[Coco] [Color Computer] Trying to connect my CoCo2
barry.nelson at amobiledevice.com
Thu Jun 23 09:31:16 EDT 2016
Modern TVs still have analog tuning capability because some cable providers still broadcast analog signals. At least my brand new LED TV does, and it has a really good tuner too! :)
> shadow at shadowgard.com [ColorComputer] ColorComputer at yahoogroups.com
> Thu Jun 23 07:50:38 EDT 2016
> On 22 Jun 2016 at 15:30, maniacalelvis at yahoo.com [Colo wrote:
> > Hi there,
> > I'm trying to get my CoCo2 connected to my new age TV and running
> > into some trouble. I have a RF to Coax converter to plug into the
> > antenna but I see a messed up screen when trying to do this.
> > I am on the same channel as the computer (tried both 3 and 4) and
> > only see a distorted screen when the channels match. Not sure if my
> > computer is not working or the connection to the TV.
> > Any guidance or things to troubleshoot? I still have the old game
> > switch but I don't think I need it anymore as I don't need to jump
> > between computer and antenna.
> How old is the TV? Modern TVs do *digital* TV signals. The CoCo is
> putting out *analog* TV signals. They aren't compatible.
> You may need something to convert the analog TV signal to composite
> video and feed that into a composite in jack on the TV. One cheap way
> is to pick up an old VCR.
> Leonard Erickson (aka shadow)
> shadow at shadowgard dot com
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