The ColecoVision can output RGB, composite and S-Video with a modification. Stock consoles only
output poor quality RF video. Please read on for more information.
Like many other consoles of the time, the ColecoVision only offered RF A/V output, with no other stock
choice. For a long time, the only modifications available were composite and S-Video, but more than
thirty years after the console's release, an RGB mod was created! I'll provide links to the mods
below, as well as pictures of the RGB mod. Also, check the links on the right for DIY kits:
RetroFixes now offers installation service for the composite and
Composite and S-Video Mods:
Click here for a DIY Kit that will install either composite,
S-Video, or both.
There will soon be a DIY RGB-kit available for Colecovision consoles. I'll have more information soon, but
for now, here's pics of what the install looks like (click for full-sized):
As you can see in the picture below, RGBs is easily available right from the board, so you can use any choice of
connector you'd like:
As an FYI, this RGB mod isn't compatbile with the Atari 2600 adapter, since it bypasses the internal
circuitry. There's an Atari 2600 RGB mod now available, so it's not too bad.
That's it for now. When I have extra time, I'd eventually like to dig deeper into ColecoVision modding and
add comparison pics. Check back every so often for updates (or just follow me on Facebook or Twitter).
If you'd like info on mods for other systems, head to the Getting RGB From Each System
page or check out the main page for more