|Also known as||Mac TV|
|Release date||October 25, 1993|
|Introductory price||US$2,097 (equivalent to $3,934 in 2021)|
|Discontinued||February 1, 1994|
|Operating system||System 7.1-Mac OS 7.6.1|
With 68040 upgrade, Mac OS 8.1, or with PowerPC upgrade, Mac OS 9.1
|CPU||32 MHz Motorola 68030|
|Memory||5 MB RAM (80 ns 72-pin SIMM), expandable to 8 MB, 1 MB ROM|
|Storage||160 MB Hard Disk Drive,|
Floppy Disk Drive 1.44 MB SuperDrive
|Display||Built-in 14" Sony Trinitron CRT|
|Graphics||Video: 512 KB VRAM; supports 640 x 480 at 8-bits|
|Dimensions||17.9" x 13.5" x 16.5"|
The Macintosh TV is a personal computer with integrated television capabilities released by Apple Computer in 1993. It was Apple's first attempt at computer-television integration. It shares the external appearance of the Macintosh LC 500 series, but in black. The Macintosh TV is essentially a Performa 520 that can switch its built-in 14" Sony Trinitron CRT from being a computer display to a cable-ready television. It is incapable of showing television in a desktop window, although it can capture still frames to PICT files.
It comes with a small credit card-sized remote control that is also compatible with Sony televisions. It was the first Macintosh to be made in black and comes with a matching black keyboard and mouse. Later Apple would issue a custom black Performa 5420 in markets outside the United States with many of the features of the Mac TV. Apple's similar TV tuner card was a popular option for later LC, Performa series, and select models of Power Macintosh G3 beige computers.
Only 10,000 were made in the model's short time on the market.
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