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50hz tv > 60hz signal ?

Discussion in 'Home Cinema & Hi-Fi' started by nO}{8, 23 Jul 2006.

  1. nO}{8

    Wise Guy

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    my freind wants to buy a jap neogeo and a jap pc engine, the thing is he only has a 50hz tv. What are his options to get this to work?

    Will he be able to run them through a coaxial cable instead of a scart as Ive heard that a coaxial cable only does 50hz?
     
  2. Tesla

    Capodecina

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    Who said coax can only carry 50hz?

    Coaxial cables can reliably carry a 1Ghz signal over a decent length.
     
  3. utherpendragon

    Hitman

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    most tv's work with both 50 and 60hz through scart.
     
  4. Bigpops

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    Oops, replied instead of edited.

    DELETE.
     
    Last edited: 24 Jul 2006
  5. Bigpops

    Mobster

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    Agreed.

    I haven't had a TV that couldn't handle 60Hz since the late 1980s - and that one was a few years old.

    If he is going to be using a coaxial (RF) connection, then the outputted signal will be NTSC not PAL, and will result in a black and white picture unless the TV supports NTSC. Plenty of modern TVs do, but you can buy a NTSC-PAL colour converter. But, to be honest, if you want the best from these retro consoles, a nice CRT TV and an RGB scart lead is the way to go.
     
  6. nO}{8

    Wise Guy

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    hes got a 1980's tv, and it has no scart connection, can a 60hz signal go into his tv through coax?
     
  7. Tesla

    Capodecina

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    The refresh rate isn't the main problem. It's the NTSC encoding which I imagine his TV will not support.

    Just get a cheap TV for playing his stuff.