I few months back I purchased a NES Top Loader and was recommended to pickup a RF cable and connector at Radio Shack that would perform better than the official NES one. I ditched the Top Loader but kept the cable. Today while messing around and comparing my VA7 and VA6 Model 1s with the component cables I pulled out the RF and noticed that the VA6 looked not so bad. All my VA6s exhibit the rainbowbands to some extent. Not as bad as the VA3s but still there are "jailbars" apparent on some black, blue, or grey backgrounds while hooked up through component. They are gone with the RF. Completely! The VA7 looked terrible through the RF but better through the component than the VA6. That said, the VA6 sounds and looks really good through the RF. Anyone else playing through just RF?
I still think my VA4 model 2s look best. But this was a nice surprise.