The TV Master MK IV was an electronic games console manufactured by the Binatone Corporation in approximately 1977. It was an extremely popular toy allowing the user to play Pong using a conventional television receiver set to display the image. This was the first in the series, which was available through the Whitgift Shopping Centre Woolworths store in Croydon for £12.95.
Why not enjoy an authentic 1977 Christmas this year with the most popular Christmas toy of the same era. It is amazing to think that such a simple game could bring so much joy to so many people. Moreover, the amazing thing is that it is still just as much fun compared to some of the modern games found today.
Many families will remember opening a Christmas present in 1977 and finding the TV Master. Amazingly it was during the same Christmas when the weather outside was frightful and it snowed! Since there was no place else to go, everyone stayed indoors and played Pong in front of a cosy warm fireplace, and it was the best Christmas we had.
Before you go rushing off to eBay, to see if anyone is selling one of these, please take the time to enjoy the pictures and the information I have painstakingly compiled here to walk with me down memory lane.
This excellent article will show you the inside construction, printed circuit board, the famous Pong integrated circuit (IC), power supply options, and the secret modification to enable the rifle game, and more...
I will be adding more material such as additional player mod that allows four people to play simultaneously, a colour modification that turns this B/W game into colour, and much more if Google indexes this page properly and it gets some hits, otherwise this is all the world will see.
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This Article Continues...Binatone TV Master MK IV
Binatone TV Master MK IV Inside
Binatone TV Master MK IV PCB
Binatone TV Master MK IV Controls
Binatone TV Master MK IV Power
Binatone TV Master MK IV Packaging
AY-3-8500 Rifle Game Mod & Circuit