82-T/A Posted June 21, 2012 Share Posted June 21, 2012 What? Why did no one tell me? I found this random book on clearance called "Hardware Hacking" and there was a section in there entirely on the Atari 2600. Apparently, the Atari 2600 is in stereo, but they never bothered to actually implement it on the hardware level. Since the stuff all ports through the RF box... it apparently loses it's stereo and just turns to Mono. Anyway, the guy in this book actually discusses how the Atari 2600 had originally been designed to house two small speakers in the case, and that it would have been in stereo. I'd always wondered about the fact that there were these two speaker indentations in the woodgrain / vader console... and now it makes sense. Anyway... you guys probably ALLL know this already, but this is totally new to me... and I'm totally going to do it. I might as well also use that opportunity to do the S-Video hook-up too while I'm at it. Anyway, did anyone else here NOT know that the Atari 2600 was actually in stereo? There's apparently a whole host of games that support it too... like Combat (for example) which will have the shooting sound effect come from whatever side of the screen it's shot from... Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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