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Having both an Oric Atmos and both a rubber Keyed and later plus Spectrum I can tell you the the Oric keyboard is vastly superior with a firm and positive action to each key. The feel of the keyboard is not too far off the feel of a CBM 16 or 64 but not as good as the Acorn range . The Oric physical size is also similar to the rubber keyed Spectrum too , ...


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The Oric-1 improved somewhat over the ZX Spectrum's unusual chiclet keyboard. I guess the keyword too look for is "somewhat". Did it actually improve on the Spectrum's keyboard? If so, how? Well, much the way you already mentioned by having hard plastic caps instead of those rubbers. It gives a better feeling about pressing a key or not as all ...


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According to CPCwiki Oric-1 had something that made it unnecessary to have a SECAM UHF signal. It was (one of few) computers in that price range that had RGB out connector. This made it possible to connect the computer to a TV set through a SCART connector. This connector was widely used in France, although requiring an external power source (remanufactured ...


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The resistor network output voltages do not match the optimal modulator input voltages, and they do not have to match, as long as the modulator input voltages are within the range. The antenna RF inputs of the TVs work under various signal strength conditions anyway, like due to range to various transmitting TV stations or good/bad weather conditions. So ...


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