OT: Re: The Purple One (was Modem tones over television or radio)

From: Chuck McManis <cmcmanis_at_freegate.com>
Date: Thu Dec 10 14:54:05 1998

Lots of people in the states sell them, its called the "Actimates" Barney.
As I understood it the toy "saw" signals in the form of IR coded pulses in
the video and responded appropriately. There are a couple of groups on the
net who have hacked the toy to give the dinosaur an extended, if somewhat
less refined, vocabulary.


At 09:28 PM 12/10/98 +0001, you wrote:
>> >I got just two words for you:
>> > Actimates Barney
>> >In this case it is "have your toy 'look' at the television set..."
>> Well, as I understand it, the purple one's "TV Pack" includes a special
>> RF transmitter that grabs a signal from specially encoded videotapes
>> or even the PBS show. Where did they stuff the signal - in the video
>> or the audio? If audio, at what frequency? Or is it just in the
>> second audio channel, like bilingual programming?
>Just to get this right - You are talkig about the Purple
>Monster (Barney loves you - I was at the Universal Studios
>LA some 4 or 5 years ago with a friend when they just had
>a special Barney feature around the park - my friend still
>goes crazy when I mention 'Barney loves you' :) - so this
>is about the purple Godzilla guy and there is a 'toy' that
>works with some effects of the show ? What does it do ?
>What effects ? What triggers ? Whats the price ? Or is it
>already vintage ? I NEED TO KNOW - the perfect gift for
>my friend (together wit a fiting barney video).
>Ich denke, also bin ich, also gut
Received on Thu Dec 10 1998 - 14:54:05 GMT

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