POWER SUPPLIES & PAL v NTSC

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CAN I USE A U.S POWER SUPPLY & TV ON A PAL C64?


* We have sold a number of PAL mainboards and machines to the USA and in our experience we have seen little to no issues. Connection to your modern TV should be via RCA, scart, chroma-luma or s-video cable. PAL output will work on modern flatscreen HD TV's, but not on old NTSC CRT screens. If you live in the U.S you may not be able to use a PAL machine just by using a US power-supply. The Commodore's VIC Chip will likely have to be changed along with the oscillator. U.S A/C power runs at 60hz, UK 50hz, so if possible we would say use a UK power-supply with a power-inverter with PAL Commodore 64's.




WHAT POWER SUPPLY SHOULD I USE ON MY C64?


POWER SUPPLY OPTIONS US/CANADA buyers can: 1. Purchase a new 110v (120v) 60 Hz power supply 2. Purchase a new 230v 50 Hz power supply and a US 110v to 230v power-inverter. 3. Use an exsiting US spec PSU EU/AUS buyers can: 1. Purchase a new 220v-240v 50 Hz power supply. 2. Use any C64 power-supply you currently have. UK buyers can: 1. Use an original UK C64 power-supply. 2. Purchase a new-modern C64 power-supply.




CAN I USE A U.S POWER SUPPLY & TV ON A PALAMIGA?


* We have sold a number of PAL boards and machines to the USA and in our experience, It should be safe to use a US power supply. Connection to your modern TV should be via RCA, scart, chroma-luma or s-video cable. PAL output will work on modern flatscreen HD TV's, but not on old NTSC CRT screens. POWER SUPPLY OPTIONS US/CANADA buyers can: 1. Purchase a new 110v (120v) 60 Hz power supply 2. Purchase a new 230v 50 Hz power supply and a US 110v to 230v power-inverter. 3. Use your existing power-supply EU/AUS buyers can: 1. Purchase a new 220v-240v 50 Hz power supply. 2. Use an Amiga power-supply you currently have. UK buyers can: 1. Use an original UK Amiga power-supply. 2. Purchase a new-modern Amiga power-supply.




DOES PAL OR NTSC MATTER ANYMORE?


The two main analog video systems are NTSC and PAL. NTSC is a 525-line or pixel row, 60 fields with 30 frames-per-second, at 60 Hz system for transmission and display of video images. However, PAL has a slightly higher resolution and better color stability than NTSC. PAL / NTSC only really matters nowadays when using older (retro) computers or game consoles. Modern High Definition TV's can display both NTSC & PAL signals when using an appropriate video cable.