ITT Schaub-Lorenz Programmable Television

Manufacturer: ITT Schaub Lorenz
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Release Date: 31/12/1976
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ITT Schaub-Lorenz Programmable Television is actually a Television that supports games, having integrated a gaming system. The TVs had a port that allowed a cassette insertion. This kind of TVs was released in 1977 by ITT Schaub-Lorenz in a cheap price but they never became popular among the gamers. The whole TV was simultaneously a gaming system, providing the gaming logic, the chip and the controllers, while the TV was providing the screen and the power.

At the time of the release, only one cassette was available: TELE-MATCH-Cassette 1 with a General Electric AY-3-8550 chip and 4 games: Tennis, Football (Soccer), Squash and Practice. In 1978 another three cassettes were released. TELE-MATCH-Cassette 2 with a General Electric AY-3-8610 chip included the previous 4 games and 4 new games: basketball, Basketball Practice, Hockey and Gridball. The TELE-MATCH-Cassette 3 with a General Electric AY-3-8710 chip offered a tank game named Panzerspiel and lastly, TELE-MATCH-Cassette 4 with a General Electric AY-3-8760 chip offered four motorcycle games: Stunt cycle, Drag race, Motocross and Enduro.