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I ordered a video cable for my 800 that has s-video out and left and right audio output. MAN, what a difference that

made! I had to do some color and brightness adjustments on the Samsung flat panel TV, but you talk about a sharpness

and brighter color difference. It's really amazing! I played several old games, including Defender and Montezuma Revenge,

and there were colors I don't think I've ever noticed before! Best $12 investment I've made for my computer since I bought a

1050 drive.

 

Sorry but I had to go online here and talk about it,

DavidMil

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I have to agree wholeheartedly!

I had packed most of 8bit equipment away after a move and only just found the S-Video cable yesterday. The results are like chalk and cheese!

 

 

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I bought one a couple years ago but have never used it... I do have an extra tv now that is sometimes a pain to turn on.. perhaps it is time to make some table space for it.

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Unfortunately he only had one. However here is a site that sells them. Mine is 4 foot long. I don't know how long these are.

 

Sorry forgot to add the attachment...

 

David

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Unfortunately he only had one. However here is a site that sells them. Mine is 4 foot long. I don't know how long these are.

 

 

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If I am any indication, the guy will make some money from those cables. I just bought one. Anyone else buy one from this post?

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If I am any indication, the guy will make some money from those cables. I just bought one. Anyone else buy one from this post?

 

I didn't buy one from this post, but I did buy one of those last year and really like it a lot. What sets this one apart from most all of the other offerings is the inclusion of the 'standard' 4-pin Mini-Din S-Video plug. This makes connecting it to a more modern TV that supports S-Video a snap. Having the S-Video signals on individual RCA plugs like many of the other cables, although nice for old school monitors like the 1702, just doesn't fly with the newer TV's that came out later sporting the Mini-Din jack. Also nice to have the dual audio plugs, something else that isn't seen on other brands.

 

- Michael

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I have bought several of these from 8-bit Classics. Cory makes a very good product. This is the best Atari 8-bit monitor/audio cable I've run across. To add to the 4 pin mini din (s-video) comment, now there are many S-video to HDMI converters out there for under $30. They combine the 4 pin s-video and the audio into either a 720p or 1080p signal with sound.

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If you're like me and you have a lot of old video and audio cables saved up over the years -- from purchases of video and audio equipment and laptops, etc. -- you can make these quite easily yourself. The only cable that most people probably won't have on hand is the 5-pin din. In my case, I had used some midi devices over the years and didn't need the cables anymore. These use 5-pin dins that work perfect for the job. I don't know how plentiful they are these days, but I imagine Ebay has them, since there were so many midi devices that used them over the years (and still are?). So in my case, the cost was zero.

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I have bought several of these from 8-bit Classics. Cory makes a very good product. This is the best Atari 8-bit monitor/audio cable I've run across. To add to the 4 pin mini din (s-video) comment, now there are many S-video to HDMI converters out there for under $30. They combine the 4 pin s-video and the audio into either a 720p or 1080p signal with sound.

 

My turn to ask...

Can you give us a picture and possibly a location that you may have (or not) dealt with?

 

Thanks,

David

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I have bought several of these from 8-bit Classics. Cory makes a very good product. This is the best Atari 8-bit monitor/audio cable I've run across. To add to the 4 pin mini din (s-video) comment, now there are many S-video to HDMI converters out there for under $30. They combine the 4 pin s-video and the audio into either a 720p or 1080p signal with sound.

ACML is right about these cables. Very good quality.

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I could probably have built one myself, but for $15 shipped? Or spending an hour or two building it and getting the materials. The hell with it, I'll spend the $15.

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They combine the 4 pin s-video and the audio into either a 720p or 1080p signal with sound.

 

Sorry... This is what I wanted you to post a picture of or a site to buy them.

 

David

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Sweet. Looks like I'm going to have to order one myself. Wonder how it will look on my Samsung 60"...

 

David Milsop

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If I am any indication, the guy will make some money from those cables. I just bought one. Anyone else buy one from this post?

 

Yeah I just popped back into this thread and went ahead and ordered one haha. I love my PVM, my 1702's and my 1802 but using a modern display just sounds so much better haha.

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