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Re: Retrovision Making Component Cables for SNES/Genesis

by GryeDor Wed Nov 05, 2014 10:15 am

Hazerd wrote:Definitely doing the $35 option for a SNES cable, id get a Genesis one, but my Genesis is the 3rd one.


haha, i'm just the opposite, in for the genesis cable b/c my snes is model 2. i've always used a 3rd party cable from gamestop for the snes though and it looks great, even just through component, but my genesis always looks like so rough - will be grateful for any amount of additional clarity.
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Re: Retrovision Making Component Cables for SNES/Genesis

by theclaw Wed Nov 05, 2014 6:40 pm

Hazerd wrote:Definitely doing the $35 option for a SNES cable, id get a Genesis one, but my Genesis is the 3rd one.


Hmm. I've heard mixed reports. Some people say Genesis 3 has RGB, others say it doesn't. Not like Sega is going to tell us whether all units do, none, or in between.
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Re: Retrovision Making Component Cables for SNES/Genesis

by Hobie-wan Thu Nov 06, 2014 1:39 am

theclaw wrote:I'm not sure. Commodore 64 is known for adding an svideo predecessor,


It is the same format, just in 2 RCA cables, not the s-video plug. The fact it was a computer that cost $600 at launch versus $150-200 for consoles around the same time made a big difference too. But you pretty much had to buy a Commodore monitor to get that quality picture.
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Re: Retrovision Making Component Cables for SNES/Genesis

by CRTGAMER Thu Nov 06, 2014 9:55 am

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theclaw wrote:I'm not sure. Commodore 64 is known for adding an svideo predecessor,
It is the same format, just in 2 RCA cables, not the s-video plug. The fact it was a computer that cost $600 at launch versus $150-200 for consoles around the same time made a big difference too. But you pretty much had to buy a Commodore monitor to get that quality picture.

I remember when the C64 came out, yeah it was around 600 bucks I think $699.99. For its day, a great price at the time for just a 1mhz computer! As a Vic20 owner, I held off buying a C64 until it dropped to 200 bucks, now you can get a tablet with so much more power for a lot cheaper. Still like old Commodore, have a 128D sitting at the desk with 99% use in the C64 mode.

That computer came out in 1982, a shame the duel RCA did not become the standard for SVideo which became the single 4 fragile pin connector. It would be interesting to see how many TV models did offer SVideo when the Genesis came out since SVideo first appeared in 1979. Still wonder why the Sega Genesis which came out years later in 1988 (1989 in the US) RGB was offered and not including SVideo since the RGB required that expensive alternate monitor instead of the readily available TV with SVideo.
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Re: Retrovision Making Component Cables for SNES/Genesis

by theclaw Thu Nov 06, 2014 10:41 am

If the 4 pin connector was standardized in 1987, that explains no svideo.

Non-amplified RGB was already present on the Mark III, then amplified for Master System. They likely didn't see a reason to remove it.
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Re: Retrovision Making Component Cables for SNES/Genesis

by ninjainspandex Thu Nov 06, 2014 11:07 am

theclaw wrote:
Hazerd wrote:Definitely doing the $35 option for a SNES cable, id get a Genesis one, but my Genesis is the 3rd one.


Hmm. I've heard mixed reports. Some people say Genesis 3 has RGB, others say it doesn't. Not like Sega is going to tell us whether all units do, none, or in between.


My Model 3 Genesis does RGB, actually a guy on the Sega Collectors FB page didn't believe me, saying I was making it up because his Model 3 didn't do RGB. So my guess is not all model 3s can do RGB, must of been multiple production runs and was most likely removed in later versions as yet another cost savings measure.
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Re: Retrovision Making Component Cables for SNES/Genesis

by Jagosaurus Sat Nov 15, 2014 1:36 pm

CRTGAMER wrote:SVideo came out in 1979. Maybe Sega felt it was not a big enough improvement to justify incorporating into the Genesis and just added RGB. No idea why, SVideo was definitely more common then RGB on US TVs in the 80s. Even looking now at the demise of SVideo, RGB TVs are still uncommon. I find it silly getting an 8 pin Genesis Cable and only having a composite cable to use. Maybe a tease to get a 32x adapter later on. :?

Atari also blew it by offering only RF for the 7800. Even though an older design and a late response to the NES, Composite could have been added and saving a few bucks on production by not including a RF modulater inside.


Well coming out & adoption rating are two different things. Laser disc came out in the late 70s (76 IIRC?) but you didn't see them in many homes until much later. svid very similar
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