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I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong, but I currently have The ROxio GameCap HD PRO, hooked up running nicely, but I wanted to record Nintendo 64 games, So I bought a component dual male rca cable, a standard HDMI Cord, and a YPbPr to HDMI Converter, and I might just be doing something wrong, but the best thing that I get is a very cruddy black & white image, and nothing appears on my tv when this happens. Could someone give me a hand? Thanks!

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I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong, but I currently have The ROxio GameCap HD PRO, hooked up running nicely, but I wanted to record Nintendo 64 games, So I bought a component dual male rca cable, a standard HDMI Cord, and a YPbPr to HDMI Converter, and I might just be doing something wrong, but the best thing that I get is a very cruddy black & white image, and nothing appears on my tv when this happens. Could someone give me a hand? Thanks!

 

Dual Male RCA Cable? Meaning a Y-Adapter? You can't do that with Component to Composite connections, completely different. You will need a RCA to (whatever) converter box.

 

If you are doing multiple Component connections, I would suggest also purchasing a video switch so you don't have to unplug cables constantly.

 

This will convert RCA to HDMI: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/agptek-rca-cvbs-composite-s-video-av-audio-r-l-to-hdtv-hdmi-output-converter-adapter/1306189406.p?id=mp1306189406&skuId=1306189406&st=hdmi%20to%20rca&cp=1&lp=1

 

What I would recommend, is getting an HDMI Converter box, because if you use HDMI _AND_ Component on the Capture Pro HD, it has issues when both are plugged in, and switching a lot etc... so make it easy and use one input. This means, you need everything to be going into an HDMI Switcher, and then all your devices/game consoles (N64/SNES/Nintendo/GameCube/Sega/etc) need to be converted from their respective signal types, to HDMI with that box. You might be able to get by with doing some crazy setup depending on how many devices of each type you are going to connect, but you can get creative after you figure out the absolute basics to hook everything up individually.

 

NES = RCA

SNES = RCA

Sega = RCA

 

So lets say you wanted to hook all 3 up, plus an HDMI device like your XBox 360 (Note that PS3 requires Component not HDMI for the Capture Pro HD). Lets start from the TV.

 

HDMI from TV to Game Capture Pro HD HDMI Out

 

HDMI From Game Capture Pro to HDMI Input to this: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/5-port-hdmi-mini-splitter-switch-box-switcher-1080p-1-3-with-remote/1306925547.p?id=mp1306925547&skuId=1306925547&st=HDMI%20Switch&cp=1&lp=7

 

You now have 5 HDMI Inputs that you can use to connect devices, and push a button to flip between them. So lets hook up say 3 things.

 

Xbox 360 HDMI to Port 1

N64 RCA Cables to this:http://www.bestbuy.com/site/agptek-rca-cvbs-composite-s-video-av-audio-r-l-to-hdtv-hdmi-output-converter-adapter/1306189406.p?id=mp1306189406&skuId=1306189406&st=hdmi%20to%20rca&cp=1&lp=1

Which then plugs into Port 2 with an HDMI Cable

 

SNES RCA Cables to this: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/agptek-rca-cvbs-composite-s-video-av-audio-r-l-to-hdtv-hdmi-output-converter-adapter/1306189406.p?id=mp1306189406&skuId=1306189406&st=hdmi%20to%20rca&cp=1&lp=1

Which then plugs into Port 3 with an HDMI Cable

 

Any other questions?

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