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Did anyone else get one of these with an original 7800? TIA for your help

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This was in the box when I purchased my new (90’s) 7800.

 

I can’t believe the average end user was supposed to install this.

 

I tossed it back in the box and never had a problem with my 7800 so it was never opened. My Supercharger works fine as well as every 2600 and 7800 cart that I have tried. Some of the Imagic carts are VERY tight but will go.

 

Any information will be appreciated. This little mystery has bugged me for quite some time.

 

Thanks

Ron

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Did you buy it at Radio Shack?

 

Mitch

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You sure this was in the box when purchased, as opposed to a part that a Radio Shack employee recommended you purchase to complement the switchbox or some other related component at the same time you got your 7800, so you threw it in the 7800 box when you got home and it's been there ever since? Would make a lot more sense.

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I'm putting a zero percent chance that ATARI factory sealed RADIO SHACK aftermarket video modification components, even if just a single resistor, in the Atari 7800 box.

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Yeah, the 75ohm and 300ohm inputs... that's old fashioned TV lingo and could be placed (easily by an end user) across the antenna screw terminals on the back of a TV set. 'Input' being the key word here. Certain TV's have such inputs, not the 7800.

 

Guessing somebody who couldn't figure out how to hook their game system up to an older TV or wanted a cleaner picture, went to Radio Shack for "answers". :lol:

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As noted above, it was included with a 75/300 ohm RF switch box sold by radio shack. If you look at one of the pictures in this auction for an NOS switch box, you can see the little resistor packet inside the larger bag.

 

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Radio-Shack-15-1268-A-TV-Video-Game-Computer-Signal-Switch-75-300-Ohm-UHF-VHF/264305808002

 

Assuming you were using the 75ohm coax for your antenna, you would have put the resistor across the two 300ohm screw terminals on the end of the box.

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As noted above, it was included with a 75/300 ohm RF switch box sold by radio shack. If you look at one of the pictures in this auction for an NOS switch box, you can see the little resistor packet inside the larger bag.

 

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Radio-Shack-15-1268-A-TV-Video-Game-Computer-Signal-Switch-75-300-Ohm-UHF-VHF/264305808002

 

Assuming you were using the 75ohm coax for your antenna, you would have put the resistor across the two 300ohm screw terminals on the end of the box.

 

 

Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner :)

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Yup. Some tvs dont have fancy coax. Up have 2 screws. I had an adapter to play on the zenith. Coax RF hookup direct on a tv is modern to me.. :P

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Forgot to come back and thank everyone for indulging my curiosity.

I guess I was feeling a bit like Emily Latella (never mind).

I just want to promise everyone this will NOT be my last silly question.

Thanks,

Ron

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