Talk:Timex Sinclair 2068
"the independent Portuguese division continued to sell the machines in Portugal and Poland until 1989"
Wasn't Polland under a communist regime before 1989? If so, how did a Portuguese division manage to sell computers in Polland?!
cvalente 17:01, 23 April 2006 (UTC)
- Depends what you mean by "communist". (China is still supposedly "communist"; obviously they're not, but you take my point). I don't know the exact situation, but there was a lot of reform in Eastern Europe leading up to the fall of communism. 17:02, 14 November 2006 (UTC)
What is the "UK2086" referred to in the current version of the article? It's not mentioned elsewhere. Is this meant to refer to a UK version of the TS-2068?
The only match I can think of is the "ZX Spectrum 128". Correct me if I'm wrong, but AFAIK the Spectrum 128 used the original Spectrum as its starting point, and didn't incorporate the changes made in the TS-2068(?). Therefore, it's not really a UK version of the 2068.
Fourohfour 17:13, 14 November 2006 (UTC)
- The "Unipolbrit Komputer 2086": a Polish clone of the 2068. No, I don't have a verifiable source for this at the moment, but Google is fairly definitive. Cheers --Pak21 17:18, 14 November 2006 (UTC)
- Thanks for clearing that up. I've added a bit to the article about this machine. Fourohfour 11:55, 17 November 2006 (UTC)
The biggest improvement of the TS2068 over the Spectrum
It was the ON/OFF switch. In fact, the TS2068 was the first Sinclair-based computer with a switch!
Realhowto 02:10, 18 August 2007 (UTC) Realhowto
This article is full of errors.
The 2048 and the 2068 are the same machine according to Lou Galie who was head of the computer engineering division at the time. So the 2068 is the third machine, not the fourth. It was just called the TS2048 in pre-production.
The 2068 didn't use a ULA (a logic device made by Ferranti), it used an SCLD which has more in common with a modern ASIC.
Initially the 2068 was very compatible with Spectrum software. It was later when games started making heavy use of fixed ROM addresses that things started to go wrong.
It's wrong to say the corporation folded. The division was still trading when it was shut down by the parent corporation on the basis that it could no-longer compete with its rivals.
The article does not mention that Sinclair planned to use the high res (512x192) mode in the Pandora portable computer, or the reason the new modes were not used in the 128K machine (because Investronica wrote the specification and they weren't aware they existed). —Preceding unsigned comment added by 188.8.131.52 (talk) 08:37, 25 March 2011 (UTC)