Gamecube HDMI video adapter now here

Started by Bebop, August 04, 2017, 09:41:48 am

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Bebop

What do you think about that  ;D ;D 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XUks9-jW9xw

no gamecube mini then  ::) ::)

I am guess that gamecube prices go up in price now   :( :(

UglyJoe

I'm a little surprised it's taken someone so long to make this.  With the cables being as rare/expensive as they are, I would have figured the demand was pretty high.

Bebop

Quote from: UglyJoe on August 04, 2017, 09:49:52 am
I'm a little surprised it's taken someone so long to make this.  With the cables being as rare/expensive as they are, I would have figured the demand was pretty high.


And soon the chinese get it hands on it ::) ::) ::)

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Just saw the price...  I think that's very expensive considering no upscaling.  But I suppose it's a much-needed solution to a common problem.  I just wish my NTSC GameCube worked with my RGB cables.
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I think it's interesting as a means of future-proofing your GameCube. I have a PAL 'cube and use SCART cables to get RGB out of it so the image quality is already better than with composite, but my CRTs won't last forever. When that happens, it'll be nice to be able to just switch to this and keep on cubing.
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P

Oh finally! The FPGA clone of Nintendo's component cable chip has been out and open source for some years now I think, but no plug-n-play solution has been made of it until now. This is great news, and will hopefully bring down the price on Nintendo's component cable as well a bit.

For the Gamecube, component is probably better than RGB since the cube is apparently using an YCbCr colour space instead of an RGB colour space.

I'm just glad I bought a Japanese Gamecube with DIGITAL AV OUT port in the back years ago, but I don't really think they will radically go up in price any time soon.

Too bad I can't get one of these now as I'm about to move house.

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I always wondered why people HAVE to have those component cables though, can't you just use a Wii?

The only reason I got a PAL cube is for the Gameboy Player, as with the modded utility it looks great.

I do have an interesting JP GameCube though that is equipped with an official region switch...

I might try that with my PAL RGB SCART to see if it displays.  It would be a nice surprise.

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Yeah Wii has been the best option for component. But as you say it doesn't support things like Game Boy Player or the Broadband adapter (mostly for playing Double Dash via LAN I guess).

If it's a region switch for a Japanese Gamecube it's probably just a Japan<>USA switch no? Although that is a neat thing on it's own. It runs normal Gamecube discs and not those developer discs?

I've been thinking of adding a switch to my Japanese Gamecube just so that I got all regions covered, but I have no US Gamecube games, so I can't really justify the trouble.

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August 05, 2017, 04:46:37 am #8 Last Edit: August 05, 2017, 04:58:49 am by L___E___T
 



The thing is, it's a GameCube direct from Nintendo, but with the switch on already.  I think it was used to take round to developers in Europe to try and persuade them to make games for the cube - hence needing to play discs from all over, to showcase what it can do.  I need to give it another thorough test to be honest, with the region free mod utility included and EU/ US/ JP discs.

I do have a development / test GameCube that takes those special disks a step well though yes.  Very cool item.

By the way here is a useful page for anyone interested in getting the various best video options out of their cube:
http://retrorgb.com/gamecube.html

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Pikkon

August 05, 2017, 07:28:24 am #9 Last Edit: August 05, 2017, 07:35:21 am by Pikkon
Quote from: L___E___T on August 05, 2017, 04:11:58 am




I always wondered why people HAVE to have those component cables though, can't you just use a Wii?

The only reason I got a PAL cube is for the Gameboy Player, as with the modded utility it looks great.

I do have an interesting JP GameCube though that is equipped with an official region switch...

I might try that with my PAL RGB SCART to see if it displays.  It would be a nice surprise.





So is your gamecube a retail or a nr reader?


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I have a PAL retail, one NR, and one JP demo that is a retail unit, but modified by Nintendo in various ways.
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Pikkon

So your modified gamecube from nintendo is region free as for JPN/US but does it also play pal games?

L___E___T

August 07, 2017, 12:33:54 am #12 Last Edit: August 07, 2017, 02:27:51 am by L___E___T
 



I need to test it with PAL, but I recall it playing both NTSC US and Japanese discs perfectly fine.  

I have an Action replay I am sure will work for PAL discs, even if it doesn't play them outright.

I will get this all tested in time, but I have sporadic hours to play games at all lately.
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P

I doubt it has both NTSC and PAL hardware combined into one though.

Normally NTSC and PAL Gamecubes uses separate hardware. NTSC Gamecubes have a jumper that selects between Japan<>USA regions which affects the language in the BIOS (Japanese/English), what file system to use for memory cards (Japanese System/Non-Japanese System) and region lockout (NTSC-J/NTSC-U). PAL are not combined in the same unit. It sounds like they just have replaced that jumper by a switch (which also is a common mod that people do).

But if it's a PAL cube there would be no need for a switch since it only has one region AFAIK. BIOS language is a bunch of European languages (selectable) and memory card file system is the same as USA region is using (Non-Japanese System) and of course the lockout for games is unique for PAL.

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No I'm fully with you P, and I gathered they were separate machines.  The machine in question is a modified JP version, coming with JP packaging.  Unusual, considering it is for demoing to European offices.
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