Recommended Third-Party Products

DISCLAIMER:

THE PRODUCTS LISTED BELOW HAVE BEEN TESTED BY US AND MEET OUR STANDARDS OF QUALITY. HOWEVER, IT IS POSSIBLE THAT AT ANY TIME, THE MANUFACTURING OF THESE PRODUCTS COULD CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE AND NO LONGER WORK/FUNCTION THE SAME AS WHEN TESTED BY US. IT IS ALSO POSSIBLE THAT SELLERS COULD MISLABEL SIMILAR PRODUCTS AND SELL THEM UNDER THE SAME NAME AS THE PRODUCTS WE HAVE TESTED. HD RETROVISION LLC ASSUMES NO RESPONSIBILITY AND PROVIDES NO SUPPORT FOR ANYTHING LISTED HERE.


High Definition Televisions

These HDTVs work great with both the SNES & Genesis YPbPr Cables, and the internals are close to or the same as the HDTV used at our testing station.

NOTE: For Costco, "Out of Stock" online doesn't necessarily mean local stores are also out of stock.

Samsung UN32J525DSam's Club

Samsung UN40J520DSam's Club

Samsung UN48J520DOverstock

Console Power Supplies (AC Adapters)

The goal here is to recommend a readily available UL-listed power supply which performs well while still being affordable. In conjunction with various pigtail adapters, this supply can be utilized on many different consoles. Please use the following guide to piece together what you need for your particular console. Keep in mind that although this specific power supply supports universal AC mains voltage & frequency, an AC plug adapter is required for use outside of North America and Japan.

IMPORTANT: Pay careful attention to each connection configuration.  There exist scenarios where the wrong connection chain can damage the console.

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Console Connection Chain (see legend below)
Super Nintendo SNS-001; Super Nintendo "mini" SNS-101 A ==> B ==> C ==> console
Super Famicom SHVC-001, Super Famicom "mini" SHVC-101 A ==> B ==> console
Super Nintendo SNSP-001A (PAL) A ==> E ==> console
Genesis (Mega Drive) 1, Master System 1/2, Sega (Mega) CD 1/2 A ==> B ==> console
Genesis (Mega Drive) 2, Genesis 3, 32X, Nomad A ==> D ==> console
Turbografx-16, PC Engine A ==> B ==> console

A =  Power Supply:  Amazon
B =  Reverse Polarity Adapter:  eBay  //  Godlyke
C =  Center Pin Adapter - 2.1mm ==> 1.0mm:  Console5
D =  Center Pin Adapter - 2.1mm ==> 1.7mm:  eBay
E =  Center Pin Adapter - 2.1mm ==> 2.5mm:  eBay

 

YPbPr Component Switchboxes

(Mechanical/Passive) Generic 3-Way Component Switchbox:  eBay  //  Amazon  //  WOWparts

(Mechanical/Passive) Pelican PL-970:  eBay  //  Amazon

(Powered/Active) gRetroStuff gcompsw:  gRetroStuff Store


YPbPr Component Switchbox Alternatives

A unique feature of our SNES & Genesis YPbPr cables is that they are designed such that if you "split" the YPbPr input of a TV using Y-adapters, you can connect two HD Retrovision cables to the same port without degradation. This effectively acts like an auto-switching function. You cannot have both consoles powered on at the same time or you'll get garbage on the screen. Also, do not mix a mono audio device (e.g. Master System) and stereo audio device on the same split, otherwise you will get crosstalk on the stereo device.

IMPORTANT: This method only works properly with HD Retrovision YPbPr cables and not with other YPbPr devices.

Generic RCA Y-adapter:  eBay  //  Amazon

Hosa YRA-104:  Amazon  //  B&H Photo Video

 

Other Cool Standalone Products

Power Base mini (Master System adapter for Genesis):  db Electronics

Power Base FM (sound enhanced Master System adapter for Genesis):  db Electronics

PC Henshin (mod-less region converter for TurboGrafx-16 & PC Engine):  db Electronics

retroUSB AVS (720p HDMI NES console):  retroUSB

 

Adapters & Services for Other Consoles

TurboGrafx-16 dbGrafx Booster TTP (for use with our Genesis YPbPr cable):  db Electronics

Super Nintendo / Super Famicom "mini" RGB mod (for use with our SNES YPbPr cable):  Voultar's Mod Shop

Nintendo 64 NS1XXX RGB mod (for use with our SNES YPbPr cable):  Voultar's Mod Shop  //  RetroFixes