Recommended Third-Party Products
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 are confirmed to be compatible with the SNES & Genesis consoles using their respective YPbPr component cables. Additionally, the picture quality and processing are stellar for 240p content.
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.
|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|
YPbPr Component Switchboxes
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(Powered/Active) gRetroStuff gcompsw 8-in —> 2-out: 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. For caveats with PlayStation consoles, please see our PlayStation page.
IMPORTANT: This method only works properly with HD Retrovision SNES & Genesis YPbPr cables (including adapters) and not with other standard YPbPr devices. Also not supported are the HD Retrovision PS2/PS3 and Wii/Wii U YPbPr cables.
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 Digital Video/Audio 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