hd link - DREAMCAST
The Dreamcast was far ahead of its time with groundbreaking graphics and processing. With the HD Link cable for Dreamcast you can finally take things a little further and enjoy maximum video quality and convenient setup with your modern HD television.
We use the Dreamcast's native VGA signal and convert it to digital HDMI. Because of that, some games that are not VGA compatible will not work.
STANDARD VS POUND HD LINK CABLE
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Take the fogginess out of the picture by upgrading from standard AV cables to Pound HDMI cables - the best way to connect your Dreamcast to your modern TV via HDMI.
Say goodbye to blurry textures. The Pound HD Link Cable produces nice, crisp textures.
MORE ACCURATE COLORS
Color accuracy is preserved by converting the Dreamcast's analogue VGA signal into digital HDMI.
PLUG AND PLAY
Seamlessly links your old system to a modern television via HDMI with no adapters or power supplies.
Maximum possible video quality and compatible with all modern TVs. Video quality based on media capability and is not limited by the cable. Games that are native 480p will run in their respective resolutions.
If you want your original Dreamcast system to connect to your television via HDMI then the HD Link Cable is the best and only all-in-one integrated solution. We pull directly from the VGA signal on the Dreamcast for maximum video quality.
Do we sell outside of the US?
Yes, you should be able to place your order on the Amazon US website and choose “international shipping” for your respective country. Unfortunately, not all countries can be fulfilled in this way as Amazon has recently started blocking countries, such as Australia, from purchasing goods from the US Amazon store. For those customers, we are sorry but don’t currently have a way to fulfill to your country.
The image on the screen seems to be shifted to one side?
This is a known issue on certain Dreamcast model and game combinations. We’ve found that turning the TV on AFTER starting the Dreamcast console tends to resolve this issue. If your Dreamcast is already on, you can try turning your TV off and then back on.
Why is my image so small?
Different TVs react to 480p differently. We have only encountered this issue on newer Sony TVs. You are looking to set the [Wide Mode] to "Full 1" to fill the screen but maintain aspect ratio. Please refer to this site for a list of settings: Sony Bravia Settings
Do the images upscale?
Our cable only passes through the Dreamcast's native display to your TV. Resolution will depend completely on the media you've inserted as well as your television's ability to display the image.
Will non-VGA games still play?
Because our cable pulls directly from the VGA signal, it's not likely that non-VGA compatible games will work with our cable.
The cable is sold out!
We're so sorry! We are definitely rushing to get it restocked, even resorting to air freight for fulfillment to try to make up as much time as we can. We know people are selling our cables with inflated prices. While we understand the concept of supply and demand we'd like to discourage our customers from purchasing a $30 product for, often, double or triple the price. The best way to find out when we restock is by follow us on Facebook, we make all our announcements there.
What's in the box?
The HD link cables come with the HD LINK unit. The cable is plug and play so setup is easy and straightforward.