* Posts by systema.television

2 posts • joined 13 Oct 2015

Reg readers battle to claim 'my silicon's older than yours' crown


Do terminals count? Adm3a from 1976

I regularly used my Rasberry Pi last year with an Adm3a terminal from 1976, 144 LSI silicon chips, one of the last terminals AFAIK to use descrete logic rather than a CPU. Kit verson (hand assembled) still working, except for lack of lower case ROM and RAM (optional extra at the time), which needed an EPROM daughter board to be made.

I only disconnected it to make room to restore a 1938 pre-war television, as my next project. See


BBC bypasses Linux kernel to make streaming videos flow


Re: Join the Campaign for Real TV

> Thermionic valves. Cathode ray tubes. Valve transmitters.

Restoration of a 1938 television, can't get more retro than that


16 valves, one 5" EMIScope CRT, mains derived EHT (i.e. lethal).

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