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Building a RF unit for Saturn ...

Discussion in 'Saturn Dev' started by Michael Knight, Sep 6, 2001.

  1. Michael Knight

    Michael Knight New Member

    Hi!

    Does anyone if its possible to build a RF unit for a Saturn?? ... I discovered that my old tv works with 60 hz games & ntsc games (It´s an old PAL tv, without scart & audio+video, only rf input) so, it could be made?? I have tried to buy one, but I can´t find any ...

    I´ve been thinking to modify a RF unit from my old Mega Drive I (a friend can give me his MD 2 RF unit) .. so could it be done???
     
  2. megametalgreymon

    megametalgreymon New Member

    www.consoleking.com have them listed for £12.99/$15.98 , there uk based, and since you have a pal tv im guessing you must be in europe as well
     
  3. Gear

    Gear New Member

    Don't matter doing that, RF makes your saturn look like crap. If you want, try to connect it to a PC monitor (is that possible?).

    You can find information here (even for a RF)

    http://www.gamesx.com/avpinouts/saturnav.htm
     
  4. Gear

    Gear New Member

    I just read about the problem with the PC monitors :(
     
  5. ExCyber

    ExCyber Staff Member

    It should be possible to find a general-purpose RF modulator that has A/V RCA jacks and RF output. I saw one of these things at a local Radio Shack a while back for $40 or so; a little steep but if you want to use other stuff with that TV it might be worth it (assuming that it's not difficult to find A/V output cables wherever you are).

    megametalgreymon: PAL is used all over the place, not just in Europe; its usage area is easier to define by which countries/regions *don't* use it than by which ones do :).
     
  6. Michael Knight

    Michael Knight New Member

    Thx for the info!

    Gear, I know RF sucks, and RGB looks better, but I have 2 TVs, the old & the new one, the old one only has a RF input, the new one has 2 RGB inputs, S-Video, A/V ... you know ... but I can´t use the new TV always, why? Because there is always at home using it ... so I just discovered 2 days ago that my old tv worked fine at 60 hz & without any problem with ntsc-u & ntsc-j games (thanks Dreamcast!!!)

    Well, it looks like I have 2 ways ... 1 - Buy one of those RF modulator or 2 - Modify my MD RF unit (cutting the male connector, the one that is plugged into the MD, to one that fit into the Saturn) ...

    Ok, thank you again for the useful info!!

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    Ooops!! I forgot something ... Gear, you weren´t wrong at all, I read some time ago that "normal" pc monitors don´t work with consoles (unless DC), but there were some monitors, from old computers, that could work, I think that it will work with an amiga monitor, i´m not sure, so if anyone know whta type of monitor will work ...
     
  7. IceDigger

    IceDigger Founder Staff Member

    amiga monitors should work fine, via RGB. amiga montors use the same frequencies as a TV.
     
  8. Michael Knight

    Michael Knight New Member

    Thx for the info, Arakon ....

    Do you, or anyone, know how much one of those monitors could cost???
     
  9. IceDigger

    IceDigger Founder Staff Member

    look around on ebay, they're anything from 20 to 50 bucks.
     

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