javitz82 wrote on 2021-04-19, 16:53:
To VileR, thank you very much! Now I´ve got the opportunity to play again Prince of Persia in amber monochrome again, like I´ve played as a kid. Thanks for the good memories.
As someone who grew up with green monitors and b/w TV portables, I fully agree! ^^
It reminds of my younger years back in the 90s, when I used to watch VHS cassettes with
a little top-loading VHS player (just a player, no VCR) on an old green monitor in my papa's personal/hobby room (mansard).
Because, the player had no VHF/UHF modulator that could be used to connect to an unused old portable b/w television set.
The same video monitor was also occassionally used to play some games for the Sharp MZ-700 computer..
Later, I also had one of these little camping TVs. You know, these with cassette/radio/TV.
It was also monochrome. I've watched many films and shows with it via telescope antenna. ^^
I know, I know, that's a bit off-topic now. I just wanted to give an impression of how monochrome video was still relevant even in the early-mid 90s.
Because, that was a time when DOS was still around and when old 70s/80s technology was used in tandem with the roots of our modern digital age.
Monochrome video monitors were still being used in compact devices, also. Communications devices like the French Minitel phones had monochrome CRTs.
Same goes for the German Multitel devices. They could access to Videotex (no "t") services originally based on Prestel.
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