Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: Rolling lines on SNES and NES screen... normal?

  1. #1
    Cherry (Level 1)
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Posts
    310
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts

    Default Rolling lines on SNES and NES screen... normal?

    I just bought a nice minty SNES off eBay. I have a 27" Wega and a Gamecube Monster S-Video cable, which I thought would be the perfect combination for SNES.

    Sadly, when I was playing I was distracted by rolling lines or 'waves' on the screen, going from the bottom left corner to the upper right.

    It wasn't my S-Video cable.... composite and RF Switch produced the same lines. I hooked up my NES and I saw the same phenomenon.. Yet when I view content on Gamecube, PS2, or my media center PC, I get no lines.

    Tried another TV. Didn't see lines, but it was small so I don't know.

    So people of Digital Press, help me out please.

    Is it that...

    1. SNES and NES have always had waves in their output, and they were not inteded to be played on such a large and modern screen (....kinda modern)

    2. My SNES and NES have rotted. This is what happens to consoles when they get older. Say it aint so. Or, maybe it's just the AC adaptor?

    3. It's a dirty power thing. TV and NES/SNES are plugged straight into the wall, no clean power bar. Maybe Cube/PS2/Media Center PC have better ways to deal with dirty power, and output a clean image anyway.

    Does anyone have any insight? Thanks.

  2. #2
    Pear (Level 6) XianXi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    Hawaii
    Posts
    1,251
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts
    Xbox LIVE
    XianXi

    Default

    Bottom left to top right is the TV refreshing. You might wanna try connecting it differently. Also sometimes some TVs aren't as lienient when it comes to refresh rates since it needs 60khz and a lot of consoles are 59.xx so it makes those lines.

    I have a 36" Wega and have no problems. I use both the composite and component inputs.
    http://www.jamma-nation-x.com/
    Pandora/Blue Elf Adapters, Kick Harness Adapters, Custom CMVS Units, Neo Geo DIY Guides, Arcade PCBs, Neo Geo mods and more!!
    Jamma Nation X Videos

  3. #3
    Cherry (Level 1)
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Posts
    310
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts

    Default

    Thanks for the insight

  4. #4
    ServBot (Level 11) aaron7's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Posts
    3,166
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts

    Default

    36" Wega here too, no issues with NES or SNES.
    Quote Originally Posted by flack
    This thread is like Ultimate Fighting for retards.

Similar Threads

  1. Gameboy screen lines
    By godsey1 in forum Technical and Restoration Society
    Replies: 25
    Last Post: 01-26-2013, 01:23 AM
  2. Green Lines on my SNES Screen
    By Battroid in forum Technical and Restoration Society
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 03-22-2009, 10:04 AM
  3. Game Gear Screen Question- normal?
    By gumbyandpals in forum Technical and Restoration Society
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 10-19-2007, 03:25 PM
  4. Why do my NES and SNES display wavey lines on the screen?
    By BocoDragon in forum Classic Gaming
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 10-18-2006, 12:06 PM
  5. Rolling screen?
    By Felixthegamer in forum Classic Gaming
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 10-03-2002, 11:47 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •