This Friday, June 12th, marks the end of an era. With the United States shutting off analog television signals, the SEGA Game Gear TV Tuner will be rendered obsolete. I was reminded of this revolutionary piece of hardware while browsing the local used games store last night. A TV Tuner was selling for $47, a rather high price when compared to the average $25 price on ebay. I was unable to talk down the price, even when noting that in four days it will create nothing but screen snow. Had I bought the tuner, I'd still be unable to use it as my Game Gear is one of the later Majesco models which were incompatible with the TV Tuner as they lacked a video pass through.
So in the Game Gear TV Tuner's final days, smoke 'em if you got 'em! Enjoy the morning news, watch that baseball game or catch that tear jerking episode of Days of Our Lives.