Mega Drive I vs. Mega Drive II

Alexvrb

Member
There are differences, but essentially yes. As I recall there were actually multiple revisions of the sound chip, some being better at certain things. I personally own a Genesis II, and it fits better with my SCD II, but it doesnt really matter to me.
 

emazur

New Member
No, Genesis II had shit for sound quality (even with stereo a/v cable). Especially the bass sounds distorted (try playing Sreets of Rage). I asked Steve Snake once about it and he said it's cuz it has a much weaker power supply than Genesis I.

And personally, I think the design of I is much better than II, which is nothing more than a black square (and it lacks the headphone jack).
 

Alexvrb

Member
*Puts in streets of rage* I have no such issue with either SOR 1 or 2. I don't have 3 in my hands so i can't test that.

Perhaps someone who knows what they're talking about can shed some light on this? No offense, but I can't accept "shit for sound quality" without an expert around - seeing as how I've played both and the sound output of my genesis II seems fine. But then again, there were multiple sound chip revisions even for Genesis II, I think.
 

Shakey Jake33

New Member
The MegaDrive 2 always looked slightly less 'clean' for image quality than the original... not significantly... but I saw more little bugs and glitches...

Personally I prefer the MD1. It looks cooler, it's got a headphones port, and link it up with the MCD1 and you got the best looking system out there!
 

Jeffrey

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I can't remember. Does the back of the genesis model 1 have a simple RF out (like a composite out)? Same as the atari VCS RF out?

I have the mega drive model 1 which does not, and I only have model 2 versions of the genesis.
 

suppafly2k

New Member
I like model 1 better. That is because it is compatible with 100% of games (unlike later models). And because of the headphone jack.!!!
 

racketboy

Member
Originally posted by suppafly2k@Jun 11, 2003 @ 04:34 PM

I like model 1 better. That is because it is compatible with 100% of games (unlike later models).
like which ones

I wasn't aware of this?
 

Acidics

New Member
Originally posted by Shakey Jake33@Jun 11, 2003 @ 05:07 AM

The MegaDrive 2 always looked slightly less 'clean' for image quality than the original... not significantly... but I saw more little bugs and glitches...

Personally I prefer the MD1. It looks cooler, it's got a headphones port, and link it up with the MCD1 and you got the best looking system out there!
/me agrees.

Nothing can beat that MD1.
 

Edge-`

New Member
I don't know... nothing looked smoother than a complete Genesis 2, with the Sega CD 2, and the 32X attached, sleek, smooth, just awesome looking. Personally I see no difference in Quality for the US genny's.
 
I know those model 1's were a hell of a lot more durable than the m2's. I have an origional m1 and it runs GREAT and I know ppl who have went through 2-3 m2's. My m1 has been dropped a good 4-5 times on cement (used to be in our basement) and its about a 3 1/2 foot drop.....still runs great except for that damn ac adaptor....
 

Shakey Jake33

New Member
Originally posted by Edge-`@Jun 12, 2003 @ 03:14 AM

I don't know... nothing looked smoother than a complete Genesis 2, with the Sega CD 2, and the 32X attached, sleek, smooth, just awesome looking. Personally I see no difference in Quality for the US genny's.
It was all too wide for me.... front-loading CD trays look more profesional IMO
 
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