Most major cities have electronics recycling centers or one nearby. Google it! And yep, that's exactly how I found the TV I'm using for my retro systems. They usually have electrical outlets there that you can plug stuff into to check and they're often staffed with friendly, knowledgeable people who do electronics as a hobby or sideline and are probably into a lot of the same stuff you are. I hesitated at even sharing this with you because it's often a gold mine for finding cool stuff (even games and gaming systems) cheap. I don't want to dry up my own source the same way game hunters ruined goodwills for everyone
man I must have been tired or something when I read your post. I thought you were talking about some kind of recycling place called comp connection, like computer connection or some generic name like that lol.
But yeah I've got the master system hooked up through composite, same with my NES and SNES. I have to share the cable between my SMS and Model 1 genesis because I only have one cable. I have two model 2 Genesis consoles one is hooked up to the CRT through coax because I dont have a composite cord for the model 2 yet. The other I use with my 32x on my LED TV and that of course outputs compsite
BTW, since you're obviously a Rush fan I have to ask: Are you Canadian? Few people outside Canada know of them but they're a dynasty in our music industry. I saw them at the now defunct Maple Leaf Gardens on their Grace Under Pressure tour many moons ago. Just to see Peart's drumming live was worth the price of admission alone. He's a supernaturally skilled drummer who grew up in my neighborhood. I remember my high school English teacher regaling us with stories of what he was like as a student, etc. Great band!
I've heard of Rush. My brother is a keen guitarist and listens to a lot of prog rock stuff like Rush and Dream Theatre as well as guitarists like Steve Vai and Joe Satriani.
Incidentally, Geddy Lee went to the same high school as Rick Moranis (Keymaster from Ghostbusters).