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Is it possible to make an S-Video cable?

Discussion in 'Genesis/Mega Drive' started by SatsuNosdfiun, Dec 17, 2001.

  1. SatsuNosdfiun

    SatsuNosdfiun New Member

    I looked at gamesx.com and judging from the pinout S-Video output is not possible but I thought I should ask anyway.

    Also, does anyone know where I can get a stereo AV cable for the model 2?
  2. ExCyber

    ExCyber Staff Member

    If you are willing to put together a circuit, it should be possible to use a video encoder IC (such as the Analog Devices AD720, or whatever has replaced it now) to convert the RGB to S-Video. I'm not sure what kind of quality this would yield, but I think it would probably be better than composite as long as the circuit is constructed well.

    I think stereo A/V cables are available at sega-parts.com.

    Edit: D'oh! Had the wrong URL for Sega Parts.

    (Edited by ExCyber at 6:10 pm on Dec. 17, 2001)
  3. IceDigger

    IceDigger Founder Staff Member

    there's no need for that if you got a later model 2.. it already outputs s-video, the pins are just not wired. AFAIK a few caps and resistors suffice to get s-video out of it.
  4. eatpenguin

    eatpenguin New Member

    why not buy rca to svideo converter?
  5. IceDigger

    IceDigger Founder Staff Member

    cause you can't just get a good signal from a crappy source. it would still be AV quality.
  6. SegaSaturnDDR

    SegaSaturnDDR New Member

    you can get those same rca cables from lik-sang for $8

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