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NTSC games on a multisystem TV (CRT)
NTSC games on a multisystem TV (CRT) –
I own a multisystem TV of Samsung's, now, this TV supports both 50HZ display as well as 60HZ and when I insert NTSC games everything works fine and all and noticed how good it looks when you're playing on 60HZ!
So I looked into BM options and found out that you could force the PAL games onto 50HZ in system configuration! Problem is, the bottom part was trimmed almost 2/3! Then I noticed there was a screen position mode which was off by default and when I turned it on it was on (-20,-50)! I applied the new settings and the upper part of the screen was trimmed, that's when I started playing around with the settings and I wasn't able put the position the screen in a center.
I tried numerous settings till I gave up and tried XPloder, problem is, it weights 4MBs! Which is quite a lot for an 8MB memory card. Could you please suggest a solution through BM's options?
Thanks in advance.
Which software release are you using?
The PAL video fixes are kind of broken in R34, they should work fine with R29.
Besides that, not all PAL games will look better in NTSC, if the picture was optimized for PAL it won't be any good to convert it to NTSC.
best regards Jones23
I'm using R34 (not the hacked one which was recently released), should I even apply these changes to PAL gmaes?
Well, in R34 it's pretty useless, cause PAL video fixes don't work correctly. And like I said above, some PAL games probably won't look better. But in fact I never tested that deeply enough to say for sure.
If PAL games have a PAL/NTSC selector, I too prefer to use NTSC, cause some games will look much better.
If you really want to test it, you'd have to use R29, AFAIK it's the last version with working PAL video fixes. It's up to you to decide wheter to use them or nut to.
The most simple way to get a better picture quality is to get a RGB or component cables, I use a RGB cable myself and it's way better than the standard video cable.
best regards Jones23
Thanks for your reply Jones
Thanks for your reply Jones –
Actually, I'm using first party component cables for my 77004CB console (it has the 1.2 CC in it), and the refresh rate of the PAL games really strain my eyes after extended time of play, that's why I prefer to play it on 60HZ.
Nevertheless, all my PAL games shows this purple flicker for like a second or two and it really pisses me off whereas NTSC games don't.
I think I'll try the R29 like you suggested, but I'll probably have to wipe my current BM version off my memory card. Bummer.