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Which Atari 2600 model is your favorite?


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Poll: Which Atari 2600 model is your favorite? (139 member(s) have cast votes)

Which Atari 2600 model is your favorite?

  1. Heavy Sixer (50 votes [35.97%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 35.97%

  2. Light Sixer (30 votes [21.58%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 21.58%

  3. 4 Switch Wood Veneer (10 votes [7.19%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 7.19%

  4. Darth Vader (20 votes [14.39%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 14.39%

  5. Junior (11 votes [7.91%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 7.91%

  6. Sears (any model from Sears) (12 votes [8.63%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 8.63%

  7. INTV Adapter (1 votes [0.72%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 0.72%

  8. Coleco Adapter (2 votes [1.44%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 1.44%

  9. 5200 Adapter (1 votes [0.72%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 0.72%

  10. Gemini (2 votes [1.44%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 1.44%

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#76 adamchevy OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Aug 8, 2016 11:43 PM

I recently bought a 1977 Atari heavy in good shape, I like the way it looks almost as much as the Sears heavy I used to have.

#77 kaufenpreis OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Aug 17, 2016 3:16 AM

Voted. Heavy Sixer!



#78 Tangentg OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Aug 27, 2016 9:21 AM

I really liked the 6-switch models...

 

Not sure why they decided to put the difficulty switches away in the later models... I thought more buttons on the front made it look cooler. The only reason I thought of is cause most switches would be up most of the time when you're playing a game except for the two difficulty switches if you're someone who often plays on BB like me, so it wasn't aesthetically pleasing to the designers at Atari.



#79 Keatah ONLINE  

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Posted Sat Aug 27, 2016 9:31 AM

The consoles with the hidden difficulty switches have only 1 circuit board. The units prior to that have 2. It was all about cost-cutting and making more profit.



#80 Kosmic Stardust OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Aug 27, 2016 4:12 PM

I really liked the 6-switch models...

 

Not sure why they decided to put the difficulty switches away in the later models... I thought more buttons on the front made it look cooler. The only reason I thought of is cause most switches would be up most of the time when you're playing a game except for the two difficulty switches if you're someone who often plays on BB like me, so it wasn't aesthetically pleasing to the designers at Atari.

The consoles with the hidden difficulty switches have only 1 circuit board. The units prior to that have 2. It was all about cost-cutting and making more profit.

Also remember the PCB is made much narrower internally by using four switches. Even if the 4-switch Atari is the same width as a 6-switch, it is much smaller PCB inside and lighter overall. The only shielding is over the RF unit and the chips.






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