1980 Monitor ?

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1980 Monitor ?

Postby mrr19121970 » Wed Jan 18, 2017 6:20 am

I was looking here, and don't see any 1980 or 1981 CBM monitors. The 1982 / 1983 models 1701 / 1702 are in RAL1019, so aimed at the C64 users

As a kid, I only used the TV in the living room. What (colour) monitor would people have used back then for the VC20/VIC20 ?

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Re: 1980 Monitor ?

Postby ral-clan » Thu Jan 19, 2017 6:16 am

Have you read the Denial Wiki about the VIC-20 specific monitor in Japan?

http://sleepingelephant.com/denial/wiki ... e=VIC-1510

I think most people used colour TVs, though. Everyone I knew did, just like you.
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Re: 1980 Monitor ?

Postby mrr19121970 » Thu Jan 19, 2017 7:12 am

I found the 1510 on the forum doing a search before my post. I was only a small kid, and I guess no recollection of stores that sold computers. I assume the 1701 was showcased for both VIC20 and C64 at the same time.

Also the flyer confirms the suspicsion:

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Re: 1980 Monitor ?

Postby ral-clan » Thu Jan 19, 2017 7:27 am

No, I believe the 1701 didn't come out until the C64 was released, several years after the VIC-20.
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