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I have a japanese white saturn, and I recently bought some VCDs, but I am having trouble locating a VCD card. And I am also worried about this color problem that people have been having. Will playback of a VCD on an NTSC system cause loss of color? Where can I locate a saturn VCD card? Are my worries unfounded? If you have answers or are willing to sell your saturn VCD card, please email me. Thanks.
-- Prasant (firstname.lastname@example.org), August 06, 1999
Try www.digital-city.co.uk for it. It goes for about 80 Pounds. I do not know how much that is in U.S. dollars but probably around $60-$70. Since you have a white Saturn, get ready for loss of color on your NTSC system. I was about to purchase one but the cost of converting my NTSC Saturn into a VCD player was about the same as buying an El Cheapo DVD player. If you live in the Southern California region, you can find a DVD player made by a Taiwainese company called Raite. It goes for $230.00, can play NTSC or PAL with no problems, and also does Video CDs perfectly. As for Regions, I do not know as I did not buy one myself. I got an RCA region1 player open boxed from a Circuit City before I found out about this. (It cost me $200.00). The demo was great though for it.
-- The Lone Ranger (email@example.com), August 06, 1999.
You can buy one at www.buyrite1.com. It costs $59.99 and the quality is much better than the playstation one. It has a lot of neat options , like zoom control. It will only work on Japanese saturns.
-- prjjm (firstname.lastname@example.org), August 06, 1999.
I bought mine from www.ncsx.com. The price is $65.00 USD, but their shipping is much cheaper than Buyrite. I'm playing VCD's on an American Saturn, into which I have installed a toggle switch for JAP/USA regions. The Mpeg card that NCSX sells is approved by Sega for the saturn, and is manufactured by RCA/Victor. Zoom, scene select, and a whole bunch of other features. The card will work just fine in your white Saturn.
-- D. Pinkstaff (email@example.com), August 11, 1999.
Just so readers of this topic will know: You can use the Sega VCD cards on your American Saturn by using a Gameshark or Game Action Replay cartridge.
-- enimuzik (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 30, 2003.