DEC VT100 vs. VT102 - what differences are there?
glen.slick at gmail.com
Thu Jun 26 11:29:31 CDT 2008
On Thu, Jun 26, 2008 at 8:32 AM, Mr Ian Primus <ian_primus at yahoo.com> wrote:
> I was wondering, what are the differences between the VT100 and the VT102? I've never seen a VT102, but I have heard that there were some differences having to do with screen editing. Anyone know?
> Similarly, does the VT102 hardware differ from the VT100, or is it just a software change?
Digital's first ANSI-compliant terminal, introduced in August 1978.
The VT100 was more of an architecture than a simple terminal. There
are two display formats: 80 columns by 24 lines and 132 columns by 14
lines. A separate advanced video option was required to display 24
lines in 132-column mode; this was standard on the VT102 and VT131.
VT101 & VT102
Cost reduced, unexpandable VT100s. The VT102 has the advanced video
option; the VT101 doesn't.
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