Dreamcast VGA <-> HDTV

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Dreamcast VGA <-> HDTV

Post by Christuserloeser » Tue Sep 26, 2006 1:17 am

Anyone got Dreamcast connected to an HDTV via VGA box ?

I am not planning to buy an HDTV during the next years but I wonder how good the result is. How does the picture compare with TV/DVD or 360/HD-DVD ? Is our favorite machine ready to compete with the next gen ?

All useful information that I can gather from reports here will be used to write a little article for the DCS Wiki
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Post by RMD » Sun Oct 01, 2006 10:27 am

http://forums.lik-sang.com/showthread.php?t=12364

As you can see Dreamcast looks amazing on a HDtv via vga. It kills PS2 in terms of clarity and almost every US version of a DC game supports VGA so its great.
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Post by Cid Highwind » Sun Oct 01, 2006 6:06 pm

HOLY!! Now that looks awesome! Can't wait till the day I have the honour of playing my DC games that way.
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Post by gRiMgRaVy014 » Fri Oct 06, 2006 5:12 pm

Wow! :o that looks amazing.
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Post by Shinto » Sun Nov 19, 2006 4:26 pm

Where can I find that now?
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Post by Lyris » Sun Nov 19, 2006 5:49 pm

Yes, I use a VGA box on my KDL-32V2000 (Sony).
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Post by Christuserloeser » Fri Dec 29, 2006 8:43 pm

RMD wrote:http://forums.lik-sang.com/showthread.php?t=12364

As you can see Dreamcast looks amazing on a HDtv via vga. It kills PS2 in terms of clarity and almost every US version of a DC game supports VGA so its great.
Ah great!, Lik-Sang's down thanks to Sony and I missed the screenshots. :? Anyone got a backup ?
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Post by Satummoo » Fri Dec 29, 2006 10:58 pm

I just today hooked up my vga cable to my HDTV and it's REALLY nice. Only problem is that it shows jaggedies more, but the picture is soo crisp and nice that I don't really mind at all. By the time you buy the headphone to RCA adapter and extra vga extender, you're looking about 40$ worth of cables.
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Post by RMD » Sat Dec 30, 2006 6:45 pm

Or you can simply buy 1 nice box and includes all that.
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Post by Gmc » Sun Dec 31, 2006 1:04 am

Kinda wish I didnt sell my VGA cable off now I got my HDTV, it'd be really nice to see some games with such clear picture...ah well!
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Post by HomerCIDAL » Wed Jan 03, 2007 8:22 pm

I was hoping to see the screenshots too! I have seen Soul Calibur running on the VGA box and it looks just as good as anything out today...minus the per-pixel shading and advanced shader routines for textures.
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Post by RMD » Wed Jan 03, 2007 10:08 pm

Here you go I found a old post of mine on another forum where I posted them.

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I'm using it on my moniter now and since it has Xbrite and Gloss shine is impossable to take a picture of the moniter without getting glare.
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Post by Christuserloeser » Wed Jan 03, 2007 10:41 pm

Looking great! Especially SA2! :o - Thanks a ton for posting them again ! :)
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