Atari 800 finally tested, using home theater projector

Eric Smith spacewar at
Mon Apr 18 01:21:22 CDT 2016

Perhaps five years ago, a friend gave me some Atari 8-bit gear,
including an 800, 800XL, 1020 plotter, 1027 letter-quality printer
(which is undoubtedly no good now), and a 1050 floppy drive, but no
software. The stuff has been in storage in my mother's basement until
recently. I just kludged up a composite video cable for it, and tested
it on a home theater projector. Without software, I can only test it
with the built-in "Memo Pad", but it seems to work:

Now I'll look for BASIC and Star Raiders cartridges. It should be fun
playing Star Raiders on the big screen. That was the first game I ever
played on an Atari 800, back in 1979.

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