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  1. Thanks -- I have two of those "one cable made up of three" now, as a safeguard. Appreciate the idea. So I've now compiled instructions, as best I can, and bought all the connectors you recommended. I will be setting it up today, and hope that everything I bought works...as today is when I get to play Atari again (crossing fingers)..... I have written out instructions for myself, to get this done; laid these instructions out as clearly as I possibly can...and hope that I got this right. If not, please let me know! Here goes! Instructions for playing a stock, unmodified Atari 2600 on a modern digital TV. Steps include how to plug the 2600's stock RF cable into the Sony TU-1041U tuner. And, for plugging the Sony TU-1041U tuner into composite-in + audio on your TV. 1.) One RCA to RF adapter: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08BYD8GV4/ Connect 1 RCA to RF adapter to the end of the stock Atari RF cable. Then attach that stock Atari cable to the Sony TU-1041U tuner. 2.) One RCA cable: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B077GR49P9/ Attach 1 RCA cable to go from the Sony TU-1041U tuner to the TV. Note: it is good to have an extra on hand, so it is recommended to buy two of these, in case one fails in the future. 3.) Three RCA to BNC adapters: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07PHK4FBM/ Attach 3 RCA to BNC adapters to the ends of the RCA cable, since the video-out on the Sony TU-1041U tuner is actually a BNC connector. 4.) Adjustments. After you plugged the Sony TU-1041U tuner into composite-in + audio on your TV, you will need to let the TV do the scaling. Turn off any aspect ratio stretching (the 2600 was not 16:9), turn off frame interpolation (it can make 2600 graphics look wonky) and put the TV in Game mode for the fastest response time. 5.) Channel. Set it to 'Channel 3' using the buttons on the front of the Sony TU-1041U tuner; you'll never need to touch it again. --- So, Nathan Strum....did I get it right? Hope so! I am spitballing it for the number of 'RCA to BNC adapters' part....I assume I'll be needing 3 there...that is the one part of the instructions I gathered from your responses that I was most unclear on. Is using 3 correct? Thanks again for all your help!!
  2. Hey, found a Sony tuner (TU-1041U)....followed all your links to the Amazon listings; thanks!! So, wondering: you said "some RCA cables to go from the tuner to the TV"....so, you said "cables" (plural)..... Should I get more than one RCA cable you show at that link? IF so, how many?
  3. AWESOME!!!! How would I tell if it was "mono" or "stereo"...? I don't see any note on any of these that they are mono or stereo....so how would I be able to tell if the seller does not specify if it's mono or stereo? THANKS AGAIN!! ---
  4. Wellll...primarily that this is a gift. This entire setup...is so I can help my best friend play ATARI again, like we did when we were kids. It's his TV, and this is all being done as a gift for him. And he loves his big TV; as much as he loved his old CRT, we need to make this work for his big-azz TV. Cuz I adore him, really, and want him to be happy. And, before a few life changes are made (I will be moving), I want to play ATARI with him, one last time. <3 ---
