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I really want to put my Jr on top of a wee Mitsubishi portable CRT telly that I have but I'm scared I kill my system or the carts I plug into it.

 

How well shielded is the Jr for this sort of thing? I presume not too well so what's the best way to add shielding to it? Or maybe it would be better to shield the top of the telly?

 

Any pointers would be great. :)

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If I understand your question correctly, it should be fine to just put the Jr on top of the TV, no extra shielding required.

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The shielding built into the Atari is an FCC requirement, to prevent unwanted stray signals from entering or exiting the Atari. You don't want to mess up your neighbors TV. However magnetic fields from the TV should cause no permanent harm. Static and water are the only things to really worry about. Walking across you carpet and touching any of the metal contacts is way more likely to do damage. Having said that though, Atari's are built like tanks. I remember when I was little and my Atari was on a chair next to the tv. My mom was walking by and tripped on the controller, pulling the atari off the chair, and it hit the floor. I continued playing, and put the Atari back on the chair when I was done with that game.

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The only thing I would be concerned with is making sure there is room for air to flow out of the TV and Atari so neither overheats. Also, some TVs might put out enough heat to warp the plastic case of the Atari over time. You could probably virtually eliminate the probability of either problem by putting the Atari on a laptop cooler.

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Thanks guys for all the responses. It looks like my Jr has a new home. :)

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