For many a year, PC Engine and Turbografx owners wishing to improve their video output options have had only two choices: mod the console, or build a cable to get video from the expansion port. But now, db Electronics has a third option to offer: the Grafx Booster TTP, a board which should make things significantly easier for owners of NEC’s console.
The board takes video output from pins on the expansion socket, and makes it available in two easy ways – either via standard composite cables (the red, white and yellow ones found everywhere) or via the Mega Drive 2 AV connector. The latter connector is particularly exciting as it outputs RGB SCART, offering significantly increased picture quality over composite and RF.
If you’ve never explored the PC Engine market before, keep your eyes peeled for Retro Gamer 135, featuring a 25th anniversary look back at the rebranded Turbografx’s failure to crack the US market.