RARE Vintage Apple Interactive Television Box Apple Set Top Box (STB) Prototype M4120. This is an Apple Set Top Box trial prototype from the early 1990s, in good condition.
This device was never commercially produced it was only used for trials of an interactive TV service in Great Britain and the US, and as such only a small number of them were made. This unit is in good cosmetic condition and displays a red light on the front when plugged in.
These can reportedly boot Mac OS 7.1 if you have the special video drivers, but getting one to boot is supposed to be an unbelievable chore. The top can be opened by removing one screw in the rear of the unit and sliding the cover off. Inside, the unit's CPU is a 68LC040 processor and there is also a dedicated MPEG decoder chip. The unit has its ROM stored on a separate removable card, and also has slots for an expansion card and RAM. This is a pretty rare device, and would be a good item for a serious Apple collector.This helps to filter the serious buyers from the not-so-serious shoppers. The item "RARE Vintage Apple Interactive Television M4120 Set Top Box (STB) Prototype" is in sale since Sunday, June 04, 2017.
This item is in the category "Computers/Tablets & Networking\Vintage Computing\Vintage Computers & Mainframes". The seller is "4timacs0770" and is located in Los Angeles, California. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Russian federation, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica.