Famicom on PAL TV?

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Famicom on PAL TV?

Post by oRBIT2002 » Thu Mar 30, 2006 7:03 am

I'm planning on purchasing a japanese Famicom console, but I've learned that it only comes with a standard antenna-cable connection (sorry for possible poor english :)), and using it on a PAL TV results in low-quality audio.
Is it true? Anyone got experience with this?

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Post by tepples » Thu Mar 30, 2006 9:38 am

If you get an NTSC tuner (cheapest way is the one built into an NTSC VCR), you can demodulate an NTSC signal into audio and composite video. Or you could try an AV Famicom, though it is less common and likely more expensive.

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Post by oRBIT2002 » Thu Mar 30, 2006 10:17 am

My TV supports NTSC signals(as I am watching NTSC dvd's now and then) but obviously this won't do to get correct audio?

(Any good websites that sells the "new" Famicom?)

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Post by tepples » Thu Mar 30, 2006 12:05 pm

Audio/video multiplexing in NTSC over RF operates on the M system. To demultiplex correct audio out of an M system signal, you're going to need a tuner that supports the M system. Any VCR intended for use in North America, Japan, or Korea will do. Connect the Famicom to the VCR's RF input and connect the VCR's composite outputs to your multi-system TV.

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