Jump to content

Photo

Legit S-Video Cables for SNES/N64/Gamecube?

S Video S-Video SNES N64 Gamecube GC

7 replies to this topic

#1 travistouchdown ONLINE  

travistouchdown

    River Patroller

  • 4,481 posts
  • Do the math!
  • Location:Burlington, Vermont

Posted Wed Sep 5, 2018 8:25 AM

I'm looking for a legitimate set of S-Video cables that will work on the SNES, N64 and GC.  From the reviews I am reading on various sites some cheaper S-Video cables are actually just a passthrough for a composite signal.  No!  What is the point of that.  Below are a set that I found on Amazon and appear to be pretty cheap and actually put out an S-Video signal.  Can anyone confirm that based on the listing?  If not is there another set somewhere you can confirm are legitimate S-Video signal cables in the Nintendo output style?

 

My application is for an SNES mini and N64 being hooked up to my CRT with S-Video inputs.  I have found S-Video looks great and is the best way to get a decent picture out of your system without resorting to mods (which I often do anyway, lol) 

 

https://www.amazon.c...lv_ov_lig_dp_it



#2 Oldschool80skid OFFLINE  

Oldschool80skid

    Chopper Commander

  • 233 posts
  • Location:Delaware

Posted Wed Sep 5, 2018 8:54 AM

Here's an OEM cable on ebay. A bit more $$ though.
https://rover.ebay.c...tm/183396263082

#3 Punisher5.0 ONLINE  

Punisher5.0

    River Patroller

  • 3,854 posts
  • Location:Illinois

Posted Wed Sep 5, 2018 9:07 AM

A year or so ago I just paid the high price for the Japanese one. It works good like you would expect. Now I use it for the GC on a CRT because I dont want to pay the crazy price for the component cable.

#4 -^CrožBow^- ONLINE  

-^CrožBow^-

    Quadrunner

  • 6,876 posts
  • Collector of Fine Atari and Sega Antiquities!
  • Location:Ivory Tower, Fantasia (Oklahoma)

Posted Wed Sep 5, 2018 9:07 AM

My application is for an SNES mini and N64 being hooked up to my CRT with S-Video inputs.  I have found S-Video looks great and is the best way to get a decent picture out of your system without resorting to mods (which I often do anyway, lol) 

 

https://www.amazon.c...lv_ov_lig_dp_it

 

Do you mean and SNESjr? Cause that doesn't output s-video unless you add in the missing components back in to do s-video. As for the cables, I don't actually know where it is pulling the signal from, but I ordered one of these from console5.com and it looked much MUCH better than the composite cables I was using previously. Cheap cost too...

 

https://console5.com...able-tomee.html

 

It is using the Tomee brand but again, it looked way better than the standard composite video cable that it originally came with looked. 

 

I do and can confirm however that the Tomee brand s-video Dreamcast cable is using the composite video for the chroma and I had to take the connector apart to fix that issue. But yeah...on the SNES side I didn't have an issues. 



#5 RARusk OFFLINE  

RARusk

    Stargunner

  • 1,160 posts
  • Excuse me, which way to Tokyo?
  • Location:San Antonio, TX

Posted Wed Sep 5, 2018 12:05 PM

If you can track one down I recommend the Monster Cable set. They are clearly the better built of all of the Nintendo S-Video cables and gives the best picture.



#6 travistouchdown ONLINE  

travistouchdown

    River Patroller

  • Topic Starter
  • 4,481 posts
  • Do the math!
  • Location:Burlington, Vermont

Posted Wed Sep 5, 2018 12:06 PM

Might be worth it to track down an OEM or Monster cable.

 

Man there are so many cheap shit cables being made these days....frustrating

 

Damn---!  $75 bucks for the cheapest Monster SNES/N64/GC cable on ebay:

 

https://www.ebay.com...tMAAOSwo8pbPBQ6

 

The Nintendo tax strikes again...

 

Original xbox monster cables are about $5 bucks....lol

 

Seems like the OEM cable from Japan is the best option for the money at around $30


Edited by travistouchdown, Wed Sep 5, 2018 12:09 PM.


#7 bubufubu OFFLINE  

bubufubu

    Moonsweeper

  • 262 posts

Posted Wed Sep 5, 2018 4:33 PM

I found mine probably 8 years ago at a GameStop, for maybe $12.  Brand new.  S-Video/AV cable for PlayStation, PS2, GameCube, N64, and Super Nintendo.

 

I don't remember the brand name.

 

*Edit -  It seems to be of good quality and I've not had any issues with it.


Edited by bubufubu, Wed Sep 5, 2018 4:34 PM.


#8 Black_Tiger OFFLINE  

Black_Tiger

    Moonsweeper

  • 472 posts
  • Location:Vancouver, BC

Posted Wed Sep 5, 2018 6:15 PM

I had mixed results on SNES with many compatible cables until I bought the Monster s-video cables for Gamecube.





Also tagged with one or more of these keywords: S Video, S-Video, SNES, N64, Gamecube, GC

0 user(s) are browsing this forum

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users