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atari 800: monitor jack to modern TV [message #328161] Thu, 28 January 2016 23:41 Go to next message
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Originally posted by: millinghill

Hello,

I followed this video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CwomI7iGD3w
to make a cable from my atari 800 monitor jack to my (modern HDTV) television.

But when I tried it out, the audio worked, but it was just a monochrome video. When I switch to the RF jack, it's in color, but of lesser quality video. I'm pretty sure there are no stray wires touching anything.

Any ideas what I may have done wrong?

Thanks
Theodore.
Re: atari 800: monitor jack to modern TV [message #328190 is a reply to message #328161] Thu, 18 February 2016 03:46 Go to previous message
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On 2016-01-29, millinghill@yahoo.com <millinghill@yahoo.com> wrote:
> Hello,
>
> I followed this video:
> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CwomI7iGD3w
> to make a cable from my atari 800 monitor jack to my (modern HDTV) television.
>
> But when I tried it out, the audio worked, but it was just a monochrome
> video. When I switch to the RF jack, it's in color, but of lesser quality
> video. I'm pretty sure there are no stray wires touching anything.
>
> Any ideas what I may have done wrong?
>
> Thanks
> Theodore.
>
The Atari 800 has separate luminance and chroma outputs. If your TV has an
S-Video input (small round multi-pin socket) there are adapters, or I think
the signals can be mixed with a few resistors.
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