okay, so i got my setup going (thanks again, @fester !) & the component cables and switch box he recommended work like a charm, both for my SCART to component adapter & gamecube
…but the weirdest thing, my OG xbox displays the OS just fine on my trinotron CRT, right? only, the games ive tried tonight, they go all jaggedy and display like uh, like how porn channels looked back in the day when you didn’t pay for them. yeah.
the “VIDEO 4” input that usually fades on my TV stays on the screen while this happens. puzzled, i go back to the OS and select standard (rather than letterbox or widescreen) and check the box for 480p but not 720p or 1080i. this effect still happens. the fact that the OS looks great and then whatever resolution is chosen for games doesn’t tells me it’s likely a setting issue & not the cable/system, yeah? anyone have any ideas here?
i’m gonna go try a few more games and uncheck 480p as well, see if anything works. sucks!
*edit haha that was it, uncheck 720p and it works like magic. why wouldn’t a trinotron with component support that res? starting to think maybe i should have this one hooked up to the LED next to it, see what the input lag is like on that set & just let it fully display…frees up a component slot on the SD for the PS2 anyway!