Click Here to visit our Sponsor
The History of Computing The Magazine Have Fun there ! Buy books and goodies
  Mistake ? You have mr info ? Click here !Add Info     Search     Click here use the advanced search engine
Browse computer museumBrowse console museum









 

Ready prompt T-shirts!

see details
ZX Spectrum T-shirts!

see details
Arcade cherry T-shirts!

see details
Atari joystick T-shirts!

see details
Spiral program T-shirts!

see details
Battle Zone T-shirts!

see details
Vectrex ship T-shirts!

see details
Moon Lander T-shirts!

see details
Competition Pro Joystick T-shirts!

see details
Atari ST bombs T-shirts!

see details
C64 maze generator T-shirts!

see details
Elite spaceship t-shirt T-shirts!

see details
Pak Pak Monster T-shirts!

see details
BASIC code T-shirts!

see details
Vector ship T-shirts!

see details
Shooting gallery T-shirts!

see details
Breakout T-shirts!

see details
Pixel adventure T-shirts!

see details





E > ENTEX > Gameroom Tele-Pong   


ENTEX
Gameroom Tele-Pong

Very interesting and early pong system but sadly nearly nothing is known about it.

It might be an analogic pong, using no dedicated chipset. The back of the manual says "Semi-conductors: 8 ICs, 26 transistors".

The controllers are weird : two knobs for each player, integrated into the plastic case. One for vertical movements and the other for horizontal movements. Two other knobs at the top of the case are used to set V-Hold and H-Hold values of the display. Another control (dial or push button) seems to be used to choose between channel 26 or 31 on the TV.

It does not have sound and there is a swith on the right hand to switch between 2 player or 1 player with computer. In this case, the computer is almost impossible to beat!

The score is not displayed on TV, but there is a way to keep track of each player's score thanks to two numbered wheels built-in the case.

There is a UK version marketed by Binatone : TV Game Unit.

We need more info about this pong ! If you designed, used, or have more info about this system, please send us pictures or anything you might find useful.

 

I have one of these from my parents''. For some reason it doesn''t show the player''s paddle. Any ideas why?
To add, mine does not have the channel switch but does have sound.

          
Sunday 16th June 2019
sanddecker (Canada)

I just came across one of these at a thrift store. Any idea how much it is worth. No box but seems to be in nice condition Thank you

          
Sunday 9th December 2012
Bobby

Hi.
This pong is a dedicated system. I can say the following thing to them:

*All chips are SN74LS00.
*No use CPU.
*Only battery operated (1.5V "C" cell x 4).
*No power adaptor conector.
*Signal Output VHF (RF) 3 or 4 channel. (¿latin american model?)
*it is absolutely a museum piece. Mine it cost 4 dollars in a flea market.

Regards.

          
Monday 25th June 2007
Luis Muñoz (ZZT) (Chile)
retrogames.cl

 

NAME  Gameroom Tele-Pong
MANUFACTURER  ENTEX
ORIGIN  U.S.A.
YEAR  ? 1976
BUILT IN GAMES  one (pong)
CONTROLLERS  4 built-in knobs. Two for each player (vertical & horizontal movement ?)
CPU  Unknown
BUTTONS  Unknown
SWITCHES  Unknown
SCORE  On the system himself
COLORS  Black & white
SOUND  No
SIZE / WEIGHT  W 182mm x L 345mm x H 84mm / 1.5 Kg
I/O PORTS  RF TV video output (channel 3 or 4)
BATTERIES  4 x 1.5V
POWER SUPPLY  Superior limit DC-6.3V, Inferior limit DC 5.5V
GUN  No
PRICE  Unknown




Please buy a t-shirt to support us !
Ready prompt
ZX Spectrum
Arcade cherry
Spiral program
Atari joystick
Battle Zone
Vectrex ship
C64 maze generator
Moon Lander
Competition Pro Joystick
Atari ST bombs
Elite spaceship t-shirt
Commodore 64 prompt
Pak Pak Monster
Pixel Deer
BASIC code
Shooting gallery
3D Cubes
Pixel adventure
Breakout
Vector ship

Related Ebay auctions in real time - click to buy yours







 
Click here to go to the top of the page   
Contact us | members | about old-computers.com | donate old-systems | FAQ
OLD-COMPUTERS.COM is hosted by - NYI (New York Internet) -