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    Default HD Retrovision High Definition Super Nintendo & Sega Genesis Component Cables

    http://www.hdretrovision.com/


    Seems cool depending on price. I am about to SCART all of my consoles and saw this on Retrocollect.
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    I saw that brought up yesterday. It's a fantastic cable. Whatever they did figuring out the mess that is RCA cables to bring that much clarity to an old system is just fantastic. I imagine due to the Nintendo multi-av out standard it likely will work with the N64 and dispel the need for that overpriced Gamecube cable possibly too. Still in the end, it will depend how friendly your LED tv is to that kind of cabling but it looks good. I just wish they'd put a price to it already.

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    If you get a scart box you can get scart cables for more than just super nintendo and sega genesis, so if these cables are pricey it might not be worth it. With a scart box you could then get scart cables for dreamcast, saturn, ps1/ps2, turbo duo, n64, and mini snes (although the mini snes, duo and N64 require mods).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tanooki View Post
    I saw that brought up yesterday. It's a fantastic cable. Whatever they did figuring out the mess that is RCA cables to bring that much clarity to an old system is just fantastic. I imagine due to the Nintendo multi-av out standard it likely will work with the N64 and dispel the need for that overpriced Gamecube cable possibly too. Still in the end, it will depend how friendly your LED tv is to that kind of cabling but it looks good. I just wish they'd put a price to it already.
    This won't work on N64 or Gamecube.

    It's based on a micro-sized RGB to component encoder. http://www.hdretrovision.com/blog/20...ble-difference
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    Also most of hd tv's will not support 240p over component.


    If you modded a n64 for rgb there cable should work,also a pal gamecube should work as well as it outputs rgb out of the box.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tanooki View Post
    I imagine due to the Nintendo multi-av out standard it likely will work with the N64 and dispel the need for that overpriced Gamecube cable possibly too.
    The cables are taking an analog RGB signal and converting it to YPbPr. The N64 and SNES 2 do not output RGB without modification, and only the PAL GCN will output RGB. The GCN digital output sends out a digital signal that is then converted to YPbPr by a proprietary chip built into the cable.
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    Wouldn't a Sony PVM with real RGB be better than this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kai123 View Post
    http://www.hdretrovision.com/


    Seems cool depending on price. I am about to SCART all of my consoles and saw this on Retrocollect.
    I'm in. I'd love to play games on my Genny like Sunset Riders, Golden Axe, and Battletech with that kinda vid quality. Thanks for the link.
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    Quote Originally Posted by theclaw View Post
    This won't work on Gamecube.
    Even if it could, I doubt it would've been able to be utilized with 480p thanks to the video encoder that converts the digital signal to analog being embedded into the GCN's component cable instead of the system itself.

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    Well that clears that up, have zero interest in it. My stock SNES already looks sharp by sheer luck of it on the TV I have without that fuzzy blur in their examples and with it doing nothing to help the other systems I wouldn't take a free one. More power to anyone who wants it and could benefit though.

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    Will this erase the quality differences between different Genesis revisions and their video encoders?

    And when connected to a 32X, will Genesis games output as they would if the cable was connected to the console directly? Or does the crossover cable not carry the RGB signals over to the 32X?

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    I imagine that they're would be differences. Not all rgb encoders are going to look the same but at the same time the differences might not be noticeable.

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    Gotta wonder what the price is gonna be..... $19.99? $24.99? $29.99???

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    Hopefully no more than that.

    I'm definitely in for both, especially the Genesis version. I'm quite happy with S-Video on my SuperNes connected to my Trinitron, but I'll spring for that one as well and upgrade.

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    So these cables plug into the existing AV port and use an inline encoder to output component video?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gentlegamer View Post
    So these cables plug into the existing AV port and use an inline encoder to output component video?
    Yes.

    The method will help several RGB systems lacking component:
    SNES 1
    Master System 1
    Genesis & 32X (most models except Wondermega or Laseractive)
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    Dreamcast (non-VGA mode)
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    I think you should add an asterix to the SNES model 1 listing up there Mr.TheClaw (sorry you may or may not be Mr. but Mr.TheClaw sounded cool to me for some reason posting at 4:30am)

    because! some of the model one SNES systems can have component with a rather simple mod and its a direct out, no encoders no nothing.
    ALTHOUGH! I realize some of us are lazy here and might not want to hunt down that specific model OR even pop it open to solder some wires and drill some holes in that system but the option is still there

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    The biggest issue I think people could have is that your HDTV won't fully accept the 240p over component. I've experienced this, which is why I went with all-SCART and a video upscaler (RGB to HDMI).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Greg2600 View Post
    The biggest issue I think people could have is that your HDTV won't fully accept the 240p over component. I've experienced this, which is why I went with all-SCART and a video upscaler (RGB to HDMI).
    If these work like demonstrated for a fairly wide range of systems, it's motive for me to go hunting for a good CRT with component. We'll see what the price is, but I like an easier non-mod way to improve video output.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leo_A View Post
    Will this erase the quality differences between different Genesis revisions and their video encoders?

    And when connected to a 32X, will Genesis games output as they would if the cable was connected to the console directly? Or does the crossover cable not carry the RGB signals over to the 32X?
    Very much so. I'm not sure of the exact extent. RGB hasn't been compared between revisions as thoroughly.

    32X can output RGB, but input is mandatory. "Genesis to 32X" cables are in fact RGB cables.
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