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#26 TandyVision OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Feb 11, 2017 8:05 AM

I called channel 20 when I was a kid and won some cheap toy. Pow pow pow pow powpowpowpowpowpowpowpow lol



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Posted Sat Feb 11, 2017 8:11 AM

I called channel 20 when I was a kid and won some cheap toy. Pow pow pow pow powpowpowpowpowpowpowpow lol

What city? what year?

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Posted Sat Feb 11, 2017 8:23 AM

I remember it was on channel 11 here in Northern New Jersey BITD:-)

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Posted Sat Feb 11, 2017 10:17 AM

So there aren't too many of these TV POWWW versions out there? Looks like you got a rare one.

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Posted Sat Feb 11, 2017 11:39 AM

So there aren't too many of these TV POWWW versions out there? Looks like you got a rare one.

Since TV Powww was likely before 1985 and INTV systems after 1985 its likely this wasnt used for the television show.

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Posted Sat Feb 11, 2017 12:15 PM

11-Alive

 

WPIX New York....   PIX PIX PIX....

 

Does anyone remember the Space Battle Gun Screen having a plane flying through it?   Kind of out of place for a Cylon ship.

 

I think the Sharp Shot game should have had the single center gun sight as an option!   Being as football and subs were single player also.

 

.. Found it!   https://youtu.be/sEtAkwIhWTM  at about the 3:49 mark.



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Posted Sat Feb 11, 2017 12:52 PM

Maybe its the one they used to Power the GPS in KIT.



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Posted Sat Feb 11, 2017 2:11 PM

Not that it matters much, but the *always reliable* Wikipedia page has intellivision being used on this show. https://en.m.wikiped...g/wiki/TV_Powww
But, I know nothing about the show.

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Posted Sat Feb 11, 2017 3:07 PM

the question is how much has Cmart offered for this Intellivision?



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Posted Sat Feb 11, 2017 3:38 PM

I suspect that this particular Intellivision was just someone's home-hack to make the fire buttons more accessible, perhaps even added a repeating timer to fire multiple rapid-fire shots.



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Posted Sat Feb 11, 2017 6:02 PM

the question is how much has Cmart offered for this Intellivision?

Lol. :)

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Posted Sat Feb 11, 2017 6:02 PM

I suspect that this particular Intellivision was just someone's home-hack to make the fire buttons more accessible, perhaps even added a repeating timer to fire multiple rapid-fire shots.


This.

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Posted Sun Feb 12, 2017 6:19 AM

It would make sense for TV Powww. There's no reason they couldnt come up with a voice activated switch and a plug that looks like this one. Whether its the local station or the TV Powww people or Mattel that did it; I just would have expected it to be on a Mattel Intellivision not an INTV system. Looking at some videos there is little delay. The F-channel based ones were completely out of sync and obviously not voice activated. Even if not voice activated I could see a local technician rigging something up to make it easier for themselves. Wikipedia says Calgary had a TV Powww ("Switchback" on local CBC) in 1985, maybe that overlapped the first INTV systems. Anyony remember TV Powww after 1985?

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Posted Sun Feb 12, 2017 7:06 AM

Yeah, in the 90's FOX25 in Boston had TV POWW for a short time.

 

The games I remember from intellivision on WPIX are:

Football  --Similar to sharp shot, but not 100% the same.

Space Battle  --Center gun, still similar to Sharp Shot, but different graphics as well.

Soccer   PIX to make first pass past the defender, PIX again to shoot on net.  ( cannot find videos of this, also the wiki doesn't list it.  But I am 100% certain )

 

The early 80's was a long time ago...  But I do remember running home from school to see what game would be on PIX

and to watch Dick Dastardly ( the wacky racers or stop the pigeon ) or Deputy Dog.  You would get 3 PIX sessions in that half hour.

Then, out to play.  Unless it was raining of course.  Then maybe the next cartoon block or INTELLIVISION.   



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Posted Sun Feb 12, 2017 6:34 PM

I live in Connecticut and we had TV POWWW on WTXX Channel 20 and I also got channel 11 WPIX (PIX PIX PIX PIX)



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Posted Sun Feb 12, 2017 7:23 PM

INTELLIVISION HISTORY: TV POWW
In the late 1970s, television syndicator Marv Kempner developed "TV POWWW," an interactive TV game show. TV POWWW used Fairchild Channel F game consoles modified to be voice activated and simplified versions of the Channel F games.

Kempner supplied the consoles and games to TV stations nationwide. TV POWWW was designed to be inserted into live TV shows, such as afternoon kids' shows. In its basic form, a contestant in the studio would compete against a contestant at home on the telephone.

The games were mostly simple shooting games - the game would start and the studio contestant would fire by yelling "POW!" After 15 or 30 seconds, the game would be restarted and the contestant on the phone would try to beat the studio contestant's score.

TV POWWW was a success, but in 1980 Fairchild announced they were quitting the video game market. Needing a replacement system, Kempner made a deal with Mattel to use Intellivision.

A number of Intellivision games were modified to fit the TV POWWW format, including Astrosmash, Skiing, and Word Rockets from the Word Fun cartridge. With the Intellivision games, TV POWWW became more popular than ever and more stations signed on. Some stations ran TV POWWW only during children's shows, others targeted teens and adults. In New York City on station WPIX, contestants were instructed to shout "PIX!" instead of "POW!"

TV POWWW spread internationally. Even though Mattel stopped supplying new games to Kempner in late 1983, TV POWWW continued to be popular on some stations till the end of the decade.

Kempner tried to get Nintendo and Sega interested in the show when their new consoles came out, but they both passed. TV POWWW faded into video game history.

 

http://www.intellivi...news020327.html



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Posted Wed Feb 15, 2017 8:13 PM

IIRC in North Carolina there was a syndicated show where they yelled "doozy!" with the modified Space Battle.



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Posted Sat Feb 18, 2017 2:23 PM



Brazilian version of TV Powww, with Soccer.
Maybe 1985.



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Posted Sat Feb 18, 2017 4:12 PM

https://www.youtube....h?v=hGXf5V_UH7c

Brazilian version of TV Powww, with Soccer.
Maybe 1985.

Yeah with the Madonna and the santa hat maybe Christmas 1985. Interesting that they have the Intellivision on the desk next to the phone and its not an intellivision ii. But nohup's Intellivision being ntsc was not likely used in Brasil.

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Posted Sat Mar 11, 2017 9:32 AM



Brazilian version of TV Powww, with Soccer.
Maybe 1985.

 

Looks like a scene from an 80's porn lol



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Posted Sat Mar 11, 2017 10:13 AM

 
Looks like a scene from an 80's porn lol


Yeah, something is not quite right with that host... the creepy factor is high.



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Posted Sat Mar 11, 2017 8:55 PM

I remember NY WPIX Channel 11. Pix! Pix! Pix! I recall what I later knew as Space Battle as well as the basketball game, and maybe the football game. Neat.




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