Finally got back on the Internet after a googleplex of problems. Not ONLY did my win 95 require re-installing, but I'd lost my internet access when my free ISP 1 nation on line deaded itself (and became a new pay U.S only ISP) - after trying to find another free ISP (good luck, 1st up, the company that powers a huge bulk of free ISPs just announced they're out of biz, so that means several free ISPs from Alta-Vista on, will be defunct shortly
Anyway I finally gave up a few days ago and went back to a pay ISP
I 'ave some Problems with my new setup though, I received mail at TAG@colecovision.com
that when I attempt to reply to, after I compose and hit "send" it retorts "there's a problem, no session key" and won't send the mail.
So since I received several msgs on this subject on how to connect a colecovision to a Newer TV (that only has a coaxial cable input) - I'll answer them all here:
(until I can get my colecovision mail working again)
I noticed that someone already answered it awhile ago, but I guess the msg was missed (that's why this title is clear on what it's about
To connect a Colecovision to a Newer TV
(which only has a coaxial cable input)
They sell this little device at electronics stores (Radio Shack, etc) and some video stores, and even some dollar stores.
Basically you walk into radio shack and say "I have a new TV with no UHF/VHF terminals, I'd like em"
After they try to sell you one with gold connectors and superior shielding, tell em you only need a basic version (you know salesmen
- you don't need a super-dooper expensive gold version.
There are a couple, the least expensive is a little black box with a male coaxial cable
jack (to plug into your TVs cable in port)
on the other side of this little black box are 4 screws called terminals - 2 of them for VHF and 2 of them for UHF.
Now You connect your Colecovision RF modulator to your new TV.
for this version, you'd also need a standard
cable-to-VHF connector, you know the one, the one with a cable in port and 2 wires - these can be gotton at the dollar store for $1
So your total cost here is $5 for the UHF/VHF connector and $1 for the VHF-wires-to-cable connector.
But you *might* run into interference problems when watching cable TV because now your cable TV signal is exposed.
Better yet, is another version of the UHF/VHF connector (described further above) - it has the same design as above - the male coaxial cable to plug it into your TVs cable port, on the other side 4 terminals/screws, 2 for UHF, 2 for VHF -and- it has an extra Coaxial Cable input located next to the UHF/VHF screws, for you to plug your cable directly into.
This all-in-one version provides basic shielding, and should cost around $10
But you know salesmen, they'll probably try to sell you the "super-dooper deluxe gold connector with titanium shielding"
model that requires an American Express Gold Card to purchase.
You don't need it.
'ope it 'elps!
Michael Xavier Maelstrom
-- TAG /The Avante Guardian / TAG@colecovision.com
Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Earth, Sometimes.