This is a replacement AV cable for MK2 Mega Drive or Genesis 3 Consoles (for Composite Video + Stereo Audio). The revised Mega Drive 2 model used a different AV output from the first generation machine, with a much smaller plug design, however it brought the welcome addition of Stereo Audio along with the Composite Video signal (whereas the original Mega Drive only had Mono audio output, and relied on the headphone socket for stereo sound conectivity. 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 Stereo AV cable for your Sega Mega Drive 2 or Genesis 3 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 Mega Drive 2 and 3 consoles
When it comes to hooking up your Sega Mega Drive 2 or Genesis 3 console to a TV, you have four main options:
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: