Hidden MSX hardware

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By Piter Punk

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20-09-2016, 04:27

PAC wrote:

I normally see that Japanese versions of the Sony video titlers include the Sony MOS-1 mouse, have you ever seen them with MOS-2 version?. I have a couple of XV-T550 and both include MOS-2 mouses, as we know never sold with any MSX computer. Not sure, probably the first units were sold with MOS-1 and later with MOS-2.

My XV-J550 comes with a MOS-1. When I bought the XV-J770 and the XV-J777 only one of them (which one?) came with a mouse, but AFAIK this mouse was a MOS-1.

Sadly I can't confirm this now. My house is a bit chaotic in the last times (an year? two? who knows?) And I don't have any idea where some itens are.

I did search in the chaos and found a box with many MSX mice and they are one EGG Mouse, one from NEOS, two from Panasonic's Wapuros and only one from Sony (MOS-1).

I know that I have, at least, plus one from Panasonic (the one from VW-KT300) and another from Sony, when I find them I can answer if it's a MOS-2.

By Pac

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20-09-2016, 10:19

Thank you, just to confirm if MOS-2 mouse was sold only outside Japan. Manuel, some pictures of both Sony mouses, MOS-2 is a bit more ergonomic:



By Lord_Zett

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20-09-2016, 23:11

that mos2 mouse is great. got me one to. use it a lot.

By Piter Punk

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22-09-2016, 20:24

Piter Punk wrote:

I know that I have, at least, plus one from Panasonic (the one from VW-KT300) and another from Sony, when I find them I can answer if it's a MOS-2.

Ok! I found my last two MSX's mice. All mice from Sony that I have are MOS-1. And looking the XV-J777 pictures on internet and catalogs, the pictured mouse always looks like MOS-1.

By Grauw

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23-09-2016, 09:29

Philips sold a licensed version of MOS-1, I’ve got two of those. I think they also produced the MOS-2? I recall seeing the design at least, although I don’t own one myself.

By Piter Punk

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25-09-2016, 03:56

And another MSX2 Video Titler from Sony:

Sony Kanji Video Titler XV-J555

I still have two Video Titlers and other random stuff to show. Do you have any preference about the next post?

By maxis

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25-09-2016, 15:18

@Piter Punk,
Thank you for the great post! I was completely unaware of XV-J555 in such a form-factor.
Do you have anywhere a high res photos of mobo? I'm curios to see the chips in the proximity to the pots on the top side of PCB. Also I see the date code is 1990 on the chips. Is it the latest titler or there were some more modern MSX based models?

By Piter Punk

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25-09-2016, 23:39

maxis wrote:

Thank you for the great post! I was completely unaware of XV-J555 in such a form-factor.

Yes, the XV-J555 is physically very different of the other titlers.

maxis wrote:

Do you have anywhere a high res photos of mobo? I'm curios to see the chips in the proximity to the pots on the top side of PCB.

Which part of the board you want a better picture? The high resolution maybe isn't possible, but I can take a closer picture so you can look the ICs.

maxis wrote:

Also I see the date code is 1990 on the chips. Is it the latest titler or there were some more modern MSX based models?

I still have another two Video Titlers to show, XV-T33F and XV-T55F. Both are newer and use some MSX components but I don't believe they are MSX based machines. I want to show those two last titlers to close this series of Video Titlers.

But I have some other machines that could be more interesting to see. Some of them needs to have their ROM dumped to confirm their MSX heritage.

By maxis

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26-09-2016, 09:46

Piter Punk wrote:

Which part of the board you want a better picture? The high resolution maybe isn't possible, but I can take a closer picture so you can look the ICs.

Around the yellow pots (potentiometers), the top side of the PCB. Thank you

By Piter Punk

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06-10-2016, 06:50

Maybe our friends from Argentina will have some news about hidden MSX...



The text:

Quote:

Dispositivos inéditos (encontramos una nueva MSX que no estaba en los catálogos),

Can be translated to:

Quote:

"Unknown devices (we found a new MSX that was not in the catalogs)"

I can't go to Buenos Aires to see what they will show, but I really want to know more about that new MSX.

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