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#3960441 Watara Supervision hooked on TV

Posted by HtheB on Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:46 AM


Thanks for the video.


Does Supervision have color palette like super gameboy for different games or it's the same color for all supervision games?

It seems like it's the same for all the games, I couldn't find a way to change it.


wow, looks like the whole system's in the base--kind of makes you wonder what they really needed the handheld for.  Second link port(?) out the side, and no audio connection(?)--neat.  My guess is that it connects entirely to the handheld for the controls, and to display that image on screen.  Weird that they would pass all that out the controller port.  Also why not just have given it a joystick port and called it a console then?  It'd make the install base bigger.


Are you playing this NTSC unit from PAL land?  If so, you'd actually expect it to play slower, though, right? 

Since it takes aa batteries, it can't be reliant on the 60hz power for timing.  

Does the color match through both RF and composite?


Yeah, this isn't the most helpful post, but this stuff is awfully neat to see.  There are two pairs of wires going to the top.  I assume they're either lights or switches, but I can't quite make them out--out of curiosity, what are they?

Yeah, just like you said, playing it from a PAL land.

Colors do match if using RF output and composite, my TV shows that it's NTSC and when I change it to PAL, it'll be grayish ugly output.


The 2 top wires that goes to the back case are for the batteries, and the others are for the LED's.

It's exactly my thoughts. This device is actually a whole SuperVision without a screen and buttons.


I've noticed that the box of the TV link is showing an orange pallette on the background, while mine it's blue-ish (just like all other SuperVision TV Link videos I've seen on the internet)


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#3960371 Watara Supervision hooked on TV

Posted by HtheB on Mon Feb 12, 2018 7:02 AM

Sorry for the double post:
I've done a little test, and indeed the TV Link plays the games a fraction faster then normally.

Any recommendations?

(Maybe some hardware modifications?)

I'll post some pictures from the insides of the TV Link


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#3960355 Watara Supervision hooked on TV

Posted by HtheB on Mon Feb 12, 2018 6:25 AM


That's odd, I also think that maybe there's a palette selector in there.

I can't find the manual for the tv-link (no surprise), but on this (emulator page link), two items may apply:

1. that there seems to be mention of a color selector ("4 colors of 4096")

2. that there are both pal and ntsc versions of the device, which could interfere with color (and may explain your audio pitch shift too)

Ok, I just noticed that on the bottom of the TV Link, it does say NTSC.

I didn't know that there was a "NTSC SuperVision's" out there?
Other than that, these days TV's can handle the NTSC format on a PAL TV just fine...



Funny fact: It says 6V but they have whitened it out and wrote 9V on it, it seems like it's been teared away after years :D


I just realized that I actually have the manuals!
It seems like this is the first time that a SuperVision manual is appearing on the internetz :P


Check out the manual that I've attached.

It doesn't say anything about a color palette though :(

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#3958789 Watara Supervision hooked on TV

Posted by HtheB on Sat Feb 10, 2018 4:38 PM

Sorry to necrobump this thread.

But I've got the TV Link for quite some time now.

Apparently the output is negative: Everything white, is black, and black is white. The games are almost unplayable!

The audio is also much high pitch and a bit faster sounding :(


I really don't know why they have done it that way :(

Is there some way that we can change these things on hardware to fix this?

If needed, I can share some high res pictures of the main board from the TV Link.



I've uploaded a video on YouTube of what I'm talking about:

#3204199 Lynx Multi Cart

Posted by HtheB on Mon Mar 23, 2015 10:44 AM

How do you tell the difference between a Lynx I and a Lynx II? Power light?


#3099138 Lynx Multi Cart

Posted by HtheB on Sat Oct 25, 2014 11:04 AM



I can't wait....!