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   LATEST ADDITIONS
SANYO  PHC-20
The PHC-20 was released at the same time as the PHC-10 and PHC-25, in 1982. Sanyo wanted to offer a perfect line of products for computing initiation. These three models were supposed to be complementary. But despite high hopes, they just were flops and it's not clear if the PHC-20 was even really sold, as only one or two were found until today. Most pictures found on the net come from press articles from the 80s. PHC stands f...
SANYO  PHC-10
The PHC-10 was released at the same time as the PHC-20 and PHC-25, in 1982. Sanyo wanted to offer a perfect line of products for computing initiation. These three models were supposed to be complementary. But despite high hopes, they just were flops and it's not clear if the PHC-10 was even really sold, as only one or two were found until today, excepts for press pictures from the 80s. PHC stands for "Personal Home Computer". The PHC-10 was the entry-level sys...
SHEEN Sheen 2001 Home Video Center
The Sheen 2001 is one of the many systems "software-compatible" with the Emerson Arcadia 2001. This family of consoles released around 1982, includes many sub-categories depending on the cosmectic plastic case used, the motherboards version and above all its cartridge slot type. That's why all these systems are "software" compatible, but not "cartridge" compatible. The Sheen 2001 Home Video Centre was marketed in Australia. The other systems using the sam...
ORMATU ELECTRIC BV Video Spelcomputer 1001
The Ormatu Video Spelcomputer 1001 (product code SD-290) is exactly the same system as the ITMC SD-290 (see this entry for more info). This particular version was marketed by Ormatu in the Netherlands and in Finland (?)....
ITMC Vidéo Ordinateur MPT-05
The Vidéo Ordinateur MPT-05 is one of the many systems "software-compatible" with the Interton VC-4000 or the Radofin 1292 to name a few. Though, the Interton VC-4000 is the maybe most popular system of this console group, it was not necessarily at the origin of it. Things must be seen differently. Philips / Signetics developped a hardware platform to demonstrate the possibilities of their Signetics 2650 & 2636 chipsets. Somehow, this hardware was licence...
TERAK CORPORATION 8510 Data Processor
The Terak 8510 is a complete stand-alone micro-computer based on DEC's LSI-11 chipset (16-bit !), in other words, it si a PDP-11 compatible. It was one of the first high-end microcomputers and among the first desktop personal computers to offer a bitmap graphics display. It was capable of running a stripped version of UNIX version 6. It was the first personal machine on which the UCSD p-System was widely used. Various universities in the USA used it in the late 1970s through mid-1980s to teac...
TOSHIBA  Visicom 100
This beautiful but obscure Japanese system was released in january 1978. It's basically a clone of the RCA Studio gaming system, one of the first videogame console of all time (released in january 1977). Made by Toshiba, this beauty was also based on the RCA 1802 micro-processor, and its video counterpart, the CDP 1861. However the main difference with the Studio II is that the Visicom 100 offers colour display thanks additional hardware. Another nice difference, is that unlike the Studio ...
BIT CORPORATION  Dina 2-in1 / Bit 7200 / Chuang Zao Zhe 50
The Dina, also known in Taiwan as the Chuang Zao Zhe 50, is a video game console originally manufactured by Bit Corporation, later sold in the United States by Telegames as the Telegames Personal Arcade.It is a clone of both the ColecoVision and Sega SG-1000 consoles, with one cartridge slot for each platform, and came bundled with the game Meteoric Shower, which was built into the system. Telegames never advertised its compatibility with the SG-1000. The Dina's controllers are modeled after ...
OHIO SCIENTIFIC  Challenger
In 1977 computing industry is changing fast. Ohio Scientific Instruments who were making a lot of expansion boards for their 400 single-board computer, called "Superboard", realize that it would be nice to sell all this hardware, all assembled, in a single case, ready to plug and use. That's what is a Challenger computer, more a concept than a single system. Indeed under the name Challenger came different configurations based around the Superboard system: - Challenger 65-1k: 6502A CPU, ser...
WANG LABORATORIES Wang 2200
The Wang 2200 appeared in May 1973, and was Wang Laboratories' first minicomputer that could perform data processing in a common computer language: BASIC. It had a cathode ray tube (CRT) built-in its case and also an integrated computer-controlled cassette tape storage unit. 65,000 systems were shipped in its lifetime and it found wide use in small and medium-size businesses worldwide. There has been quite several diffent models of the 2200: - 2200A : first models released in 1973 - 2200B :...

   RANDOM SYSTEMS
TELE FLIP Paris Video Sport FY-707
Isn't this one cool ? You just have to softly touch the buttons and ....pffft... the contact is made, great ! All buttons are of this type and this give a real pleasure to use the console, really nice. The system is from 1977 and uses the AY-3-8500 chip from General Instrument. It can play the 4 classic pong games. The display is in black & white but the score is displayed on screen. The sound comes out directly from the box. There's even a speaker hole designed in the middle of the cas...
NEC  PC 8001 MK 2 SR
The PC-8001 MKII SR was the last one of PC-8001 Series. In 1985, PC-8801 series took the place of the PC-8001 series along with a large amount of available software, so this computer didn't meet a large success. This machine displayed not only Katakana but also Hiragana characters, a Kanji-ROM was available as optional extra.
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Thanks to Yoshiki Yasui from Japan for information and pictures....

