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#1 Sir Galahad OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Aug 13, 2008 2:57 PM

Hello, I知 fairly new to Atari Age, and I was wondering if I could get some answers about an Atari Jaguar I have recently bought on eBay. I have 3 Atari jaguars, and the first 2 are new, so I don't really want to play on them and make then not new (if you know what I mean).

So any way, I got this jaguar and hooked it up to my TV using the bog standard coax connection. Every thing was fine up until then when I turned it on, and couldn't get it to tune into my TV. At best I got an incredibly fuzzy black and white picture with no distinguishable sound. On closer inspection I found a little switch next to the coax connector labelled H L. Another thing I noticed is that unlike my friends Atari jaguar, this has a red power light, unlike my friends green.

Is there something really stupid I知 missing here? Because I just can't figure it out.

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#2 Isgoed OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Aug 13, 2008 3:07 PM

Do you live in Europe?

I suspect that this is a NTSC Jaguar.
Do you have a scartcable to try if that works?

#3 EmOneGarand OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Aug 13, 2008 11:11 PM

Red LED = NTSC

#4 Stephen Moss OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Aug 14, 2008 1:18 AM

Some people add a switch so that they can switch the Jaguar between 60Hz (NTSC) and 50HZ (PAL), perhaps that is what the switch on the back of your Jaguar does, have you tried tuning it in with the switch in both positions? If so did you get the same result both times?

#5 Zerosquare OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Aug 14, 2008 2:29 AM

This is definitely a NTSC Jaguar. The switch (which doesn't exist on other versions) is used to select the broadcast channel. Try both positions. If your TV is not an American model, you probably won't be able to get a correct picture.

Anyways, the Jaguar's coaxial output is pretty bad quality even when it works. The best thing to do is to find a video cable. If your TV has a SCART connector, get an RGB cable, it's the one which will give the best picture. If it doesn't, get a S-video or composite cable, but check that your TV supports NTSC first (a lot of European models don't).

Edited by Zerosquare, Thu Aug 14, 2008 2:39 AM.


#6 Sir Galahad OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Aug 14, 2008 6:51 AM

This is definitely a NTSC Jaguar. The switch (which doesn't exist on other versions) is used to select the broadcast channel. Try both positions. If your TV is not an American model, you probably won't be able to get a correct picture.

Anyways, the Jaguar's coaxial output is pretty bad quality even when it works. The best thing to do is to find a video cable. If your TV has a SCART connector, get an RGB cable, it's the one which will give the best picture. If it doesn't, get a S-video or composite cable, but check that your TV supports NTSC first (a lot of European models don't).



It痴 a new TV so it should work, as this does support 60 Hz. I値l try an rgb cable, but it痴 finding one that is the problem.

#7 ovalbugmann OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Aug 16, 2008 5:13 AM

If the Jag with the little switch on the back is NTSC (American model) with a red light, then the switch is for choosing channel 3=low or 4=high. They are to select a RF output TV channel that is NOT being used for broadcast in your particular area.

It is normal for all Jaguar RF cable outputs to have the fuzziest, shittyest, probably B&W output - with lines on the left side of the screen. DO NOT USE IT. Get a Scart or S-Video cable - for sure. ;)




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