I’ve been researching about the so called VGA box or cords for the DC, the thing is that I’m quite confused, if the DC is supposed to directly support VGA output then why would you need a box instead of just a VGA cord?
My true question is, let’s say I have a HDTV with VGA port, can I just get a VGA cable for my Dreamcast and set it up directly and thats it? or is there a better way to hook up a DC to a HDTV?
Well thats what seems confusing to me, isn’t the DC VGA ready? in theory you shouldn’t need to place anything inside the console to give it a VGA port since it already supports direct connection via VGA cable. Now what I’m getting with your replies is that the diference between the VGA cable and the VGA box is that if you have the box it gives you the option to switch to composite/S-Video if a certain game of yours doesn’t support VGA output, I may be saying BS tough…so anybody feel free to confirm or deny my guess
I think you completely missed what he said. He wants to install a 15 pin VGA connector on the Dreamcast itself, instead of plugging a cable or box into the A/V connector on the back of the DC. Its a fairly easy mod to do.
Correct. If you’re willing to do a little burning, most of the DC original games that don’t work with VGA can be made to work with VGA as a backup, or with some GameShark style bootdiscs.
Thanks a lot for the help guys, I really didn’t know too much about VGA connections and googled about it but you gave me a better outlook of things, I’m probably getting a HDTV soon and since I love my DC I wanted to make sure what were the chances of taking it to the HD era (I know its just going to be up to 480p but whatever that’s fine to me)
for the people that have tried the vga on a hdtv, do you guys experience lag? because i do. i have never tried it on a regular lcd but that shouldnt make a difference. the timing on rom was the slightest bit off so i thought it was just me. so i put in 3s and try to do yuns combo and they didnt work (couldnt even do forward fierce, hop kick, hopkick). it seemed that it just slowed down or dropped frames–something along those lines.
I guess this has to do with your tv, if it’s an lcd then it have to scale to the right resulotion if 480P isen’t the native res (witch i really really doubt it is)
I have my DC connected to either a 19" or a 17" crt computer monitor, works great and no lag.
Tried it on my LCD computer monitor a while ago, but that is widescreen so aspect ratio gets fucked’up, not many DC games support ws. Had no noticeable lag, but on the otherhand i diden’t play any fast or fighting games.
The VGA boxes I have have audio hookups on them. They have the Red and White cables that I run into a stereo system and an earphone jack that I sometimes use with computer speakers. Is that what you mean?