N64 (PAL) S-Video Mod help, Please?
I was thinking of adding RGB to my N64, but for PAL apparently it's somewhat of a messy ordeal. Not to mention requires parts that I don't already have available to me.
Not that I'm "cheap", I just don't see any reason to buy anything since I think I already have everything I need to do a s-video mod instead.
I have a s-video socket, and a wide range of resistors at my disposal. And to what I've learned this is all I need to add s-video to my N64.
The only roadblock I've hit is that there seem to be a few conflicting methods to doing such a mod. Not to mention everything I found thus far is vague and I can't seem to find a reliable and clear guide on what points I should solder the wires.
So, what I'm asking here is does anyone know, or have a reference I can use to successfully do this?
I have two N64s:
A Standard "grey" console: "NUS - CPU (P) - 01"
A "Watermelon Red" console: "NUS - CPU (P) - 02"
Weather that makes a difference, I don't know.
But I sometimes know hardware variations can make-or-break these kinds of mods.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Never mind, I found something.
For those interested, I used a combination of Wikipedias page on s-video (link) and the labelling of the N64s AV socket on the board.
As for the resistors, they act as a semi-short between both the Y signal to ground, and the same for the C signal, to reduce the intensity of the signal.
C = Colour (Chrominance)
G = Ground (common for both C & Y)
Y = Intensity (Luminance)
Most people used 75ohm resistors for both, but the closest I had was 68ohm. But, it still works. And it isn't too bright.
In short, I no longer need this question answering, as I've done it. And it works fine.
Last edited by Sisee; 08-01-2011 at 07:09 PM.
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