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Tech Talk Monitor's retro console mods: RGB & HDMI modded systems. Also NES/SNES Reproduction Carts UltraHDMI N64, Hi-Def NES, NESRGB, RGB-modded SNES-Mini and N64, Starfox 2, Lagrange Point English Translation

Sep 22, 2016 at 11:31:24 AM
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Hi, I've been installing RGB mods and other retro system upgrades for a couple years now, and I'm putting some of my pre-modded consoles up for sale. Send me a PM for payment info, or if you have a console you want modded. Prices do not include shipping.

Screenshots were captured with an Elgato HD60, and RGB systems were converted to 1080p using an XRGB-Mini upscaler.
Uncompressed pictures can be seen here: http://imgur.com/a/G405C...


SCART-BNC adapter with stereo audio breakout cable for PVM display monitors: $30 each
SNES/N64 RGB-SCART cables: These 6' cables can either be wired for CSYNC, Luma, or Composite Video as sync: $16 each




RGB-modded SNES-Mini system:
This console has RGB and S-video enabled on the multi-out AV port, and has some of the best video quality possible on a SNES due to the 1CHIP board. It also has a Purple LED installed next to the power switch, and the region locking tabs removed to allow Super Famicom cartridges (JP).
$135 for the console with controller, power supply, RGB-SCART cable, and composite AV cable



RGB-modded N64:
This console has a standard THS7314 RGB bypass amp installed. It also has a small hole on the back left corner from a security bolt so I've lowered the price to reflect that.
$100 for the console with power supply, jumper pak, controller, composite AV cables, and RGB SCART cable with luma as sync.




NESRGB Front Loader NES: Sold out for now
This system has a NESRGB board installed with improved audio and RGB, S-video, and Composite video connected to a SNES-style Multi-out port. It also has a 3-position color palette switch installed.
$240 for the system including controller, power supply, composite cables, and RGB-SCART cable wired for CSYNC.


Reproduction Carts:

Starfox 2 SNES Cart: Sold out for now

This reproduction was made from a Stunt Race FX cart, EPROM, adapter board, and vinyl label. The cart also has a new save battery (for high scores) installed on the back of the board. This is pretty much the only way this game can be played on original SNES hardware, as it is not supported by flash carts.
$65 shipped, send a PM for payment info, more pictures can be seen here: http://imgur.com/a/N6JQh...


Gameplay Footage:





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These are my prices for some of the more commonly requested install work. Let me know if you want a mod or repair that isn't listed:

NES Mods:


Hi-Def NES HDMI: This is Kevtris' long awaited Hi-Def kit for the NES, which has a native HDMI port and can connect directly to an HDTV or monitor. It supports a number of resolutions for both NTSC and PAL setups, and has the added bonus of running all mappers natively.
$85 for the install, and you can now pre-order your kit from Game-tech: https://www.game-tech.us/product/...
My Hi-Def NES installs are covered by Game-tech's warranty as well: https://www.game-tech.us/recommen...







NESRGB: $85 for the kit plus $60 for the install including replacing capacitors and the voltage regulator. Options vary by NES model:
- Front Loader: Connects RGB, S-video, and Composite to a custom multi-out AV port for an additional $35.
- AV Famicom: Connects RGB, S-video, and Composite to the built-in multi-out AV port.
- Top Loader NES: Connects RGB, S-video, and Composite to a custom multi-out AV port for an additional $45.

Options for all NES models:
- Add amplified audio through NESRGB board: $10
- Add a 3 position palette switch: $15
- Add a power LED installed under power switch/default LED replaced on the Front Loader/AV Famicom: $10

Multi-out AV port (can be installed without visible screws)




Composite video mod: $45 to enable composite video on a Top Loader NES or original Famicom, which involves removing the RF adapter and replacing it with a 3.5mm TRRS jack. This mod includes an adapter cable with standard red/white/yellow RCA jacks for composite video and L/R audio.



SNES Mods:


SNES-Mini RGB/S-video mod: RGB + S-video enabled on the multi-out port, includes power LED and region tab removal: $40
- Add a THS7314 amp bypass for a cleaner RGB signal: $15
- Add an S-Video port or 3.5mm audio jack to the back panel: $10 each




Regular SNES vs 1CHIP/Modded SNES-Mini:




Nintendo 64 Mods:



UltraHDMI mod: $65, customer provides the mod kit.

RGB Mod: The N64 can have a THS7314 RGB amp installed if the console has a serial number starting with NS18XX or lower. Otherwise it requires an N64RGB board to be installed.
N64RGB board install: $60,
includes Borti's Deblur firmware and mod for the N64RGB which can be switched on and off via the controller
- N64RGB part cost: $45


TG16/PC-Engine Mods:


NEC hardware comes in a lot of different form factors, but they all generally require the same mod to output proper RGB: a THS7314 video amp and replacement AV port. They also require a custom RGB SCART cable, which is wired the same as doujindance's custom Duo-R consoles so you can use the same cable for both. The original composite cables will also work with these consoles.

