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

Posted: Tue Jan 18, 2011 3:01 am
by Hobie-wan
Could be a little corrosion on the contacts either on the DC or VGA end.

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

Posted: Tue Jan 18, 2011 8:55 am
by Spike77
I checked the connections but I must admit I wasnt thorough. I wont be able to try again until the weekend but will check the connections and clean them to make sure. Thanks!

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

Posted: Mon Jan 24, 2011 2:45 pm
by Spike77
Well I got the chance to look at all the connections and recheck and clean everything but still have the same issue :? I think I might need another vga box.

Has anyone tried the Dreamcast VGA Cable on sale here at racketboy? it looks pretty compact so not sure if I should get the box or the cable :|

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

Posted: Mon Jan 24, 2011 3:19 pm
by CRTGAMER
The box has a bypass to Composite/S-Video for the games that don't support VGA.

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

Posted: Mon Jan 24, 2011 11:07 pm
by Mod_Man_Extreme
Yup, I'd go with the box as CRT mentioned. The S-Video, xomposite and RCA outs are a lot more convenient in the long run and offer lots more flexibility on your AV setup.

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

Posted: Tue Jan 25, 2011 3:52 pm
by Spike77
Since my box went bad on me it made me think twice about it, but you guys are right. I'll just have to grab another box. Thanks again.

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

Posted: Sat Jan 29, 2011 12:43 pm
by Amplibax
I have the VGA box I bought from Racketboy and it looks great and works perfect on my CRT monitor, although I get vertical lines on LCD monitors, but they aren't too bad.

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

Posted: Sat Jan 29, 2011 2:45 pm
by Mod_Man_Extreme
Amplibax wrote:I have the VGA box I bought from Racketboy and it looks great and works perfect on my CRT monitor, although I get vertical lines on LCD monitors, but they aren't too bad.

One good thing to try is while the DC is running run your monitor's auto screen setup a few times until it looks about as good as it can and then try adjusting the phase (write down the number it's at beforehand, just in case). That should help alleviate some of the blurring and line issues on an LCD.

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

Posted: Sun Jan 30, 2011 2:42 am
by Amplibax
Mod_Man_Extreme wrote:
Amplibax wrote:I have the VGA box I bought from Racketboy and it looks great and works perfect on my CRT monitor, although I get vertical lines on LCD monitors, but they aren't too bad.

One good thing to try is while the DC is running run your monitor's auto screen setup a few times until it looks about as good as it can and then try adjusting the phase (write down the number it's at beforehand, just in case). That should help alleviate some of the blurring and line issues on an LCD.


Interesting. That's the first time anyone mentioned that. I'll have to try that out tomorrow.

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

Posted: Sun Feb 06, 2011 8:55 pm
by dnbiola
I purchased an LG HDTV (a 47LD520 to be exact) about a month ago. I have been looking forward to utilizing the VGA input on the back to play my Dreamcast. I got the Retro Bit VGA box and a 10' VGA cable yesterday. But alas, I'm getting the "No Signal" message when I try to use it. :( It looks like other people have had similar problems with LG TVs and I gather that there might be a work around by using a VGA/HDMI adapter or something. I should have done more research from the beginning I suppose. Any help would be appreciated!