  5. I wish it was that simple. I might, in the future.....but for now, this TV is it.
  6. Hoooly crap that is great advice. Thank you so much, Nathan. EPIC blog post!! <3 So I read through that comment, then looked at the massive epic post you made.....I've had to read it several times to really let it sink in. Thank you! I went to eBay and proceeded to look for a decent Sony TU-1041U tuner; they seem to all be missing cords and remotes and whatnot. So I have a few questions; I hope you don't mind helping me with these. 1.] What are the essential items that this Sony TU-1041U tuner needs, just a power cord and a remote............is that it, or anything else? 2.] How hard is it to find these things -- cords, remotes, etc....? 3.] And what is the model number for each (cord, remote, etc.)? 4.] Where would I be likely to find the correct OEM power cord and remote....eBay or somewhere else? 5.] Would I be better to WAIT until I find a unit with everything (power cord, remote, etc.).....or should I get the unit FIRST, and look around for all the other stuff? Thanks again for all your wonderful info.....and thanks in advance for any and all help with these questions, Nathan Strum!!! ---
  7. I've heard abt doing this; saw a video on YouTube that talked abt it. Unfortunately the method/upscaler recommended was not a fit for this TV, which is how I ended up here. The directions in that video are not a perfect fit. The VCR workaround you refer to is legit tho, I'm sure. Just have to find a way to "output from it composite into the TV" that works. Pls note: the only way I'm aware of doing something like this.....is via upscaler and "F connector adapter"....but even with that method, I am still (still!) nervous abt it working well. The good news: I can find a "VCR with an NTSC tuner" like you mentioned. The not so good news: I do not know exactly what equipment would have to be used to "output from it composite into the TV"....or even what that fully means. Cuz I'm a complete n00b at this. So, please expand on that, and help me understand the specifics involved (what equipment/cables, etc. would be needed to do that). I assume there has to be a box/cable/etc. involved....which would have to be there, before the VCR can be tuned to the right channel. Right? If so, pls let me know what wires or other gadgets would have to be used along with the "VCR with an NTSC"....what cables or converter things in addition to the VCR will be necessary to get that done. Biggest wonder: What I am really wondering abt is if I need an upscaler to do all this. And if I do, where do I find one that works with this particular TV...? All the upscalers I have seen work only with a 60hz TV....this one has 120hz. And....something else I'm wondering: if an OSSC is needed -- at all. Is it? And if so, which OSSC would I need, to work with this particular model of TV? Thanks again for your help, AtariSphinx. Greatly appreciated! ---
  8. Thanks for the suggestion. I prolly wouldn't be courageous enough to do an AV mod on the 2600......but if I were, where are the directions to do so, a good blog or video you can recommend? Pls keep in mind that I am a n00b at this, still figuring it all out...so the more straightforward/beginner language a source of info has in a blog or manual, the better. Very new to all this.
  9. Hi everyone! I am attempting to play an Atari 2600 on a modern-day television. Specifically, on the LG - 77" Class CX Series OLED 4K UHD Smart webOS TV. Its specs are a little different than your average digital TV, I believe. At least different enough to not be compatible with the recommendations I see for using an upscaler. Because it's not a 60hz TV; it's 120hz. And apparently that causes...interface problems with upscalers most ppl are using. So that's fun, right? LOL.... There is also some question as to HDMI being used, tho I am not entirely clear on the reasons associated with that. This model encompasses both HDMI 2.0 as well as HDMI 2.1 (thank goodness)....which other LG OLED models do not. Apparently HDMI 2.0 is getting "phased out"....but this model, thankfully, still allows its use! Something else of note....is the "Resolution" with this model. It's listed at 2160p (not 1080p)......is that unusual? I expected it to be 1080p. And since that is double what other models I've seen list, how does that impact use of an upscaler, or even use of an Open Source Scan Converter (OSSC) in this process of getting the Atari 2600 to play (well) on this model