Help identifying an A/V Cable

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Help identifying an A/V Cable

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Hey folks,

I've come across a mysterious composite cable. I'm having a hard time figuring out which console this belongs to. The connector is the same exact size as a Sega Genesis 2 / Saturn, but to my surprise it fits neither of them. It truly has me stumped. Perhaps it's not even for a game console? Any ideas would super appreciated!
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Re: Help identifying an A/V Cable

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I have a few cables with that same pin layout. Each has a different notch at the top - one flat and one with a smaller notch. They came from old PC capture/tuner cards
Some pictures of devices that cable might fit:
https://www.pcstats.com/articles/1574/index.html
https://bjorn3d.com/2008/03/winfast-leadtek-pxdtv2300h/
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Re: Help identifying an A/V Cable

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That's a 10 pin DIN. The Saturn also uses that if the smaller size.

Genesis model 1 is 8 pin, model 2 is 9 pin.

My assumption is more pins needed for additional AV outputs (stereo on MK2 & s vid on SS).

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Re: Help identifying an A/V Cable

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It's a 10-pin mini-DIN. Are you sure it doesn't fit the Saturn? Looks like it...

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Seems like a Sega Saturn.
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Re: Help identifying an A/V Cable

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Thank you everyone for your help. My apologies for the late reply, I hardly ever have time to visit here anymore.

Anapan you've cracked the case.... Thank you for the info & pics my friend!

And Ziggy thank you for providing a detailed Saturn A/V pin out, much appreciated as well.

Trust me that's what I thought at first, as the cord is EXTREMELY similar. I've tried it multiple times with my Genesis Model 2 and Sega Saturn systems and it will not fit at all. As it turns out, it was made for PC capture devices of yore. Still pretty cool in my book I'd say!

Thanks everyone :)
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