Saturn RGB Scart help

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Saturn RGB Scart help

Postby m0nk3yb0y » Thu Aug 12, 2004 7:42 pm

Hello all.. Some help please, if i may. Due to an unfortunate incident involving my NTSC-J Saturn's RGBScart lead and my Rabbit's teeth, i no longer have RGB output from my Saturn. :cry: I'm using my old PAL Saturn's RGB scart lead, but the TV doesn't switch to RGB mode. It stays in normal AV mode. Apparently there is a difference between PAL and NTSCJ RGB leads. Does anyone know what this difference is? I really don't want to have to spend 15 on a new lead if i can mod this one. Surely I must just have to connect an extra pin or something? Anyone know what pins are connected please? Help! ;)
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Postby Gaijin Punch » Thu Aug 12, 2004 11:41 pm

Man... that's going to be a tough orders, since (I think) most people here are NTSC guys. I hate to say it, but I think the Saturn RGB cable is probably a cheap solution. I can't imagine them running 15 quid (but who knows what's going on in the UK). I would recommend heading to Assembler. There's a LOT of PAL Sega fans over there.
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Postby Recap » Fri Aug 13, 2004 3:15 am

Japanese RGB and Euro RGB are, indeed, different. I bought an official SS Japanese RGB lead for my Japanese machine and it didn't worked on my TV. The pic was red. I've been using non-official, China-made RGB SS leads since day one in both, Japanese systems and (modified) PAL systems, which worked also at 50 Hz. So I don't think a "PAL" RGB lead cannot be used properly with a Japanese system if your TV is PAL. Maybe that supposedly RGB lead is just a single A/V cable with a scart conection?

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