of TV? Here are the full specs of the TV in question, the one that will be used to play the Atari 2600 on. From the BestBuy website: ___________________________________ Specifications Key Specs Display Type OLED Resolution 4K (2160p) Screen Size Class 77 inches High Dynamic Range (HDR) Yes High Dynamic Range Format Dolby Vision, HDR 10, Hybrid Log-Gamma (HLG) Refresh Rate 120Hz Specific Manufacturer Technologies HDR Dynamic, Tone Mapping Pro, Advanced Contrast Enhancer, Face Enhancing, Ultra Luminance Pro, Billion Rich Colors, True Color Accuracy Pro Smart Platform webOS Featured Streaming Services Apple TV+, Paramount+, Crackle, Disney+, Fandango, Google Play Movies & TV, Hulu, Netflix, Pandora, Peacock, Prime Video, Redbox, SHOWTIME, SIRIUS, STARZ, Sling TV, Spotify, Twitch, Vudu, YouTube, YouTube TV, iHeartRadio Number of HDMI Inputs (Total) 4 Works With Amazon Alexa, Apple HomeKit, Google Assistant Voice Assistant Built-in Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant General Product Name 77" Class CX Series OLED 4K UHD Smart webOS TV Brand LG Model Number OLED77CXPUA Series CX Series Model Year 2020 Color Silver Color Category Silver Dimensions Product Height With Stand 40.3 inches Product Width 67.8 inches Product Depth With Stand 10.6 inches Product Height Without Stand 39.1 inches Product Depth Without Stand 2.2 inches Product Weight With Stand 79.1 pounds Product Weight Without Stand 58.9 pounds Adjustable Stand Width No Box Dimensions Height 44.5 inches Width 74.6 inches Depth 11.2 inches Display Display Type OLED Resolution 4K (2160p) Screen Size 76.7 inches Screen Size Class 77 inches High Dynamic Range (HDR) Yes High Dynamic Range Format Dolby Vision, HDR 10, Hybrid Log-Gamma (HLG) Picture Quality Enhancement Technology Cinema HDR Curved Screen No Refresh Rate 120Hz Closed Captioning Yes Language(s) Displayed English, French, Spanish 3D Technology No Features Remote Control Type Magic Specific Manufacturer Technologies HDR Dynamic, Tone Mapping Pro, Advanced Contrast Enhancer, Face Enhancing, Ultra Luminance Pro, Billion Rich Colors, True Color Accuracy Pro Smart Capable Yes Smart Platform webOS Featured Streaming Services Apple TV+, Paramount+, Crackle, Disney+, Fandango, Google Play Movies & TV, Hulu, Netflix, Pandora, Peacock, Prime Video, Redbox, SHOWTIME, SIRIUS, STARZ, Sling TV, Spotify, Twitch, Vudu, YouTube, YouTube TV, iHeartRadio Screen Mirroring Yes Screen Mirroring Technology Miracast Indoor Or Outdoor Use Indoor Text-To-Speech Yes Video Description Yes V-Chip No TV Tuner Digital Connectivity Number of HDMI Inputs (Total) 4 Number of HDMI 2.1 Inputs 1 Number of HDMI 2.0 Inputs 3 HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) Yes Number Of USB Port(s) (Total) 3 Number of USB 2.0 Ports 3 Ethernet Port(s) Yes RF Antenna Input Yes Bluetooth Enabled Yes Bluetooth Version 5.0 Network Compatibility Built-in Wi-Fi, Ethernet Number of RS-232 Inputs 1 Headphone Jack Yes Number of Digital Optical Audio Outputs 1 Number of Component Video Inputs 0 Number of Composite Video Inputs 1 Number of DVI Inputs 0 Compatibility VESA Wall Mount Standard 400mm x 200mm Works With Amazon Alexa, Apple HomeKit, Google Assistant Voice Assistant Built-in Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant Audio Built-In Speakers Yes Built-in Speaker Type Front firing Surround Sound Supported Dolby Atmos, OLED Surround Speaker Output 40 watts Power ENERGY STAR Certified No EPEAT Qualified No Estimated Annual Operating Cost 38 United States dollars Estimated Annual Electricity Use 313 kilowatt hours Rechargeable Battery (Remote Control) No Number Of Batteries Required (Remote Control) 2 Number of Batteries Included (Remote Control) 2 Included Stand Included Yes Cable(s) Included AC power Warranty Manufacturer's Warranty - Parts 1 Year Manufacturer's Warranty - Labor 1 Year Other UPC 719192637177 ___________________________________ Thoughts on what type of upscaler (if any) or OSSC (if any)......to use to get this done? Really need to play the Atari 2600 on this TV!! Man I hope there is a solution to be found. I'm open to any and all suggestions!!! Please let me know what should be used; the things to get and use, etc....even if they are not OSSC or an upscaler. I just want to know how to play Atari again, on a modern TV; how that gets done though eludes me. Pls forgive the n00bishness. <3 Thanks in advance for any and all help! With appreciation, froggerchamp ---
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