5200 Hotel Video System Pic 1

  • Talk about a bizarre machine! The Hotel Video System was a 5200-compatible console made by Spectravision (not to be mistaken for the third party publisher of 2600 games, that's a different Spectravision) that was used in hotels and motels. This unit had a selection switch for television, movies and games. Game boards were able to be added by placing them into a 4-game internal cartridge board rack.

    5200 Hotel Video System Pic 2

  • Since we have never seen one in a hotel or motel, our guess is that the Hotel Video System did not fare too well. Considering that the 5200 controllers are one of the most unreliable joysticks ever made, most of the systems were probably thrown away by operators after repeatedly having to fix them.

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