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Please be sure to note the following before purchase as purchases are final and typically cannot be cancelled after they are placed:. Please note the following: This device is able to enable p mode for NTSC consoles and p compatible games. PAL region consoles do not support this mode without the use of third party boot software like Swiss.
Nintendo GameCube. Raleigh verified owner — February 2, I like that it comes standard in black now and is sporting the latest firmware update. It is also great that it has JTAG headers if one ever wishes to update the firmware themselves.
I also LOVE that the connector is metal and not plastic. The packaging is top notch. It includes the Carby, a remote for adjusting settings you can also use your own universal remote if you ever lose or break the one included, a good quality HDMI cable, and a quick start guide. Kudos to Insurrection Industries for such a professionally produced product. Oscar verified owner — February 2, This thing is great! My gamecube games never looked so crisp and clear before. Great image quality!
CARBY for GameCube
Farely verified owner — February 9, Willi verified owner — February 15, I was also told to use even numbers because odd numbers could cause another potential bug, so just one more thing to keep in mind. Other than that, great product, and I highly recommend it to anyone wanting a better picture out of their Cube. Dudeguy verified owner — February 22, Well priced, great build. Free HDMI cable with it, easy to use controller with minimal setup.
This is what the GCVideo plug and play solutions should have all been from the start. Robert verified owner — March 1, The carby performs spectacularly and as I expected. LOVE the scanlines feature.This addition was made because the Big N had apparently been toying around with the idea of doing 3D output, which never came to pass—praise the lord!
Still, the Nintendo GameCube had digital output capabilities in Fast-forward nearly 20 years and the GameCube is still getting widespread play inalmost entirely thanks to the Smash community and their undying love of Super Smash Bros Melee. I too—while not a competitive Smash player—love my GameCube dearly. As new systems come and go, the GC is the one console I absolutely refuse to put in storage.
And since GC controllers have continued to be supported by every single Nintendo home console since, I feel like the hardware is useful enough to keep handy.
Well, the hardware community is here to help! Luckily, you do have other options. It actually uses the same open source software that powers the GCHD adapters, so one would assume the visual quality is basically identical. It comes with an infrared remote for adjusting its various options, and you can pair it with a universal remote if you prefer. And I barely even played with any settings; it was basically just plug-and-play.
The device works like a charm, producing an HD picture that is incredibly sharp and clear. Newer Older.Nintendo's GameCube is a fascinating design - and an under-appreciated masterpiece of console technology. First released in Japan in Septemberit offered a vast leap in 3D power compared to its predecessor - the Nintendo 64 - while at the same time delivering the whole package in a tiny form-factor.
But there are hints that Nintendo had further plans for its machine, ideas built into the design that were never fully utilised - until now.
A series of HDMI adapters for the machine are now available, delivering crystal-clear p, derived from a lossless digital signal that was mysteriously built into the GameCube hardware.
PlayStation 3 would go on to be the first mainstream console to deliver a digital video output via HDMI, but the fact is that Nintendo built a similar pure digital output into the GameCube five years earlier. What's curious about this is that the only digital display interface with any kind of traction at the time would have been DVI, a standard for PC monitors and surely not Nintendo's target for the functionality built into the GameCube. Perhaps not surprisingly then, the digital AV output was barely utilised.
Indeed, the only use for the digital output - bizarrely - came from Nintendo's official component cable, which featured a built-in digital to analogue converter DAC for the most pristine image quality you could get from the hardware.
None of these options are cheap - the use of an FPGA precludes this - but they are worthwhile on two counts. First of all, the only real alternative with a decent quality level is the astonishingly expensive Nintendo component cable. Secondly, it's worth stressing that these devices shouldn't be compared with the cheapo HDMI dongles that shipped for the Wii - those devices converted analogue to digital and scaled the image, while the GameCube adapters deliver a pure end-to-end digital signal.
On that second point, the Wii may have been based on similar hardware to the Cube, but the digital output was actually stripped out of its design.
In fact, functionality was actually removed in later versions of the GameCube console too, which will not be compatible with the new wave of HDMI dongles.
All of which raises the question of why Nintendo added a digital output to the original GameCube design in an era before HDMI existed and before there was any digital interface on the kind of consumer-level displays the console was likely to be attached to.
Clearly there was a cost significance to this as otherwise Nintendo would not have removed it later on in the console's lifespan. The most compelling explanation is that if there wasn't a display available that could work with the digital output, Nintendo was planning to make one itself. Iwata describes a 'special LCD' designed for the kind of stereoscopic 3D gaming that the 3DS handheld would eventually deliver, with a 'functional' 3D version of Luigi's Mansion developed in-house for the Cube.
We figured the market just wasn't there for it. Iwata also talks about the GameCube having "3D circuitry built in" which again seems like a good fit for the digital AV functionality that ended up being used just for the official component cable. But today, that barely-used part of the GameCube tech is opening the door to pure HDMI support for the vintage console. Several commercial solutions are available, all based on the GCVideo open source project. Combine it with the homebrew tool Swiss and you can effectively run any game at the resolution and aspect ratio of your choice - game compatibility permitting.
