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How Well Does the 2600 JR AV Mod Work?

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I was thinking of Modding my 2600 JR to output AV video. I did a mod to my JR around a year ago, and i ended up killing my board when i tried changing the jacks on it, and i can't find the original posting for the mod i Did. I saw this AV mod for the JR, and i was wondering how well it worked. https://atariage.com/howto/composite.html

I think i remember some people saying the video quality wasn't the best, but I am just looking for something that is reasonably good enough to use.

 

 

If the link does not work just try googling "atariage 2600 jr av"

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1 hour ago, root42 said:

I just got a Jr so I am also looking into this. Seems Tynemouth has some blog articles about modding the Jr:

 

http://blog.tynemouthsoftware.co.uk/2015/02/atari-2600-jr-composite-video-mod.html

http://blog.tynemouthsoftware.co.uk/2018/05/easy-atari-2600-vcs-composite-video-mods.html

I've done this particular one a few times on some PAL units:

http://blog.tynemouthsoftware.co.uk/2015/02/atari-2600-jr-composite-video-mod.html

 

It's very neat and very easy. I went a step further and avoided the RCA sockets, and hardwired a decent length (2M) composite cable bundle and then tie wrapped it down for strain relief using the holes from the RF jack.

The picture is a bit darker than the native RF, but much sharper and clearer, albeit with typical composite dot crawl.

You can use the pot on the mainboard to tune the color a bit while the top is off.

I found that by just using TV color and brightness controls after everything was complete, all differences could be rectified.

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Sounds good. I will use mine on a Philips CM8833 or Commodore 1084S. Not sure which one I will pick. Probably the latter, since it also has the Amiga attached and the Philips already has my Vader attached.

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