TMS 9918A Video Upgrade

Platform(s): TS 1000
Date: 1986
Price: $48.95
Rarity: uncommon

Two board, extensive upgrade that integrates the TMS 9918A video display processor into the ZX81/TS1000. Provides:

  • color
  • multiple graphics resolutions, up to 256×192 pixels
  • up to 32 sprites
  • a SLOW mode almost as fast as FAST mode
  • blink free FAST mode
  • lower case characters instead of inverse upper case

Interfaces the TMS 9918A color graphics video chip, same as used in the TI 99/4A, Colecovision and MSX computers. Includes ROM that supplements the TS1000 ROM, replacing display routines.


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