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currymee
13-10-2009, 10:52 AM
Hi there,

Does anyone here still remember how to tune those old Phillips TV game (the ones with tennis, football, shooting etc ) to one of our TV now?

I found my old unit from the attic and behold it still works with all the sounds, whistles and bells but when I plug into TV, cannot see anything (more like I cannot remember which channel, frequency etc ) to tune it - I was so happy to find and was going to challenge my kids to some fun games his dad used to play instead of those fancy Playstations, Xbox etc ...

Any help will be most appreciated esp if anyone who still have a working set and knows what to do and if anyone working in Phillips still knows about - called the Phillips Call Centre and they don't even know they have such game consoles in their record !!! WALAU - sell things then forget - mana boleh????

Naka
13-10-2009, 11:17 AM
I am not sure too but maybe your old Phillips TV game is analog & you new TV is digital or HD.

currymee
13-10-2009, 11:29 AM
Phillips TV game is definitely analog and for the TV, I think so too (how to confirm?) - my TV is the Panasonic 29" T(tau)-Giga TX-29p180 (aka Heavy Monster as I call it, each time almost break my back to move it)

Anyway, if one is analog and the other is digital, any such converter - sorry, not exactly an electronics expert - more a Cari Makan enthusiast - appreciate any help or advice or even recommendations of shops/experts that can help.

In case anyone suggest manuals, they have gone to "sau kau po chee" long time ago !!

Naka
13-10-2009, 11:37 AM
Get a 'Set Top Box' which convert analog to digital but may not work and expensive.

Why not buy modern games...your kids' friends may laugh at your kids for playing old stuffs.

currymee
13-10-2009, 11:42 AM
Naka,

You will be surprised to hear that kids are fascinated that such old games exist esp when their dads used to have and play them - my sons have been bugging me to set up and challenge them - kind of challenge to see who will be the KING OF OLD AND NEW GAMES !!

Naka
13-10-2009, 11:48 AM
Naka,

You will be surprised to hear that kids are fascinated that such old games exist esp when their dads used to have and play them - my sons have been bugging me to set up and challenge them - kind of challenge to see who will be the KING OF OLD AND NEW GAMES !!

I am sure you are right...BTW, why don't you plug your old TV game into the old TV, pick a spare channel & try to manually search for the TV game signal.

If no signal, then it is not compatible loh. :D

currymee
13-10-2009, 11:55 AM
Naka, thanks for the tips - have tried the spare channel suggestion but no joy - will look into set-box.

Cannot help but to remember how much "wasted" (in my parents' opinion, of course) childhood if I have spent with it hahahaha .......

Anyway, if anyone can still help out - really appreciate your inputs - thanks

kwchang
13-10-2009, 12:13 PM
What channel? I would think it all depends on the video connector - if it is the yellow RCA jack, then plug that in to the yellow port and select the AV channel - not the tuning channel. I believe in that Panasonic TV, you have AV1, AV2 and AV3 - check which one works.

currymee
13-10-2009, 12:36 PM
KW, this game has no such multi-colour video RCA - only good old-fashion direct connector to TV antenna socket (I think it is called BNC) - so after plug in, dunno which channel to look for the signal - tested them cannot find, and brought the TV game to a shop, the workers there look at me and suggest Xbox ... hahaha ..... aiya, young sales-f*rts at the shop, never seen TV game before what do they know ?? Cannot blame them also :-P

So is there anyone/shop that is an old-hand at this kind if stuff (or can remember) or young electronic enthusiast who like to try ...

Naka
13-10-2009, 03:39 PM
Try out the Set Top Box first before you buy it.

Good luck

mimosa
04-11-2009, 08:28 AM
You definitely have to tune the tv to this one. Try all frequencies.