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February 11th, 2016, 2:47 pm #181

yup, the bottom is clear white
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February 11th, 2016, 7:34 pm #182

Ok, thanks for clearing that up. I'm kind of kicking myself now because I actually had one of those (Clear Blue) that I got used along with some other stuff, and it was in mint condition too. But unfortunately I sold it a long time ago. Never ocurred to me then to check if there was a difference in video output.
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February 12th, 2016, 6:25 pm #183

Just to further clarify that the N64's modded RGB output is the same across all console revisions, including funtastics:

From Marshall (creator of the UltraHDMI):

"The RCP / VI output that goes into any DAC will always be the same, regardless of the motherboard. All N64s have the same RCP silicon. So you will get the same result no matter what N64 you install eviltim's dac onto.

The difference in video output comes from the DAC, which you are bypassing/installing your own with the mod."
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September 4th, 2017, 6:10 pm #184

Guys, I recorded the clear difference. Charcoal Grey and Fire Orange images have been taken in the same moment, so with 100% parameters being the same with the image capture software settings. The only thing different is the console, as you can see the Funtastic is clearly superior.

I recorded the S-Video image today. so maybe parameters aren't the same in terms of lights and colors, but in order to understand the S-Video superiority I think it's sufficient.

Charcoal Grey (PAL)


Funtastic - Fire Orange (PAL)


S-Video (PAL)


Funtastic (left) vs. Charcoal Grey (right)





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September 5th, 2017, 11:10 am #185

@italia64: going by these pictures i think S video has a richer color palette and resolution. compare the red circle; it's really spectacular.

what S video cable did you use? the one from consolegoods?
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September 5th, 2017, 12:26 pm #186

retro4ever wrote:going by these pictures i think S video has a richer color palette and resolution. compare the red circle; it's really spectacular.

what S video cable did you use? the one from consolegoods?
Exactly, cheap and a very good product. I recommend it for PAL consoles.





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September 5th, 2017, 1:10 pm #187

Finally video proof of what I've been talking about for years...thank you!!! Italia what morherboard revision do you have in that fire orange console (based upon serial number)?
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September 6th, 2017, 12:03 pm #188

Here's the number boss






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September 6th, 2017, 1:51 pm #189

@italia...interesting....that serial number corresponds with NUS-CPU(P)-02. In the States, I think the better images started with CPU-05; did not know about Europe, which appears to have far fewer motherboard revisions.

The main chips in this unit appear to match up with those used in US motherboard versions CPU-06 through CPU-09 (the RDRAM36-NUS being the new addition).

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January 31st, 2018, 1:17 am #190

so, If I got read the thread right, Clear Blue PAL has better video and works with consolegoods s-video cable? That's probably why I thought composite looks great on a clear blue. I used a pvm and attributed great picture to it but it looks like the console itself might have something to do with it too.

I have both clear blue and ice blue pal consoles and a launch jap console. I might be able to put together a pretty good test.
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