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I bought the StarTech Video Converter VID2HDCON that was recommended by someone in this forum and it appears that you can't plug the Atari 800 plug directly into the composite in. What do I need to make this work. The screen shots in the post that recommended it are awesome. Thanks...

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I bought the StarTech Video Converter VID2HDCON that was recommended by someone in this forum and it appears that you can't plug the Atari 800 plug directly into the composite in. What do I need to make this work. The screen shots in the post that recommended it are awesome. Thanks...

The cable coming from the case of the Atari 800, is an RF signal, modulated for USA channel 2 or 3 depending on a switch position.

 

What you need, is a "monitor cable". On the right side of the 800, you will see a 5-pin DIN plug. You need a cable that takes that. and splits it out into composite, S-video, and audio.

 

I have parts available to make perhaps a dozen of these cables - the Atari end is a gold plated metal cased plug, and the other end has a 4-pin s-video plug, composite video, and single audio lead. PM me if interested, else search ebay, or other members here may have alternatives.

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This is the cable I use when feeding into an up-converter...

 

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Unlike many of the other solutions, this one has a true 4-pin Mini-DIN S-Video plug, as well as the RCA's for Composite and Audio.

 

Get it from 8-Bit Classics: Atari XL/XE 5-Pin DIN to S-Video & Composite AV Cable

 

- Michael

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