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I have a 21 year old 27" Sony TV model number KV27TS27 I found for free sitting in a front yard that has a funny problem. When I played my nes with a AV cable, this tv works just fine.. If I try to watch cable tv or try play my Atari 2600 using the rf, the sound is completely distorted and very weak but I hear a very loud noise that varies in intensity. Sometimes, this distortion also affects the video too. It is impossible to watch tv or play my Atari 2600 like that using the rf.. Any help will be appreciated.

Thanks,

Chris
Edited by bringbackcrttv - 9/22/12 at 10:04pm
post #2 of 12
Sounds like the RF tuner is bad. See if the coax connector is broke/loose, a common problem from the cable getting yanked.

You could use a modulator that converts AV to RF. Probably find a cheap used one as folks don't use them much anymore (I think they were mostly for hooking up DVD players to TVs that only have an RF connector).
post #3 of 12
Alot of pre-HDMI DVD players have RF modulators, especially the VHS/DVD combo units.
post #4 of 12
Test your atari on another TV to make sure it's not a problem with its rf modulator. If so, then you should find another rf modulator or you could probably just recable the modulator.

If the TV is the problem, then Floydage is most likely right and you could open up the back and resolder the connector. OR you could just find an old VCR, run the atari into the coax of that, then run AV out to your TV.
post #5 of 12
Or if you're really serious you could just add S-video and Composite to your atari.

http://benheck.com/04-03-2009/longhorn-engineers-atari-2600-video-mod
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Originally Posted by homerging View Post

Alot of pre-HDMI DVD players have RF modulators, especially the VHS/DVD combo units.

None of my DVD players do but I could see it more likely with the combo units. In fact the manual on one has a section on it and even tells you to go buy a modulator if you need it. I think the DVD player design mentality was that they're intended for better PQ (RF being the worst) and cheaper to make without a modulator.

Have these old Ataris and such become collector items? I have some of this stuff stored away.
post #7 of 12
Watch your local craigs list for another free Sony.. see one every couple of days around Philadelphia PA.
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Have these old Ataris and such become collector items? I have some of this stuff stored away.

I don't think you could call the 2600 a collector's item, because they made so many back in the late 70's/early 80's. They come up quite often on craigslist. You could get some money for it, but not a lot. There are some rare games though, so you could google which Atari games are rare and valuable, and see if you have any of those.
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I don't think you could call the 2600 a collector's item, because they made so many back in the late 70's/early 80's. They come up quite often on craigslist. You could get some money for it, but not a lot. There are some rare games though, so you could google which Atari games are rare and valuable, and see if you have any of those.

OK, thanks! One has a pistol too but I think that makes it a newer model.
post #10 of 12
Found this feature on 1up today. Atari turns 35 next month.

http://www.1up.com/features/stella-anniversary-35-years-atari-2600
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Found this feature on 1up today. Atari turns 35 next month.
http://www.1up.com/features/stella-anniversary-35-years-atari-2600

Ah, fond memories. And folks still using them, I suspect mostly in nostalgic mode though.

FTW = Fort Worth?
post #12 of 12
Ha no, internet slang: For The Win.
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