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I have a universal S video cable that has the analog ports for the xbox ,ps2, Nintendo consoles before the wii, and Dreamcast


But i noticed on the Nintendo connector it only has 3 yellow gold pins inside. If you look at the analog connection on the N64 console it has 6 gold pins.


am i using a cheap cable ? Should i google for like a monster gamecube Svideo cable or an official Nintendo one that has more pins on the port to match the console so maybe it will look better ?


cause the consoles port has the 6 gold pins for a reason or what ever they are called


I hooked it up to my tv and i know its not supposed to be HD or anything but the video seems kinda laggy in a way.

but my dreamcast looks ok


Yeah i know i dont have anything else to do with my life except hook up my N64 to my HD TV on thanksgiving. lol
 

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Originally Posted by champer /forum/post/19545538


I have a universal S video cable that has the analog ports for the xbox ,ps2, Nintendo consoles before the wii, and Dreamcast


But i noticed on the Nintendo connector it only has 3 yellow gold pins inside. If you look at the analog connection on the N64 console it has 6 gold pins.


am i using a cheap cable ? Should i google for like a monster gamecube Svideo cable or an official Nintendo one that has more pins on the port to match the console so maybe it will look better ?


cause the consoles port has the 6 gold pins for a reason or what ever they are called


I hooked it up to my tv and i know its not supposed to be HD or anything but the video seems kinda laggy in a way.

but my dreamcast looks ok


Yeah i know i dont have anything else to do with my life except hook up my N64 to my HD TV on thanksgiving. lol
http://pinouts.ru/Game/n64video_pinout.shtml


Is it an s-video only cable? They may have omitted the composite out.

Maybe omitted mono audio as well... and ground?
 

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It has S video and composite. whats the ground connectors for ?
 

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At minimum a N64 S-video connection requires 5 pins. Video Y, Video C, Audio Left, Audio Right, common ground. A 6th pin would be required for the addition of composite. Either you aren't counting all the pins because they are hidden from view, or your cable is a piece of crap.
 

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At minimum a N64 S-video connection requires 5 pins. Video Y, Video C, Audio Left, Audio Right, common ground. A 6th pin would be required for the addition of composite. Either you aren't counting all the pins because they are hidden from view, or your cable is a piece of crap.



only 3 in there as you can see so no i didnt miss count unless the other pins are invisible. now i do get a picture with color and i do get audio but everything on the edges seems laggy.


and whats the commong ground pin for ?
 

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I just bought an S video cable for the gamecube off of ebay and it only has 3 gold pins as well. where can I get a decent S video cable to use on my N64. the 1st cable i listed is a universal one with 3 pins as well. this new cable is just for the Nintendo consoles.
 

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i know this is a bit old, but i have some info.


i have a generic adapter that's ps2/xbox/nintendo (8-bit -> n64) ...and it has 6 pins inside the adapter. I got it at my local gamestop for $10 or $15 I think. It's quite an improvement using S-Video instead of the RCA (especially on the super nintendo). The original nintendo, super, & n64 all look better with this cable.


i have a component cable on my gamecube and wii, which both look better than the original cables.
 

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It's quite an improvement using S-Video instead of the RCA. The original nintendo, super, & n64 all look better with this cable. .
You couldn't of used a s-video cable (Or even the same composite cable as used on later Nintendo consoles until the Wii) on a original Nintendo.


Neither revision of the console, as built, had s-video support or even the standard multi-out video port used on the SuperNes/N64/GCN.
 
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