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Going full circle


Experienced Member
May 6, 2008
This Christmas holiday (I took a whole week off to visit family back home), my brother in law gave me his old Tandy 1000 HX.
This was pretty significant to me because it was on a Christmas may years ago that I got my 1000 HX, my first pc-compatible. It replaced the MC-10 I had.
After getting my new system home and starting it up for the first time, I began to realize that I never knew just how good I had it with the HX.

It came with enough software in Deskmate to get started, and it would play most games around at the time (even with it's 256k ram) better than the average clone. Plus with the built in menu shell I did not have to learn much about DOS right away to be able to use it. The difference between 4 and 16 colors doesn't sound like much now, but it makes a world of difference when you are a kid and your primary use for the PC is playing games, I mean education, yeah that's what I meant.

I never used the TV out on my original HX (I don't know why, could have done some neat stuff with a VCR). But I tried it out on my new on and it is surprisingly decent for TV out.