Televideo 802 computer?

From: Richard Erlacher <>
Date: Tue Jan 26 09:14:52 1999

It seems to me that the 802 was a televideo terminal with an integrated
workstation. These worked in conjunction with a server unit to run an OS
called MOST, I believe, and I have a couple of the server units, the number
of which will occur to me when I look at one again.

These were fairly late technology, using 64k DRAMS and a 4MHz Z80A. The
servers had four or five serial ports using Z80 SIO's and either 10 or 20
MB winchesters to go with their 5-1/4" floppies. They used the
WD1000-series HDC, which used an 8X300 microcontroller (I2L technology,
Harvard architecture) and the WD1000 5-chip set. I always admired the
packaging technology, which was first rate.

I have to believe the workstations were up to the same standard in
convenient packaging. Televideo was late getting into the desktop
workstation market, but did it in a big way with these numbers, as they had
all you could want. The OS was purported, by some users I knew, to be
quite a bit superior to MPM, which was quite established at that time (late
'70's, early '80's).

If anyone is interested in the server units, I can make them available,
less drives, and possibly a couple of SIO/2's which I scavenged years ago,
for the packaging/shipping cost.


> From: Joe <>
> To: Discussion re-collecting of classic computers
> Subject: Televideo 802 computer?
> Date: Tuesday, January 26, 1999 2:35 AM
> Does anyone have one of these? I found a manual for one of these
> and it looks pretty cool.
> Joe
Received on Tue Jan 26 1999 - 09:14:52 GMT

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