Gamecube and Dreamcast on a monitor

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Gamecube and Dreamcast on a monitor

Post by gi joe » Thu Jan 27, 2011 2:01 pm

Is it possible to play the Gamecube and/or Dreamcast on a monitor? I sit at my PC desk of an eve and have a spare LCD monitor on the desk next to me. I'd like to hook the Dreamcast and/or Gamecube to it. I'd prefer playing it on that than on the TV.

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Re: Gamecube and Dreamcast on a monitor

Post by Antiriad2097 » Thu Jan 27, 2011 2:57 pm

There's a VGA box for the DC that will do it. Pricey these days, keep an eye on ebay.
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Re: Gamecube and Dreamcast on a monitor

Post by gi joe » Fri Jan 28, 2011 12:40 pm

Antiriad2097 wrote:There's a VGA box for the DC that will do it. Pricey these days, keep an eye on ebay.
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Would that work for the Gamecube as well?

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Re: Gamecube and Dreamcast on a monitor

Post by Antiriad2097 » Fri Jan 28, 2011 1:23 pm

No, its a DC specific bit of tricks, as the DC outputs a VGA signal, it just needs the box to configure the output appropriately.

You can get generic AV to VGA boxes, but the conversion process tends to give a less sharp and crisp image. A cheap one of those would work on any system as they take simple composite/s-video and sometimes even RF inputs.
I've used one with my Cube and it was passable, but no match for a normal CRT connection.
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Re: Gamecube and Dreamcast on a monitor

Post by speedlolita » Thu Feb 17, 2011 11:40 pm

You can get an NTSC GameCube (maybe PAL too - unsure) to output to VGA using a modified digital cable (Dterminal/component).
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