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Custom Wii VGA cable

Post by Christuserloeser » Wed Jan 30, 2008 5:30 am

I've read that the GameCube is capable of outputting VGA (instead of Y'PbPr) via a simple mod to its digital audio/video port or digitial video cable and then found this:

http://gamechoiceclub.com/navigateProdu ... uct_id=209
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The GC VGA Cable has been modified by the official Digital Video Cable and it works perfectly. You connect GameCube system to your computer monitor via this vga cable and it provides the absolute best and clearest picture.
....and then I noticed that they also offer a VGA cable for Wii:

http://gamechoiceclub.com/navigateProdu ... ct_id=9303
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this custom-made VGA Cable from original nintendo Wii Digital Video Cable. It is absolutely best and clearest picture.

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Re: Custom Wii VGA cable

Post by impetus » Fri Feb 01, 2008 6:07 pm

Cool but really expensive. I wonder how much better than component it looks? The max output would still be 480p.
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Re: Custom Wii VGA cable

Post by Christuserloeser » Fri Feb 01, 2008 10:40 pm

The resolution won't change but as your TV doesn't have to convert the signal anymore, the colors and details will be perfect. RGB also carries a black and white channel for each color. The difference between Y'PbPr to RGBHV is probably the same as with S-Video to RGB (which is huge).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rgb
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/YCbCr

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RGB to the left, Y'PbPr to the right.
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Re: Custom Wii VGA cable

Post by TyBO » Sun Feb 03, 2008 1:42 pm

I don't mean to be rude, but there is no visible difference between those two barns. I looked at both high-res versions of the RGB and YCbCr pictures, and the colors and clarity of both of the full color pictures are identical.
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Re: Custom Wii VGA cable

Post by |darc| » Sun Feb 03, 2008 2:08 pm

TyBO wrote:I don't mean to be rude, but there is no visible difference between those two barns. I looked at both high-res versions of the RGB and YCbCr pictures, and the colors and clarity of both of the full color pictures are identical.
I am pretty sure the source barn picture has nothing to do with the cable used to display it. Someone probably just snapped it with their camera and made the pictures below it. The point of the picture is to show how RGB and YCbCr work, not to compare their quality. Any difference between the two barns (yes, there is slight difference) is probably just the image compression.
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Re: Custom Wii VGA cable

Post by TyBO » Sun Feb 03, 2008 9:56 pm

|darc| wrote:
TyBO wrote:I don't mean to be rude, but there is no visible difference between those two barns. I looked at both high-res versions of the RGB and YCbCr pictures, and the colors and clarity of both of the full color pictures are identical.
I am pretty sure the source barn picture has nothing to do with the cable used to display it. Someone probably just snapped it with their camera and made the pictures below it. The point of the picture is to show how RGB and YCbCr work, not to compare their quality. Any difference between the two barns (yes, there is slight difference) is probably just the image compression.
Ah, I see. I went back and re-read the Wikipedia entry on YCbCr and I understand the difference now. :D
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