Classic Computer Magazine Archive COMPUTE! ISSUE 49 / JUNE 1984 / PAGE 10

Modifying The Atari 400 Monitor Cable

I have owned an Atari 400 for a little more than a year now, and I'm considering the purchase of a monitor. The monitor I want to buy has an RCA-type jack, but my computer doesn't. Is there a way I can hook up a monitor to my computer without any extra cables?

Davy Wong

It's not that simple. The 400's video output is designed to work with a television set. The signals generated by the RF modulator won't drive a monitor. Hooking up a monitor would require rerouting the 400 circuitry to bypass the RF modulator, or installing a device to convert the modulator's signals.