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Primary manufacturers of picture tubes for early monitors

The (monochrome) picture tubes used in the computer monitors we made (in the USA) came from Ball Brothers, the canning jar people. That's one. [These monitors were proprietary, for a line of banking ...
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What contemporary hardware was available for the development of Atari 2600 (or other 2nd gen) games?

Since none of those early systems featured any custom designed CPU, generic development systems / In Circuit Emulators can provide all luxury needed. GI, first of those offered, beside cross-assembler ...
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What contemporary hardware was available for the development of Atari 2600 (or other 2nd gen) games?

While I don't think anyone outside Arcadia/Starpath had the software necessary to exploit this, anyone with an Apple II, an Atari 2600, and an Arcadia/Starpath Supercharger would be able to develop an ...
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Where can I find hardware details for the Philips VG-5000?

Well, the wikipedia article links to the service manual (see Reference 23), and though it is in French, it contains the pinout for the connectors and complete schematics. (Took me a few minutes to ...
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Why user-assembled kits?

Another reason—which applies today (but probably also back then) and only has a retrocomputing angle in that it applies to reproduction kits like the Minstrel or Harlequin—is that finished consumer ...
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