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- The best way to connect your Sega Dreamcast to modern HDMI televisions!
- Completely plug and play solution, no external power supplies needed.
- HD ready - games will run at their respective maximum resolutions.
- Uses the Dreamcast's native VGA output - games incompatible with VGA won't work
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The Dreamcast was far ahead of its time with groundbreaking graphics and processing. With the HD Link cable for Dreamcast you can finally take things a little further and enjoy maximum video quality and convenient setup with your modern HD television. PLEASE READ: Our cable utilizes the Dreamcast's native VGA signal. Some games are not compatible with this output but we felt this offered the best picture fidelity on (U)HDTVs. If you are unhappy with your purchase in any way, please return the cable to us through Amazon. We have a no questions asked return policy. Thank you!
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Single cable. No power requirement.
Longer than a lot of after market cables
Audio is handled without a second cable.
Cheaper than a VGA to HDMI setup for similar quality.
Requires VGA compatible games
No upscaler (so you get soft images on most modern TVs/monitors)
Somewhat dishonest box/advertising. Well, at the very least, misleading.
Because there's no upscaler, your TV *must* support 640x480
Some capture cards don't support the output stream (ex: El Gato HD)
However, like most upscalers, it needs an external power source, and since my entertainment setup needs to be baby-proofed with all of the wires hidden, it meant either leaving the upscaler on all the time (wasting electricity) or leaving it exposed in some way. I chose the former and hated it.
This cable solved my problem. Yes, if I get up close, I can see visually that without the upscaling, the signal is slightly softer. But I already sit far enough away that I have to use a controller extension cable, so it's not noticeable.
I love that this cable allowed me to clean up my wiring and stop wasting power. My only complaints:
1. The cable happens to be long enough for me, but I still would have preferred to be able to supply my own HDMI cable. If that box had been shifted just a few inches over, it would have landed right in the middle of the hole I had to route the wires through, and I would have had to get an HDMI extender.
2. The Dreamcast side plug fits in more sung into the console than an official AV cable, or even my old 3rd-party VGA box. I know some collectors are worried about that, as it may end up over-stressing the AV port.
Like any of these kind of converters, I'm sure more could be done to improve signal quality, tweak color balance, etc, but for my money my games looked great.
Also, a lot of people are quick to point out that this cable "isn't a 100% solution" as some games don't support VGA mode. There are exactly 16 games that can't be made to work, and 279 that can. So it's a 94.5% solution.
Games that don't work with VGA:
Air Force Delta
Ceasars Palace 2000: Millennium Gold Edition
ECW Anarchy Rulz
ECW Hardcore Revolution
Jojo's Bizarre Adventure
The King of Fighters '99 Evolution
The King of Fighters: Dream Match 1999
Last Blade II Heart of a Samarai
MTV Sports: Skateboarding Featuring Andy McDonald
Psychic Force 2012
Ring, The: Terror's Realm
This only works for VGA compatible games, this is obvious and stated in the ad. There are not many games not VGA compatible so you are most likely not even going to find it an issue in most cases. The image is displayed correctly on my TV in the center and the proper aspect ratio, but there have been reports that it is shifted on some peoples TVs. Because this does not upscale, and just sends the 640x480 VGA signal, some TVs just dont know how to handle that over HDMI, and you may be one of the unlucky ones with such a TV. This is not the fault of the cable and it does exactly what it is advertised to do. I saw another review mention sound issues, this is NOT the case with me, playing Jet Grind Radio all the music sounded great and exactly how it should.
As long as your TV works with this cable, you cannot beat the price and the image quality is great, any DC fan that uses a modern TV should try this out and see if it works for you!