Re: [midatlanticretro] Mattel Aquarius Question
- Absolutely... I recommend that over a switch box every day of the week!I probably have a dozen of those things myself.
I just went through my box of Atari stuff, and it doesn't look like the switch is in the greatest condition. It probably works, but I'm thinking I might go to Radio Shack tomorrow (if it doesn't snow, that is) and pick up one of these:
http://www.radiosha ck.com/product/ index.jsp? productId= 2103471
F-Jack to Phono plug converter
I read that they produce a better signal. Does anyone know if this is true?
--- On Tue, 1/27/09, jaj@totallyamused. com <jaj@totallyamused. com> wrote:
From: jaj@totallyamused. com <jaj@totallyamused. com>
Subject: Re: [midatlanticretro] Mattel Aquarius Question
To: midatlanticretro@ yahoogroups. com
Date: Tuesday, January 27, 2009, 10:55 PM
The NES type RF switches require a strong signal to operate, older systems usually don't have a strong enough signal to "switch" it. Use the traditional slider type switch for best results.
What did your system come with? I may have some (free) stuff for you, feel free to contact me off list to discuss.
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From: "Matthew Mikolay"
Date: Tue, 27 Jan 2009 20:25:42 -0000
To: <midatlanticretro@ yahoogroups. com>
Subject: [midatlanticretro] Mattel Aquarius Question
Hey everyone! The Mattel Aquarius system that I bought off of eBay
came in the mail today, and I have a few questions.
The system powers on, but I am unsure how to hook it up to my TV. The
wires to connect it to the TV were not included. My TV has RF in, and
I tried hooking it up using the RF switch from my NES, but it did not
seem to work.
I looked in the manual, and the switch the Aquarius included looks a
lot like the one I have on my Atari 2600
(http://www.smcelect ronics.com/ PICTURES/ COMPSW-L. JPG). Will this type
of device work with my Aquarius?