(20 customer reviews)


CARBY is a digital audio/video adapter for your Nintendo GameCube. It will take the digital signal from your GameCube digital port and convert it to a pure digital and audio stream compatible with most modern HD televisions.

Please note the following before purchase:

-CARBY is only compatible with the model DOL-001 GC which has the digital port seen here, please confirm your version prior to purchase

-Returns are not accepted, however we do provide a limited warranty which protects your purchase against manufacturing defects for one year

SKU: CARBY-Version 2:Black Category:


Carby, A Major Boost for Your Gamecube! (Available in Black or Clear with remote)

Just a few of its great features:

  • Precision molded, metal shielded digital connector crafted to exact OEM specifications, provides an ultra-secure interface with your GameCube
  • Analog output remains open and active for additional sound and video options
  • Digital audio and video interface for clear and precise video and stereo sound (available modes depend on console region and game title)
  • Pre-programmed remote control is included
  • This device is powered by GC Video-DVI with custom firmware version 2.4d-2 which was designed by Ingo Korb and is used with permission under an open source copyright
  • 1 year limited warranty*
  • FREE SHIPPING in the continental US!!!!**


Carby Quick Start Guide
Carby Firmware Update


*There will be a limited warranty protecting your purchase against manufacturing defects for one year; however damage caused by user modification of the device including reprogramming the firm ware will void the warranty.

**Free shipping not available for international orders

Please note the following: This device is able to enable 480p mode for NTSC consoles and 480p compatible games. This feature was part of the original design of the NTSC GameCube and previously only available when using the OEM component cables. PAL region consoles do not support this mode without the use of third party boot software like Swiss. We do are not involved with the development or support of Swiss but more information about that software can be found here:

Additional information

Weight5.4 oz
Dimensions6 × 4 × 2 in


Black, Clear

20 reviews for CARBY

  1. Raleigh (verified owner)

    I’ve had this for a few days now and I absolutely love it. I’ve been waiting very patiently for a product like this to come to market and my patience has paid off. This, in my opinion, is the most bang for your buck GCVideo product on the market right now that’s actually available and not just vapor ware. I like that it comes standard in black now and is sporting the latest firmware update. It is also great that it has JTAG headers if one ever wishes to update the firmware themselves. I also LOVE that the connector is metal and not plastic.

    The packaging is top notch. It includes the Carby, a remote for adjusting settings (you can also use your own universal remote if you ever lose or break the one included,) a good quality HDMI cable, and a quick start guide.

    Overall, I’m very impressed with the Carby. Kudos to Insurrection Industries for such a professionally produced product.

  2. Oscar (verified owner)

    This thing is great! My gamecube games never looked so crisp and clear before. The build quality feels very professional, and yet it’s the cheapest gamecube hdmi adapter on the market. You can’t go wrong with this purchase.

  3. mjf091394 (verified owner)

    this is the best $75 i’ve spent in awhile. the carby just makes all my favorite gamecube games look so good. highly recommend if you are looking to play your favorite old games on your modern tv/monitor. well worth the money

  4. mathias.boeckx

    I have the first model of the CARBY and I can safely say my Gamecube will finally be used again. Great image quality!

  5. Farely101009 (verified owner)

    Great quality and makes your gamecube look better than ever!

  6. Willi (verified owner)

    One thing to note about a minor problem I had, the picture wasn’t centered and was slightly pushed towards the left of the screen. For anyone reading this that has that problem, go into the options of the console itself (not the GCVideo options, the Gamecube’s options) and adjust the screen positioning. I was also told to use even numbers because odd numbers could cause another potential bug, so just one more thing to keep in mind. Other than that, great product, and I highly recommend it to anyone wanting a better picture out of their Cube. I wasn’t sure if it would be worth it at first since I already had the official component cables, but it was a nice improvement and I’m glad I spent the money. For anyone reading this that wants an HDMI adapter, do yourself a favor, don’t spend $100 or more on other adapters that do the same thing since this one is just as good and probably better in some ways.

  7. Dudeguy (verified owner)

    Well priced, great build. Free HDMI cable with it, easy to use controller with minimal setup. Ace. This is what the GCVideo plug and play solutions should have all been from the start.

  8. Robert (verified owner)

    Just got my carby in the mail today, and I instantly had to check it out and I LOVE the packaging honestly. The carby performs spectacularly and as I expected. LOVE the scanlines feature. CRYSTAL CLEAR PICTURE. Love the support for gameboy player. The metal contact is a nice touch, compared to the other adapters with plastic. Overall great product.

  9. Aaron H. (verified owner)

    Great product, it not only makes all games more vivid and clearer but also allows you to enable 480P on most games! The picture created is super clear and smooth. Awesome product, well done guys!

  10. Jared B. (verified owner)

    The carby is AMAZING. It worked right out of the box and made the GC games look INCREDIBLE. I’m so stoked to revisit these old games on my modern television!

  11. Aaron (verified owner)

    The Carby works exactly as you think it should and the games look great.

    The only problem with it is it won’t work with non-powered Hdmi switches, I can only assume it because the Gamecube doesn’t send enough power for standard Hdmi switches to pick up on.

    Other than that it’s pretty much perfect.

  12. ZJ (verified owner)

    The Carby is, without a doubt, the best GC Video product on the market. Better than the EON, Zeldaxpro, HDMyCube, and whatever else, period. This adapter makes an eighteen year old console’s graphics rival that of the PS3 and X360. Who would’ve thought that 480p could ever look so good!

    After trying out Metroid Prime, Rogue Leader, and Mario Sunshine, I can confirm that the visual quality warrants the price. On top of that, the fact that the package includes an IR remote and HDMI cable makes this option the most feature-rich and financially reasonable for enthusiasts. The Carby adapter itself feels quality, with a grip in the digital av port that is incredibly secure.

    What else is there to say, but….BUY IT!

  13. James (verified owner)

    AWESOME! My Gamecube looks like a modern system with this device. Works great, even on my 75inch 4k TV. I can’t recommend this product enough.

  14. E. Scott (verified owner)

    Absolutely fantastic product. I’ve tested it on Metroid Prime, F-Zero GX and Phantasy Star Online among others and I’m just blown away! I’ve noticed no input lag, the games look gorgeous, better than I remember from playing them on CRT. I’m really happy with the Carby and that price for this quality is unbeatable!

  15. richard haggart (verified owner)

    Excellent shipping speed. Great product never has my cube looked so wonderful.

  16. David (verified owner)

    This is a must have if you own a Gamecube! For years I’ve been wanting to play my GC on a modern TV without forking out big bucks. With the Carby, Ive been playing it none stop:) The games look fantastic, the build quality is amazing, and the fact that its the cheapest of the GCvideo products yet does not compromise anything makes this a dream come true. Consider me a loyal customer from here on out!

  17. Stephen Shelott (verified owner)

    I received my order in 3 days. The carby is a well constructed adapter. The metal connector fits the GameCube like a glove. The hdmi port is nice and snug as well. The picture quality is better than anything I’ve seen out of a 480p output. If you want to play GameCube on a modern TV this is the best solution. The build quality alone is the reason. Not to mention the price.

  18. Joel Watson

    If you love your Gamecube, Buy this period.

    I can’t get over how good my games look. I’m seeing things i never had before and there is NO LAG. I even like how the unit looks (I bought the black one).

    This adapter was worth the cost of the unit and the cost of acquiring a DOL-001 Gamecube .

    you have to see it to believe it.

  19. Tyler Slavens (verified owner)

    Five Stars. So happy with this product, the wife was able to play Donkey Konga with the kids for the first time ever, and there’s a bunch of other games they’re all excited to try out. Best $75 ever.

    Thank you!

  20. Robert Cook (verified owner)

    Bought my Carby about 5 months ago and I absolutely love it. I use it in combination with Swiss and get the best possible picture out of my little purple lunchbox. My favorite thing to do at the moment is to play Windwaker and force it into widescreen 480p using Swiss. Out of the Carby the picture looks amazing. Then I pump that image through an mClassic and get the image in 1080p without the jaggies. The Carby has truly breathed new life into the way that I play games.

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