No signal when playing NTSC games on a PAL PSOne

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  • #27655
    Macross_VF1
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    As the title describes I do have a bit of a problem with my Retrotink 2X. I’ve had it for a few months but this is the first real problem I’ve found. I have a few Japanese and US games (Symphony of the Night being on of them) that I wish to play on my PSOne and that is normally rather simple to achieve. I’ve always plugged a Multi-X Killer into the parallel port, booted the console up with a PAL game, swapped with the game I want to play and started.

    However when using the Retrotink this doesn’t work. Oh sure, the procedure works as intended, I just don’t get a picture after I’ve swapped the game and instead my TV claims it receives no signal. If I bypass the Retrotink and plug directly into my TV, I get a signal. What is it that the Retrotink does or perhaps does not, that makes it impossible for my TV to process the signal?

    #27658
    nmalinoski
    Participant

    Which revision of the RT2X do you have? How are you connecting the PSone to the RT2X (which type of cable)? Are you using one of the line-doubling modes or passthrough?

    #27662
    Macross_VF1
    Participant

    It says 3.2 on the RTX2 so I suppose that’s the revision? I’m using HD Retrovision’s YPbPR cables but I have also tried bog standard composite cables and they exhibit the same problem. I have to use one of the line doubling modes as my TV can’t handle 240p at all.

    #27729
    BuckoA51
    Keymaster

    Probably the same issue as with OSSC, either your TV can’t handle the weird refresh rate put out by a PAL PS1 when forced to NTSC or it can’t handle the screen mode for some reason (though that usually affects PAL PS1 games).

    #27749
    Macross_VF1
    Participant

    That’s a shame though I started to suspect something like that from what little I’ve been able to find on the net. I suppose I need to find a US PSOne.

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