Special thanks to
Kevin Horton, whose support has been absolutely invaluable
in numerous tech projects around here.
Well, it turns out that the NewStyle SNES does NOT
output RGB, and while we were working on that little
problem, Raymond Day pointed out that the NewStyle
SNES didn't output S-Video either. I had an
entertaining conversation with a Nintendo tech about
this and after arguing with him for fifteen minutes
about the fact that the system did not, in fact, have
S-Video capability, he confirmed that Nintendo knew
this. His response to the question "Why wasn't this
mentioned on the box or the manual?"
Maybe they didn't know when they
printed the box. Yeah, that's right. Good
This mod is looking to be quite difficult. Not only are there many more components for the SNES' S-Video output, but it uses more pins from the video chip as well. As a side effect of performing this mod, your SNES2 will output composite sync, which had also been removed.
At this point no work has been done to add the removed components to the SNES2. I've gotten as far as tracing the circuits for the S-video, but am hoping to fill in a few blanks for component values before continuing.
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