History of video games/Platforms/C64 Direct-to-TV
History[edit | edit source]
Launch[edit | edit source]
The C64 Direct-to-TV was released in 2004.
Legacy[edit | edit source]
Unlike the earlier Commodore 64 Games System, the C64 Direct to TV is held in high regard.
Technology[edit | edit source]
Compute[edit | edit source]
Jeri Ellsworth designed a custom chip for the system, combining the Commodore 64 CPU, SID audio chip, VIC-II video chip, and other features.
Unlike a Commodore 64 RAM and ROM are expanded.
Hardware[edit | edit source]
Due to using only two composite cables, audio is only mono.
Games[edit | edit source]
The system included 30 games.
Gallery[edit | edit source]
Jeri Ellsworth, designer of the C64 Direct-to-TV chip.
References[edit | edit source]
- Dimovski, Louie (May 31, 2018). "Hardware Retrospective, Before TheC64Mini We Had the C64 Direct-To-TV". Vintage is The New Old. https://www.vintageisthenewold.com/hardware-retrospective-before-thec64mini-we-had-the-c64-direct-to-tv.
- "C64 Direct To TV Review" (in en). Comma Eight Comma One. 4 April 2016. https://commaeightcommaone.wordpress.com/2016/04/04/c64-direct-to-tv-review/.
- "Ein kompletter C-64 in einem Joystick" (in de). MacTechNews.de. https://www.mactechnews.de/news/article/Ein-kompletter-C-64-in-einem-Joystick-130854.html.
- "C64 DTV Datasette Mod – breadbox64.com". https://www.breadbox64.com/blog/c64-dtv-datasette-mod/.