Originally posted by Akira
That is untrue! Look at my snapshot... Can you emulate badly sintonized RF signals? Can you emulate fiddling with the tuning dial until you get a decent picture? And waiting 3 minutes for a tape to load rocks, you always have a picture or something to entertain you while waitinG!
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Someone can surely emulate the effect of a badly sintonized RF signal. You may like to stay 3 minutes staring at a beautiful picture, but on a ZX81 all you can watch while a game loads is 5 minutes of scrolling black and white stripes. Not so much fun.
Anyway I remeber recognising some patterns on the moving stripes, and it was easy to tell the the games was almost finished just looking at the way the patterns scrolled.