The Macintosh TV was Apple Computer's first attempt to integrate a computer and television, based on a Performa 520 with a cable-ready television tuner. However, the Macintosh desktop and television signal could only be displayed exclusively of one another and could not share the 14" Sony Trinitron screen.
Other models with TV functionalityEdit
An Apple TV Tuner card (661-0160, 820-0549-A) or Apple TV/Video System (M2896LL/C) could also be installed on any LC/Performa 500 or 630 series, or Power Macintosh/Performa 5000 or 6000 series computers to gain similar or greater functionality.
The following Apple models also come pre-configured with television capabilities and dark enclosures:
- Macintosh Performa 5400/180 Director's Edition
- Power Macintosh 5500/250 Director's Edition
- Power Macintosh 5500/275 Graphite Edition
- Twentieth Anniversary Macintosh
Models with PowerPC processors could run Apple Video Player (up to version 1.7.3) to play video within a window. Power Macintosh/Performa 5000 or 6000 series systems could also support the Apple MPEG Media System card (661-0995) or Apple TV/FM System.
- ↑ The Macintosh TV was a cul de sac off the road to converged video by Eric Bangeman, Ars Technica. 2013-10-25.
- ↑ Apple TV Tuner card, We Love Macs. Accessed 2019-01-07.
- ↑ Apple Video Player 1.7.3, System 7 Today. 2010. Accessed 2019-01-07.
- ↑ Apple TV/Video System Info, The 6400 Zone. Accessed 2019-01-07.
- ↑ Apple TV/FM Radio System, Apple Service Source. Accessed 2019-01-07.
- Apple Interactive Television Box (1994-1996), Apple's first effort to develop a set-top box.
- Apple TV (2007-present), Apple's current digital media player and microconsole.
- Mac mini (2005-present), Apple's small desktop computer which added HDMI output in 2010.
- Pioneer MPC-LX200-TV (1996-1997), the only Macintosh clone with television capabilities.
- Pippin (1996-1998), Apple's ill-fated consumer multimedia platform.
- Macintosh TV: Technical Specifications at Apple
- Apple Macintosh TV Specs at EveryMac
- Apple Macintosh TV at the Computer History Museum
- 1993 Macintosh TV by Kevin Rye at AppleToTheCore (2012-05-11)
- The Macintosh TV: The worst of both worlds by Stephen Hackett at iMore (2015-11-25)
- Mac TV at Low End Mac
- Macintosh TV at Apple-History
- Macintosh TV at The Apple Museum
- Macintosh TV at The Apple Wiki
- Macintosh TV at Wikipedia