[vcf-midatlantic] Is a TRS-80 Videotex Terminal functionally usable?

Dave Shevett shevett at pobox.com
Fri Feb 18 16:18:36 UTC 2022

It looks like you can dial up with straight ASCII communication
directly over the serial port (which'll require a DIN to RS232 cable).


There's an online BBS that the folks on /r/retrobattlestations use for
testing / dialup access like this, you should be able to connect to it
and chat with the world :)


Getting 'videotex' working will be challenging, I don't know of an
existing provider that will give you that experience.

On Fri, Feb 18, 2022 at 11:10 AM Joseph Giliberti via vcf-midatlantic
<vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
> Greetings!
> A friend of mine has a TRS-80 Videotex Terminal, which seems to be a very
> limited CoCo1, intended solely for use with dial-up services which no
> longer exist.
> Other than being a display piece, is there any way of actually using it?
> Could it dial in to a modem BBS?
> Thanks!
> Joe Giliberti

Dave Shevett
shevett at pobox.com

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