To those who have purchased a lousy VA0/1/1.8 model 2 with a bad video encoder and audio circuit, what's the best option for fixing up the system at a low cost? I know the video encoder can be replaced and the audio can be upgraded with the crystal clear audio mod, but wouldn't that end up costing more than a replacement model 2? Also, can the KA2195D be modded to output better quality composite video (I know it can't do S-video)?
--A note to all PAL Mega Drive II owners:--
The Samsung KA2195D video encoder is a chip designed ONLY for NTSC consoles and video equipment. It can only be found in Japanese Mega Drive 2s and North American Genesis model 2s. Unless you've imported a model 2 from North America or Japan, you should not have to worry about video quality.