japanese n64 s-video cable work in us machine?

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  1. J-Machine
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    Was wondering if I bought a n64 s-video cable from japan, would it work in my american n64? I just got this system and want a working s-video cable and found an official cable shipping from japan. I'm assuming they are universal but I want to be sure and google isn't helping
     
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    Yep, it's the same standards as the US. I used an American S-video cable on my Super Famicom and worked just fine
     
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    well I'm not big on spending 50 bucks for a cable but these are rare so I guess I'll get em. it's a shame nobody makes them though.
     
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    I'd buy a 3rd party cable if you can. The cable themselves are cheap used and there wouldn't be a point to buying them for... $50?! geeze!
     
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    from what I hear many 3rd party cables just send composite through s-video which causes visual discrepancies. the only sure fire way to make sure I'm getting what I want is first party or monster, unless someone has a recommendation that they know works
     
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    The s video I got worked just fine but it was combined with a PS/2 and original xbox connector too. I'd recommend it but I have no idea what brand it was, possibly madcatz? I tried it out on SNES, N64 and my PS1, worked fine and looked better than the typical cords. However there's no telling if you'd have the same luck.
     
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    i believe you can ether the s-video or the yellow and it shouldn't effect the color or anything else
     
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    The one I had didn't cost that much, plus there's monoprice.com, a good place for cables.
     
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    Is there a specific reason why you use a Super Famicom rather than a SNES?
     
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    I just bought it when I was living in Japan because my original Snes stopped working. Got it for 1000 Yen (around 10 dollars).
     
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    its 40 plus shipping but ya it seems exorbitant either way. i've been looking around since finding it so hopefully I find something good or a guy willing to make me one.