- Works with AV ready TV's
- Compatible with Genesis 2 only
Weight: approximately 98g
Cable Length: approximately 6ft
1 x AV Cable for Genesis 2
I got my Genesis for $20 from a woman at my Church. The RF Unit was great , but I was getting tired of it fading to static and looking fuzzy. To solve this , I bought the AV Adapter . I must say , it gives PERFECT , SHARP Video and STUNNING , CLEAR Audio. It's much easier to plug in and use than the RF Unit , because I had to set mine to Channel 4 since the Game was extra-fuzzy on Channel 3 (TV is on that Channel , so there was interference) and you have to use the remote to get to that Channel (it won't let you do it from the TV , which I would like to do when I go to turn on the Genesis). With this I could just change it to the AV Channel and turn on the Genesis.
Disregard the review that claims this product does not produce full stereo sound, as well as falsely claiming that the only Stereo sound out of any Sega Genesis(there are 3 different models and one fully portable version of the Genesis hardware= the Nomad) is through the headphone jack of the Model 1 Genesis. NOT TRUE! if you read the review, the writer says that he tried this cable on his model 3 Genesis and it only split the mono sound into 2 channels instead of full Stereo, well that makes sence because the Model 3 Genesis(The slimmed down 1997 rerelease of the system that is the worst version of the Genesis as far as audio quality) ONLY produces MONO sound, however it is compatible with all Model 2 Genesis cables. This cable will give you full stereo sound out of your Model 2 Genesis(not as good of sound quality as the Model 1/Nomad's thick bass) and some Model 2 Genesis systems will produce the most immaculate, sharp video/color quality that you can possibly get out of a Genesis game with these cables. There were several different motherboard revisions for the model 2 depending on where the console was manufactured, some have Sony video encoder chips which are very high end(go to [...] for more info) and produce a razor sharp, crystal clear video signal with these cables.
I have a Sega Genesis 2 and needed a cable to swap out my RF connection. I made sure to check my output connection for my Genesis and it had 9 pins, just as this product does. Upon arrival, I plugged this into my television, it worked perfectly on my Sony LCD TV (KDL-40V5100). I also tried plugging it into my auxiliary (AUX) connection on Onkyo NR-828; however, only the audio was transmitted (the video did not display). I have since purchased the Flashmen Mini Composite AV CVBS 3RCA to HDMI Video Converter Adapter, which is sometimes hit or miss with transmitting the audio from the cable. I took off a star because it's been intermittent once or twice, but this cable itself is worth it if you want to dust off your old console.
The picture in the item description shows a stereo AV cable, but the one I received is mono only.
My Sega CDX has one of the old 3-pin connector cables - that means if I moved the controller the wrong way or sneezed, I ran the risk of losing the picture or the sound whenever I hooked up this game system.
Even though he and all the other kids of this generation are used to 3D graphics of the newer systems, my grandson can't seem to get enough of the Sega Nomad. I guess it's because it seems a little different to what he's used to and it's probably a lot easier. I admit it. When I got introduced the PS2 & PS3 systems I was also was intimidated by those controllers. Now everything is Sony Playstation, Xbox, or Nintendo Wii so I had to go online to get the cables from Amazon of course because mine went bad the older gaming technology is no longer being sold in the major stores. Again Amazon never fails to come through epecially when you're looking for something that's hard to find.