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StephenJ

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  1. Sure hope there is a no-box option when it hits the AA store.
  2. When it goes on sale, please consider letting the buyer have the option to buy the cartridge and instructions without the box. Thanks
  3. Another MUST-HAVE for my cartridge collection. Keep'm comin' John!! Stephen
  4. I had started another thread that continued with additional issues I was having when connecting any of my three S Video-modded 2600's directly to the retroTink...that being horizontal waving in the images after the systems were turned-on for several minutes. At that point, the only solution was to send the signal through a VCR or DVD Recorder before the RetroTink. Today I'm happy to say that all image issues have been solved!! I closed-out the other thread with the following and I thought I'd do the same here. To make a long story short, I was able to determine that it was the Luma output of the S Video that was causing the problems for the RetroTink. I found that putting a 100 ohm resistor in series on the Luma wire (internally) corrected the problem on all three of my 2600's. Now I can connect directly to the Retrotink, without having to go through a VCR or DVD Recorder...and that's great! Thanks again for interest in my problem, StephenJ
  5. Problem Solved!! To make a long story short, I was able to determine that it was the Luma output of the S Video that was causing the image-waving problem. I found that putting a 100 ohm resistor in series on the Luma wire (internally) corrected the problem on all three of my 2600's. Now I can connect directly to the Retrotink, without having to go through a VCR or DVD recorder...and that's great! Thanks, StephenJ
  6. I may reach out to him if needed. Thanks, StephenJ
  7. No, because the RetroTink is working fine. My question concerned the AV processing of VCRs and DVD Recorders.
  8. Hey everybody, This is a continuation (of sorts) of a previous thread I started in December last year. I’m cutting out allot of the story to make this as short as possible. I have three SVideo-modded Atari 2600’s. All three work perfectly when plugged into the SVideo input of my older LED TV and CRT TV. However, when they are plugged into the RetroTink, to use on my more-modern LED TV (that only has HDMI inputs), the image starts to show horizontal waving…after about 3-5 minutes or so. It happens with all three 2600’s. Note: Two of my Atari 2600s have AV mods from [Electronic Sentimentalities] and the other has the mod from [Longhorn Engineer]. As a shot-in-the-dark, I decided to try sending the S-Video output from the 2600’s into the input of a VCR, and then from the VCR’s S-Video output to the RetroTink. It worked great for all three 2600’s…no waving images at all. I tried doing the same using a DVD Recorder. Again, it worked perfectly for all three 2600’s and on all extra outputs on this device. I’m relieved that I found a solution to the problem, but it would be great if I didn’t have to use devices as large as a VCR or DVD Recorder to play my 2600’s. Questions are… - What is happening to the video signal, when going through the VCR and DVD recorder, that makes it more compatible for the Retrotink? - Would this also happen when going through other AV processing devices that are smaller...like maybe a powered SVideo Splitter? For the record, I like the RetroTink very much and it works great with all of my other Retro systems. Thanks, StephenJ PS: In case you were wondering...I don't use the DVD Recorder's HD output, and bypass the Retrotink, because the image is far too dark and blurry.
  9. Bill, Any Atari Flashback 10 tidbits you can share?
  10. https://www.ebay.com/itm/382861948392?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649 Listing ID: 382861948392 Thanks, StephenJ
  11. Here's a link to the listing: https://www.ebay.com/itm/382837888187 Item ID: 382837888187 Thanks, StephenJ
  12. Splendidnut, "...I'm not going for complete arcade accuracy. I am trying to get close..." That's perfectly fine with me and I would think most other folks as well. "...I'd really like to finish this project up..." I hear that. As I said before..."Can't wait to get the cartridge..."
  13. [Cancelled Topic - I was able to purchase the item from an AA member] Hey everybody, I would like to get an Atari 2600 Jr. I'm not concerned with its physical appearance...just as long as it works good. Thanks, StephenJ
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