Goodnight sweet prince: The end of the Game Gear TV Tuner

Sega Memories contributor The GagaMan(n) posted a somewhat depressing video a couple of days ago of the technological wonder that is the Sega Game Gear TV Tuner receiving the last trickle of analogue, terrestrial television in the United Kingdom. While I had thought that the digital switch over complete, The GagaMan(n) managed to pick up the ITV ‘classic’ This Morning. Unfortunately, once the nation’s television is broadcast in an entirely digital format, ‘zany’ devices such as Sega’s TV Tuner will become unusable relics of times past.

Still have analogue television where you live? Do you actually have one of these tuners and a working Game Gear? Did your mum ever make you watch This Morning as a child like mine did? Let us know in the comments below!

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Michael Westgarth

Michael Westgarth is a freelance writer and geneticist for hire who has been writing about video games since 2011. Michael enjoys saving the world and building creeper-proof, vertical sheep farms. Follow him on Twitter @MegaWestgarth, Tumblr and Google+.

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  1. We still get the french version of CBC here in Canada on the Tuner. I made a short video of it last year:

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