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Cue the dramatic music, it's holy grail time! :D

 

 

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From what I've been told the exceedingly rare Sega Genesis Model 2 Revision VA4 offers by far the best picture and sound quality of any Model 2 Genesis system. After spending some time trying it out tonight I can safely say that statement is 100% accurate. The picture and sound are both definitely on par with my Sega Genesis Model 1 High-Def VA6 system and just a joy to behold. There's none of the color oversaturation or blurry pixels that I used to put up with from my old Model 2 VA3 system, everything just looks sharp and clean and the sound quality is wonderful to boot. I'm really looking forward to setting this puppy up with a 32X and Sega CD Model 2 and seeing what it can do! :)

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Have that same switcher. Does a great job.

 

Thanks for the info. Glad to hear it from someone who has used one first hand.

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Thanks for the info. Glad to hear it from someone who has used one first hand.

I'm just using 2 GE ones connected to my VCR Video 1 and 2 inputs... but sometimes ground loop hum can be a problem... does this one solve that?

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I'm just using 2 GE ones connected to my VCR Video 1 and 2 inputs... but sometimes ground loop hum can be a problem... does this one solve that?

 

Mine's never had a hum problem- and I know my setup can have it, I had to use an adapter on my PS3 becuase the hum was so bad.

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Cue the dramatic music, it's holy grail time! :D

 

 

aHlJXFZ.jpg

 

eZTJWOY.jpg

 

Nu0OhIU.jpg

 

 

 

From what I've been told the exceedingly rare Sega Genesis Model 2 Revision VA4 offers by far the best picture and sound quality of any Model 2 Genesis system. After spending some time trying it out tonight I can safely say that statement is 100% accurate. The picture and sound are both definitely on par with my Sega Genesis Model 1 High-Def VA6 system and just a joy to behold. There's none of the color oversaturation or blurry pixels that I used to put up with from my old Model 2 VA3 system, everything just looks sharp and clean and the sound quality is wonderful to boot. I'm really looking forward to setting this puppy up with a 32X and Sega CD Model 2 and seeing what it can do! :)

 

I popped mine open and by chance, I have one of these as well.

 

I didn't know there was much of a difference in some of these revisions until I started reading up on them.

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Gamestop was doing another special (4 for $20). Picked up these. With my PowerUp discount, the games became 4 for $18.

 

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Have that same switcher. Does a great job.

 

Have you tried this with an up converter? Wondering how good the pic would really be.

 

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Have you tried this with an up converter? Wondering how good the pic would really be.

 

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I use a very similar setup for my consoles that aren't component or HDMI. I'm converting to the SG, NT, and AVS soon. I really only run Saturn, Dreamcast, and N64 on it now.

 

It has it's pros and cons.

 

The biggest con is you have to have a TV with pixel adjustment. I have it on a 2008 or 2009 Sony Bravia with Full Pixel. This converter automatically puts all output to 16:9, so I have to use settings on the TV to put it back to 4:3 and/or Full Pixel(can't quite remember). It, to me, looks horrid in 16:9 and near unplayable. Once I tweaked the settings, I could even get those pesky Saturn, PsOne and N64 games fixed without needing to run them through a capture card to adjust brightness.

 

I can take some photos of the games if you'd like.

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I use a very similar setup for my consoles that aren't component or HDMI. I'm converting to the SG, NT, and AVS soon. I really only run Saturn, Dreamcast, and N64 on it now.

 

It has it's pros and cons.

 

The biggest con is you have to have a TV with pixel adjustment. I have it on a 2008 or 2009 Sony Bravia with Full Pixel. This converter automatically puts all output to 16:9, so I have to use settings on the TV to put it back to 4:3 and/or Full Pixel(can't quite remember). It, to me, looks horrid in 16:9 and near unplayable. Once I tweaked the settings, I could even get those pesky Saturn, PsOne and N64 games fixed without needing to run them through a capture card to adjust brightness.

 

I can take some photos of the games if you'd like.

 

Is that a power bar with single on off switches? Where did you get that one? I need one of those myself.

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Is that a power bar with single on off switches? Where did you get that one? I need one of those myself.

 

 

It is. I actually own two of them. The are rack mountable power switchers.

 

I purchased them back in 2015 on Amazon. They've worked great. I had them pretty much full up when I had an entire game room setup. I didn't want all the consoles eating up power by being plugged in all day. They didn't work too well with Sega bricks, but you can alternate them with normals to work.

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Have you tried this with an up converter? Wondering how good the pic would really be.

 

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Your converter choice really matters- I originally had one similar to what you've got pictured ('musou' brand) & I thought it was fine... then it quit working so I replaced it with an enKo converter- it's so much better it's not funny. Better color, better clarity, better activation speed (the old one took so long to take I never saw the N64 logo while I was using it.)

 

I mean, it's still composite- it's not gonna be great. But, as long as you can get the picture to 4:3 like Outdoormongoose said, it's perfectly serviceable.

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I use a very similar setup for my consoles that aren't component or HDMI. I'm converting to the SG, NT, and AVS soon. I really only run Saturn, Dreamcast, and N64 on it now.

 

It has it's pros and cons.

 

The biggest con is you have to have a TV with pixel adjustment. I have it on a 2008 or 2009 Sony Bravia with Full Pixel. This converter automatically puts all output to 16:9, so I have to use settings on the TV to put it back to 4:3 and/or Full Pixel(can't quite remember). It, to me, looks horrid in 16:9 and near unplayable. Once I tweaked the settings, I could even get those pesky Saturn, PsOne and N64 games fixed without needing to run them through a capture card to adjust brightness.

 

I can take some photos of the games if you'd like.

 

No need for pics, great to know that I should use these with a TV that allows for pixel adjustment.

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Your converter choice really matters- I originally had one similar to what you've got pictured ('musou' brand) & I thought it was fine... then it quit working so I replaced it with an enKo converter- it's so much better it's not funny. Better color, better clarity, better activation speed (the old one took so long to take I never saw the N64 logo while I was using it.)

 

I mean, it's still composite- it's not gonna be great. But, as long as you can get the picture to 4:3 like Outdoormongoose said, it's perfectly serviceable.

 

Thanks. I'll start looking for an enKo converter. :thumbsup:

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