HD Link - Sega Megadrive v1, 2 & 3
Compatible with all official MegaDrive versions 1, 2 & 3 (All regions)
The Pound HD Link Cable for the Sega MegaDrive is the easiest way to hook your MegaDrive up to a modern TV. If you’re craving that intense blast processing that the Sega MegaDrive has to offer, our cable will make sure that it looks crisp and clear. The Pound HD Link Cable is also compatible with all three MegaDrive models. SEGA!
STANDARD VS POUND HD LINK CABLE
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Say goodbye to blurry textures and text. The Pound HD Link Cable produces a nice, crisp image so you can focus on the game.
Don’t be distracted by blurry text. The HD Link Cable for the Sega MegaDrive provides dangerously sharp text so you don’t miss any story elements.
MORE VIBRANT COLORS
Drawing from the MegaDrive’ excellent RGB signal, the color range of your image is improved dramatically over standard AV cables!
COMPATIBLE WITH MEGADRIVE 1, 2, & 3
The HD Link Cable for the MegaDrive comes with a converter that allows you to hook up all versions of the Sega MegaDrive!
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UPSCALES TO 720P AND 4:3
Many games on the Sega MegaDrive displayed in 240p; a format not accepted by HDMI standards. We force the resolution to 720p to ensure maximum compatibility.
Our cable also now features 4:3 aspect ratio!
RGB PICTURE QUALITY
We ensure maximum compatibility by using the Sega MegaDrive’ native RGB signal to display all games! This means better color reproduction and sharpness than traditional AV cables.
Why is the resolution locked at 720p?
We try to maximize compatibility with modern day TVs and 240p (the resolution that the Genesis outputs) is not technically a part of the HDMI standard. This means that some TV manufacturers may not support 240p games or below.
What’s in the box?
The HD link cables come with the HD LINK unit, a MegaDrive 1 adapter, an HDMI cable, and a Micro USB cable for power.
What is the Micro USB cable for?
Some MegaDrive systems may not provide adequate power from the system itself. On those systems, you can provide power via micro USB. Even if your system can provide adequate power to produce an image, we highly recommend using the provided power cable to supplement the system to reduce stress on the system’s internal power supply. The MegaDrive is almost 30 years old now!
Will this work with the 32X?
Our cable will display an image for 32X games, however, because it wasn’t designed specifically for the 32X, compatibility may vary. In our tests, some of the colors could be off while most games display without issue.