I am very new to this site and new to Atari as well, so forgive me if I am posting this question in the wrong section. I just received an Atari 2600. I plugged it in for the first time today and it turned on just fine. I was particularly curious about the color to black and white switch on the console. Obviously all TVs are color these days, but I was still curious what would happen if I would flip the switch towards the black and white setting. I tried that and nothing happened. I was wondering if the image was supposed to be in black and white? I know its not a big deal, but I am just curious if that setting is broken, or did it do what it was supposed to do...nothing? I was using this on a CRT TV from the 90s using the coaxial adapter instead of going through an RF box.
My other question was, when I plugged in the controller in the "right controller" input, I was not able to play the game, the screen just had the game on it and I could not move on the screen. But when I switch to the left controller, everything worked. I was just curious if that is how it is supposed to be? Or is something wrong with the system? I tried reading about this in the manual, but it didn't seem to say anything about that.
Sorry if these questions are very elementary, but I am learning!
Thanks very much for your time.