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Channel F © 1976 Fairchild.
A home video game console.
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Released in November 1976 in the USA at the retail price of $169.95. For perspective, $169.95 in 1976 is equal to $725.32 in 2017.
The unit was launched as the Video Entertainment System, or VES, but when Atari released their VCS the next year, Fairchild renamed its machine.
The Channel F has the distinction of being the first programmable ROM cartridge–based video game console, and the first console to use a microprocessor.
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