The AV Output on the Sega Mega Drive (MK2) console was capable of outputting exceptional quality video and audio, although most of us have only expereiced the very poor quality Composite Video output from this beloved 90s console. So if you want to get the best picure possible from your 16-Bit Sega Megadrive MK2, you'll need a TV with a 21-pin SCART Input, and this awesome cable. Believe me, the difference is picture quality is huge! Your MD console deserves this!! This RGB SCART cable is compatible with the Sega Mega Drive 2, and Genesis 2 & 3 models.
Retro gaming cables are here at Cable Chick! So if you've got a Sega Mega Drive MK2 console, then you might be interested in this mighty cable to ge the best picture possible from your classic console!
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
When it comes to hooking up your Sega Mega Drive game console to a TV, you have four main options with a MK1 console, and three options with a MK2 console:
But what is a SCART Connector?
The SCART standard was a European standard for AV connections, and fortunately as we Australian's share the same PAL TV formats as Europe, some of our higher end TVs including SCART conectivity (while the USA has NTSC format, and missed out on the benefits of a superior SCART connection!).
The SCART connector is identified by a large, rectangular plug and socket design (with 21 pins), if you are a retro gamer you simply must hunt around and pickup an old SCART CRT TV for your retro gaming consoles. Whereas Composite Video and S-Video connections provide a very ordinary image with colour bleeding and noise in the image, an RGB SCART connection between a compatible game console and TV will give you a near perfect, crisp 240p signal. The Sega Master System (MK1), Mega Drive (MK1 and MK2), SNES, N64 and Gamecube are all capable of outputting an RGB SCART signal required for such a setup.
Retro Gaming on a modern HDMI TV or monitor
Our Sega Multi-AV 8-Pin DIN Cables are compatible with our SCART to HDMI Converter for 720p or 1080p upscaled digital audio and video output, with 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: