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Old 02-19-2007, 04:00 AM   #1
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Default Question about the Sega Genesis

I'm sure someone here owns/owned one. I don't know why, but I'd like to get my own Sega and pick up some games I liked to play. I never owned one, but some friends did.

The main thing I want to know, does the Sega use the red, white, and yellow input ports or is it RF only? I was pleased when I found out the NES did and I'm just hoping the Sega does as well.
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Old 02-19-2007, 04:15 AM   #2
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> The main thing I want to know, does the Sega use the red,
> white, and yellow input ports or is it RF only? I was
> pleased when I found out the NES did and I'm just hoping the
> Sega does as well.

My memory is slightly fuzzy, but I'm positive it used normal RCA jacks (the red, white, and yellow).
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Old 02-19-2007, 04:32 AM   #3
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The first Sega CD models have the red/white/yellow outputs, as far as I remember. The Genesis 1 model has an RF output, but it also has an audio jack that you could connect a red/white Y-cable to if you want to hook it up to a stereo or something. No idea about later models.
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Old 02-19-2007, 05:58 AM   #4
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> The main thing I want to know, does the Sega use the red,
> white, and yellow input ports or is it RF only? I was
> pleased when I found out the NES did and I'm just hoping the
> Sega does as well.

US Genesis' all use the same type of cable if I recall correctly. I know my model 2 and Genesis 3 all use the same type of cable. I have both RCA cables and RF cables for it. Interestingly enough, the video connector looks like it is the same connector as the Sega Saturn's, to which I have an S-Video cable for. I have yet to try the S-Video cable in the Genesis, however.

(Just tested the cable. It is _almost_ the same. Each cable is missing 1 pin, however in a different location. If going from left to right, top to bottom, the Genesis is missing pin 3, and the Saturn is missing pin 9.

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Old 02-19-2007, 06:16 AM   #5
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For some reason I have 3 model 2s and 2 model 2 sega CDs. This is the most common sega so I guess thats the one you have so no there is no RCA on the system itself unless I think if you buy the cords for it that I think goes into the same RF jack in the back. If you had the segaCDs it does have RCA but only for audio.
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Old 02-19-2007, 06:58 AM   #6
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All Genesis systems can output an isolated composite video signal (yellow RCA jack), as well as RGB.

The model 1 Genesis uses a cable that is incompatible with the Genesis 2. It also only outputs stereo sound through its headphone jack, meaning you have to buy and manage another cable if you want this feature. The model 1 has better sound quality than the model 2, and it is also easier to mod for S-video and overclocking.

The model 2's only redeeming value is that it uses cables that are easier to find.

The Japanese "Wondermega" is the one and only Genesis system to natively output S-video. It includes a built in CD unit for SegaCD games, and it costs an arm and a leg. The JVC X'EYE is the American equivalent of this system, but it lacks the S-Video feature. It does, however, have excellent sound quality, a hardier CD drive, and standard RCA output jacks negating the need for any custom cables. Expensive, but possibly worth it depending on your interest.
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Old 02-19-2007, 06:54 PM   #7
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> The Japanese "Wondermega" is the one and only Genesis system
> to natively output S-video. It includes a built in CD unit
> for SegaCD games, and it costs an arm and a leg.

Good luck finding a Wondermega for anything less than $200 for a working one. I'd love to get one of those things.

> The JVC X'EYE is the American equivalent of this system, but it
> lacks the S-Video feature. It does, however, have excellent
> sound quality, a hardier CD drive, and standard RCA output
> jacks negating the need for any custom cables. Expensive,
> but possibly worth it depending on your interest.

I own an X'Eye and it is a good quality system. My only complaints are the lack of natively being able to play Imports and no S-Video. But, that having been said I don't even use my old console hardware any longer.

PC + S-Video out from video card + ps2 to usb adaptor + ps2 controller + emulators + roms = happy fun gaming!
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