How many MSXes do you have and why?

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Por meits

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11-12-2015, 20:01

No, but if there's a special reason it's nice to share Smile

Por AxelStone

Prophet (3199)

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12-12-2015, 20:02

  • Sony HB75P modified to 60hz (MSX1)
  • Philips VG 8235 (MSX2)
  • Panasonic FSA1-WSX upgraded to 512Kb RAM (MSX2+)
  • Panasonic FSA1-ST (MSX turbo R)
  • Zemmix Neo (FPGA)
  • 1ChipMSX (FPGA)

Why? I love the system, I wanted to have at least 1 model of every step in the MSX family (MSX, MSX2, MSX2+, MSXtr, FPGAs).

Por anonymous

incognito ergo sum (116)

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12-12-2015, 21:41

  • Philips NMS8220 (my first MSX Smile )
  • Sony HB-F9S
  • Philips NMS8250
  • Mitsubishi ML-G1
  • Panasonic FS-A1WSX
  • Sony HB-F1XV

In the past a Sony HB-F700P, another NMS8250 in mint condition (why I sold it? oO ), Sony HB-G900P + superimpose unit, Panasonic FS-A1WSX, Sony HB-F500P, ESE MSX System 3 (aka 1ChipMSX) and a Sony HB-F1.

MSX is like a drug, suddenly you feel the need to sell some hardware or software because they are stored for a long time unused in a closet and sooner or later the first signs of regret comes to you... LOL!

Por Piter Punk

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14-12-2015, 01:18

Nostalgia Section
When I was a kid, I had a "Gradiente Expert" and my father had a "Sharp Hotbit". After some time my father bought a PC and I could use both MSXs. The Expert is still with me, the Sharp was given as a gift to someone and was lost in time. This year I bought other Sharp Hotbit so now I have the same "setup" that I had when I was a kid.

  • Gradiente Expert 1.1 + ACVS2+ Kit (my first one)
  • Sharp Hotbit 1.1

2+ Section
I had a plan to have one 2+ of each official manufacturer, so I bought one A1WX, one Sanyo PHC-70FD and one Sony F1XDJ. But, after some time, i sell the Sanyo and the Sony. Only the Panasonic is still with me. If all goes OK next year, I will have one 2+ from Sony and from Sanyo again.

  • Panasonic FS-A1WX

Curiosity Section
These were bought because they have some feature that I want to see, study or to check. There is a lot of machines that I want to add to this section, but by now I will live with only these:

  • National FS5500 (trackball and SuperImposer)
  • Sanyo PHC-77 (the portable setup)
  • Sony HB-T7 (modem)
  • Panasonic FS-A1FM (modem)
  • Casio PV-7 (small)
  • Casio MX-10 (smaller)

Hidden MSX Section
Those are the results of my search for hidden MSXs.

  • Mitsubishi ML-G30 (not a hidden MSX, but the keyboard of this MSX is compatible with the other two machines)
  • Pioneer UC-V102 (Hidden MSX2)
  • Aucnet NIA-2001 (Hidden Turbo-R)


Enlighted (6067)

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14-12-2015, 06:48

Ok, ok... I try as well... Since after all these years I'm not very sure anymore what belongs to who, here is combined list of my and Ahti's MSX computers. Is it all here? I'm not sure, but I'm happy that I got to 40 Smile I did not actually do any inventory and I calculated only devices that have natively MSX-BIOS inside.

Al Alamiah AX-170
Canon V-20
Casio MX-10
Daewoo CPC-400
One Chip MSX
One Chip MSX
Palcom PX-7
Panasonic FS-A1F
Panasonic FS-A1GT
Panasonic FS-A1ST
Panasonic FS-A1WX
Panasonic FS-A1WX (Broken)
Philips VG-8020
Philips NMS-8250 
Philips NMS-8250 (2 drives)
Philips NMS-8250 (2 drives, 7MHz, 256KB RAM)
Philips NMS-8280 (2 drives)
Philips VG-8235
Philips VG-8235
Sony HB-75P
Sony HB-G900P
Sony HB-G900P (with U-Matic interface)
Sony HB-G900P (with U-Matic interface)
Sony XV-T550
Spectravideo SVI-728
Spectravideo SVI-728
Spectravideo SVI-728
Spectravideo SVI-728 (Boxed, mint)
Spectravideo SVI-728 (Broken)
Spectravideo SVI-738
Spectravideo SVI-738
Spectravideo SVI-738
Spectravideo SVI-738
Spectravideo SVI-738 (MSX2+)
Yamaha CX-5M
Yamaha CX-5M
Yamaha YIS-503
Yamaha YIS-503 (Broken)
Zemmix CPC-51

