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The interesting trend in the 70s was store-branded video games. There were store branded everything in the 70s. I posed this question asking about "linear media" on lddb.com, a laser disc website, and I knew about the Sears Beta, and later found out about the JCPenney VHS, and was wondering if there was a store brand Laser Disc or Selectavision (a format often confused with Laser Disc, but different). I used video game store brands like Sears Telegames, Sears Super Telegames, Tandy Vision, and Montgomery Ward Game System, which were respectively, Atari 2600, Intellivision, Intellivision, and Bally as examples. I don't know the logic behind it. I assume it was to keep store brand loyalty. But I assume it can backfire. If Sears was talking about the Telegames and Super Telegames, and didn't have an Atari 260 and Intellivision section, if you were from Mars, you'd say the were promoting their own brand. Kind of like what Aldi does with most of their food products. Was their marketing not to mention the brand name, and use only the store name? I understand they wanted store loyalty, but did they keep more sales they'd lose to other stores with store brands, or did they lose more sales from brand name people by browsing and seeing only store brand stuff? I'm trying to figure out whether it was a net positive to have store branding or a net negative. If you've owned any of these system during their prime, whether you were a kid, a parent, or a childless grownup at the time: Atari 2600, Intellivision, Bally Astrocade, Sears Telegames, Sears Super Telegames, Tandyvision, Montgomery Ward Game System, the question is "Have you dabbled or stayed loyal, ether out of ignorance of their intercompatibility or out of pride?" By the way, I voted no interactive media, since my first was a Colecovision, which had no store brand problems, and a Sanyo BetaCord (a name brand), and dad didn't avoid Sears for Beta tapes. I think they were branded as Sears Beta brand tapes, which he has bought before. I see them downstairs, so No for avoiding Sears Brand Beta tapes.
Hello everyone, I recently picked up a sears telegames 6 switch Atari 2600 at a flea market. When I got home to test it out, it had this weird screen issue that I had never seen before. What happens is that when I turn the system on, only the top right 1/4 of the screen appears, then after 7/8 of the screen is drawn in about 30 seconds it then stops. Also the video is black and white. I can't even see Pacman. And when I switch to console to black and white, the screen displays a different "shade" of black and white so I know it's not the switch. But my main issue is that I have no idea how to fix this. I've attached a picture of the screen when it is "done" drawing for reference, and the picture is when the console is set to color. I have opened up the Atari and nothing seems wrong. No broken solderer joints, no burst capacitors, the cartridge slot has been cleaned. I have tried other games as well and they all don't display correctly either and have the same problems and they all work fine in my colecovison expansion module. I've tried a CRT and an LCD television with the same results and I'm using an RCA to coax connector instead of the RF switch. Heck, even the ac adapter is a new 9 volt plug from radioshack that I use with my pong console, and the RCA cable I'm using is new. Sorry for such a long post but I wanted to cover all my bases so people know it's not something obvious. In short, I have no clue what's wrong and was wondering if anybody could deduce the issue of this console? Thanks in advance.