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Re: Atari 2600 and zx81 composite mod
« Reply #15 on: July 11, 2012, 18:48:51 PM »
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Re: Atari 2600 and zx81 composite mod
« Reply #16 on: July 12, 2012, 12:00:55 PM »
I don't really do mods anymore, although i have plans a foot that might need some input real soon.

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Re: Atari 2600 and zx81 composite mod
« Reply #17 on: September 24, 2012, 20:39:28 PM »
I don't know if I could bring myself to mod my ZX81 or Atari 2600, I've done a few mods on xboxes and stuff but they are still ten a penny. Kudos to you guys who take a soldering iron to your old games in the quest for better connectivity to the tv  ;D
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Re: Atari 2600 and zx81 composite mod
« Reply #18 on: September 25, 2012, 13:13:44 PM »
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I don't know if I could bring myself to mod my ZX81 or Atari 2600


On the 2600 it's definitely worth it, Alan, as the colours are much brighter and stronger. More importantly you get the chance to play these old games the way they were intended- at full speed and full screen if you mod an NTSC model.
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Re: Atari 2600 and zx81 composite mod
« Reply #19 on: September 25, 2012, 19:30:14 PM »
Almost missed the Alan reference there Spector  ;)
I might look around sometime for an NTSC 2600 and then try the mod if one comes in at a decent price.
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Re: Atari 2600 and zx81 composite mod
« Reply #20 on: September 25, 2012, 19:48:58 PM »
A PAL 2600 will play NTSC games in 60hz. Apparently the colours are a bit off, but not having any other versions I couldn't tell.

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Re: Atari 2600 and zx81 composite mod
« Reply #21 on: September 25, 2012, 19:53:15 PM »
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A PAL 2600 will play NTSC games in 60hz. Apparently the colours are a bit off, but not having any other versions I couldn't tell.

I have loads of NTSC games and as long as you have a compatible TV they play in 60hz. Some games (mainly Activision) have strange colours.

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Re: Atari 2600 and zx81 composite mod
« Reply #22 on: September 26, 2012, 00:08:07 AM »
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A PAL 2600 will play NTSC games in 60hz. Apparently the colours are a bit off, but not having any other versions I couldn't tell.

I have loads of NTSC games and as long as you have a compatible TV they play in 60hz. Some games (mainly Activision) have strange colours.

Yeah the colours are always off because of the difference in the two TV formats (green shows as blue, for example). It looks shit in a lot of games and is not really an option. You've gotta have the NTSC one.
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