So, are there any drawbacks? Well, head to head with the expensive component cable solution, image clarity is cleaner, brightness is improved and there are fewer video artefacts. Curiously, the GameCube internally processes using the digital component YCbCr, and there is some evidence of chroma sub-sampling - or at least, something that looks very much like it. This presents as a strange artefact when primary colours collide.It will take the digital signal from your GameCube digital port and convert it to a pure digital and audio stream compatible with most modern HD televisions.
There is an error on the included instruction sheet which refers to an included cable. However this is an error and was based on an early build. We apologize for this misprint, but we can assure you that all marketing materials and descriptions presented to you at the time of purchase specifically stated that the Carby and a remote would be included.
For that reason we can safely say that no one was told that an HDMI cable was included at the time of purchase. Unfortunately, the removal of the HDMI cable was required due to significantly increased production costs.
When discussed among the team members and resellers it was felt that this was preferable to increasing the price as most customers have HDMI cables available to them. We are sorry for the misprint on the included instructions and will be changing that as soon as possible.
Carby Quick-Start-Guide. NintendoLife review. Cart 0. Sold Out. Customer Reviews Based on 2 reviews Write a review. Helena St. Lucia St. Martin St. Shipping Methods.Nintendo GameCube. William — October 21, The cable works perfectly. It is a tremendous improvement of quality over the composite cable I was using. It comes with a very nice packaging. I got what you meanthanks for putting up. Woh I am happy to find this website through google. Karl verified owner — November 9, This cable is perfect for anyone who prefers to use an analog setup with their GameCube.
Works and looks great through an ossc or Frame Meister as well. Great value considering what the official cables go for nowadays. I recommend this cable every opportunity I get. HenryAdams verified owner — November 25, These cables are incredible. I was admittedly a little skeptical at first, but the difference is unreal. I had more or less consigned myself to the possibility that I would have to suffer through murky picture quality and indistinguishably dark areas when replaying my older games, but this not only salvages the picture quality, it makes it feel like it was meant for these newer TVs.
For anyone who is dying to replay Metroid Prime without those abhorrent motion controls, these are a must have. Google — January 1, James verified owner — February 18, I am very happy with the results so far. I am nowhere near using this thing to its full potential, but it is an undeniable upgrade over s-video. I am convinced this was a way better purchase than the used 15 year old cable I could have gotten. Trinitron verified owner — March 11, No thanks.
MyLifeInGaming uploaded a video mentioning Carby component cables. I came here and bought them so fast. It makes GameCube games look gorgeous on all of them! Definitely a great purchase.
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Add a review Cancel reply Your email address will not be published.Browse these all at once or browse the full directory. Too much last for me a crt pretty much does the same thing for me but for people without the space for one this is a great option.
Totally agree! Happy for you, I just got my next step in my setup with my jvc tm15 whatever with component card and it looks way better than my old pvm.
Yeah, it's god tier. I've got the Carby and the mCable. I know some people prefer to play on a CRT, but I definitely prefer this. I like sharp pixels for any of my p content, 2D or 3D. Thanks for your post! Have a carby and been considering getting an MClassic cable to combine with it. Wasn't sure if it would make that much difference from videos I've seen. But your pic has definitely changed my opinion. Glad I could help! But then I found some older reddit posts to the GameCube reddit from last year that changed my mind and got me to get it.
It comes with a small hdmi cable to plug into the carby then to the Mclassic as to not strain the carby and digital port on the cube which is nice! And then you plug into the dongle with your regular hdmi cord and usb to power it.
Sorry just wanted to clarify. Oh nice! I'll definitely check out the MClassic instead of the cable. I have a Rad2x for my N64 that I want to use it with as well. The only videos I've seen where there is noticeable difference using it has been with the Wow the improvement is amazing! I got on their website but I can't find what are the differences between the mCable and the mClassic besides one being a cable and the other being a dongle.
Making your classic video games shine on modern digital displays
Could you help me with it? From what I know the Mclassic has 3 modes, a pass through that shows no changes, an upscaler to and a retro mode that shows picture in The mcable only has its single mode upscaler and antialiasing too.
So they are similar, but the Mclassic has just one difference being the retro mode. Those are the results that got me to buy it, and the post that inspired this one! I fear something like the Mclassic might make the picture even worse on that TV.
Is there any input lag due to needing to process that? Correct it indeed does add those things. I could not produce these results with just my tv, and trust me I tried.
I either ended up with a blurry mess or just a super sharp looking Mario with an ass ton of jaggies. I mainly bought it for the anti-aliasing and it definitely works for that as shown above. I personally love the look of it, and it really makes me feel like how the games used to look like when I was a kid.
For me I really just bought it for the antialiasing getting rid of the jaggies on the edges which is what is shown off in my picture. Edges should not having a halo-white outline to them like around Sonic's head. Yes they are, those are documented.