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Has anyone tried to install an AtariVox inside a 7800? I just installed the Longhorn A/V mod, and while I have the case open, I thought it would be cool to put the AtariVox inside the case and then use a switch so I could turn off the AtariVox when I wanted to use the second controller port.

 

I'm going to show my ignorance here, but what connections would I need to shut off to use a controller if I wire my AtariVox to the second controller port? Do I need to have a switch for all of them, or would it be enough to have a switch on the +5V line? Would the AtariVox still interfere with the second controller if it's not getting power?

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Hi,

 

How did your LongHorn mod go? Did you end up replacing any of the resistors? i hope the video is better, i plan on doing mine this weekend.

Do you use your AtariVox with 2600 games? Harmony cartridge? There are no 7800 games that support it correct?

I was thinking of getting one..do you feels it it worth it?

 

Sorry for all the questions but i also would be curious about an internal install, if possible. I think i read something about it on this board.

 

Dragonstomper (Richard Hutchinson) developed it, try PMing him with your questions

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Hi,

 

How did your LongHorn mod go? Did you end up replacing any of the resistors? i hope the video is better, i plan on doing mine this weekend.

Do you use your AtariVox with 2600 games? Harmony cartridge? There are no 7800 games that support it correct?

I was thinking of getting one..do you feels it it worth it?

 

Sorry for all the questions but i also would be curious about an internal install, if possible. I think i read something about it on this board.

 

Dragonstomper (Richard Hutchinson) developed it, try PMing him with your questions

 

The mod went okay. I switched R11 back to 39K (I put a 47K resistor there as part of the easy composite mod), and I replaced the R5 resistor. I was having issues with my video after the mod (diagonal lines on composite and no color for s-video), but after some research, I put in a switch for TIA 9, and now the composite and s-video work (though the s-video has vertical bars on the screen and the colors look washed out).

 

If you like old speech synthesizers like on the TI-99 or the Odyssey 2, you might like the AtariVox. For me, it gives the games that use it more of that early '80s feel. Also, the AtariVox can record high scores for some games, which is nice (I keep trying to improve my Juno First score).

 

 

I actually looked through that thread before. I searched both the 2600 and 7800 forums to see if anyone had done an internal AtariVox mod, and though I saw where it was discussed, I didn't see where anyone had done it. I may go ahead and try this out this weekend.

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