Fairchild Channel F Composite Mod

Started by lgallair, January 26, 2010, 06:27:13 AM

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Hello Everyone,
First post here but have been lurking for on and off for awhile now.  I came across a Fairchild Channel F console 2 and would like to connect it to my TV through RCA connectors (red/white/yellow).  Does anyone know of a website or have documentation on how to do this?  I googled it and came up dry.  Any help would be much appreciated.  Thanks.


Looking at the specs of the thing on Wikipedia, my guess is that this thing doesn't actually product a composite signal natively. Like the Atari 2600, my impression is that it tosses luma and chroma into a giant indistinct video soup that shoots out into an RF signal. The maximum resolution on the thing is 128x64, so it's not as if a composite signal would gain you any image quality.

That's not to say you shouldn't try. You peek inside the RF modulator yet? There's no good way to tell what signals are being generated without looking inside the shield to see how it's processing.