Atari 2600 on a new TV

May 10, 2018
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Hello

I would appreciate if someone could help me. I bought recently an Atari 2600 and I 'm trying to hook it up on my new Samsung TV. Model UE55MU6179UXZG. The console has an antenna cable that I connected to the TV and I found the right channel. I can barely identify the game but the signal is really bad. Well since I can see the game, it means the console is working. I also bought an RF to Coaxial adapter, used it but no signal.. Nothing. So far the best results are with a plain connection through the Antenna cable, but not quite there yet. It 's driving me crazy.
Any ideas?
Thanks a lot.
 
May 10, 2018
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Hello again,

Hang-the-9, thank you for your time to write this down.
Actually I made it work about an hour ago.. Man we are so excited, even with those rusty old games.
So what I did, without spending any money:

It was all about the adjustments on the TV.
1: Hooked up the antenna cable
2: Switched the signal to the TV to analog
3: Did a channel scan only for analog channels
The TV found one analog channel whitch was the one with the really bad visual.
4: Very importand step.
This Samsung Model has a so called Microsynchronization for the frequency.
So I played with the frequency manually until I found the game. That was great!!!

Also, the atari has those channels 2 and 3.
Mine worked on 3!

One last thing.
The last two weeks I ve been watching videos about how to plug in an atari on a smart TV.
Guys please, before you suggest to other, to spent 10 or 20 or 30 $/€ for f@#&+$ adapters,
try first the simple ways.
I got it working on a Smart TV 2017 Model just with the antenna cable.
I just found the right frequency!!!
Luckily I spent only 3€ for an adapter, which was not necessary.

Anyway I hope this helps other with the same problem.

Thanks guys, take care.
Cosimosi
 

hang-the-9

Titan
Moderator
The image you will get on your new HD TV from the old Atari would be bad, what you are seeing from the antenna input is probably the quality you will get on any type of connection. You are not going to get an old system made to display maybe 260 lines to look good on a 4k TV.
 
May 10, 2018
2
0
20
1
Hello again,

Hang-the-9, thank you for your time to write this down.
Actually I made it work about an hour ago.. Man we are so excited, even with those rusty old games.
So what I did, without spending any money:

It was all about the adjustments on the TV.
1: Hooked up the antenna cable
2: Switched the signal to the TV to analog
3: Did a channel scan only for analog channels
The TV found one analog channel whitch was the one with the really bad visual.
4: Very importand step.
This Samsung Model has a so called Microsynchronization for the frequency.
So I played with the frequency manually until I found the game. That was great!!!

Also, the atari has those channels 2 and 3.
Mine worked on 3!

One last thing.
The last two weeks I ve been watching videos about how to plug in an atari on a smart TV.
Guys please, before you suggest to other, to spent 10 or 20 or 30 $/€ for f@#&+$ adapters,
try first the simple ways.
I got it working on a Smart TV 2017 Model just with the antenna cable.
I just found the right frequency!!!
Luckily I spent only 3€ for an adapter, which was not necessary.

Anyway I hope this helps other with the same problem.

Thanks guys, take care.
Cosimosi
 
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