BS-X Satellaview Broadcast Frequency?

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BS-X Satellaview Broadcast Frequency?

Post by Nikku4211 » Sun Apr 04, 2021 8:16 pm

Hey guys, what's the frequency that the BS-X Satellaview listens in on to receive software?

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Re: BS-X Satellaview Broadcast Frequency?

Post by Revenant » Sun Apr 04, 2021 9:28 pm

The Satellaview doesn't listen on satellite broadcast frequencies at all. It only reads the bitstream output from an external satellite receiver, which you had to purchase separately.

Theoretically, that bitstream can be generated by anything, which there has been some experimentation with somewhat recently: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2kdymgz5dT4

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Re: BS-X Satellaview Broadcast Frequency?

Post by Nikku4211 » Mon Apr 05, 2021 9:45 am

Revenant wrote:
Sun Apr 04, 2021 9:28 pm
The Satellaview doesn't listen on satellite broadcast frequencies at all. It only reads the bitstream output from an external satellite receiver, which you had to purchase separately.

Theoretically, that bitstream can be generated by anything, which there has been some experimentation with somewhat recently: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2kdymgz5dT4
Oh cool. Hopefully, we eventually get to the point where we won't need to buy anything expensive just to broadcast SNES homebrew to our Satellaview.

If not, well, you should all know what the BS in BS-X really stands for.
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Re: BS-X Satellaview Broadcast Frequency?

Post by Pokun » Mon Apr 05, 2021 9:58 am

Speaking of the BS-X, do you know if it's supposed to work without the 8M mini cartridge? I know it should work without the Satellaview, but I only get a black screen on the BS-X and I have no 8M cartridge yet. It looks like it should work in this video.

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Re: BS-X Satellaview Broadcast Frequency?

Post by Revenant » Mon Apr 05, 2021 10:26 am

Yeah, it should boot up fine without a memory pack inserted, you'll just get an error screen if you actually attempt to load up a game.

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Re: BS-X Satellaview Broadcast Frequency?

Post by Pokun » Mon Apr 05, 2021 12:14 pm

Thank you, hopefully it's just dirty pins then.

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