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    Default Connecting MD/MS to LCD tv with scart, distorted screen/missing sound

    I tried hooking up my Mega Drive to my LCD tv, it didn't seem to be able to handle all sound/music that needed to be played at once. But when I tried my Master System 1, the screen was distorted. I have 2 RGB scart cables, both had the same result. I no longer have an old tube tv or RF cables to try anything else. Does anyone know if this is because they won't work with this LCD tv, or is something wrong with the consoles? I know that the Master System has virtually never used, and the Mega Drive never gave me any problems either. Any help would be appreciated, thanks in advance!

    Edit: The consoles / scart cables worked fine on the small tube tv I used to have.
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    There are a few thhings to consider:

    -your hardwarde has some defects
    -Your LCD is, sadly, not good in handling such signals. However, maybe it has a game mode??I assume it is mostly for lags though.

    I have two LCD, one from LG..the other from Samsung. My LG one works great with all the system (the picture is so so because of LCD). However my Samsung is a disater. To play my sega saturn I had to play using RCA because the scart RGB didn't work (very distorted picture), same for my AMIGA cd32...but all good with RCA.

    Is there a way for you to plug RCA?

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    gamer888 is right on at least one point, your LCD TV may not support the Genesis' RGB signal. When I tried plugging in my Genesis through RGB to component on my LCD HDTV, I got distorted colors and random sync loss. However, it accepts my Super Nintendo's 240p component signal just fine.

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    And my sony bravia is the opposite! It ONLY accepts 240p RGB from the Genesis and Saturn, but not from my master system or SNES. So it really does depend on the TV. This is why upscalers like the Framemeister and OSSC are going to be more in demand as the technology continues to evolve.

    Having said that...I am able to play master system games through my Genesis in RGB using either the PBC or through my MegaED X7. The odd thing though is that when I first start up a master system game, it will initially only give me a black picture and then about 5 sec later the pic suddenly shows up. So there is a big difference in how the pictures are being generated, but at least through my Genesis it works enough that way.

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    Thanks for all the replies! What sort of upscaler would you recommend?

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    I'm really liking the OSSC. I think technically it's not an upscaler, but all my sega RGB stuff comes out perfect on all the TV's I have. I will note, they are all Samsung.

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    When you say distorted what exactly do you mean? For example my Genesis looks kind of like it's going through a Fish Eye lens when hooked up to my Plasma over Component and it's set to 16:9. If I set it to 4:3 though it looks fine.

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