[Coco] [Color Computer] Trying to connect my CoCo2

Barry Nelson 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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