Tursi Posted January 31, 2019 Share Posted January 31, 2019 (edited) Sidebar conversation - did the Video Controller do any video stuff with the transparent color? I was always so curious back in the day about why there was a transparent color. It would be difficult to do so... at least on the NTSC 99/4A. The reset pin, needed for 9918A genlock, is soldered down and unusable for sync without cutting traces, and you can't externally detect transparent. The datasheet shows that the component versions of the 9918 (such as used in the PAL machine) output specific levels to indicate transparent rather than mixing internally, but I don't know if that makes it out the rear of the console. (editted to be less overgeneralizing ) Edited January 31, 2019 by Tursi Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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