Need advice connecting GC to hdtv

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Need advice connecting GC to hdtv

Post by nytesong » Sun Mar 20, 2011 7:43 am

So i wanna dust off the ol Gamecube and copy of Pso Ep I and II. My tv is s Samsung T220HD and my Gamecube DOES have the digital av out on it. Should i buy 110 dollar component cable, or is there another way? I did a little research and there's this SCART thing. Will that do the trick? The hdtv is 22 inches, and from what i read i think it does have a scart connection on the back. Never used one tho and havent the slightest what it would look like.

Thanks in advance for any help.
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Re: Need advice connecting GC to hdtv

Post by Moopthehedgehog » Sun Mar 20, 2011 8:26 am

SCART is only on european televisions. It's better than composite, though (red/white/yellow).

The Digital AV Out thing is definitely much better than both of those, and I can't play without it anymore since I got so used to it (on a Wii--I'm actually trying to get a component cable for a Gamecube as I write this). I wouldn't get it for $100, I would look for one that's a bit cheaper than that.

Of course, this is all considering you are in North America using a North American Gamecube...
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Re: Need advice connecting GC to hdtv

Post by Eviltaco64X » Sun Mar 20, 2011 11:38 am

SCART would be your cheapest bet, but with it you'd be stuck in standard 480i which would probably look like shit on your TV. The Gamecube hardware requires that Digital A/V port for progressive scan.

I got a pair of GC Component Cables off Craigslist for $15, too, so you never know what you'll run into if you just keep your eyes peeled.
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Re: Need advice connecting GC to hdtv

Post by nytesong » Sun Mar 20, 2011 3:30 pm

Cool, I'll start checking craigslist. Thanks for the tip.
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