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Re: DREAMCAST VGA QUESTIONS! come here for everything VGA w/ DC.

by CRTGAMER Fri Sep 10, 2010 11:13 pm

Here's where I got mine:
http://www.frys.com/product/3458883
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Re: DREAMCAST VGA QUESTIONS! come here for everything VGA w/ DC.

by Flake Fri Sep 10, 2010 11:21 pm

That's half the price I was seeing at Best Buy (surprise, surprise). But can you explain to me why that one is a good deal at $12 and why those other cables can be $1? Are there cable types I need to look out for?
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Re: DREAMCAST VGA QUESTIONS! come here for everything VGA w/ DC.

by CRTGAMER Fri Sep 10, 2010 11:24 pm

Flake wrote:That's half the price I was seeing at Best Buy (surprise, surprise). But can you explain to me why that one is a good deal at $12 and why those other cables can be $1? Are there cable types I need to look out for?

Frys, I can walk right in and refund if it doesn't work. Besides a known franchise, have pretty good luck over the years, a loyal customer since they started in the Bay area.

VGA Dollar cables doesn't seem right. Maybe shipping is high.
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Re: DREAMCAST VGA QUESTIONS! come here for everything VGA w/ DC.

by Flake Fri Sep 10, 2010 11:31 pm

I'll probably follow your example. $12 sounds fair. $1 sounds too good to be true. That usually means a lot of hassle and then buying the $12 cable anyway.

Till then I'll just have to deal with S-Video. At least it's better than Composite.
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Re: DREAMCAST VGA QUESTIONS! come here for everything VGA w/ DC.

by CRTGAMER Fri Sep 10, 2010 11:40 pm

Frys pic not clear if double male or female though.

Oh just drive there, the Home Depot of Electronic stores!
http://www.frys.com/ac/storelocator/index.jsp

The S-Video will come in handy for DC games that don't support VGA.
Just slide box bypass switch, for S-Video to your TV.

Curious of that dollar cable, a link?
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Re: DREAMCAST VGA QUESTIONS! come here for everything VGA w/ DC.

by Flake Sat Sep 11, 2010 12:20 am

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Re: DREAMCAST VGA QUESTIONS! come here for everything VGA w/ DC.

by racketboy Sat Sep 11, 2010 9:49 am

Just an FYI, I sell some more adapters/cables in the store now:
http://www.racketboy.com/store/audio-vi ... ories.html
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Re: DREAMCAST VGA QUESTIONS! come here for everything VGA w/ DC.

by Flake Sat Sep 11, 2010 2:59 pm

Mr. Racket J. Boy to the rescue! I think buying from the store will actually be the same price (after shipping) from buying it from Fry's. Thanks!
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Re: DREAMCAST VGA QUESTIONS! come here for everything VGA w/ DC.

by xan_racketBOY_fan Tue Oct 05, 2010 11:01 pm

I plan on purchasing these this week:
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How would I connect them to my HDTV?:
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Is the cable length really THAT short? Thanks!
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Re: DREAMCAST VGA QUESTIONS! come here for everything VGA w/ DC.

by Flake Tue Oct 05, 2010 11:03 pm

See the PC connection? That's it.

I purchased the actual box from this site along with a VGA cable. It extended the length quite nicely and reaches my TV with no problem, as well as leaving S-Video an option in case I run into a game that won't work with VGA.
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