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PV-2000

Also called "RakuGaki" in Japan, the PV-2000 is a very obscure japanese system released in 1983 at the same time of the PV-1000 gaming system. These two systems are not compatible with each other, as they have very different architecure. The PV-2000 is closer to MSX systems than to its little brother PV-1000.

The PV-2000 is crude little computer marketed as an initiation and gaming machine. The keyboard uses a flat plastic membrane just like the Sinclair ZX-81 for example. 8 direction keys act as a game controller along with two special "fire" keys next to the spacebar.

Of course it had no great success. Only 11 cartridges seem to have been released for it, mainly popular Arcade hits (Pac&Pal, Rock'n Rope, Pooyan, Galaga, Super Cobra, etc).

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Hi,
There is a special tape device for this machine.
It is called CASIO FA-30
The photo can be found here :
http://www.ledudu.com/images/sili/fa30.jpg
Regards

          
Tuesday 14th December 2010
ledudu (France)
ledudu.com

 

NAME  PV-2000
MANUFACTURER  Casio
TYPE  Home Computer
ORIGIN  Japan
YEAR  1983
BUILT IN LANGUAGE  C83-BASIC
KEYBOARD  Flat membrane keyboard, 70 keys, 8 arrow keys + 2 ''fire'' keys
CPU  D780C-1 (Z80A clone)
SPEED  3.579 MHz
CO-PROCESSOR  TMS9918 (Video chipset), SN76489 (PSG sound generator)
RAM  4 KB
VRAM  16 KB
ROM  16 KB
TEXT MODES  32 x 24
GRAPHIC MODES  256 x 192, 32 sprites
COLORS  16 colors
SOUND  SN76489 (PSG sound generator)
SIZE / WEIGHT  97 (W) x 211 (D) x 46 (H) mm
I/O PORTS  TV RF video output, Centroncis connector, Tape Interface (300/1200 bauds)
POWER SUPPLY  External power supply
PERIPHERALS  Unknown
PRICE  29,800 yen (Japan, 1983)


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