MATCH SD-01c
Isn't this one nice ? Large, white and with a quite sober design. The shape is slightly curved too. The two remote controllers are small and funny when they are out of their storages. This system was found in Germany as all the texts on the box are in german. A classic pong system which uses the GI AY-3-8500 chip, thus playing the 4 basic pong games. No shooting games here although the AY-3-8500 has got these games built-in. They simply did implement the gun hardware :( Same system as
INTEL SDK-86
The SDK-86 (System Design Kit) was the first available computer using the Intel 8086 microprocessor. It was sold as a single board kit at a cheaper price than a single 8086 chip! because Intel thought that the success of a microprocessor depends on its evaluation by as many users as possible. All major components were socketed and the kit could be assembled by anyone having a limited technical knowledge thanks to a clear and complete assembly manual. The system could be used with the on-board ke...
SORD  IS 11
This is a nice portable computer ! It comes with a few built-in software (the 'IS' in 'IS-11' standed for 'Integrated Software'): - P.I.P.S is a spreadsheet which can hold 45000 characters. The calculation results can be represented as graphics through pie-charts or histograms. It is also possible to declare macros which will do your common operations. Files created with PIPS can be transmitted to other computers. - CALC is an intelligent calculator software which holds in memory all the ope...
SHARP  MZ 2800
Successor and enhanced version of the MZ 2500. It is based on 80286 CPU but is also equiped with a Z80B to keep comptability with the MZ 2500. It has almost the same characteristics but has a HDD port and MIDI input/output ports. The ROM is big: 64 KB for IPL, 256 KB full of 2965 JIS 1st level chinese characters + 3388 JIS 2nd level chinese characters + 535 non chinese characters, and even a 256 KB dictionary! The specifications listed below are those of th...
OPEN UNIVERSITY, UK Hektor 3
Also very little information about the Hektor III. The case and keyboard were the same as the Hektor II but the electronic board was completely redrawn to support up to 64 KB of RAM and ROM. Several I/O connectors allowed to connect an extension card, a light pen, a 1200/75 baud modem, a parallel printer and even a mouse. The Hektor III was also loaned to the students for the duration of the Open University course, hence its rarity. Thanks to Ian Hall for all the pictures....
SANYO  PHC-20
The PHC-20 was released at the same time as the PHC-10 and PHC-25, in 1982. Sanyo wanted to offer a perfect line of products for computing initiation. These three models were supposed to be complementary. But despite high hopes, they just were flops and it's not clear if the PHC-20 was even really sold, as only one or two were found until today. Most pictures found on the net come from press articles from the 80s. PHC stands f...
SOUNDIC Soundicvision SD-200
The Soundic SD-200 is a low-range console with rather simplistic games. It was released around 1983. It is one of these cheap systems produced in Asia for people not able to buy more expensive systems of that time. The Soundicvision is exactly the same system as the Hanimex HMG-7900, and though different in shape, is internaly the same system as the Rollet Video-Color and the ITMC SD-...
ROBERTS Rally IV
A classic pong from Roberts with four games (hence the name of the system) and detachables paddles. Made in Japan. The difference between the Rally IV and Paddle IV are unclear. Can anyone help ? Both systems seem identical despite a different cosmetic design : same chipset, same games, same controls, switches and buttons, etc... The console is plastic with nice woodgrain accents. A knob allows you to select from the four games. There are two buttons, one...

   LATEST COMMENTS
Dave
7/26/2021
DICK SMITH VZ200
Hi All, We are after retro fans to join our ''VZ200/VZ300 fans" groups on Facebook. We are after more people whom want to make the VZ community grow. We now have arduino and FPGA projects for the VZ. We even have a SD card reader with FAT32 dos running on the VZ ! We''re also trying to gather all known software and articles for the VZ and Laser computers. Do you still have old VZ software laying around on tape or disc? We want a copy of it to keep for historical purposes. Facebook search : VZ200/VZ300 fans.

Alleged_Geek
7/23/2021
BINATONE TV Master MK 10 (model n° 01 / 4834)
I can confirm that this system uses the AY-3-8610 chip. I recently won this beautiful old system at auction and it came in its original box which also included the instruction manual (which also has the circuit diagram) I had to make a minor repair and took a photo of the chip in question.

Sly DC
7/15/2021
PIZON BROS Visiomatic 101
The color version as described by Yves Kien was called the Colormatic 211 ans was going to be sold in 1978 but got cancelled. The story Yves is telling is true except for the year (not 1973...must be a typo). The "Robot" is in fact a small circuit add-on and not implanted in the GI chip. I still don''t know why that is has the "AY-5-8500-G" inscription instead of the usual "AY-3-8500" found in many European consoles.

Chris
7/15/2021
SMH - ALCATEL ALPHA Plus
This computer may have been marketed by Alcatel, but the manufacturer is AES Data Ltd. Montreal/Quebec

Gary
7/13/2021
MEMOTECH  MTX 500 /512
Does anyone know where I can source a replacement PSU?

Guy Spriet
7/12/2021
ONTEL OP-1
TRUE,,, Yes, ONTEL was a wonderful partner. I had to design a full computer system named GS132 for a French based company specialized in the Graphic industry (1976) and the team at Ontel had the most intelligent terminal one can dream of. It helped to decentralize the intelligence at the operator level, thus making the software design much easier at the CPU level. I have worked in cooperation with many OEM manufacturers and I can tell, Ontel''s team was exceptional. Only good memories.

Sammy Hill
7/11/2021
KAYPRO PC & 286i
I have a KAPRO PC - 286i that I purchased in around 1985. it was used for personal and business use. We ran spreadsheet and kept ledgers and other programs on it. It has been put away in storage until now. I have all disks and books but can''t get it to load the programs. Keeps showing boot error or non registry disk. Would like to get it operational again and go back into some files. Anyone out there know how to reset and reinstall of the master disks?


   RANDOM SOFTWARE TITLES
CRASH'N SCORE
Arcade
Atari - 1975
 game - car - racing
BATTLE VADER (#5)
Epoch Cassette Vision
Epoch - 1982
 game - shoot them up - space
SOLITAIRE
Compucolor
company unknown - year unknown
 game - card game
DROL (C-51)
Sega SG-1000 compatible systems
Brřderbund Software, Sega - 1985
 game - platform
STAR TREK - STARFLEET ACADEMY (32X) (84521)
Sega Mega Drive compatible systems
High Voltage Software, Interplay, Sega - 1995
 game - flight sim - space - star trek
SURROUND (CX2641)
Atari 2600
Atari - 1977
rating is 2rating is 2rating is 2rating is 2rating is 2
 game - surround
SHANGHAI - THE ANCIENT CHINESE GAME OF MAH-JONGG
Sharp X1
Activision, System Soft - year unknown
 game - mind games - shanghai
FREEWAY
RCA Studio II
RCA - 1977
 game - car - racing
BONUS PINBALL / DELUXE PINBALL / SHOOTING GALLERY / SHOOT THE BEAR (cartridge #3)
Coleco Telstar Arcade
Coleco - 1977
 game - pinball - shooting gallery
CRYSTAL MINES II (PA2105)
Atari Lynx
Atari, Color Dreams - 1992
 game - maze - puzzle
CALIFORNIA GAMES (PA2025)
Atari Lynx
Atari (publisher), Epyx (developer) - 1989
 game - bmx - skateboarding - surfing
ALIEN VS PREDATOR (PROTOTYPE)
Atari Lynx
Activision, Images Software - year unknown
 game - first person shooter - prototype
SPACE SMASH (PC/SD-202)
SD-2xx systems
SEL - 1982
 game - space
JUPITER LANDER (VIC-1907)
Commodore Vic 20
HAL laboratory - 1981
rating is 3rating is 3rating is 3rating is 3rating is 3
 game - gravity - space
IN THE WORLD OF RELICS
Sharp X1
Bothtec INC - 1986
 game -

   RANDOM ADVERTS
US advert (1985?)

LAMBDA ELECTRONICS LTD
PC 8300

 
UK advert (1984)

COMMODORE
SX/DX 64 - Executive computer

 
UK advert sept. 1983

NEC
PC 8801

 
French ad (dec. 1982...

MATTEL ELECTRONICS
Intellivision

 
French advert

EPSON
HC / HX-20

 
U.S. Advert #5 (1980...

APPLE
APPLE II

 
T-3100 (feb. 1987)

TOSHIBA
T 1200

 
Geneva ad, Oct. 1985

EPSON
PX 8 / HC-88 / Geneva

 
French advert (1982)

MICRONIQUE
Victor Lambda

 
Brazilian advert

PROLOGICA
CP-400

 
US advert, July 1985

COMMODORE
C128 - C128D

 
French ad (dec.1983)

AI ELECTRONICS
ai-M16

 
US advert

TANDY RADIO SHACK
1000 TX

 
1978 brochure #10

MSI
6800

 
Isaac Asimov ad #2

TANDY RADIO SHACK
TRS 80 MODEL III

 
Brochure #3

BAINBRIDGE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT, INC.
Dolphin

 
French advert #1

PIZON BROS
Visiomatic 101

 
French advert

SORD
IS 11

 
Docs

SONY
SMC 777 - 777C

 
1980 range advert

HEATHKIT / ZENITH
H-89

 
French advert (july ...

VIDEO TECHNOLOGY
LASER 200 / 210

 
U.S. advert (1978)

POLYMORPHIC
System 8813

 
French advert (dec. ...

CASIO
FX-702P

 
UK advert, Oct. 1983

MATTEL ELECTRONICS
Aquarius

 
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