Turbo Grafx/PC-Engine RGB Mod: $65
- Region switch install (OBEY v.3): $65
- System recap: $40-$75 depending on the system model.

RGB Footage:







 

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Edited: 11/09/2017 at 02:18 PM by monitor

Sep 22, 2016 at 1:52:51 PM
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PM sent

Sep 22, 2016 at 6:02:35 PM
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PMs replied to, SNES-Mini sold to Titanium13

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Sep 23, 2016 at 10:51:06 PM
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Great person to deal with, look forward to getting the system.

Sep 26, 2016 at 4:00:00 PM
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Updated the original post to include installation prices.

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Warrantied installer for the Hi-Def NES. Also providing RGB upgrades and general modwork for the NES, SNES, TG16, N64, and Genesis. Also selling modded retro consoles and NES and SNES Reproductions here: http://nintendoage.com/forum/mess...
 

Sep 27, 2016 at 7:44:46 PM
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Lowered some of the prices on consoles and mod installs.

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Warrantied installer for the Hi-Def NES. Also providing RGB upgrades and general modwork for the NES, SNES, TG16, N64, and Genesis. Also selling modded retro consoles and NES and SNES Reproductions here: http://nintendoage.com/forum/mess...
 

Oct 1, 2016 at 3:10:18 PM
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Bump!

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Warrantied installer for the Hi-Def NES. Also providing RGB upgrades and general modwork for the NES, SNES, TG16, N64, and Genesis. Also selling modded retro consoles and NES and SNES Reproductions here: http://nintendoage.com/forum/mess...
 

Oct 4, 2016 at 3:24:52 PM
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Have another RGB/S-video modded SNES-Mini for sale, added to the original post.

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Edited: 10/04/2016 at 03:25 PM by monitor

Oct 6, 2016 at 3:32:23 AM
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Bump

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Oct 6, 2016 at 5:24:32 AM
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So the NES will run in it's correct speed unlike what is constantly argued about with so many other of these HDMI-solutions?

Oct 6, 2016 at 6:03:14 AM
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Yes, the Hi-Def NES runs at the same speed as an unmodified NES, and also has a stopwatch timer that starts when the system is powered on for speedruns. There are options to attempt overclocking through the menu if you want to though. You can see more details on all the menu options here: http://retrorgb.com/hidefnes.html...

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Oct 6, 2016 at 7:42:38 AM
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Originally posted by: monitor

Yes, the Hi-Def NES runs at the same speed as an unmodified NES, and also has a stopwatch timer that starts when the system is powered on for speedruns. There are options to attempt overclocking through the menu if you want to though. You can see more details on all the menu options here: http://retrorgb.com/hidefnes.html





Does it start every time or is there an on/off selection? Is there a clock on the gameplay screen itself or what?

Overclocking is that to let Contra Force run without slowdown?

Oct 6, 2016 at 3:13:57 PM
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It starts automatically, and you can reset it using the Start button. I haven't used the overclocking feature that much, so I can't comment on how much performance gain you get before the game crashes.

"While a game is in progress, you can hit Select + Left at the same time to bring up the main menu. This menu also has an "elapsed time" counter that starts when the console is powered on. This is useful for people recording proof of speedruns"

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Edited: 10/06/2016 at 03:56 PM by monitor

Oct 6, 2016 at 8:17:18 PM
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Very interested in the RGB toploader mod. Super low on cash though. Any trade interest?

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Oct 6, 2016 at 8:46:53 PM
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I could take a PC Engine Duo-R in trade if you have one. Otherwise, what do you have to trade? Sent you a PM

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Edited: 10/06/2016 at 09:06 PM by monitor

Oct 7, 2016 at 7:28:20 PM
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Received my modded snes mini and it works great, thanks.

Oct 8, 2016 at 7:04:16 AM
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Hi-Def NES sold to GsoFly

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Oct 8, 2016 at 7:15:44 AM
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Pm sent.

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296/296 N64 CIB (297 w/ F1 Racing)
87/87 N64 Japanesse Exclusives CIB 
4/4 N64 Pal exclusives CIB
8/10 N64DD Games (CIB 64DD /w boxed Keyboard)
Some Rare CIB Nes and rare CIB Snes Titles as well.
 

Oct 16, 2016 at 12:06:30 AM
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Bump!

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Oct 21, 2016 at 12:14:32 PM
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Can you also do the optical audio out for snes mini consoles?

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Oct 22, 2016 at 2:16:52 AM
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Oct 24, 2016 at 12:57:59 AM
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Originally posted by: Brandicus

Can you also do the optical audio out for snes mini consoles?

Sure, the mod would run $40 plus $31 for the optical board/port, so $71 plus return shipping.
 

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Oct 25, 2016 at 10:49:26 PM
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Bump!

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