Videoton TV-Computer

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TV-Computer
Videoton TVC 01.JPG
A Videoton TVC home computer main unit and power supply
Also known asTVC
DeveloperVideoton
ManufacturerVideoton[1][2]
Typehome computer
Release datearound 1986 (1986)
Units soldaround 12000
Operating systemTVC OS, UPM, BASIC
CPUZilog Z80 compatible
Memory32/64 kilobyte
Graphics128×240/16 colors,
256×240/4 colors,
512×240/2 colors (b&w)

The TV-Computer (or TVC in short) is an 8-bit home computer which was manufactured by the Hungarian company Videoton around 1986. The computer was based on the Enterprise (computer) and had a built-in BASIC interpreter. Programs could be loaded via tape[3] or floppy. It had a built-in joystick and a keyboard with Hungarian letters and nine function keys.

There are three different models of the TVC:

  • 32k which has 32 Kb of RAM
  • 64k which has 64 Kb of RAM
  • 64k+ which has 64 Kb of RAM and a newer BASIC interpreter (v2.2) and more video RAM (64 Kb instead of 16 Kb)

The TVC has three graphical modes: 128×240/16 colors, 256×240/4 colors, and 512×240/2 colors (black and white). Few programs existed for the computer. Many of these were written by dedicated amateurs and were distributed by mail.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Videoton TV-Computer, Old-Computers.com Museum
  2. ^ Videoton TVC (TV-Computer) from 1983, MEGA – Museum of Electronic Games & Art
  3. ^ Videoton TV Computer Tape File Converter, Google code