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Good composite to hdmi converter?

Hi. Does anyone know of a good composite to hdmi converter/upscaler (that doesn't cost an arm & a leg) to use with older game systems?

I'd like to play my Gamecube on my hdtv (32" 720p), which i can't really do right now without it looking pretty bad (the Wind Waker still looks pretty good but not as good as it did).

Thank you for any help.
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IIRC, Amazon has tons of them for something around $20 or so. It doesn't cause you an arm or leg. I have one connect my kid's GameCube. The problem with these are (1) if you let it remain plugged in for a long time, it will stuck and require power cycle (2) Additional lag which is the main complaint from my kids. Turn on the game mode on TV helps a little but it is still very noticeable lag.
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Hope it's OK to post a couple weeks later (still feeling my way around this forum but I can walk you through getting a better quality signal on your modern TV, and upscallers and all that if you want - you DEFINITELY want to stay away from composite - that's going to butcher the image quality no matter what. Unfortunately none of this is cheap for a good result (looking at $200 minimum for a good scaler), and the GameCube you're talking about is one of the rare ones where the component cables for it routinely go for around $280...but you can thankfully play GameCube games on a Wii with minimal downsides if you want (and Wii is cheap on Craigslist, as are it's YPbPr component cables).

Let me know your thoughts and I can give you some options.
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