Originally Posted by _ThEcRoW
I have read in this thread that developing an asic is costly, and that needs lot of money, but the c64 dtv runs off an asic and sure the design wasn't that expensive. Or am i wrong?
Developing an ASIC can be costly, but companies like EASIC and VIASIC (links shown on this page) offer to cut these prices fairly substantially.
IIRC the C64DTV ASIC had a company funding its manufacture, I doubt Jeri could have raised the funds for the ASIC design without them.