A good real terminal
mcguire at neurotica.com
Wed Apr 16 16:05:33 CDT 2008
On Apr 16, 2008, at 4:43 PM, Tony Duell wrote:
>>>> DEC VT320 or VT420. They are reliable, small, cheap, and
>>>> easy to
>>> 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.
Ugh. Bad production run, perhaps?
>>> 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_?
Well, 8 years ago, I happened to know someone who happened to have
a warehouse full of them. They're available *now* on eBay all day long.
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