Televideo 802 computer?

From: George Rachor <>
Date: Tue Jan 26 13:12:52 1999

I actually have one of these with no docs... Who was it that was offering
a manual?


George L. Rachor
Beaverton, Oregon
United States of America Amateur Radio : KD7DCX

On Tue, 26 Jan 1999, Richard Erlacher wrote:

> 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.
> Dick
> ----------
> > 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
> yesterday
> > and it looks pretty cool.
> >
> > Joe
Received on Tue Jan 26 1999 - 13:12:52 GMT

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