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Palcom PX-7

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.

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Hi Craig (in Australia)

I have 1 of the (off loaded) Pioneer PX-7 MSX Computers

          
Friday 18th July 2014
Darren (Australia)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v$zsjTpFR0oYQ

please help we have zx spectrum 48k and one 128k program running at 6mhz using external ram and snapper discs from velesoft site

          
Saturday 6th April 2013
Roger Jowett (Ulster Londonderry)
sam coupe

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)

 

NAME  Palcom PX-7
MANUFACTURER  Pioneer
TYPE  Home Computer
ORIGIN  Japan
YEAR  1985
BUILT IN LANGUAGE  MSX Basic and P-Basic
KEYBOARD  Excellent seperated QWERTY keyboard
CPU  Zilog Z80
SPEED  3.58 MHz
CO-PROCESSOR  Standard TMS (MSX 1) VDP + additionnal TMS 9928 /A VDP for video processing
RAM  32 KB + 2 KB
VRAM  16 KB + 16 KB for the 2nd VDP
ROM  48 KB (32 KB BIOS/BASIC + 8 KB P-BASIC)
TEXT MODES  Mode 0 : 40 x 24
Mode 1 : 32 x 24
GRAPHIC MODES  Mode 2 : 256 x 192 with 16 colors (Hires mode)
Mode 3 : 64 x 48 with 16 colors (Multi colour mode)
32 sprites
COLORS  16
SOUND  General Instruments AY-3-8910 Programmable Sound Generator
3 channels, 8 octaves
I/O PORTS  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
OS  MSX DOS


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