Atari XL/XE 5-Pin DIN S-Video & Composite AV Cable

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Treat your Atari 800/800XL/65XE/130XE the way it was meant to, in the best picture quality available to it.  Connect an Atari 8-Bit Computers (with the 5-pin DIN AV Connector) to either an S-Video Connector or Composite Video RCA.  It also includes left and right audio connectors.  Enjoy your Atari at it's best!
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To connect your computer to a TV with HDMI, check out the Armor3 Composite AV to HDMI Adapter that will take the output from this cable and upscale the output and make it compatible with HDMI monitors!
NOTE: In earlier versions of the Atari 800XL, Atari didn't include the Chroma or Luminance connections.  So in versions produced before August of 1984, this cable will not work.  This can also be checked with the version of Atari BASIC (This would be listed as Rev C but not all Rev C versions support S-Video).  Please also note that even though the 1200XL has the 5-Pin DIN connector, it is also lacking the proper Chroma and Luminance connections. Please confirm that your 800XL is compatible beforehand otherwise composite video can still be used.
Atari 800XL Mod - This website shows simple instructions on how to add Chrome/Luma output to your Atari 800XL. 8-Bit Classics will not be held liable for information provided by this external website or issues caused by this modification. Please do your own research beforehand.


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Weight 6 oz
Dimensions 7 × 4 × 1 in

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  1. 2 out of 2 people found this helpful

    no1453 (verified owner)

    This was a great upgrade for me, since I was still using RF to connect my 800XL to my television. Ordered this cable, connected it up, and was amazed how much sharper, and more colorful, the picture was. An unexpected bonus, the sound was noticeably clearer, too. Recommended!

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    matthew (verified owner)

    I ordered this along with a couple other “retro” parts from other online stores (ebay and other places.) Comparatively, this part arrived in superior packaging, superior shipping packaging, and superior build quality to these other parts. My emails to 8bitclassic have been quickly (instantly) answered as well. I couldn’t be happier with my purchase.

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  3. 2 out of 2 people found this helpful

    [email protected] (verified owner)

    I recently did a video upgrade to my 800XL. This cable allowed me to access the S-video signal without installing a dedicated S-video port. It’s nice to have such a crisp picture on an LCD screen! Many new screens do not have S-video ports so also having the composite signal makes it easy to hook up to almost any screen.

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  4. One person found this helpful
    Travis Nellor

    A huge jump in video quality

    Travis Nellor (verified owner)

    Once I modded my 800XL to use luma/chroma and plugged the cable in for the first time, I was really impressed by the results. No more composite artifacts blown up by upscaling. You can really up the ante by connecting your machine to a retrotink and OSSC chain. You might have to mod your machine, but, in my case, it was simple to do even though I only have very basic soldering skills.

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  5. One person found this helpful

    An excellent improvement

    theraven1120 (verified owner)

    I don’t have my 800XL fixed for Luma/Chroma yet, but even just using the Yellow Video plug was a huge improvement over the RF Module I was using! And once I get my system fixed/modified for Luma/Chroma, I’ll be able to use the S-Video and have it look even better. How that’s possible, I’m not sure, it still looks pretty good without it. An excellent companion upgrade to the USB Power cable I also bought.

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  6. One person found this helpful
    paul westphal

    XL / XE Composite - S-Video Cable Review

    paul westphal (verified owner)

    Excellent cable! Having the option of a better looking S-Video picture without internal computer modification is GREAT. I have tried this cable on several TV’s and the picture looked fantastic. It’s truly a step up from the composite output for sure. I repair and restore Atari computers and when they are ready for resale, these cables compliment them. Thanks for carrying this!

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  7. One person found this helpful
    Francisco Ortega

    Atari XL/XE 5-Pin -- Great product

    Francisco Ortega (verified owner)

    Great service and product. This is not my first time buying from them. I purchased years ago and now with this new purchase, I can see their service and products remain top-notch!!

    In terms of the product, the quality is great and it came in a nice plastic bag inside of a very nice envelope.

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  8. One person found this helpful
    Robert Floyd

    Works Great!

    Robert Floyd (verified owner)

    Works great on my Atari 800. I plug the s-video into my RetroTink Mini and then hdmi to my big tv. Super duper!

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