TV Spot: CBM Pet
philip at axeside.co.uk
Sat Feb 9 03:26:26 CST 2008
OK, I think I'd better de-lurk at this point.
My name's Philip. I was on the ClassicCmp list years ago (my e-mail
address in those days was philip.belben at powertech.co.uk but that's
long-since gone), but gave up because of the high traffic. Now I have
e-mail at home, I've subscribed to the cctech list again. I have more
old computers than I know what to do with, so I'm quite choosy about
getting new ones, and I don't spend much time hacking the existing ones,
but I'm determined they'll not be thrown away...
Anyway, I grew up with Commodore PETs of various descriptions, so...
>> Spotted a CBM Pet (unknown model - I wasn't watching closely enough)
>> on the new BBC TV series "Ashes to Ashes" (sequel to Life on Mars).
> Looks like a 4032 to me, but we only ever see the back of it out of
> focus, and a fake screenshot:
Thanks for the pictures.
I'd say it's an early 8032, before the SK version. (SK means "Separate
Keyboard" if you're Commodore, "Silly Kasing" if you're anyone else.)
Same large but angular monitor as the later ("Fat 40") 4032.
I'm going by the screen shot. How fake is fake? It's probably fake in
that they're not logged in to a mainframe using a PET - it must have
been one of the worst micros possible for that! - but I'm pretty sure
that screen shot is the PET character set in 80 column, wide line
spacing mode. The characteristic slashed zeros are one clue, but the
lower case g that is slightly raised to make room for the descender is
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