Any of you guys own a dreamcast hooked up to a samsung dlp. i have a 61" dlp and was wondering what is the best way to hook it up, VGA or S-Video. Also does it show up stretch in widescreen or stays in 4:3.
Definitely VGA, which looks significantly better than s-video. To be honest, I didn't think s-video looked noticeably better than composite on my DLP.
You've got a couple of options in dealing with the widescreen. I just use Wide mode, which stretches the picture to almost fill the screen (it leaves small black bards on the sides). You can also use normal mode and switch on wide mode in the games themselves (which is usually a 16:9 mode). However, not all games have 16:9 and it's a bit of a pain to use on those that do so I just use the TV's wide mode.
Of course, you could leave the games and the TV in 4:3 mode.
I just hooked up my dreamcast to my Hitachi with the AA VGA to component transcoder the other day. Played a little MGS for bleemcast. very good game. Played a little HOTD2 as well. Dreamcast was a good system. Its a shame it didn't get the 3rd party (EA) support.
Hmmmm< i just hooked up the Dreamcast and the VGA connector (I have the official Dreamcast one) And I'm getting some annoying vertical banding, equally spaced lines about 1/2 inch between each one. I'm going to check the connections, but I won't want to play it like that.
I'm using a Dreamcast hooked up to my Sammy DLP and it looks and works fantastic through the VGA connection. I'm using the cheap Blaze VGA adapter and it actually looks better through this than a more expensive $50 one that I had purchased at one time.
TV Wide mode works best IMO. Also, you need to play with the "coarse" setting on the PC input to get rid of the vertical banding. The DLP manual actually explains this fairly well.
I am using the treamcast vga adapter, it wokrs very well as well, but it does not act as a switch. You can only have 1 device hooked up to the monitor at a time. I bought an $8 switch off ebay and it took care of this.
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