Pictures posted of a French “RGB” NES

BeyondPixels on Twitter just posted some interesting comparison pictures of a French NES’ fake RGB, vs the normal Composite Video output on another NES.  Since the RGB of the French NES is simply an internal cvbs-to-RGB converter, the differences we’re seeing in the pictures can be a number of things:

  • The display’s comb filter doing a good job with composite.
  • The converter separates the color signals close to the source, theoretically allowing for less interference between colors.
  • Weirdness that’s created by the converter?

I’d some day like to do a more in-depth analysis of how these French RGB converters worked, but for now, enjoy the pics!

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