While there are many excellent RGB-related websites already out
there, I’ve never found one that explained everything you needed to get started, in layman's terms, all in
one place. I’ve spent a ridiculous amount of time researching and compiling all I learned into this
site and tested everything before I added it. If I’m wrong, or any corrections need to be made, feel
free to contact me, but I guarantee everything listed on this site has been tested
by me personally. Please note that this site is written by an American, so most of the references are
to US-related stuff. I still tried to include basic Europe/PAL related info as much as I
So, are you ready to completely transform the way your old
consoles look, just like the pic above??? Let's get started!
In order to display your systems in RGB, you'll need special
cables that get the RGB output from your system. Then, you'll need to choose how to display RGB, which
could be anything from an RGB monitor to a new HDTV. Finally, you'll need a way to connect your system
into your display. I'll explain all of that in easy guides, but I'll save the section that describes
each individual game console until the end:
2) SYNC - Everyone should read the
section that describes what SYNC is. Even people who are already familiar with RGB may find
3) How to Display RGB on Your
TV - Now that you understand RGB, you'll need to decide what's the best way for you to display it.
I recommend RGB monitors, but this section describes pretty much all your options.
4) From SCART to Your
Display - This section will provide the cables and connectors you'll need to go from your RGB-outputting
game system to your RGB display.
5) RGB Switches - This
section describes different options for SCART and other RGB switches, so you can use multiple consoles on the
6) Console Info & Mods - After you're done with everything above, you can move along to
the final section: "Console Info & Mods". This section goes into great detail for each
console and explains the best way to get RGB from each system. Make sure to bookmark this page, as it has
almost everything you'd need for each system
If you'd like a quick rundown of what RGB is all about, I highly recommend My Life In Gaming's Introduction to their RGB Master Class; It's a great way to get familiarized with what to expect and combined
with this guide, you should have the perfect first steps to get started with RGB!
If you no longer own your old consoles, but own newer
consoles, maybe try this first: Buy an RGB monitor, hook up your console to it (Wii's work best) and play
Virtual Console games. Maybe even pick up a cheap retro controller adapter to
make it feel more like the original. That's a great way to get started, then you can add the original systems
to your setup as time goes by.
I hope this guide was a help to you. If you have any
comments about it, positive or negative, feel free to contact me.