Talk:Fairchild Channel F

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Isn't that second blue picture a bit big? I think most in-text pictures are 250 pixels across. Why not this one?

Is that part about cost in the first paragraph referring to the retail price? If so, it should be changed. Using 'cost' gives the sentence a very different meaning.

Mid importance[edit]

The text is in two tenses. Mixing between present and past. It is utterly confusing.

First programmable cartridge console? Does this count, or should I kick it down to low? Hbdragon88 06:58, 21 September 2006 (UTC)

It's certainly not a "marquee" system (i.e., the 2600, the NES, the Genesis and SNES), but I think it's equally as important as the Odyssey^2, the MicroVision, and the Virtua Boy - and certainly more important than the :-D It has a substantial section in The Next Quarter, which was a comprehensive 25 year retrospective of videogames. As such, it's a pretty important landmark in the history of video game consoles, even if the years haven't exactly been kind to it. Forgive me for not digging up an ISBN on that, it should be easy to find on, if you're so inclined. --Action Jackson IV 01:25, 25 February 2007 (UTC)


THE YEAR IT WAS DISCONTINUED SHOULD BE LISTED ON ITS 'CARD' NEAR THE TOP RIGHT OF THE PAGE —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 04:57, 14 October 2007 (UTC)

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BetacommandBot (talk) 05:43, 2 January 2008 (UTC)

First home console with color output![edit]

If anybody cares to revise the paragraph on the graphical capabilities, please mention that. (talk) 10:57, 7 November 2011 (UTC)

That won't be happening, as it's not true. Atari's home PONG (1975) was also in color. --Marty Goldberg (talk) 14:52, 7 November 2011 (UTC)

Market Impact[edit]

This whole section does not have one single source, Channel F was indeed a pioneering system, but this is written in a bias perspective. I can't find anything that shows that the Channel F cause Atari to do this. I will leave this for 5 days to see if anyone can find any original sources, otherwise I believe this needs to be deleted. TheKingsTable (talk) 02:46, 17 February 2014 (UTC)

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Jerry Lawson's contribution?[edit]

The first two paragraphs under "The Console" are not cited. So, I did some research on the Channel F and the story of its development is a bit more complicated. It seems a company called ALPEX inveted the prototype that was bought by Fairchild and converted to use their chips. The final product was created by a team of engineers/designers with a lot of patents going to people other than Jerry Lawson. What do you think? Source- — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 19:06, 10 May 2016 (UTC)

Not all previous machines required a human opponent[edit]

The article claims that "All previous machines required a human opponent". This is simply not true. The PC-50x systems were available from the mid 1970s (see Italian Wikipedia) and had a computer opponent for the "Submarine" game (see the instructions for the game). It wasn't advanced by any means, but it was a computer opponent. -- (talk) 19:06, 22 January 2017 (UTC)