GameStop Universal RF Unit
Have an older TV?
The GameStop Universal RF Adapter is a cable for those with older television sets. Some of those who don’t have the composite inputs (yellow, white, red) or any other colored ports, this cable is definitely for you. This is definitely handy for those who own more than one system. They work on all consoles they’re designated for: GameCube, Nintendo 64, PlayStation 1 & 2, Xbox, and Xbox 360. It’s very easy to set up. If you have cable already on your television set, you can plug it in right into your RF adapter and see no difference in the picture quality as if it were directly plugged in. Granted, the sound and video quality of your games isn’t going to be the best because you are using a standard television coaxial cable but it’s sufficient enough to have little to no interference with snowy pictures and crunchy sound. For what it offers, it’s a great product. It is very low maintenance. Remember, this RF adapter is only aimed for people with older television sets with no other inputs. For those of you with high definition television sets, I’d suggest going with component cables or HDMI cables. For those of you who only own older televisions, you can't go wrong with this.
GREAT FOR HD-TVS TOO!
My Samsung 22" LCD has red, green, blue, hdmi...all that HD stuff....but lacks the old standard yellow, red, white cables so many of our old game consoles use. I am a person that collects systems, I have just about everything, except a few consoles I can't stand (aka wii), so for me, this product is great, I can hook up my N64, my gamecube, PS1-2, and more....a perfect solution to the problem I have with my lack of standard def inputs on my HDTV. As far as sound and video...its not as good, but for me, and for people with an HDTV like mine...its great and it saves money from buying those expensive rare aftermarket or even the hard to find officially licensed HD cables for systems like the gamecube and N64.... A word of wisdom for all those who toss game systems back into the market, old graphics don't make the game any less fun, children.
Well this cable serves a great purpose . allowing the person to hook up more than one system is an awesome idea(mostly why i bought it and because i spend all my money on games instead of a new television)on an older television. but i n reality the cords are much to small to hook up more than one system. also when i turn my xbox 360 and playstation 2 on, every few times the screen is fuzzy but when you flip the channel then flip it back its fine. the price is ok but i had it shipped(payed way to much for what i got)what i would reccomend is( drumroll please) buy it if u can find it at your local gamestop but don't order it. it works not well but it works at least long enough for a new television. its design isnt pretty but its behind your console and television
Reccommend As Last Resort ONLY
Okay, I'm going to give it to all of you straight. First, the unit automatically switches from cable input to console input based on weather or not the console is turned on (i.e. console on = input from console, console off = input from cable). This means that it's impossible to watch TV while you're waiting for a download to complete, or whatever. Second, the picture quality on the unit that I purchased is pretty poor: it's very fuzzy, and there's an extreme amount of warping around the edges. The sound quality, however, is fine, and the unit does not interfere with one's ability to watch TV. If you're going to buy this unit, then there had better be a good reason, like, I don't know, all of the input jacks on your TV set being busted except for the RF jack.
Not worth the buy
I got it recently [as of early 2009] and used it once, it was fine. I used it again, and I couldn't get the sound to work. It's not worth the money, to be truthful. Picture looks pretty bad. You're better off just upgrading your television, then fighting with this adapter! The cables were short if you were trying to connect multiple systems at the same time. I couldn't line them up side by side. My ps2 and gamecube had to sit over my xbox in order for them to be plugged in. I'd wish I could say something about sound quality, but it never worked. I got over the picture, but it was a bit grainy. Trust me, you're better off in saving up for a new television then buying this product. I'm very unhappy with this product, and you probably would be too!
Effective and Lasting
I purchased this product a few years back, and it's stayed with me ever since. Often enough, my other cords would get lost or become unusable, but this baby stayed strong and effective as the day I bought it. Not to mention it allowed me to transition from console to console rather easily. It even saved me when I bought my 360 from a friend. They didnt' have the video cable, but I had this and it worked great! You want to play on your PS2? Plug me in and play? Oh, now you want to play on your N64? Pull out the PS2 jack and put in the other! I never had to unplug multiple cords to play with multiple consoles, all I had to do was take out one end and use another. Not to mention it still allows for cable access, so breaks were easy enough. I could keep on going about how useful my cord was, but you get the message. All in all, this cable did was it was made to do, it's lasted me years, and I'm glad I have it. A perfect score from me.
NOT so good
Dear customers going to buy this product. I would not recommend this product unless you wanna pay the price.As soon as we bought this it didn't show the capability I thought it would. The screen was blurry and fuzzy and there was a annoying crackling sound. It caused my tv to go bad :( It is how ever ever good if you have multiple consoles and are tired of replacing the av cables. It is well made if you look at it. Usually my cat chews my cords but not this one. Maybe he knew it it was already broke. Im probably just gonna go buy a normal tv or try to fix this when my xbox comes back from microsoft cause it broke a month after i purchase. It does have a semi good price though it was affordable. Well i hope you customers make the right decision.
This isn't that useful,but it's still good peple who have lcd tvs. do not buy this.people who have led or plasma tvs. buy this
The cord quality itself wasn't too bad, but there is no way you can hook up all the systems at once since the "6 feet" is apparently mostly on one side. Maybe if you have them on the floor in a circle around the cord it would work but not in an entertainment center.