Re: CBM products list

From: Larry Anderson (
Date: 1998-04-14 17:19:24

Marko Mäkelä wrote:
> On Tue, 14 Apr 1998, Andre Fachat wrote:
> > I just read in the new products list (as of C=Hacking #15) that the
> > CBM B128-40 and B256-40 as well as the 500 series have a 6567
> > video controller.
> That sounds absurd, but instead they all could have the 6581 SID.
> I added a note to FUNET's server saying that the SuperPET was called MMF
> 9000 in Europe.  I will probably get some schematics during this week.
>         Marko

As one of the few owners of a P-500 I can assure you that the video chip IS a
VIC-II (6567)  Powers up with black letters on a white background and a cyan
or blue border if I remember correctly.

The connector is a 64/VIC DIN style (I assume 5 pin as it was manufactured
along with the early 64s.  The photos on my p-500 web page are pretty blurry
though.  I will have to bring it in and do better pics of it).

I don't know why having the VIC-II would be absurd; it was one of the
computers of the 1982 lineup that included the 64, Ultimax, and B-128.

P.S. the SuperPET's 'MMF' stands for "Micro Mainframe".  ;-)
Larry Anderson - Sysop of Silicon Realms BBS (300-2400bd) (209) 754-1363
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