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I bought a Sega Genesis Model 1 from a thrift store, and everything works great, but it looks like some one has turned the darkness up on my tv when i play games. I tried it with both the genesis RF and an NES RF with the same result. Any Ideas?

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Hi, get your hands on a new AV cable you will notice a great difference in picture quality compared to the RF switch. see www.gameoz.com.au as they stock the cable you require. They also can modify the console with a s-video out put which would be one of the best picture quality possable available from one of these retro consoles

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