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Okay i want to know all the information posible about this product for the 2600. If anybody has one and they would like to part with it i am in the market, but any documentation or any info that you can post or send me would be much apreciated.

 

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Good luck getting the NTSC type, they are hard to get complete, but the PAL ones come up all the time from places like Australia, were they seem to have a shit load of them.

 

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Okay i got some more questions about the compumate. I know htat they are in both PAL and NTSC formats, and that teh PAL is much more common but, what do i need to get the PAL compumate to work if i have an NTSC t.v. and i have an NTSC atari 2600. HELP PLEASE

 

RD

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Pictures speak louder than words....

 

Of course my TV is PAL, but as long as your NTSC TV can take a 50Hz signal you'll get exactly what I just got. The signal is still NTSC as that's what your Atari is pumping out.

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So if I were to buy a PAL TV the compumate would work on it without a problem???

 

RD

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You would need to buy a NTSC television that can also handle a PAL signal, they are called multistandard televisions. Either that or you have to buy a PAL television and a nasty big old power converter.

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why would i need a power converter and how much would one of those cost and where could i get 1?

 

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in the US u have a different power rating, something like 120V...

in UK and australia we run on 220V

 

Most new TV are both ntsc and pal compatible...............

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so that explains why i can play some PAL carts on my TV?? But will i be able to use teh PAL compumate on my Television??

 

RD

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The chances of using the Compumate on your TV are the same as any other cart - it really depends on the frequency the compumate puts out, which I don't know. If it's close to PAL standard, and you can normally display PAL carts, it should be fine.

 

However, you don't need a PAL TV. If you're writing to this forum on a computer, which you will be, then just do what I did and import a TV card from eBay or something... then you can use your computer as a PAL TV without any step-down transformers and stuff. Works for me (I have two NTSC TV cards just for that job - cheaper than importing an NTSC telly!).

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THat is an awsome idea i think i just might do that becase i was thinking aobut importing a a PAl TV. thanks for the Idea!!

 

RD

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