Thanks for the super-informative reply (as always)
Yes, I tried an equivellant circuit in place of the RN2202...I put a PNP wiht 2 10k resistors like the datasheet shows and it worked
I guess something was just funky with the NTE replacement.
The colors have always been good though (I know my site implies otherwise). I know I was wrong about the +5v on the output on my site too, I have to update it to say only with the MAX4451's.
After some more testing on a different TV (actually a projector) I found that the board works fine with a Genny signal
My TV is just a piece of crap.
The image was FAR better using the projector because I was no longer working with my grabage RCA TV. Everything is crystal sharp, there's zero interference, and the colors are great.
My only complaint left (and it's a small one), is the strong luminosity in the signal. I noticed that Component tends to wash out details within bright (white areas) and this board does the same. I think this is just a flaw in the format, but I'm thinking of putting 220uf caps on the output to try and fix that.
As for the circuit you showed me...what does it do exactly? Is it just to remove the picture noise when there's a lack of input? Or does it do something else?