Channel F Video Entertainment System

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Date Introduced
1976
Photographer
Richards, Mark
Dimensions
in box: 3.75 x 17.75 x 13 in
Manufacturer
Fairchild Camera and Instrument Corporation
Credit Line
Gift of Richard Lyon
Copyright Owner
© Mark Richards
Location
United States
Keywords
Entertainment; Games; Home game console; Fairchild
Object ID
102667310

This ambitious home gaming console was the first product to use the Fairchild F8 microprocessor, as well as the first gaming system to use swappable cartridges, which became the gold standard for over 20 years. Another innovation was a syndicated television program, TV POWWW, which allowed players to play Channel F games on the air over phone lines.