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TV Fun (Model 401)

APF TV Fun Model 401 is a classic pong system. It is one of the first system based on the common AY-3-8500 chipset from General Instruments. Thus, it offers four basic pong games : tennis, hockey, squash and single handball.

The case is quite nice with woodgrain style finish and silver-like knobs, switches and buttons... Switches are used to turn the system on and off, select game option and service mode (auto/manual). Buttons are used to reset the system and serve the ball. Game selection is made through a small dial in the middle of the control panel.

The controllers are built-in the case. These are two dials placed on both sides of the case. The RF cable is built into the unit, but it's possible to unplug it from the insides of the machine for replacement. The system can be powered by six C-size batteries or by an external power supply.

The TV Fun model 401 is not to be mistaken with later APF models which used the same case. There are TV Fun Model 401A and TV Fun Sportsarama.

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I have apf tv fun gome looks just like the apf 401 but is labaled 402 and has gun. just got it out of some junk stuff.

          
Saturday 7th January 2012
ronald bowen (north alabama)

My parents bought this for my brother in the 70''s. This was my first video gaming experience. Whats strange is they say it was made for the England market, so how did my parents buy one in the states? At some time they must have decided to sell here. I''m trying to put together a personal timeline so would be great if someone could provide that info

          
Saturday 2nd April 2011
Ant (Los Angeles)

APF TV Fun (Model 401) I got one it has the 2 cylinder and also a cool looking Gun :) QC

          
Sunday 6th March 2011
charlie oliver (usa)
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NAME  TV Fun (Model 401)
MANUFACTURER  APF
ORIGIN  United Kingdom
YEAR  1976
BUILT IN GAMES  Tennis, Hockey, Squash, Single Handball
CONTROLLErsc  Two built-in knobs
CPU  AY-3-8500 from General Instruments
BUTTONS  Reset, manual serve
SWITCHES  power on/off, doubles/skeet/practice, serve manual/auto, TV channel 3/4 on the underside
SCORE  On screen
COLOrsc  Black & white
SOUND  Built-in speaker
I/O PORTS  RF TV video output
BATTERIES  6 x C batteries
POWER SUPPLY  External power supply unit, 9V 500 mA tip positive
GUN  No
PRICE  About $125


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