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2600 atari How do i connect my old atari which has the antenna type tv connection to my hd digital tv?

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    David Fleming Oct 11, 2008

    i have the RF modulator that is from my 8bit ninteno and thought that would work but all i get is a little picture and snow mix together and static

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To connect your Atari to your TV, you'll need to get a "phono to f" adapter. These are available at RadioShack (part no. 278-255) for about $5.00 This adapter takes the phono plug from the Atari and changes it to a standard coaxial adapter. If your HD TV doesn't have an input for standard cable wires, you'll need to get yourself an RF modulator to switch the coax to RCA. If you have an old VCR with an unused cable input, that will work as well.

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