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Old 20 July 2007, 00:35   #1
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NTSC to PAL ...what's next?

i got an NTSC amiga to output in PAL for games that needed it

...but on a regular CRT TV, there's the dreaded constant flicker.


what are all options from cheapest to most expensive? can i feed a composite video cable from an NTSC amiga into some generic "scan doubler" allowing me to play PAL games on a "north american" TV? not a big expert on this so if anyone can help i'd appreciate it!

*edit obviously a scan doubler will solve one problem and not the flicker issue.

are there signal specific A520 modulators?


oh, i don't care for monitors. i'd rather view output on TV with UHF & composite video inputs, in the same tradition as vintage arcade machines

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Old 20 July 2007, 07:02   #2
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i got an NTSC amiga to output in PAL for games that needed it

...but on a regular CRT TV, there's the dreaded constant flicker.


what are all options from cheapest to most expensive? can i feed a composite video cable from an NTSC amiga into some generic "scan doubler" allowing me to play PAL games on a "north american" TV? not a big expert on this so if anyone can help i'd appreciate it!


are there signal specific A520 modulators?




oh, i don't care for monitors. i'd rather view output on TV with UHF & composite video inputs, in the same tradition as vintage arcade machines
if you don't care about monitors the best & cheap option will be purchase a PAL B TV from ebay.....you can get one used..you know

also you can get a NTSC'A520 modulator and will work but I don't recommend that
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Old 20 July 2007, 08:24   #3
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Indeed there are PAL A520's... in fact I have 4 I am thinking of selling... I am in need of more NTSC type, as I am down to my last one...lol
And yes, they work perfect for PAL games... so long as your monitor/TV is capable of PAL display.
It gives you hardware PAL output, to hardware PAL input.

You can write me if ya need more info: trborealis@yahoo.com

Hope this was helpful...

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the best & cheap option will be purchase a PAL B TV from ebay.....you can get one used..you know
i think for now i'm gonna obtain a regular north american model TV with a v-hold.
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also you can get a NTSC'A520 modulator and will work but I don't recommend that
i believe that's what i'm using lol
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Indeed there are PAL A520's... in fact I have 4 I am thinking of selling... I am in need of more NTSC type, as I am down to my last one...lol
And yes, they work perfect for PAL games... so long as your monitor/TV is capable of PAL display.
It gives you hardware PAL output, to hardware PAL input.

You can write me if ya need more info: trborealis@yahoo.com

Hope this was helpful...

All The Best... Borealis™ ;^) -V,,


potential stupid question alert!



remember, i have a NTSC machine which i'm able to throw out a PAL signal from time to time, courtesy of Aminet tools. and it's definitely PAL since my screen is rolling vertically on a north american TV. so how do you know what type of modulator you have?

what effect does a regional specific modulator has on an A500

i'm confused.
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Old 27 July 2007, 14:32   #6
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ok i think i understand but feel free to correct me.

a modulator, depending on which one you have, alters the display ratio/resolution and has nothing to do with modifying a signal?

...may explain why i'm able to still view vertical rolling on a north american TV after converting the NTSC signal to PAL?

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Old 27 July 2007, 14:35   #7
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I'm pretty sure it does alter it in some manner. If you were using straight composite, then forget it, there's definitely going to be a flicker if you're using an ntsc machine on a pal television. I'm not sure what else to say about it, I wish I could be of more help to you. Hope everything works out for you
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would this give the equivalent effect of a PAL A520 ? anyone tried one of these with a v-hold capable television?






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