This is a very particular MSX 1 computer ! It has an enhanced feature : as the Sony SMC 70, it has an interface (Laser Vision) to control a videodisc player and to do genlocking (superimposing pictures and texts above the Laser Disc image). It was mainly used for video production/editing.
The european PX-7 was black whereas the japanese version was black and silver.
A graphic tablet (PX-TB7) was also sold with the Palcom PX-7. With this thing you could create illustrations, shapes and various backgrounds, then store up to 8 of these shapes with their respective animation programmes into the computer memory.
The LD-700 Laser Disc Player was also sold as an option. When linked to the Palcom PX-7, the computer could entirely control it and exchange information.
Pionner also sold the ER-101 interface (Laser Vision) unit which made it possible for all MSX computers to have the same functionalities as the Palcom PX-7.
Palcom PX-7 was also available in dark silver (almost champagne) in Japan. If you are interested, I can post images of my own piece.
Tuesday 15th February 2011
Miroslav Werner (Czech Republic)
BUILT IN LANGUAGE
MSX Basic and P-Basic
Excellent seperated QWERTY keyboard
Standard TMS (MSX 1) VDP + additionnal TMS 9928 /A VDP for video processing
32 KB + 2 KB
16 KB + 16 KB for the 2nd VDP
48 KB (32 KB BIOS/BASIC + 8 KB P-BASIC)
Mode 0 : 40 x 24 Mode 1 : 32 x 24
Mode 2 : 256 x 192 with 16 colors (Hires mode) Mode 3 : 64 x 48 with 16 colors (Multi colour mode) 32 sprites
General Instruments AY-3-8910 Programmable Sound Generator 3 channels, 8 octaves
2 joystick sockets 1 cardridge slot Tape recorder (1200/2400 bauds) RGB & Monitor video out Centronics port Video in & video out (COAX) Audio stereo Out (2 x RCA) Audio stereo In (2 x RCA) Laser Disc Player Interface (Laser Vision) System Control Input System Control Output (x 3) Keyboard socket Headphone out Controller port