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Tuning in a Brazilian Polyvox Vader in the UK

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Picked up a Polyvox Vader today in a bundle with some Brazilian games. 

 

It has a hard wired power lead and a switch on the base between 110v 220v. 

The closest I have to this is a 115v 230v. I guess the extra 5-10v isn't going to hurt it that much (but it is weird to hear an Atari buzz)

 

I've tried tuning it in but I get wavy blue lines on the screen and no sound.

 

I've read that they use PAL-M which is a format my HDTV doesn't have. 

 

The systems my TV can tune are [B/G] [D/K] [L] it works best on [B/G]

My HDTV has colour modes for [PAL] [SECAM] [NTSC 4.43] [NTSC 3.58] but none of the work you have to let it tune on [AUTO]

 

This is staying firmly in my collection but I was wondering if anyone else in the UK has had better results.

 

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I have a NTSC Dar Yar clone somewhere and the image is not that great either.  I'm of the opinion the TV is the issue not the console and I'd be inclined to say the same for you.

 

However with another PSU, you may get less interference.

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I don't think this one is a clone. Polyvox officially released the 2600 in Brazil. It has the Atari 2600 logo on the front. 

 

I've got a couple of NTSC clones and originals that have all worked  on this set. 

 

This is the only console I've never been able to tune in 100%

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