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MrFantsyPants
08-11-2006, 04:51 PM
Today, on Freecycle, I scored an Atari Super Pong console. However, the TV hookup cable is sheared off.

Can anyone tell me if this is a standard 75 ohm twin spade connector. What was the most common type of TV hookup in 1974?

Mindfield
08-11-2006, 05:22 PM
Today, on Freecycle, I scored an Atari Super Pong console. However, the TV hookup cable is sheared off.

Can anyone tell me if this is a standard 75 ohm twin spade connector. What was the most common type of TV hookup in 1974?

Yes, it's a standard 75 ohm spade switchbox, the same as was used for years to come, 'til coax adapters and A/V became standard. Congrats on the score; original Atari pong units are popular among dedicated console collectors. (I'm a classic gamer and former collector, but never got much into the pong units)

Mindfield
08-11-2006, 05:24 PM
Oh, I wanted to point out, a spade-to-coax adapter will work with this unit, but the auto switchboxes (NES/SNES, SMS/Genesis) won't work.

MrFantsyPants
08-11-2006, 08:41 PM
Oh, I wanted to point out, a spade-to-coax adapter will work with this unit, but the auto switchboxes (NES/SNES, SMS/Genesis) won't work.

good to know, thanks.