SNES AV Cables same for all regions?

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  1. NintenDavid
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    NintenDavid GBAtemp Fan

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    I am willing to buy a PAL SNES, but I was wondering, does the NTSC SNES and PAL SNES use the same AV cables, or do I need to buy new cables?
     
  2. koffieleut

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    For as far as I know the AV cables are the same. But if you want to use Scart cables you are region locked :P. Or need some soldering skills to switch a few wires around within the scart connection.
     
  3. Lumstar

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    Nintendo intended for different cables. But I'm not sure if a cable's region can be identified without disassembling it.
    This page claims a PAL cable has an extra 75ohm resistor.
    http://pinouts.ru/Game/n64video_pinout.shtml

    Keep in mind that, naturally, the PAL SNES outputs PAL video at 50Hz. You will need a compatible TV or device.