Tic Tac Toe, Shooting Gallery, Doodle, Quadradoodle
(complete in box)
The Fairchild Channel F is a game console released by Fairchild
Semiconductor in August 1976 at the retail price of $169.95.
It has the distinction of being the first programmable ROM
cartridge-based video game console.
It was launched as the
Video Entertainment System, or VES, but when Atari released
their VCS the next year, Fairchild renamed its machine.
- CPU chip: Fairchild F8 operating at 1.79 MHz (PAL gen. 1: 2.00 MHz, PAL gen.2: 1.77 Mhz)
- RAM: 64 bytes, 2 kB VRAM (2×128×64 bits)
- Resolution: 128 × 64 pixels, approximately 102 × 58 pixels visible depending on TV
- Colors: eight colors (either black/white or four color max. per line)
- Audio: 500 Hz, 1 kHz, and 1.5 kHz tones (can be modulated quickly to produce different tones)
- Input: two custom game controllers, hardwired to the console (original release) or removable (Channel F System II)
- Output: RF modulated composite video signal, cord hardwired to console
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