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Connections i need to know what cables or adapters i need to hook up an atari 7800 and a coleco vision console to a tv. not at the same time but individually.what wires do i need for each one.i fond them in my basement from when i was a kid and want to play them.

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You can use a coaxial cable that has both male ends (with the pins in the middle) and a RCA-coaxial adapter and they will both plug directly into the coaxial hack on your TV set. These things can be found at Radio Shack or other places for 3-10 bucks. Have fun!

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You need a coaxial cable with an RF modulator. Better yet, there are several ORIGINAL Atari 7800 RF consoles for sale on eBay for $4 to $5 a pop. Have fun!

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I have a Phillips tv. How in the heck do I hook up my coleco vision flashback to it. This is back


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I understand how annoying it is to connect an older game console, such as the Atari 2600, to newer TV's. Do not fret, all you need is an adaptor to connect between the Atari's RF cable, and the coax jack on your TV.
For example (image curtesy of google search):
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41pLoQfSzcL._SL500_AA300_.jpg

You can usually find these at store that specialize in electronic parts, such as Radio Shack here in the United States. The image above is actually from Amazon's site so if it doesn't show properly you can go to: http://www.amazon.com/Intellivision-Colecovision-Adapter-VINTAGE-WITHOUT/dp/B0028MXOF6

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Own Atari 2600. Atari not responding to television. (FUZZY SCREEN) One of three problems: 1. I AM NOT CONNECTING SYSTEM CORRECTLY TO TV. please instruct me how. parts i have are: Radio...


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When powering the stuff there should be light indicated that there is a power on it. how ever if these not been observed, power adapter maybe busted. try to fix it or replace it. Please refer to the atari manual for the correct operation of your stuff.

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