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  • #24306
    itchyd
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    Here’s a video of my original xbox running through component cables. https://youtu.be/D0wo-Aai2s8

    I suspect that the problem is shitty cables. I’d like to confirm that I can’t fix this with settings before I buy any new cables.

    Thanks!

    #24308
    BlueStinger
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    Have you tried tinkering with the Low pass filter settings ? There are two in two different sections. I can’t seem to find the good values for them, either I get a beautiful, sharp picture with wavy lines (not too bad but distracting enough) or a stable but blurry picture… But even in the worst case scenario, I don’t have those black dots on my screen.

    I have another question : Are you using a cheap (around £4) no-name YPbPr cable from Ebay ? A custom made one (from a YPbPr Xbox 360) ? Or an official OGXbox YPbPr ? (if so, which one ? There are two official OGXbox component cables)

    If it’s the £4 cheap cable from Ebay, the issue comes from here. These are bad cables, they’re not shielded.
    The cheapest way to get a good quality cable would be to make your own cable out of an official X360 component cable, if you have soldering skills, it’s not too hard.

    #24319
    itchyd
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    I didn’t try the filter but I’m going to assume this is the dirt cheap cable. Do you have a guide or any instructions on making the 360 cable into a high quality original xbox cable? I just happend to have an original 360 component cable handy!

    I found a guide and it kind of looks like a serious pain in the ass lol.

    I might give it a try but I’ll probably end up ruining both!!

    #24321
    BlueStinger
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    It is indeed a pain in the ass, at least to me. I have a £10 iron and soldered for less than a hour in my life. I managed to pull this off, I was so proud but a pro would have laughed for days seeing how I did it ^-^ (I used some metal pins from Arduino cables to make the soldering easier, don’t tell that to anyone, Hephaïstos would strike me with lightnings if he knew)

    I did it thank to those videos : https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=make+your+own+quality+component+cable+for+the+original+xbox+

    I think “Techno on top” video was the best one. I wouldn’t recommend to use hot glue like he did though, I used some shrink cable and it allowed me to put the head of the cable back on. The only thing that I screwed up was the metal shielding, no way to put the old one on the cable, the shape was way off because of how I had to remove it in the first place. My advice : cut the tiny part of the metal shielding where it is clipped to the cable (some sort of tiny wrist band for cable). Once cut off, take as much time as you need to slide off the metal shielding rather than opening it like they do in the videos, if you manage to do it, you should be able to put it back on.

    Even if you screw up the shielding part like I did, the cable will work just fine. But I regretted not taking more time for this part. If a noob like me can do it, then I guess anyone can. It took me HOURS and I screwed up a cable at one point I had to do it again. The plastic part was starting to melt because of my bad iron, I was about to give up and decided to keep going, make it as nice as I could and I was the first surprised that this thing worked ! (I won’t go into great length as I’m not a specialist and those videos explain it pretty well)

    That was a cool experience, but I’m not doing that again anytime soon =) I needed another one and I found a guy on Ebay who was selling some home made cable like this for £25, if you want to contact him : https://www.ebay.co.uk/usr/xbox_1991?_trksid=p2047675.l2559

    If you want an official component cable, I’ve seen some for £40 lately. There are two types, the one with a box that you see “everywhere” and this one that is less common but apparently preferable :
    https://assemblergames.com/threads/original-xbox-component-cables-and-scart-questions.64377/

    I hope it helps

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