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Old 12-13-02, 05:25 AM
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GCN and s-video

I now have my xbox, dreamcast and DVD player hooked up through one of those s-video 5 input switch things. I have a spot reserved on there for my new GCN and metroid My question is, do I need some sort of AV pack or does the GCN have a direct s-video out? and if I need the AV pack, does it come with the GCN (yeah right, but had to ask..)? if not, which AV pack do I need to get the job done?

edit - do I need this ?

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Old 12-13-02, 05:38 AM
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You need to simply buy a S-Video Cable for the Gamecube. Should cost $10 or less for a generic brand. It's $20 at Nintendo's site I think.

Monster Cable S-Video:
http://www.gamestop.com/product.asp?product%5Fid=801505
(I didnt know they had these in Monster Brand. I'll be getting a set)

Generic:
http://www.bestbuy.com/videogames/pr...1517&scat=1935

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Old 12-13-02, 05:46 AM
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thanks! fixed the "this" link above btw.... guess that's what I need then
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Old 12-13-02, 05:56 AM
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anyone have one of the genrics? picture as good as the nintendo brand?
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Old 12-13-02, 06:09 PM
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I use a cheap $5 one I got Lik-Sang awhile back and it looks "ok" but I have nothing to compare it to. I'll Probaly order the Monster Cable this weekend since I use Canare and Monster with my XBox and PS2. Too bad they didn't intergrate the use of the lightwave cable with the GC version. Hopefully Monster Cable will come out with a Component cable with Lightwave intergrated.
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Old 12-13-02, 06:59 PM
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I own both the Monster Cables and Generic and I have never noticed a difference... BTW.. my Television is a Sony 36 inch XBR... never a difference.
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Old 12-14-02, 04:25 PM
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If the Monster S-Video cable is $30, why would anyone choose that over the $30 component video cable from Nintendo?
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Old 12-14-02, 05:32 PM
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Generic works just as good as "name" brands.
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Old 12-15-02, 01:16 AM
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the generic S-Video cables can be had on E-bay for well under &10.00 shipped.
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Old 12-15-02, 01:24 AM
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OK so I just picked up generic at Circuit City for $9.99 Thank You! for all the replies/opinions/help!!
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Old 12-15-02, 01:47 PM
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I have an S-Video cable from Interact for $9.99. The cables are a little short and the end connectors are pretty cheezy, but it seems to work fine. The main difference I noticed between S-Video and Composite is better color saturation, and possibly better sharpness.

Because Nintendo hasn't changed the video connector in a long time, you can use this with GameCube, N64, and I think the SNES. Maybe even the NES?
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