Took me over two years from buying a pair of these 80s era video display processor chips to being able to verify that actually I might not be too stupid to use them, because they're 100% fake (verified electrically against values from known working chips published online)
worst of all, a video came out a year later about this practice of relabeling chips as something more expensive, and it's *specifically* about these TMS VDPs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=12u_hBkHB88
@voxel Ugh, I hate that. I bought some "new old stock" bipolar PROMs… and they had all been programmed already. They're write-once. welp.
Years ago, I never would have thought that counterfeit components would ever have to be a thing worth worrying about. It's always rough to read about people who purchase parts in good faith and get trash in return.
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