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Atari 2600 Video Output Mod Kit

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The problem with a lot of classic consoles is that they're only equipped with RF output.  That means that both audio and video are combined into a relatively low quality signal, then carried by a single wire to your TV's antenna jack.  Problems?  TV's antenna jacks are often in use by cable TV, lots of TV's don't even have an RF input anymore (especially LCD & HD TV's), and the picture usually looks pretty crappy.

The internet has several great homebrew hacks for adding true video output to your Atari 2600. The thing is that you've got to be a passably good solder jockey to get it done, and Radio Shack doesn't do a very good job of stocking all the parts you'll need.  Wouldn't it be nice if there were a solderless kit available?

Ah-hah!  8 Bit Domain offers solderless kits for several classic consoles; all three revisions of the Atari 2600, the 7800, and more.  You can read up on people's results at Atari Age.  Folks have reported that their Atari's have a better picture than ever, and play nice with modern TV's.

Where to order the mod
A great comparison of Atari video mods (this mod isn't on there yet).

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