Por Grauw

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14-12-2015, 12:33

Piter Punk wrote:
  • Aucnet NIA-2001 (Hidden Turbo-R)

So jealous Smile.

Por Manuel

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14-12-2015, 21:56

Sanyo PHC-77 (the portable setup)
Sony HB-T7 (modem)

Would be great to see dumps and internals of those!

Por DracoFrisco

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14-12-2015, 22:32

I only have one MSX2 Sony HB-F9S and MSX Turbo R Panasonic FS-A1ST

Why? Because i´m poor and i can´t buy more machines Tongue

Por mars2000you

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14-12-2015, 22:45

Manuel wrote:

Sanyo PHC-77 (the portable setup)
Sony HB-T7 (modem)

Would be great to see dumps and internals of those!

PHC-77 internals are here :

Note that this machine will require to support MSX-WRITE (1), it's inside the machine and the cartridge version does not work in emulators ... except RuMSX !

And Sony HB-T600 internals here :

Check the MRC wiki for differences with HB-T7 !

Por SuchAGoonie

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15-12-2015, 13:37

This might be a nice way to (re)introduce myself. I'm an MSX enthousiast from Rotterdam, the Netherlands. I like reading about 8-bit CPUs and video chips, and as I grew up with my VG8020, the MSX has always had a special place. And here's a small confession: even though I really admire the MSX architecture as in my eyes the best 8-bit effort ever made, I wish the video chip would've been more like that of the NES. Or at least have some decent horizontal scrolling. Tongue

So... my systems:

Philips VG-8020
This is my first 'real' computer (I had an Atari 2600). On my 11th or 12th birthday, my parents suggested I'd ask everyone for money as a present and then buy a home computer. That's what I did, and with no knowledge whatsoever (my parents didn't really know anything about computers either), we bought a used VG-8020 with one of those huge NMS data recorders and a small black and white television. After a few weeks of just playing games, I got a book a MSX Basic from the library and I've programming ever since. Fun fact: I've used it until the 486 PCs were new. And yes, I saved every single program I wrote up until then to TAPE. When I close my eyes, I still have visions of notebooks full of tape offsets and friggin' pencils (that data recorder ate so much tape in its life).

Philips VG-8020
Hey, haven't you already told that whole story abo... Yeah, yeah, but this one is near mint, no polymer degradation, complete in its box, styrofoam, manuals, cables, everything! I bought this off of Marktplaats (a Dutch auction website) when I was around 20, I think. It's nice to have the brand new version of my first MSX.

Sony HB-F700
This is the machine that I use for programming. I bought it around the same time as the 'new' VG-8020. It was expensive, but it's fully decked out with a 7MHz switch, MSX2+ BIOS switch, a V9958 instead of the standard V9938 and it came with a 1MB memory mapper cartridge. I love this machine to death and I use it often. The memory mapper comes in handy for Compass—plenty of memory for source code. Smile

Panasonic FS-A1ST
This has been my dream computer ever since I saw pictures of it in MSX Club Magazine. The model, the color, the keyboard, the dashboard/control panel thing, it just looks so bad-ass! I know the GT is the better turboR, but I like the looks of the ST best. It looks like something out of an 80s sci-fi movie. This one is complete as well. I don't use it that much, only for games pretty much.

Four in total. I've had two NMS 8250s and a VG-8235, but I gave those away to friends in the hopes that they'd discover the joy of MSX. They're probably collecting dust or *shudder* have been brought to the Milieustraat (look that up if you don't speak Dutch—a horrible place for an MSX).

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