Atari 2600 RGB Out Modification Kit ‘2600RGB’ Due For Release This Month

Atari-2600-RGB-Kit-2600RGBDespite scart sockets making their first apperance on TV sets around the time of the Atari 2600's launch, the California made console shipped with nothing more than a RF-out port for its visuals. Although serving it's purpose in the day, gamers have since been longing for a more crisp alternative - and one that plays nice with modern displays today. Although lacking the necessary wiring to improve its video output by default, one talented hardware hacker has created a custom board which once soldered on to the 2600 brings S-Video, Composite and RGB video out.

Simply dubbed the 2600RGB, this all new modification for Atari’s groundbreaking console comes from none other than Tim Worthington - the brains behind the Game Gear TV Out Adapter and the Nintendo NES RGB board. Using brand new parts, Worthington’s 2600RGB sits within the console’s shell once soldered to the various points on the mainboard. Acting as a midpoint between both the CPU and TIA (Atari Graphics Chip), the 2600RGB upgrades the incoming video signal to be that of an RGB standard.

The kit is due to be released on the 31st July through Worthington’s online shop, however, it’s yet to be known how much the device will cost. If the existing products are anything to go by, expect the 2600RGB to cost no more than $100.

Link: 2600RGB Modification Kit Announcement


Last Updated ( 22 July 2015 )  


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