This is a replacement AV cable for MK1 Master System and Mega Drive Consoles (for Composite Video + audio). As the Sega Master System MK1 and Mega Drive MK1 consoles use the same Multi-AV 8-Pin DIN Output port, this 8-Pin DIN to Composite Video + Mono Audio cable is perfect for replacing an old or damaged AV cable. Please note that only Mono Audio is supported due to a limitation of Sega's 8-pin DIN output, not this cable. If you have a TV with RGN SCART input, consider getting the best picture possible from your 8-bit and 16-bit Sega consoles with our Sega Multi-AV to RGB SCART Cable.
Retro gaming cables are here at Cable Chick! Need a relacement AV cable for your Sega Mega Drive 1, or Master System MK1 game console? Well you've come to the right place!
What Are Retrogaming Cables?
Our Retrogaming cables have been specifically designed for the 8-bit and 16-bit video game consoles we grew up with, from companies like Sega, Nintendo and a little later, Sony. These cables have been developed to either serve as quality replacements for the original AV cables which shipped with the game consoles, or offer superior AV output quality so you can enjoy these old consoles like never before!
Cable Options for the Sega Master System MK1 and Mega Drive 1
When it comes to hooking up your Sega game console to a TV, you have four main options with a MK1 console:
A special note for Audio Support
It's important to note that the Multi-AV port on the series 1 Master Systems and Mega Drive consoles only supported Mono-Audio. This may be fine for the Master System and it's more limited audio, however to enjoy Stereo audio on your Mega Drive 1 console, just use a 3.5.mm Stereo Audio to 2RCA cable from the headphone jack on the front of the console!
Retro Gaming on a modern HDMI TV or monitor
Although you could convert Composite Video to HDMI for use on a modern screen, a converter will not be able to improve on the poor image quality of the Composite Video standard. So if you have a RGB SCART compatible TV, our Sega Multi-AV 8-Pin DIN Cables can be used with our SCART to HDMI Converter for 720p or 1080p upscaled digital audio and video output, and excellent output quality.
Keeping things simple
You may read all of this and think this is terribly complicated, however it's more the case that we are just trying to cover all the bases. When it comes to the early Sega consoles, you just need to remember these things: