Rare Macintosh TV - Failing with Style - Krazy Ken's Tech Talk

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The Macintosh TV is another rare gem from the Apple world which has earned its title as a collector's item. But why didn't it succeed when it was originally released? (Hey, it still looks good in black. At least it failed with style.)
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Rare Macintosh TV - Failing with Style - Krazy Ken's Tech Talk
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  • Computer Clan
    Computer Clan28 hari yang lalu

    Share the #MARCHintosh love!

  • Epic gamer

    Epic gamer

    17 hari yang lalu

    @Computer Clan Hey Ken, i think if you returned to the Powermac G5 (watercooled) it would make good content! Since its hard to get to power supply you could have a collab with someone.

  • Mohamed Mimon Asbai

    Mohamed Mimon Asbai

    25 hari yang lalu

    @Aiden Wiser this doesn't sound like Marchintosh 🤣🤣

  • Aiden Wiser

    Aiden Wiser

    26 hari yang lalu


  • Epic gamer

    Epic gamer

    27 hari yang lalu

    Install the latest apple operating system on a really old apple pc!

  • Andreas R. Hoffmann

    Andreas R. Hoffmann

    27 hari yang lalu

    @Computer Clan Hello Ken:-), I know;-) but you get "my point",right? I wish you a great weekend :-). PS:Thank you for your videos,they give my joy and entertainment:-)

  • Moinul Alam
    Moinul AlamHari Yang lalu

    Hey Ken, I thought I'd let you know you're pretty cool

  • ronkemperful
    ronkemperful2 hari yang lalu

    I honestly had thought of buying the Mac TV option but was turned off by the price. I bought a Performa 405 instead and maxed out the memory to 10GB. With RamDoubler installed, the effective RAM was 20GB and I didn’t sacrifice any HD space for virtual memory. Great video.

  • Name Needed
    Name Needed4 hari yang lalu

    the blackintosh

  • TS
    TS6 hari yang lalu

    You’re like a less obnoxious version of Snazzy Labs. Keep up the good work.

  • iamtheoceaniamthesea
    iamtheoceaniamthesea7 hari yang lalu

    Looks horrendous tbh

  • Yiğit Can Aydın
    Yiğit Can Aydın9 hari yang lalu

    İ do not think origina macontosh was called whitintosh

  • Simón Núñez
    Simón Núñez10 hari yang lalu

    was that imac 2007 or 2009 with big sur?

  • James Healy
    James Healy13 hari yang lalu

    I see a white Mac and I want to paint it black...

  • JKayser
    JKayser13 hari yang lalu

    This computer seems like a hodgepodge of hot garbage.

  • heavyaccept
    heavyaccept14 hari yang lalu

    It looked a nice product for the 90's era. Too bad it didn't make it commercially. P.S.: I think you are the first American that I hear, who can do pronounce correct the first "X" letter on a greek name!

  • Will Masovic
    Will Masovic14 hari yang lalu

    im watching this on my homemade PC

  • Tr3way
    Tr3way16 hari yang lalu

    blackintosch seems racist

  • dolce_gabana_st
    dolce_gabana_st17 hari yang lalu

    1:38 Now available at McDonalds.

  • mashakos
    mashakos18 hari yang lalu

    This Mac has the same cpu as the Atari Falcon; a low end 1992 home computer costing $500. Let that sink in.

  • Lackier
    Lackier18 hari yang lalu

    yo i just got an ad of some shit called "blkpods", can u do a video on 'em? i think it's sketch AF

  • SpammrAn-
    SpammrAn-19 hari yang lalu

    Yall are mean... I remember when I expressed my opinions about windows 10 being trash and you guys replied to my comment and beraded me 😬

  • SpammrAn-
    SpammrAn-19 hari yang lalu


  • TechBaron, Cameras and more!
    TechBaron, Cameras and more!20 hari yang lalu

    My plasma tv is 16 bit coler .....O.O. Ffff

  • Pythonify
    Pythonify21 hari yang lalu


  • Josef M. Pjess
    Josef M. Pjess22 hari yang lalu

    Can you look at a new revolutionary device Multivoltz? Big companies don’t want us to know about it. It is created by an engineer who was so pissed of the swindle in cell phone battery business that he instantly quitted his job and invented Multivoltz, which will charge our phone in 15 minutes AND REPAIR THE BATTERY AT THE SAME TIME. Ads offer huge saving which will end TOMORROW.

  • John Doe
    John Doe23 hari yang lalu

    Non-beige Macs definitely aren't a dime a dozen. Black especially is pretty amazing for something from 92-93ish.

  • ConSha2!
    ConSha2!23 hari yang lalu

    Try connecting a modern thing to it

  • Nathan Fehlbaum
    Nathan Fehlbaum23 hari yang lalu

    I may have found a new product for your review. The GoAxil GS Extreme earbuds.

    DVINTHEHOUSEMAN23 hari yang lalu

    imho the mac tv is the predecessor to the apple tv

  • Anthony
    Anthony23 hari yang lalu

    I paid some guy on the corner of street named Krazy Ken to talk about this computer, wasn't that you?

  • 13StJimmy
    13StJimmy23 hari yang lalu

    I used to have that old plug n play game thing and now that’s all I want to play 😂

  • Edmundo Morales PBP
    Edmundo Morales PBP24 hari yang lalu

    And then jobs said let's do an iMac and they use this base

  • Doug Dennis
    Doug Dennis24 hari yang lalu

    As a now-retired teacher, I had several of the LC-520's in my classroom They worked well for what they were used for. Funny that mine had a TV tuner in it. Yes, it was limited but for a few years, it was a great desktop to use.

  • FireGoose
    FireGoose24 hari yang lalu

    Omg omg omg, a black telly. 🤪

  • Death Rex619
    Death Rex61924 hari yang lalu

    6:58 a rarity these days

  • Mark Hyde
    Mark Hyde24 hari yang lalu

    My PowerMac 5500 is in storage - it's an Australian 'Director's Edition' marked black 5500, the descendant of this Mac.

  • Lammiwinks
    Lammiwinks24 hari yang lalu

    I love you Ken. But you have the face of the forever alone guy IRL. I can’t unsee it ❤️

  • Mr Steam Trains
    Mr Steam Trains24 hari yang lalu

    For your next scam video 2 words: dvd rewinder

  • Lego Minifig
    Lego Minifig24 hari yang lalu

    7:36 thats some dope b-roll

  • Kilgorio
    Kilgorio24 hari yang lalu


  • Dragonfire511
    Dragonfire51124 hari yang lalu

    5:42 Nice....!

  • yaohunter
    yaohunter25 hari yang lalu

    I could think of a worse name for a black mac

  • ruzzell907
    ruzzell90725 hari yang lalu

    90's Macs were coasting on 80's Apple design.

  • ruzzell907
    ruzzell90725 hari yang lalu

    I can't believe Apple was boring back then.

  • Michael S
    Michael S25 hari yang lalu

    Macintosh Megazord! O.0

  • Michael S
    Michael S25 hari yang lalu

    **whisper laugh** Ken said ass

  • RealLyfeSucks
    RealLyfeSucks25 hari yang lalu

    The *B L A C K I N T O S H*

  • uhbh hhh
    uhbh hhh25 hari yang lalu

    Can you make a review on the fitswatch smartwatch and those wireless Bluetooth earphones

  • Elijah Ciali
    Elijah Ciali25 hari yang lalu

    Dang they really took the Xbox One route

  • CursedFlamingo
    CursedFlamingo25 hari yang lalu

    I have 10 Macs so far, an iMac G3 a eMac and a few more. #MARCHintosh

  • CursedFlamingo
    CursedFlamingo25 hari yang lalu

    actually, the powerbook 100 was the first black Mac in the market.

  • Arockalypsse
    Arockalypsse25 hari yang lalu

    I was willing to bet you've seen Veritasium's video -W"why we can't have nice things" Beacuse of that lightbulb background. I would have been wrong as your video is about 2 days earlier.

  • hblaub
    hblaub25 hari yang lalu

    Macintosh TV without Apple TV+? That's utter nonsense.

  • Yvo Jolie
    Yvo Jolie25 hari yang lalu

    Fun stuff! I actually got a black Macintosh Performa 5400 with a built in TV tuner (the remote is a little less big though), from my former Arts teacher in high school. On that one it is actually possible to watch TV while still using the computer, much like the interface you showed on the 20th anniversary Mac. I believe it runs System 7.5 (possibly had a lower version out of the box?), and as far as I know these things were pretty much only sold in Europe.

  • greggv8
    greggv825 hari yang lalu

    There was no excuse for making the MacTV such a terrible computer when Apple has much better ones at the same time. 'Course they made quite a number of crappy ones with hardware hobbled in various stupid ways to "protect" sales of their high end models. When WalMart parked an LC-II beside a contempary Packard Bell PC, and it was obvious to see the "Packaged Hell" box was far faster and could be upgraded to have more RAM and a better video card, *that* hurt Mac sales far more than if the LC-II (or LC or II-vx or other "road apples") had been built without the deliberate crippling. Then there was the design defect in the NuBus PowerMac series that had a negative effect when using a NuBus SCSI controller. It was partially fixed in the 110Mhz models but still left them completely incompatible with a NuBus SCSI controller when some other expensive gear like a Media 100 video capture and editing system was installed. What was even worse about that flaw was it was duplicated in the NuBus PPC clones. Why didn't Apple, upon discovering that problem, go "Well we can't ship that! We're going to fix it 100% so that the PowerMac line will be even better.". Nope! It was "It mostly works, ship it!" Thus to be able to capture 150K per frame video with a NuBus PPC and Media 100, which requires at least 4 megabyte per second write speed, one must setup at least a 4 drive RAID 0 array split across both the internal only and the internal/external SCSI buses. I used FWB Hard Disk Toolkit to do the software RAID setup. It would have been soooo much better to be able to use an FWB Hammer or an ATTO NuBus wide SCSI card.

  • Mohamed Mimon Asbai
    Mohamed Mimon Asbai25 hari yang lalu

    I hope you enjoy the video 🙂

  • Simon Read
    Simon Read25 hari yang lalu

    I thought the Macintosh TV looked cool at the time, something different compared to the all those beige machines, it was shame it was so under-powered. A bit like the Commodore CDTV, who were also trying to converge the computer and AV markets, another black box which was under-powered and under appreciated.

  • paspax
    paspax25 hari yang lalu

    S, Apple's history of making expensive crap is longer than I thought.

  • Alejandro Cervantes
    Alejandro Cervantes25 hari yang lalu

    Dope, I want one

  • Beaula2
    Beaula225 hari yang lalu

    Thank you for creating excellent content worthy of a sub, The camera zooming through the case was a really cool touch

  • Daniel Nicolas II
    Daniel Nicolas II25 hari yang lalu

    5:41 the TV is tuned at channel 69 nice

  • MrTBoneSF
    MrTBoneSF25 hari yang lalu

    Were they hoping that students would squint and think it was a new NeXT workstation?

  • Kuemmerling Enthusiast
    Kuemmerling Enthusiast26 hari yang lalu

    This was a beautifully edited video!

  • Computer Clan

    Computer Clan

    25 hari yang lalu

    Thank you : ) I hope you enjoy the other Tech Talk episodes, too! I try to make 'em as pretty as possible.

  • Dennis Boelen
    Dennis Boelen26 hari yang lalu

    i just realised i didn't see any video of you this week, so i clicked on your channel and there was the video, i didn't get a notification, i'm happy i can see this video still, maybe there's a bug, anyone having the same problem here?

  • Computer Clan

    Computer Clan

    25 hari yang lalu

    Do you have the notifications set to "all"? If not, IDdown will not send you a notification for every video of ours. Try setting the bell to "all." If that still doesn't work, try unsubscribing and then re-resubscribing, and then set the bell to "all." Thanks for watching! 🔔

  • Kabelkerl
    Kabelkerl26 hari yang lalu

    am i the only one with the Stones Song in my Head right now ? BTW i had one of he 5000 Series Mac´s with a TV Card in it was pretty cool at its Time :D

  • Charles Copley
    Charles Copley26 hari yang lalu

    That was the era when all kinds of companies tried "web tv" or "computer tv" concepts, trying to increase personal/home pc sales. Mac was just trying to keep in on the trends.

  • Computer Clan

    Computer Clan

    26 hari yang lalu


  • Violante
    Violante26 hari yang lalu

    7:35 that's a nice shot

  • Computer Clan

    Computer Clan

    26 hari yang lalu

    Thank you : )

  • AMP Tech
    AMP Tech26 hari yang lalu

    That was our first family computer ever (in beige). I saw this black model on eBay for $50 in the mid 2000s on eBay. I wanted it so bad but I was just a kid with no money

  • John R.
    John R.26 hari yang lalu

    the blackintosh can print n-word passes for you

  • IDK anymore
    IDK anymore26 hari yang lalu

    Why is your head bigger than your entire body? Dude your head looks like a basketball

  • IDK anymore

    IDK anymore

    26 hari yang lalu

    @Computer Clan What's it like to have such a big head? yikes brah

  • Computer Clan

    Computer Clan

    26 hari yang lalu

    You'll have to ask the person who made it.

  • Øyvind Svanevik
    Øyvind Svanevik26 hari yang lalu

    So... basically the Macintosh TV is the Grandfather of the Apple TV

  • Computer Clan

    Computer Clan

    26 hari yang lalu

    Pretty much.

  • Lewis Filby
    Lewis Filby26 hari yang lalu

    I'm starting to wonder if Ken owns just one t-shirt or 30 identical t-shirts

  • Computer Clan

    Computer Clan

    26 hari yang lalu

    I own one t-shirt and a washing machine.

  • Amal Irfan KC
    Amal Irfan KC26 hari yang lalu

    BOB's NOT MY UNCLE!!!!! XD british

  • johola
    johola26 hari yang lalu

    Boi has a big head! And apparently a big brain too!

  • 大野愛輝
    大野愛輝26 hari yang lalu

    Is this the first Jet Black color in the entire Apple products?

  • Apple SheepPlays!
    Apple SheepPlays!26 hari yang lalu


  • Christina Warren
    Christina Warren26 hari yang lalu

    I always wanted this Mac as a kid. My mom wouldn’t even entertain the idea. She wasn’t wrong, but I still love the aesthetic.

  • voltare2amstereo
    voltare2amstereo26 hari yang lalu

    7:02 This Mac $#!^ with Mac os 7.1

  • Matt Dalpé
    Matt Dalpé26 hari yang lalu

    Lol, when computers where trying to "catch up" with the market they would eventually take over. Reminds me of Windows Media Center with its tv tuner (aka the birth of Metro UI). Media center extender allowed us to stream stuff to our xbox... back in my days we had to download a plugin to open MKV files and another one if it had AC3 audio, now it's all integrated in whatever OS we use.

  • djaesy
    djaesy26 hari yang lalu

    WOW that front row graphic took me back

  • Computer Clan

    Computer Clan

    26 hari yang lalu

    Oh yes. I love the carousel. (and those sound effects)

  • ImmaMeme420
    ImmaMeme42026 hari yang lalu


  • The Shadow Man
    The Shadow Man26 hari yang lalu

    Everything from Apple in the 90s before the return of Steve was a failure

  • Chruonical `
    Chruonical `26 hari yang lalu

    I can finally be racist with old macintoshes 😎

  • LdeinerProductions
    LdeinerProductions26 hari yang lalu

    Marketed to college students, for $2000? The 90s were very different times indeed.

  • Internal Archive
    Internal Archive26 hari yang lalu

    Awesome video Ken! I had no idea that the unit was so interesting- And slow!

  • Computer Clan

    Computer Clan

    26 hari yang lalu

    Thanks for watching : )

  • William H
    William H26 hari yang lalu


  • Theodore
    Theodore26 hari yang lalu

    Commenting for the algorithm

  • Zeldagigafan
    Zeldagigafan26 hari yang lalu

    Back then, the TV Tuner was probably a central selling point, nowadays it's just a special mention if it's present at all.

