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How do i hook up this system to a new tv set. I bought a RF Modulator Video Converter. Is this the right thing, if so how do i hook it up?

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  • Anonymous Jan 31, 2008

    i do't know if i have all the parts for the 2600

  • Anonymous Aug 11, 2008

    I have the atari 2600 jr and an nes rf switch. my tv is a new flatscreen and im getting a snowy image, but color and sound both work. will the old rf modulator with the tv switch be a better bet for getting a clear image on a new flatscreen? help!!!!!!



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Yeah its the right thing. Hook the RF Modulator to the cable connector on the back of your TV. (the one with the threads) and hook the cable from your Atari (its a AV cable) to the RF Modulator. set the little swithch on your Atari to chanel 3 or 4, then set your TV the the same channel and enjoy your Retro Gaming goodness (I Love My Atari 2600)

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