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Topic: GCHD playing Gamecube on modern TVs using HDMI

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Heavyarms55

So a (company?) called EON made a device called GCHD that allows original model Gamecubes connect to modern TVs with HDMI with no modding. It just plugs into the digital video out port and then you plug in an HDMI and boom. (Later Gamecubes apparently dropped the digital out and only support composite and... eww)

I have played my Gamecube on a modern TV and... composite cables looks like crap. And official Gamecube component cables cost insane prices. 300+ USD it seems. The GCHD was less than half and I've had an itch to play Gamecube games again so I took the plunge. Let me just say, you do get what you pay for. It's awesome! This is basically how I remember Gamecube looking, not how it actually looked. It's really impressive! And there really is no comparison to using the original composite cables on a recent TV. Massive improvement.

So if you've got a Gamecube and pile of games you haven't touched in a long time, this might be a good way to relive that nostalgia. And if you are a collector, I'd say this is a must buy, unless you collect and never play the games. (Why?)

Also, I know there are other options, where you plug the composite cables into a generic converter and the HDMI into that, but most reviews I saw said those have moderate to severe input lag. Since this adapter takes the signal straight from the digital out, it has no lag that I can detect.

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BionicDodo

I would love one of these, but... I can play GameCube games on my Wii with component cables connected to my HDTV and could also softmod my Wii U to play GameCube games and output them over HDMI. Much as I love the little purple box I just can't justify the money given the other cheaper options.

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BionicDodo

Anti-Matter

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I play my Gamecube games on my White Wii with AV2HDMI.
The result was quite acceptable.

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Link-Hero

I just use my homebrewed Wii U to play Gamecube games with Nintendont software. Not only I can play my games at 480p upscaled, but I can play them with the GC controller adapter and in proper widescreen.

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Heavyarms55

@BionicDodo Yeah that's a viable option to be sure. But the Wii doesn't support the Game Boy Player. Which this does.

@Anti-Matter Ditto, yeah, but Game Boy Player.

@Link-Hero Only a handful of Gamecube games support widescreen, the rest are just stretched in widescreen, so I prefer to play them in full screen, which this adapter allows. Also this method requires no modding, homebrew does.

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Sakura7

I'm kinda surprised some of the loopholes people are going through for HDMI. The games I'm playing look pretty stunning on Gamecube through a Scart on my HD TV. It's one of those scart blocks where the red, white, yellow lead goes into it (don't know if that makes a difference) and looks pretty darn amazing. Perfect picture as long as you keep 4:3 and don't stretch the image.

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1UP_MARIO

@Sakura7 that’s still composite. Get a RGB SCART and you’ll thank me. It’s only 5 pounds and the picture is near enough close to components. Gamecube with rgb looks better than Wii with componant cable hooked on in my opinion.
GCHD is good for ntsc gamecube users which makes their games look better without the mods.

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Sakura7

Will try. Thanks.

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