As busy as I’ve been working on other projects, I managed to get in a little time early today to go through part of my TV collection. Yeah, you need one of those if you have lots of game systems, especially old systems. My old Arcadia 2001 system was on display last year with a very ancient ADC television, but that one bit the dust late last summer. This system, like many old ones, is finicky in regards to the television it is playing on. So, I decided to try it on my old (but not as old as the ADC) Sharp set, and the Arcadia 2001 worked just fine on the thing! Of course the picture is not as clear as you’d get with video out or S-video, but this is an Arcadia 2001! As far as I know, there are no video modifications for it, and frankly I don’t care. RF is good enough for me with these old game systems.
So, with this test out of the way, the Arcadia 2001 is the 2nd system to be set for my Underdog Chamber ’07 display! Jump Bug will return (a system exclusive) along with other games such as Funky Fish, Astro Invaders, and more. This system doesn’t have the greatest collection of games in town, but some of them are pretty good, and that is fine by me.
Note however that this will probably be the last year I display the old Arcadia 2001, at least for a while. I don’t plan on showing the same stuff every year. Even this year some things are getting moved in while others are being moved out from last year.
As for those video mods I’ve been waiting for, looks like they got lost in the mail! 🙁 New sets should be sent out soon, and I hope to start work on the Astrocade (Bally) and Intellivision soon. I’m also waiting to see when my G7400 arrives in Europe (hopefully soon) so it can be worked on by a friend of mine. I still need to get some serious work done on the Mac LAN too, but that will have to wait until early next week. Till then…
Jump Bug – on the Arcadia 2001