A good real terminal
ard at p850ug1.demon.co.uk
Wed Apr 16 15:43:20 CDT 2008
> >> DEC VT320 or VT420. They are reliable, small, cheap, and easy to
> >> find.
> > And eat flyback trasnformers like they're going out of fashion.
> I've seen exactly three fail...I've had dozens upon dozens of
> those terminals go through my hands. Mind you, I think that's an
When I was at Bristol, we had DEC terminal everywhere. Mostly VT220s,
which were extremely reliable, I think I had to fix _2_ in all my time
there. I had a real VT100 on my bench, and there were a few VT3xx's. All
of the latter (perhaps 10 units) suffered from flyback problems.
> excessive failure rate for "adult" (as opposed to "PC") computer
> equipment, but still. I guess I've just had better luck.
> > FWIW, I've not managed to obtain any VT2xx or later DEC terminal
> > with the
> > exception of the VT240. THey're not that common in .uk
> Really? That surprises me. They're all over the place here. A
> fellow with whom I've sadly lost touch had a warehouse containing
> well over a thousand VT320s maybe eight years ago. I think it was in
> Virginia. I wonder what happened to those.
You could find them 8 yeas ago, can you find them _now_?
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