Available now (handled by our partners BetaGamma Computing in Greece). Please allow for shipping and processing delays due to Covid 19 and a recent cyber attack on the Greek post office. Please note that we can no longer accept mod/repair orders from UK customers (except NI).
All repair/modification work is carried out subject to our terms and conditions. Once you have placed your order, details of where to ship your hardware will be sent to your e-mail address. Prices do NOT include return postage.
This modification changes the behaviour of your Saturn’s reset button. A quick press will still reset the console, but pressing and holding the button will toggle the machine between 50hz and 60hz output. If you intend to play import games on your PAL Saturn, this mod is a must have, since it allows you to play the games at the correct speed. You can also use this mod with many PAL games, unlocking faster, smoother game play in unoptimised titles. Of course, it can also be used in an NTSC Saturn to enable PAL games to run at the correct speed.
This mod does NOT defeat regional lock-outs on its own, but can be used in conjunction with other mods to facilitate running import software at the correct speeds. For a fully region free Saturn, purchase the Sega Saturn Full Region Free mod.
This mod is ideal if you’re lucky enough to have an optical drive emulator, since the region-free BIOS mod isn’t needed then.
Note:- We strongly recommend playing your Sega Saturn console using an RGB cable. On some televisions, import games may appear in black and white when using composite or S-Video connections.
Due to minuscule differences in video timings between PAL and NTSC consoles, users connecting modified PAL consoles to HDTVs (either directly or via an upscaler such as an XRGB) may experience stuttering/juddering during scrolling in games when playing in 60hz. This is not a fault with our modding process (we’re just the only website that bothers to tell you it could happen). Usually, CRT displays are not affected, the only known CRT monitor to have issues is the BVM-A20F1M. see this page for more information.