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HD Retrovision Genesis cables on an early release SMS

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#1 CrossBow


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Posted 07 July 2017 - 12:10 AM

So these were back in stock over the weekend and I purchased one of the Genesis cables along with the model 1 to model 2 adapter.


Gotta say the picture is excellent! I'm lucky to have a TV that appears to support the 240p off the Genesis, however, the info from the TV states the signal is 480i...but ehh it works and looks great!


Now..having said that. I can't get the damn cable to work at all on my SMS at all. It is a launch release SMS. The AV out seems to work fine using a standard Genesis composite/audio cable from it. But using the HD retrovision cable gives me nothing for video on the composite. I checked the pins on the AV connector and have continuity to all the right pins on the video encoder itself.


Odd thing is that if I connect up the SMS with the cables, and then switch my TV to composite. I get a black n white composite picture. So it sees something but this TV using a shared composite and green component jack just does NOT like the SMS. To be fair, I also have a scart to component converter and have a genesis scart cable. The SMS won't work with that either. I'm wondering..does anyone know if the early release SMS units require amps for the RGB outputs?


Edited by CrossBow, 07 July 2017 - 12:10 AM.

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