MSX history on youtube

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By RamonMSX

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27-11-2006, 22:16

Hey everyone,

I found this great video on youTube about MSX.
It is from a 1986 British tv show and it features Bill Gates, Kazuhiko Nishi and mr Sinclair.
Look at what the presenter does btw when he demonstrates the compatibility between different MSX models;
He changes cartridges between two different MSX models while they are switched on (!!). The MSX's don't seem to mind, they just keep working Smile

Here's the link:
youtube.com/watch?v=2-kI0urN9tI

Enjoy!

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By [D-Tail]

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27-11-2006, 23:04

Oeh, check that young dude who's called Bill Gates Tongue Oeh, and Kazuhiko Nishi is there too! Big smile

Ramon: it has been reported that several MSX machines have hardware reset switches built into the cartridge slot(s), which cause the MSX to reset when it's switched on and a cartridge is inserted. Don't know whether it concerns 'the Hitachi' and the other machine though.

By wolf_

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27-11-2006, 23:15

great find, already added it here :P

By djh1697

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28-11-2006, 00:23

On the video Bill Gates accurately predicts the one chip MSX back in 1986!

By cax

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28-11-2006, 08:35

The song played on Yamaha keyboard in this video is "Take me to the moon", known widely in the world as Frank Sinatra's song. Anime lovers know this song from "Neon Genesis Evangelion" series.

By tfh

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28-11-2006, 08:49

Ramon: it has been reported that several MSX machines have hardware reset switches built into the cartridge slot(s), which cause the MSX to reset when it's switched on and a cartridge is inserted. Don't know whether it concerns 'the Hitachi' and the other machine though.
True.. My first MSX (Toshiba HX-10) had a resetswitch in the cartridge port. Nevertheless the guy I sold it to after I bought my first MSX2, blew it up in a couple of days (With my Antartic Advanture cart, which survived Wink)

By POISONIC

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28-11-2006, 12:27

bill is talking abouth a 1chip msx Tongue

By snout

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28-11-2006, 13:44

And it features the big question: why doesn't it have a cassette port? [although aimed at a different computer] Tongue

btw... the idea behind the MSX2 already was to implement as many features as possible on a single chip, nishi talked about this in his Tilburg 2001 lecture.

By hap

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28-11-2006, 15:58

Nice find, Ramon!

By DamageX

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29-11-2006, 05:55

Spectrum is 2-3x more powerful than MSX!?

By Latok

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29-11-2006, 09:26

It's the first time I actually see and hear Bill Gates talking about MSX Smile

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