Tandy TV Scoreboard

Nickname: RadioShack TV Scoreboard
Predecessor: -
Release Date: 31/12/1975
Discontinued Date: -
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TV Scoreboard is a first generation home console released in 1976 by Tandy. The TV Scoreboard systems were distributed only by RadioShack and constructed in Hong Kong. The games that can be played are basically Pong based games. Each of the two players (Left Player and Right Player) uses a paddle like controller to move. A shooting game can be found also in a variant of this console. For this game, the assistance of an extra revolver-type light gun is needed, which, with the help of some cosmetics, can be turned into a "rifle". The console uses an AC adapter as a power source or six 1.5V AA batteries. TV Scoreboard runs with only one chip, General Instruments AY-3-8500.

On the console the user can find the two paddles that can be dispatched from the system (but still connected with cables of course). There are also a lot of switches. The player can select the game and select the game modes like the ball speed, the bat size, the slice of the ball, the serve settings (auto or manual). There is also a power switch and a reset button. At the bottom of the console there is a speaker and the battery plastic cover where inside the batteries can be added. Of course, there is also a cable attached that allows the connection with the televisions of that era. The games that can be played with this system are the following: Tennis, Football, Squash, Practice (Pelota), Target, Motorcycle, Enduro, Motocross, Stunt Cycle and Drag Race.

Radio Shack TV Scoreboard Commercial 1976: