The IT Crowd Oric Atmos - Story, Repair & Review - As Seen On TV!

I’m the proud owner of an Oric Atmos 8-bit computer that was used as a prop in Channel 4 sitcom The IT Crowd. Here’s the story of how it came to be in my possession, what happened when I tried to power it up for the first time, and what I needed to fix to get it up and running. I also take a look at some games on the system.

Links to things mentioned in the video: The Centre For Computing History: http://www.computinghistory.org.uk The Centre’s YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnw4p95EOWghQNP4vOv8VHw Pure Energy Multimedia: http://www.tvfilmprops.co.uk

Retro Computer Shack (amplified SCART): https://www.retrocomputershack.com Cool Novelties (cassette interface cable): https://coolnovelties.co.uk

Defence Force: http://defence-force.org / https://www.oric.org Defence Force’s YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/Dbhug

Internet Archive ORIC TOSEC: https://archive.org/details/Tangerine_Oric_1_and_Atmos_TOSEC_2012_04_23 TAP2WAV utility: https://github.com/oric-international/oric-tools/tree/master/euphoric-tools/tape_tools/wav_format TapOric Android app: https://iss.sandacite.com/iss/taporic

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