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Blaupunkt
TV-Action

The Blaupunkt TV-Action pong console is one of the few video games system not to use a standard TV Video output. This way, the TV-Action is only compliant with a short range of TV, all designed and created by Blaupunkt : Jamaica, Riviera, Nevada and Columbia series. Some other companies, such as Grundig, had the same politic and created some system that were only compliant with their own brand’s TV sets.

It’s important to notice that, on this system, no external power supply is required, as it comes directly from the TV set on which the video game system is connected to... using the same cord as for game display (video).

Except for this connectivity weirdness, the TV-Action is nothing but a classic Pong system, providing 4 different games (Tennis, Pelota, Hockey and Squash), with the classical speed/size/angle options. It’s composed of two controllers : the main one is directly connected to the TV set and contains all the games options & hardware (GI chip), while the second controller, connected to the first one, is smaller and offer a slider used by the second player to move his paddle.

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Text, info & pictures by François Houste.

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.

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NAME  TV-Action
MANUFACTURER  Blaupunkt
ORIGIN  Germany
YEAR  ? 1977
BUILT IN GAMES  4 (Tele-Tennis, Tele-Pelota, Tele-Hockey, Tele-Squash)
CONTROLLERS  Built-in sliders
CPU  AY-3-8500 from General Instruments
BUTTONS  Start
SWITCHES  Ball angle, Ball Speed, Paddle Size
SCORE  On screen
COLORS  Black & white
SOUND  Unknown
SIZE / WEIGHT  Unknown
I/O PORTS  Unknown
BATTERIES  No
POWER SUPPLY  Unknown (from TV?)
GUN  No
PRICE  Unknown


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