Sega Saturn 50/60hz Switchless modification


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All repair/modification work is carried out subject to our terms and conditions. Once you have placed your order, details of where to ship your hardware will be sent to your e-mail address. Prices do NOT include return postage. To estimate return postage we recommend Parcel2Go. Parcels will be returned by Royal Mail or UPS only.

This modification changes the behaviour of your Saturn’s reset button. A quick press will still reset the console, but pressing and holding the button will toggle the machine between 50hz and 60hz output. If you intend to play import games on your PAL Saturn, this mod is a must have, since it allows you to play the games at the correct speed. You can also use this mod with many PAL games, unlocking faster, smoother game play in unoptimised titles. Of course, it can also be used in an NTSC Saturn to enable PAL games to run at the correct speed.

This mod does NOT defeat regional lock-outs on its own, but can be used in conjunction with other mods to facilitate running import software at the correct speeds. For a fully region free Saturn, purchase the Sega Saturn Full Region Free mod.

This mod is ideal if you’re lucky enough to have a Rhea or Phoebe optical drive emulator, since the region-free BIOS mod isn’t needed then.

Note:- We strongly recommend playing your Sega Saturn console using an RGB cable. On some televisions, import games may appear in black and white when using composite or S-Video connections.

Model 1 console owners:- This mod is marginally more complex on Model 1 Saturns, hence the small increase in price. You can identify if you have a model 1 console by checking the power buttons. If the buttons are oval shaped rather than round, you have a model 1 machine. There are a very small number of Model 1 Saturn consoles that have Model 2 style cases, but we’ll let you know if we find your Saturn to be one of these.

Due to minuscule differences in video timings between PAL and NTSC consoles, users connecting modified PAL consoles to HDTVs (either directly or via an upscaler such as an XRGB) may experience stuttering/juddering during scrolling in games when playing in 60hz. This is not a fault with our modding process (we’re just the only website honest enough to tell you it could happen). This does not affect CRT users, see this page for more information.

Still confused as to which Saturn mods you need?, check out this article, leave a comment or contact us directly.

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Excellent service

What a great service from Matt and Phil at videogameperfection. Very quick turnaround, excellent comms, good value for money if you're a complete novice at modding (like me) and this sort of stuff is beyond you.

The 60hz mod is excellent in my opinion and allows for jp and us titles to run as they should on a pal console.

Highly recommended.

If your country is not listed as a shipping destination please contact me, I may be able to sort something out for you!

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