Wasn't really sure in which forum to post this topic: hardware, demos, games?...
I am in an NSTC zone (in Canada to be specific). I recently got my hands on a 1040 STf and on a TV modulator called the Video Key (so that I could get color out of the machine, since it came with a B&W monitor).
GEM applications work fine.
Demos are another story. It seems like most of them force the ST video output to 50Hz, which my 60Hz TV doesn't like at all (I get a "scrolling" picture). I guess that forcing the refresh rate is necessary for certain effects such as overscan or syncscroll.
Some demos that work run two fast (those that rely on the Vsync for timing I guess), like the Poltergeist Demo: most obvious symptom is that the music is way too fast (they play at a ratio of 6/5 of the original speed, of course).
Some demos work, like the recent "Moving into Darkness".
I suppose I'll have the same problems with games (even though I hope that some of them that allow to switch the sync rate, such as Wings Of Death, will work).
Any feedback from anyone on this subject ? Are NTSC users condamned to an eternity of emulation? STeem and SainT are great, but nothing can replace the real machine
Thanks for reading,