This section shows how to install the Innovation TV adapter into your GBA. It's a pretty complicated mod,
so I'd only recommend it to GBA enthusiasts who have good soldering skills. After you're done, you'll also
have to modify the adapter for higher-quality RGB output, however it's sadly outputting
interlaced 480i instead of progressive 240p.
As an FYI, there's also a "GBA Transverter" available. Its output is about the same, but the installation is
I must insist that I DO NOT recommend using the original
installation method, as you'll get terrible video quality! Allow me to explain: The GBA TV kit comes
with a push-on cable for the video connection. You’ll notice that it simply lines up the pins to the ones on
the GBA’s video out cable. There’s nothing holding them together, other than the pressure of the
connection. I think this was a terrible way to make the connection. I’ve installed a few of these on
both 32 and 40-pin GBA’s and all had poor video output as a result of a bad connection.
Here’s an example of the flickery screen you'll get if you use
the ribbon cable. Please keep in mind that this is simply a title screen...it's much more noticeable when
you're playing a game!:
Once you've installed the TV adapter into your GBA, you can
modify the adapter to output RGB instead of S-Video or Composite! Just follow the
instructions in that link and you'll have a completely modded, RGB-outputting GBA!!