Component Video Heading To Dreamcast Courtesy Of HD Retrovision

Recently here at the Junkyard we took a look at the different types of A/V connection that you can use with your Dreamcast. The various types of cable that most people will be using to get an image ono a television or monitor will fall under the umbrella of either RF, composite, RGB SCART, S-video or VGA. It looks like we'll soon be able to add another connection type in the near future if HD Retrovision has anything to do with it: component.

We did mention this very fleetingly in the aforementioned article, but it seems that those clever lot over at HD Retrovision - purveyors of high quality cables for all manner of retro systems - have been experimenting with a Dreamcast YPbPr component cable for some time now, and the tweet above shows that they have a working prototype that allows for 480p images for VGA-compatible games and 240p for those which aren't.
This is particularly interesting for those who want to play games like Hydro Thunder and Air Force Delta et al without the need to constantly switch cable types. Hopefully we'll hear more about this interesting development in the coming weeks and months.

In the meantime, be sure to check out the HD Retrovision website here.

5 comments:

The Blogger said...

Holy Crap! This is awesome! I want a set of these like yesterday!

hoogafanter said...

I really want these for my Saturn and Genesis(I use VGA for Dreamcast) but they're always sold out...

Unknown said...

Awesome. I'm using svideo which isn't bad but this would rule.

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Unknown said...

I have their Genesis, SNES cables and the Saturn dongle, and the build quality is great. The cables run about $60 after shipping these days, so I'd expect a Dreamcast cable to be around that price, too. I will be interested to see how this compares to the Behar Bros products.