ERIC Number: ED180438
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978
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Viewdata, Prestel, Teletext: Home TV and Scitel Science Magazine.
Cawkell, A. E.
This paper describes the development of textual information displays for home consumption on modified television receivers in Great Britain over the last few years, compares two systems in use there--Teletext and Viewdata--and discusses some future possibilities for such services in the U.S. as well as the U.K. British television equipment manufacturers are actively considering the connection of home computers to receivers which contain microprocessors to provide the reception of computer programs broadcast via the Teletext and Viewdata systems. A program, stored for as long as it may be needed in the receiver's existing page storage, is executed by the microprocessor, and the TV screen is used for display. Such an arrangement would enable a viewer to run-in whatever program he/she needs. Concurrently, the full power of access to very large information files via Prestel telephone service would be available to the viewer using the same all-purpose terminal. (Author/CMV)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Great Britain)