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Old 12 June 2010, 18:06   #1
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NTSC & PAL Question

Even though I got my A500 working again, I would still like to invest in a new motherboard. Problem is, the boards are only sold as PAL through amigakit.

1) In order for me to get the system to work, I would need an NTSC converter, correct? So, all I would have to do is pop that on, hook my 1084 monitor to that and presto?

2) Will the PAL board still be able to play all of my original and copied floppies?

I am in the 'States and I want to make sure this will all work out for me. I would hate to buy a board on eBay not knowing its true functionality.
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1084s do both 50 and 60 Hz. As long as you connect through RGB, you are JUST FINE with a PAL motherboard. Also, most software is for PAL. Never get an NTSC board!
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That's a big help - thank you much! Cool, no worries then. I just wanted to make sure after replacing it I would still be able to hook up my 1084 (using the standard port on the back of the A500), pop in a game from 1989 and play... lol
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You will be fine and actually better, your NTSC machine was surely a load of problem with most european games and demos.
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