How to Hook Up a 20th Century Video Game to a 21st Century TV

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Sign Uow for free or Log In if you already have an account to be able to post messages, change how messages are displayed, and view media in posts. Boards Atari How do I hook up an Atari to a modern television? If you have Firefox, search for "xFAQs add-on". If you have Chrome, search for "xFAQs extension". Get yourself the upgrade to GameFAQs. RCA Male to F Male How do you hook up a atari 2600 Amazon: BMXOF6 You screw that hopk into that screwy RF part on your TV, and then you plug the Atari cable into that adapter.

Cheap enough on Amazon yuo Prime, but you can probably get them in bulk on eBay. Far easier to buy lots of those adapters and how do you hook up a atari 2600 them on multiple TVs and VCRs than to leave it on your Atari cable and screw it in all the time. Might want to pick up some RCA Male to F Female adapters too just in case you actually use your RF input and you want to be able to ypu easily. VCR does help, but you won't be upgrading the quality any by connecting the Atari to the VCR and then connecting the So to the TV with composite cables.

There are composite and s-video gook available, but that's another post Thanks for the response. This was extremely helpful and I've managed to hook up my Atari to the TV and some signal dp to be coming through. However, the games don't seem to be reading properly and I can't play them. I've tried multiple console bases and multiple games to no avail. What else could I be doing wrong to have this issue? What do you gook not reading properly? Do they show the screen with funky colors flashing?

That's normal for Atari games the ones actually produced by Atariand that's sort of like a screen saver to prevent burn-in. You have to hit the Reset switch to begin. There's also the channel select switch. If you have the hlok six-switch models, that switch should be somewhere on the bottom. You might need a pen or something to reach it.

Now, 260, I was a Channel 3 kid growing up This worked a treat. Thank you very much for the advice. Mmm the good old 2060 of those RF adapter things where you have to hook those copper things to tvs and then set the lever to channel 2,3, or 4. Good times back ro. Modern tvs these days atadi old Ataris I dunno if I could manage that lol. If you have Firefox, search "xFAQs add-on". If you have Chrome, how do you hook up a atari 2600 "xFAQs how do you hook up a atari 2600. Get yourself an avatar and the GameFAQs upgrade.

Well I know more than you do when it comes to cords for an Atari, buddy. Plus newer tv's have different plug ins in the back of the tv these days. I've been playing Asteroids on my Atari on a modern HDTV. Any difficulties you're experiencing connecting the two I'm not currently having ohok issue with. Seems like the newer the TV, the fewer inputs it'll have.

S-video is being phased out and component is on its way out too. Personally I just play all my pre-HD games on a CRT TV. No more worrying about upscaling, resolutions, or display lag. They're practically giving them away, and if there's anything worth hoarding, it's those old TVs! Anyway, all this searching for a coax to HDMI box led me to the Mediasonic HWPVR which seems like a cool device my old man loves Create TV and that's still an over-the-air channel onlyso thanks, TC Censor Bypassing Trolling Flaming Disruptive Posting Off-Topic Posting Other must leave note below: Notes optional; required for "Other": Add user to Ignore List after reporting.

You are not allowed to request a sticky. What do I need to do to hook the Atari up to get it working? If it helps at all, I actually have a VCR that I can use as an intermediary.

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