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Connected Odyssey 2...get "pong" on screen but that's it


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I finally got around to connecting the Odyssey 2 that was my in-laws. I put in 6 batteries and a game chip, connected the cable to the converter and used a (cheap) co-ax cable to connect to the TV.

 

It appears to power on and both controllers move the blocks on the screen. The problem is that the sound is nothing but static and I can't figure out how to play the games that are on the other 5 game cards. I can't tell if it's the old cable or the fact that it's connected to a 46" flat screen. I may be able to access an old CRT TV and that may help but any suggestions on how to get it to work would be great.

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Edit : You're talking about the original Odyssey not the Odyssey2...

The unit says Odyssey 2 on the box. 1972. The cabinet is white plastic, the controllers are huge and have thick brown cords to plug in. It "works" but not well enough to play games.

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If you're talking about the same system you posted pictures on other topic, it's indeed the original Odyssey.

I would not mess with this system, it's probably the oldest with best condition console out there. Keep it inside the box.

Don't throw anything out, keep the original plastics bags and rubber bands and if you want to sell it, doesn't matter much if all games are working because the great overall condition.

 

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The unit says Odyssey 2 on the box. 1972. The cabinet is white plastic, the controllers are huge and have thick brown cords to plug in. It "works" but not well enough to play games.

No it doesn't. If you're referring to the ITL-200 in the bottom corner, that's the model number or part number or something. The Odyssey 2 is a completely different system, as is the Odyssey 200.

 

Odyssey (ITL-200):

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Odyssey 200 (dedicated self-contained Pong system):

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Odyssey 2 (cartridge-programmable console; a poor man's Atari 2600):

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