  • King Dee, Gaming and Memes
    King Dee, Gaming and Memes26 hari yang lalu

    If it can run OS 8 or 9, you can browse the web using Classila.

    DARK KNIGHT26 hari yang lalu

    5:41 Nice

  • Epic gamer
    Epic gamer27 hari yang lalu

    Install the latest apple operating system on a really old apple pc!

  • PD Channel • 40 years ago
    PD Channel • 40 years ago27 hari yang lalu

    You should connect an Apple TV to the Macintosh TV

  • David G
    David G27 hari yang lalu

    No one: John Sculley: I see an LC-520, and I want it painted black.

  • yaohunter


    25 hari yang lalu

    No beige anymore I want it painted black



    25 hari yang lalu

    rolling stones

  • Shaun Speers
    Shaun Speers27 hari yang lalu

    Our family got our first Mac in 1996, a Performa 6320CD. It had the TV tuner and RCA jacks - even a S-Video port. The remote was slightly different. It did all the same things, though including the screenshot, and background audio. I thought it was the coolest thing ever.

  • eXAKR
    eXAKR27 hari yang lalu

    I think we can consider this the spiritual predecessor to the Apple TV of today, no?

  • David Adams
    David Adams27 hari yang lalu

    Damn, 7 seconds in, almost spat out my coffee when you said exactly what I thought you were going to say! HAHAHA

  • Retro Christmas
    Retro Christmas27 hari yang lalu

    Should have done it in may. Called it maykentosh.

  • Travis Parker
    Travis Parker27 hari yang lalu

    My first PC (in 1997, I was a die-hard Commodore kid before that!) was a Toshiba Infinia. Got it when I was heading to college. They did integrated TV right. P200MMX which wasn't the fastest at the time but it was enough, an amazing PCI TV/FM tuner that didn't tax the CPU.. It could DMA directly to the on-board video (and you could put TV in a window!) The best parts of that machine were 17" monitor with decent speakers and an LCD control panel with remote that was actually the first USB device to ever be included with a PC. I kept that monitor, tuner card, and control panel through many PC upgrades, modifying the drivers to work with Win 98 and ME when they came out. Oh, and it was all matte black. Sadly you could not stick a different motherboard in the Toshiba tower case, the AGP slot was blocked.

  • Browney
    Browney27 hari yang lalu

    Hold up, is that iMac from 2008-09 running Big Sur? WTH HOW

  • Gamingmachine123


    26 hari yang lalu

    With a patcher

  • ocrH
    ocrH27 hari yang lalu

    I thought this is racist Macintosh

  • cb meeks
    cb meeks27 hari yang lalu

    Then there is Amiga taking live NTSC video on a 7 MHz 68000 through a cheap genlock while running other programs at the same time. :-) But the Mac is no Amiga. lol

  • Effay Gigioty
    Effay Gigioty27 hari yang lalu

    My WebTV was better!

  • Shaun Speers

    Shaun Speers

    27 hari yang lalu

    Webtv was solid! It was a true game changer for those who didn’t want the full computer experience but wanted to go Online.

  • Pedro Fleck
    Pedro Fleck27 hari yang lalu

    This shot at 7:36 was so cool!

  • Computer Clan

    Computer Clan

    25 hari yang lalu

    @Sanco Yep : ) I sometimes post behind-the-scenes shots of on Twitter, and I post a lot more on my Patreon. Enjoy! twitter.com/thecomputerclan Patreon.com/KrazyKen

  • Sanco


    25 hari yang lalu

    @Computer Clan Did you use one of these fancy Laowa probe lenses for that shot?

  • Simon Read

    Simon Read

    25 hari yang lalu

    I thought that too, smooth.

  • Computer Clan

    Computer Clan

    27 hari yang lalu

    Thank you : ) That was my favorite one as well.

  • Andres Bravo
    Andres Bravo27 hari yang lalu

    This could be my new TV... (Plus a Computer I think)