt have the component slots anyways so i will probs stick to as it is.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p2050601.m570.l1313.TR4.TRC1.A0.H0.Xwii2hdmi.TRS0&_nkw=wii2hdmi&_sacat=0
wii2hdmi is about £5 - £6

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