Atari 2600:2600RGB

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The 2600RGB is a video modification board for the Atari 2600 designed by Tim Worthington of NESRGB fame.


Typical with all game consoles of the 1970s, unmodified 2600 consoles only feature RF output, usually through a hardwired cable that is unwieldy and susceptible to damage. The 2600RGB board improves on this by offering not only composite video and S-video outputs, but also high quality RGB output. This makes it the first (and as of this writing, only) video mod for the 2600 to offer such an output. It also makes the 2600 much easier to connect to an RGB monitor or an upscaler.


2600RGB installed in a PAL 4-switch console.
  • Generates RGB, S-video and composite signals (the latter two encoded from RGB)
  • Amplified dual mono audio
  • Six selectable color palettes
  • Zero latency
  • Compatible with both NTSC and PAL 2600s
  • Compatible with almost all 2600 variants
  • Provisions for pause button, palette switch and remote Select and Reset buttons
  • Includes a switching voltage regulator to replace the 7805 regulator

Materials Required

  • Phillips head screwdriver
  • Soldering iron
  • Desoldering iron
  • Leaded solder
  • Flux (not required but recommended)
  • Wire
  • Wire cutters and stripper
  • Drill with step bits


Six switch 2600

See the official written documentation.

Four switch 2600

See the official written documentation.

Sears Video Arcade II/Atari 2800

See this guide for further information.

2600 Jr.

See the official written documentation.