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Topic: SNES Video Problems with New Samsung

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Shawile

1. Posted:

Hi everyone,

I recently recovered my old SNES and was hoping to get it connected to my current TV. Now I knew there would be problems given the age gap but I was hoping someone on here could help me out.

So I plugged in the SNES to my TV like so (sorry about the crooked images the video uploader refuses to accept them at the correct orientation):
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and the sound was amazing but the video was like:
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but it moved somewhat as Mario presumably was wandering around in the opening screen. Does anyone know how to fix this? Is it a resolution problem? I was also considering trying to connect the SNES to my computer first and then connecting that to the TV, which works well for youtube videos and such, but I'm not sure the best way to do that either.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Shawile

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antdickens

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Shawile,

Have you tried different cables? ie, another cable? I've had issues with some cables not working very well after all these years.

Also, it looks like you have a dual input for both component (red, green, blue) and composite, make sure the TV is only looking for composite (yellow).

Good luck!

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Cyb3Rnite

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Okay, I think it might be a cartridge problem. Have you tried other games?
If it's still there, new TVs usually have multiple AV-ins. Try finding another one you could plug it in to. Then again, it may also be your AV cable itself. You should have some spares lying around if you've had multiple game consoles over the years. And lastly, it may be the TV trying to convert the AV signal to a higher resolution. I don't know what you could do in that case, though. Maybe you could mess around with the TV settings.

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Tasuki

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For a SNES you need to get yourself a good old fashion CRT. Take it from me older consoles look like garbage when on the newer HDTVs. You can usually get a good CRT for mere pennies at a thrift store or a garage sale.

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Nintomdo64

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It's exactly as Tasuki says. You're really better off with a CRT. I have one solely for my retro consoles and my SNES and other pre-Wii era titles look great on it.

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