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Re: N64 S-Video Cables

by fastbilly1 Tue Oct 14, 2014 10:12 am

Why not put a barrel connector on the cable to the machine? That way you never remove the cable, pins are secure, and when you need to plug it into a tv, you use a cheaper standard svideo cable.

It technically can degrade the image, but it is likely not noticeable by most people.
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Re: N64 S-Video Cables

by bladerunner Tue Oct 14, 2014 12:16 pm

Agree, not a good idea, keep the composite unplugged!

Some TVs will detect the composite signal and revert to that, reducing the video separation of the SVideo. This defeats the whole purpose of having the SVideo plugged in keeping the Chroma Luma signals isolated.

This was my thought on the S-video/composite cables, but it may depend on the Tv or monitor you are using as to what signal it defaults to. Not sure.

Anyway I was lazy and did not want to sift through cheaper cables on the off chances one was good so I sprung for a official Nintendo s-video cable. Cost $30 with shipping included from Japan. A bit pricey but after I researched going RGB, I felt $30 was a cheaper alternative.
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