[WTS] MSXVR for sale

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Door MichelM

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27-04-2021, 01:01

I am selling a brand new MSXVR. It's red, has an English keyboard, it is unused and in perfect condition, and it comes with all the original cables, power supply, sticker, original box, and english manual. It also includes black slot covers.

I paid 440 Euro (or 530 US Dollars) for this computer and that's also my asking price.
This MSXVR is located in the United States.

If you're interested, please send me an email at michel AT meilink DOT net.

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Van Manuel

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27-04-2021, 10:08

Just a question: why are you already selling it?

Van djh1697

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27-04-2021, 15:19

Manuel wrote:

Just a question: why are you already selling it?

I have one, they are not so plug and play, I was thinking about selling mine, but new updates appear all the time, it is not a finished product in my view? Some of the graphics are not quite right either, on the IPS patched version of Nemesis 3 there is an annoying flicker above the score bar, on Penguin adventure the horizon has a white line there. Have you got one Manuel? I cannot fault the build quality, perhaps the cartridge covers should be included, but it is a very well constructed unit, a superb keyboard, and very well presented, it is a credit to Alberto, especially if he is the only person involved in production.

Van MichelM

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27-04-2021, 17:04

I ordered this, like, one and a half year ago, when I was still doing a lot with MSX, and now that my MSXVR has arrived, I used it once or twice, and for the rest of the month it was sitting on a desk, simply because I have lots of other things and hobbies going on in my life right now. This is a truly a superb MSX machine and it looks amazing, and it's just a shame if it's not being used by me and I think it would just be better if it ends up with someone who actually uses it. So, that's why I'm selling it. I also have a TurboR at my home that I haven't used in 3 years or so, so I'm thinking about selling that one too. No worries though, I still have 9 other MSX machines. Smile

Van MichelM

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27-04-2021, 17:12

Yeah, I think the cartridge covers should have been included - which is why I had ordered mine with additional cartridge covers. The machine looks much better with cartridge covers, and it prevents dust from entering the system.

Van Manuel

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28-04-2021, 07:33

No, I don't have one.

Van bsittler

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28-04-2021, 17:40

I bought one second-hand and have quite enjoyed it, but I agree the software is a bit quirky still. Also I wish I had the slot dust covers for it, but sadly those were deemed "optional extras". I hope more slot dust covers are produced at some point, since only rarely do I have cartridges in all four slots!

The keyboard and buttons are really nice, as is the button+indicator LED system for safe removal/insertion of physical cartridges. I found the HDMI output a little finicky but that could be due to the video converter I used it with. If you're familiar with both Raspberry Pi and MSX likely it will feel like a bit familiar

Also the ability to use a modern USB game controller with software button remapping is really great, as is Wi-Fi connectivity and auto-update. I haven't yet tried to use it as a USB keyboard for openmsx on a PC, but I am looking forward to trying that

Van AxelStone

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29-04-2021, 14:04

Manuel wrote:

Just a question: why are you already selling it?

Probably the main reason when we see units for sale is that the usage is not as direct as expected, as @djh1697 mentions. Really you are using an emulator running in a custom OS. If you don't mind this way to use an MSX, then no problem. If you expect something closer to a real MSX, it's not the best option. Apart from this the product is still unfinished, lots of bugs reported and still fixing, so depending on if you want to wait or not you could take the decision to sell it.

Van bsittler

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30-04-2021, 18:15

Has anybody tried using this as a USB keyboard for emulation? I know it has that possibility but haven't yet tried it myself

Van MichelM

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07-05-2021, 22:45

Still available.

Van bsittler

Master (217)

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08-05-2021, 03:07

Email sent, can't resist that Sony-style color scheme and handy slot covers Smile

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