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 ===== Sega Master System A/V Info ===== ===== Sega Master System A/V Info =====
  
-The Sega Master System II, a redesigned (and partially stripped-down) version of the SMS, doesn'​t have RGB or even composite output. ​RF only, also known as OH GOD MEIN EYES. There is, however, a TV encoder chip in there which can be soldered to for just about anything you'd like. I've personally seen two different ​ones, but that's not much of a problem as data sheets for either are relatively readily availableNevertheless,​ for your convenience here's what you want to know - the chips are identical in function, but it took me a while to find out which chip even was the TV encoder on Variant B.+The Sega Master System II, a redesigned (and partially stripped-down) version of the SMS, doesn'​t have RGB or even composite output ​(although French SMS IIs have unamplified RGB output)but instead ​only outputs RF, also known as OH GOD MEIN EYES. There is, however, a video encoder chip inside the system ​which can be soldered to for just about anything you'd like. Two encoders were used in the SMS II, with older consoles using the CXA1145 and later ones using the MB3514These chips are largely ​identical in function.
  
-As for connecting the whole thing, there'​s plenty of space at the back right of the case. I could quite comfortably fit a SCART jack in there. Knock yourself out.+As for connecting the whole thing, there'​s plenty of space at the back right of the case. I could quite comfortably fit a SCART jack in there. Knock yourself out. On NTSC SMS IIs, desoldering the RF modulator reveals unused solder pads for an 8-pin DIN jack, although you will also need to modify the case to accommodate the DIN jack. Alternately you could also solder a 9-pin mini-DIN jack upside down where the RF modulator was (aligning it with the RF jack hole), and wire it up so that you can use cables meant for the Genesis/​Mega Drive 2.
  
 === Variant A: Sony CXA1145P === === Variant A: Sony CXA1145P ===
-Variant A is actually the same chip as in the SMS1. CXA1145this is the internet. Internet, the Sony CXA1145P.+Variant A is actually the same chip as in the original SMSmodel 1 Genesis/​Mega Driveand the Neo Geo AES
  
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-In my SMS2, this is located a bit to the left and back from the cartridge slot (assuming the controller ports as front). Vcc for this baby is 5V. As you can see, there'​s just about anything you could ever want in here - Y/C for S-Video, RGB, Compositeeven bloody ​audio (//I'm not quite sure whether this is connected on the SMS2 - will check this out when I get around to it and update this.//)+The CXA1145 ​is located a bit to the left and back from the cartridge slot (assuming the controller ports as front). As you can see, there'​s just about anything you could ever want in here - Y/C for S-video, RGB, compositeand audio.
  
-I frankly have no idea what XO In/Out and I Ref are - all the data sheets I could find were in Chinese. From what I can read out of the data sheet, the XO pins are connected to an internal oscillator, ​apparently ​running at 3.6MHz. XO Out will output that signal, XO In will allow to feed a different one in.+The XO pins are connected to an internal oscillator, running at 3.58 MHz or 4.43 MHz, depending on the console'​s region (the former for NTSC, the latter for PAL). XO Out will output that signal, XO In will allow to feed a different one in.
  
-Pin 7, NTSC/PAL In, switches the encoder between NTSC and PAL modes - connect it to Vcc for NTSC or to Ground ​for PAL.+Pin 7, NTSC/PAL In, switches the encoder between NTSC and PAL modes - connect it to Vcc for NTSC or to ground ​for PAL.
  
- +As the CXA1145 outputs weak luma and chromayou will need to amplify the signals if you want to output ​S-video (see the amp circuit in the Genesis section)
-As the CXA1145 outputs weak luma and chroma you will need to amplify the signals if you want to output ​s-video(See the amp circuit in the Genesis section)+
  
 === Variant B: Fujitsu MB3514 === === Variant B: Fujitsu MB3514 ===
 +This is the other video encoder used in the SMS II, mainly used in later consoles which had Sonic the Hedgehog built-in. It is a small 24-pin surface-mount chip located behind the RF modulator.
  
-This is the other TV encoder chip I've seen in a friend'​s SMS2. We were having some problems with his at first because there was no CXA on his circuit board and all the SMS RGB info we could find was for the SMS1, ie. for the Sony chip. Once we'd compared boards, we were able to work ourselves through a short list of chips that were different between his and mine and ended up finding out that this one was the TV encoder. From there it was just a matter of finding a datasheet. +There is no image or table for this one, because it's fundamentally the exact same chip as the CXA1145P. The only differences are its slightly lower voltage tolerance (7V instead of 10V) and two less connected pins - 11 and 13 are NC on this one. There is no composite sync output, but you can use composite video for sync instead. Vcc is 5V here as well. Pin 7 for PAL/NTSC switching works the same as in the CXA1145P - high signal NTSC, low signal PAL. Modding this chip for S-video is different than on the CXA1145; all that is needed for S-video on the MB3514 are a 220 uF capacitor and 75 ohm resistor for both the chroma and luma pins.
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-I'm not going to bother making an image or table for this one, because it's fundamentally the exact same chip as the CXA1145P. The only differences are its slightly lower voltage tolerance (7V instead of 10V) and two less connected pins - 11 and 13 are NC on this one. Bit of a shame about the separate Composite Sync, but you'll have to make do with what you get. Vcc is 5V here as well. Pin 7 for PAL/NTSC switching works the same as in the CXA1145P - High signal NTSC, low signal PAL.+
  
 
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