Retro-bit have just announced their own GCVideo-based plug-and-play adapter for the Gamecube, named Prism HD.
Just like most of the other current external GCVideo solutions out there, the Prism HD plugs right into the digital port of the DOL-001 Gamecube and outputs native 480p (and/or line doubles 240p and 480i) through a full sized HDMI port. It also comes with its own basic IR remote, allowing the user to easily access and navigate the OSD.
There is one distinct feature however, that sets the Prism HD apart from the competition in terms of usability, that is the inclusion of a USB-C port on its side. Installing firmware updates can now be achieved by simply plugging in a USB cable into a computer, instead of directly wiring a bunch of cables into the device’s PCB and investing in a Jtag programmer.
That being said, upon purchase, the Prism HD will be pre-flashed with the latest GCVideo firmware.
Castlemania Games are now taking pre-orders for the Prism HD, that is supposed to ship in March 2021. The price is set at $80.
It goes without saying that it is highly recommended to use Swiss in conjunction with any GCVideo solution to unlock the latter’s full potential.
- Pre-order the Prism HD from Castlemania Games here: http://bit.ly/retrobitprism
- GCVideo firmware releases github page: https://github.com/ikorb/gcvideo/releases
- Swiss releases github page: https://github.com/emukidid/swiss-gc/releases
GC video is coming to @RetroBitGaming this March! The Prism is a plug & play adapter that provides 480p (may need to force it w/ swiss for 480i only games) digital video 2 your modern display with no added lag. Turn on game mode & enjoy the Gamecube again!https://t.co/qePgelfM5O pic.twitter.com/gdpv8T2exP
— CastleMania Games (@CastleManiaRyan) January 27, 2021
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