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Dc Vgamod2Nice mod if you have an old Dreamcast laying around, Raph writes – “The image on a TV is always a little too blurry for my taste, and the quality of a VGA image is very superior. I had always dreamed to be able to use my SNES on a PC monitor, but the SNES did not have a VGA output. When I learned that the Dreamcast could output a VGA signal, I installed a VGA connector on it almost instantly.” [via] Link.

Phillip Torrone

Editor at large – Make magazine. Creative director – Adafruit Industries, contributing editor – Popular Science. Previously: Founded – Hack-a-Day, how-to editor – Engadget, Director of product development – Fallon Worldwide, Technology Director – Braincraft.



  1. CaptSnuffy says:

    I just play my DC on my dell 2005fpw since it can take component video and i have an adapter to hook the audio into my logitech z5500s.

    But i was wondering, if i do this will the video quality be better?

  2. MikeBeversluis says:

    Regarding the Dreamcast – and on the off-chance you’re reading this blog and don’t want to solder onto the motherboard – you can buy VGA cable connector/adapters on ebay.

  3. dculberson says:

    I’ve been using a VGA adapter with my Dreamcast for years, and yes, the quality is *much* higher than S-Video or composite.