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    I live in the US. What do I need to play Pal sega genesis games?

    If I got a Pal Genesis (mega drive) would it work on a US TV?

    Or is there a NTSC to PAL genesis adaptor??

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    I think all you need is the 50/60 Hz switch.

    There's some information on some mods here:
    http://mmmonkey.co.uk/console/index.htm
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    That seems really complicated. Anyone know another way?

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    A lot of Pal games can work in a North American Genesis without issues, I have a Kid Chamelion Mega Drive game that works fine for me.

    I think there are converters available but very rare/expensive. Can anyone confirm this? Magic Key or something?

    I believe these are pics of the converters;
    http://www.genesiscollective.com/Sho...?GameLink=1351

    EDIT:
    Okay, I found a pic of a converter that works for US/Europe games, a Super Mega Key.
    http://www.tietokonemuseo.net/koneit...medadrive9.JPG
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    A PAL Genesis should work with most newer televisions through composite video, since most LCDs and PDPs are multi system.

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    no mods are required just use a us Genesis power pack and a rgb lead and will work fine if you plan to get a pal console
    i am in the uk and i have a few us consoles with sega Genesis i just use a uk power pack and no stepdown convter needed hopes this help you

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