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Everything posted by Angband

  1. Awesome, thanks for the quick reply. Glad to hear most everything turned out well.
  2. Hah, thanks for the offer, but I'm afraid I'm bound to my college campus and home. I'll check around and see what some local stores might have concerning CRTs if I cannot land a good deal on one and get it shipped over.
  3. Thank you very much for this writeup, it was really helpful in my decision to pick up an Atari 7800 with the Rev. 2 Composite Modification from Best Electonics. I hope I do not have the pot color issue that you did (judging by the thread you linked), but we shall see what happens. How is your 7800 holding up today? Was it worth it? Did it entirely replace your 2600?
  4. Ah excellent, thank you very much. Really looking forward to picking one up!
  5. Thank you for the quick reply! This is still true for all homebrews from AtariAge, and if I pick up the Atari 7800 from Best Electronics with the Rev. 2 Composite Video Modification? Cheers!
  6. Sorry to ask a probably stupid question, but concerning backwards compatibility with Atari 2600 games, I'm aware that it is backwards compatible with roughly 99% of them, but is there anything lost in translation from 2600 to 7800 concerning graphics or sound or gameplay at all? Thank you! Sorry again for all of this nonsense.
  7. Thanks for the input everyone! I think I'll go with the Atari 7800 with the Rev. 2 Composite Video Modification from Best Electronics CA, then I'll look into possibly getting it AV modded. As for controllers, it comes with two. Are there any that you would recommend in particular? You have all been so helpful, thank you very much. I cannot wait to get my hands on one! The more YouTube videos I watch, forums I peruse, and 2600/7800 official titles and homebrew games I look into, the more excited I get.
  8. Hello AtariAge! I'm 20 years old, never played anything older than a Nintendo 64, and I'm really interested in picking up an Atari 7800 (or a NES, but this isn't a NES forum). It looks like a wonderful system with an active homebrew community (assuming backwards compatibility with Atari 2600 games), and phenomenal pick-up-and-play games (all I really have time for in college, unfortunately). I have some questions. I found a website that claims to sell new Atari 7800 systems, which can be found here: http://www.best-electronics-ca.com/7800.htm. Is this website legitimate? Assuming that the website is legitimate, I am interested in the Reconditioned Atari US CX7800 System Upgraded with the Atari Engineering 7800 Rev. 2 Composite Video Modification. Is this a good choice? Although I garnered that this was an upgrade from the regular Atari 7800, is there any reason to look into the Euro OS upgrade as well, for an extra $15? I'm assuming that I will need a CRT TV to play the Atari 7800 on. Are there any specific brands that you would recommend I look into on ebay or Goodwill? It looks like the Atrari 7800 comes with unofficial controllers. Should I look into getting official ones, or are the unofficial ones provided suitable? Is the Atari 7800 100% backwards compatible with the Atari 2600? I'm pretty sure it is not with the Atari 5200. If you were to choose some games that would most likely appeal to someone who didn't really start gaming until the very early 2000s, which games would you choose, genre be damned? (Game recommendations? I'm open to homebrew as well if it's avaiable from AtariAge!) Thank you very much for your help.
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