I have tried 2 different N64’s AND the SNES with the same AV cable. The SNES works, but neither of the N64’s work. I read in other places that HDTV’s won’t display below a certain resolution, but then why can it display the lower-res SNES?
Also please don’t suggest getting a CRT TV, I have sensitive hearing and those TVs give me migraines, and I have reason to believe they also caused my tinnitus.
That’s really weird…are you trying it with one of the NES RF units with the adaptor? Or Red/White/Yellow AV? The only transition problems I’ve seen going to HDTVs on Nintendo stuff is that the light guns don’t work cuz the screen format is different…
I was able to get both my n64 and my snes to work on mt samsung hdtv. What I did was i used an a/v switch was powered, the constant signal from the a/v switch will get your tv to pick what ever signal you are going to send through it. i also found out that when it cones to a hdmi switch the playstation 3 doesn’t send a signal out constantly but a xbox does.
Glanced around on this, seems to be an issue with Sony TVs…and I don’t mean the following as insulting but:
1.Make sure you’re not plugging the red audio cable into the red component cable…
2.Make sure it isn’t just a dirty game, blow it out, or rubbing alcohol and a Q-tip.
3.Check the video settings on your TV, see if it’s set to search for digital signals only or see if there’s an option to search for analog signals(I would suggest this first but the SNES working has me confused) The N64 displays at 260p and 480i resolution(expansion pack titles), so the TV just maybe not be able to find it cuz it would have to sink to that level. Certain games you might be screwed on no matter what…also see if your TV has an S-Video input…I use S-Video for my SNES,N64 and Cube and I’ve never had any problems(Samsung 42")