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Help please: Pal N64 on a USA NTSC HD TV; How can I get a UK N64 to work on my USA high def TV?
Topic Started: Jan 23 2015, 09:56 AM (3,188 Views)
Hey everyone,

Hoping someone can help me please.

I just moved to the U.S and have bought an NTSC console to play Goldeneye which works via composite cabling on my NTSC HDTV.

I have a PAL N64 back in the U.K with a large collection of games which I'd rather not have to re-purchase in NTSC format. I'm thinking of having it sent over to the U.S.

I understand the difference in voltage and signal output between the two regions but I have a few further questions:

1. If I use my U.S N64 power supply unit in my PAL N64, will the system work without burning out? I thought a step up/down convertor was normally needed?
2. If I use my NTSC composite cable on my PAL console, might it work on my NTSC TV? The TV connected without issues using the NTSC console which I understand is a blessing, given that many newer HDTV's have trouble picking up the signal.

Thanks for your help everyone.

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Thanks BlueDog - that's really helpful!

Any recommendations on signal convertors please?

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