DTV64 Keyboard Console
The Direct-to-TV (DTV) 30-in-1
C64 was released in the lead-up to Christmas 2004. For many this
was a chance to re-live some of their favourite games. For me, it
was a chance to get my hands onto a "new generation" C64.
The DTV's designer included many more features in the circuit that
have been implemented in the joystick toy - 256colours, a DMA engine,
PS/2 keyboard support are all included, as well as the ability to
boot to BASIC and run most applications just like the real thing.
Within days of the
release, DTV hacking sites
spread on the web. Though I got my DTV in time for Christmas, I
had to wait a little longer to get some extra units for hacking.
What I've set out to do in my second DTV project is create a C64 style
computer something interchangable with the C64 setup I use everyday. I also
wanted the unit to include the connectivity features that
would be in a C64 if released today...
This item is not in the 64HDD Shop. Even though I chose a commercially available
keyboard, I returned to the shop a few weeks later to get a stack more keyboards only
to find that the place had gone out of business. How's that for a tale of woe...
The Keyboard Console DTV64: