Amiga hardware info, help and support with a focus (but not limited to) North American NTSC experiences. Open to all.
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by oldbull posted Wed Jul 10, 2019 7:03 pm

I found a thread over on EAB where somebody mentioned the OSSC does not convert 50Hz PAL to 60Hz NTSC. It just passes through whatever refresh rate the input signal has. I'm glad I found that before I bought an OSSC.

I've already got two games I can't play because they are PAL only. My A500 has an 8372A Agnus. There is an NTSC/PAL menu option on the ACA500+ boot screen. The only thing I need is a gadget that can translate PAL input signals for my American HDTV.


Thank you.
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by Zippy Zapp posted Wed Jul 10, 2019 7:51 pm

How are you connecting and to what display? If you have or can get a Amiga to SCART cable this will work with both PAL and NTSC:

TNP SCART to HDMI Converter Video Audio Adapter Box
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by obitus1990 posted Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:01 am

Many HDTVs are region-neutral, for lack of a better way of describing it (maybe bi-modal would be a better way). I have mine, via an OSSC, connected to the HDTV via an RGB-to-SCART adapter, then to the OSSC, and then to the television. The television detects the signal as PAL by indicating this on its screen, and shows the picture just fine.
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by McTrinsic posted Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:05 am

In my case its the other way round.

I once accidentally ran my Atari 7800 with ntcs modules and the TV just displayed it.

Its an old Asus TV.

Not the very best picture quality, though.
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by oldbull posted Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:46 pm

Zippy, I currently have the A500 connected via composite. Yes it's monochrome, but for where I'm at with the hobby right now it's been mostly sufficient. Anyway, I'm ready to upgrade to a color connection and want to make sure whatever I spend money on will be the right thing.

I've read different things in different places and gotten a bit lost. Thanks for recommending something cheap enough I won't be too upset if it doesn't meet my needs.
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by Zippy Zapp posted Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:39 pm

Oh yeah it will be much better then monochrome. :D

I think you can still buy the Amiga RGB to SCART cables on eBay. Yes, Retro Computer Shack makes them and this is the exact cable I bought.

Personally I like to use an old school CRT but they take up so much room.

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