Consoles4You is now selling a flex cable kit that restores S-Video capabilities to NUS-CPU-P-03 (PAL) N64’s. The price is about $18 plus shipping and they’re also offering a bundle that includes a fully-shielded S-Video cable for about $70. This is a much easier option for those model N64’s than RGB, as all PAL N64’s require the advanced RGB mod. More info after the links:
Purchase Here: https://retrorgb.link/paln64ycflex
Installation Guide: https://consoles4you.ch/guides/n64svideorestore.html
To understand this product more, we need to quickly go over PAL N64’s. First, none came with the VDC-NUS chip that were found in early NTSC consoles, which are easy to add RGB-output. So if you’re looking for a higher quality signal than composite, you’ll either need to install an advanced RGB mod, or an HDMI mod – Both of which are fairly difficult to install.
So if PAL N64 users are looking for an easy way to get a signal higher than composite, why not just use an S-Video cable? Well, if your motherboard revision is a NUS-CPU-P-01 or NUS-CPU-P-02, then that’s a perfect solution – Simply buy this cable: https://retrorgb.link/n64palsvideo
…but what if you’re one of the many people who owns a Pikachu or ‘Funtastic’ model with the NUS-CPU-P-03 motherboard? Your choice would be a complicated HDMI or RGB mod, or this basic mod. And there you go: While a niche product, this is a perfect solution for people with those boards who just want an upgrade from composite.
If you’d like more info on the N64, check out a video I did awhile back: