Sony MSX2+ systems: F1-XDJ versus F1-XV

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By EdOscuro

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10-11-2006, 09:44

I see no differences between these systems. Both have the same type of floppy drive, the same keyboards, OPL sound, a double density floppy drive, the sliders on top...they generally seem identical.

I had a choice of getting an XDJ or a XV...I have to admit that the deciding factor was the shiny gold sticker on the XDJ. As far as I could tell there was no difference.

Definitely found that baffling at the time, and I still do.

Anybody have the scoop on that?

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By Ivan

Ascended (9326)

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10-11-2006, 10:17

The HB-F1XV was the last MSX produced by Sony. I would choose the XV.

By EdOscuro

Rookie (20)

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10-11-2006, 10:30

It seemed to me that XV would be 15 in roman numerals (same as the X68000 XVI, for 16), but XDJ makes no sense (and XD wouldn't either - 490? You can't do that in Roman numerals, it'd have to be CDXC).

Anyway, the XV seems to be pretty much the same computer. Rebranded and with a slightly different case, maybe, but every button is in the same place (unless something in the back has changed), and all the indicator lights are the same. Might have been built with lower-cost parts or have gotten a reliability fix, maybe.

By [D-Tail]

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11-11-2006, 00:38

EdOscuro: afaIk the MSX-JE ROM is not included in the HB-F1XV, which is where the 'J' stands for in HB-F1XDJ.

By Manuel

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11-11-2006, 01:28

By EdOscuro

Rookie (20)

Аватар пользователя EdOscuro

11-11-2006, 05:16

Yes, both reportedly have MSX-JE, and the Kanji ROMs.

By Manuel

Ascended (18958)

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11-11-2006, 11:47

So, actually, I have no idea what the difference is eitiher Smile

By [D-Tail]

Ascended (8259)

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11-11-2006, 11:58

EdOscuro: afaIk the MSX-JE ROM is included in the HB-F1XDJ, as well as the HB-F1XV. Tongue

By dhau

Paragon (1570)

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14-11-2006, 11:47

I own both models, and I just want to add that internally they are also identical.

It is highly probable that case color is the only difference.

By jltursan

Prophet (2619)

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14-11-2006, 12:37

Weird!; so what's the reason behind the production of such machine (XV)?, sometimes SONY amazes me...

By Ivan

Ascended (9326)

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14-11-2006, 13:17

I doubt that the PCB (and its components) are identical. Buy the XV.

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