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Re: your latest purchase

Unread postby ClassicHasClass » Sun Mar 18, 2018 6:15 pm

I had a "bent" PXL2000 which I did some test recordings on. It's fun, but yeah, not worth it unless you absolutely need that aesthetic.

I don't have it anymore after it got ripped off when my self-storage unit was robbed a few years back.
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Re: your latest purchase

Unread postby pentium » Sun Mar 18, 2018 8:44 pm

Okay this was an unexpected find.

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This was one of Sony's consumer level video effects/titling systems for the home. There was also a more prosumer line of editing and effects hardware also available at the same time but I find that fetches higher prices, notably because apparently the effects module is actually an MSX machine in disguise.

Anyways, it's your usual preprogrammed sprites, three different kinds of text in two sizes and the ability to draw stuff on the screen in a variety of colors and scrolling effects. There's a composite and S-video passthrough so you can overlay it into the video signal on its way from your camcorder or primary tape deck to your second tape deck. The effects are deliciously cheesy.

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So far it seems everyone who has one uses them for circuit bending.
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Re: your latest purchase

Unread postby guardian452 » Mon Mar 19, 2018 6:12 am

With modern technology you can make pictures as crappy as you want. https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/bitcam/ ... 90619?mt=8

https://xkcd.com/1683/

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Re: your latest purchase

Unread postby Irinikus » Mon Mar 19, 2018 6:26 am

guardian452 wrote:With modern technology you can make pictures as crappy as you want. https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/bitcam/ ... 90619?mt=8 https://xkcd.com/1683/


It gives the herd something to play with - Watch the movie Idiocracy and you'll see exactly where the human race is headed, absent a correction factor being applied.

Look at animoji and it tells you the same story! (All that potentially useful technology and that's what they do with it!)
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Re: your latest purchase

Unread postby guardian452 » Mon Mar 19, 2018 6:38 am

As somebody who once had a (ok, a friend had one, I was not nearly cool enough) game boy camera all I can say is it's not nearly crappy enough to accurately emulate a real 90's digital pocket camera.

They need a light green on slightly lighter green screen mode. And you should only be able to store about 10 photos.

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Re: your latest purchase

Unread postby guardian452 » Mon Mar 19, 2018 9:51 am

Got a case to put my switch in. Big enough for dock and controller too. A little clunky but it seems sturdy enough and can’t beat the price (free!)
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Re: your latest purchase

Unread postby ClassicHasClass » Mon Mar 19, 2018 11:51 am

guardian452 wrote:https://xkcd.com/1683/


I see what he did there.
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Re: your latest purchase

Unread postby JacquesT » Sat Mar 24, 2018 1:57 am

SGI related...

Little base 180mhz R5k, 128mb ram - original CD drive even works. Will soon do a strip and clean and fit a new PSU fan. The old panaflow is suffering from 'don't want to turn' syndrome.

Purchase from fellow forum member Spyroyster, thanks fella! ;)

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Re: your latest purchase

Unread postby Irinikus » Sat Mar 24, 2018 2:50 am

Very Nice! :D

Stunning example!

Just be very careful when you strip her down, as the plastics on these machines have been known to break even if you look at them the wrong way! :D

Besides all of their quirkiness they are really cool machines!
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Re: your latest purchase

Unread postby cascatino » Sat Mar 24, 2018 4:16 am

Careful? How much "careful"? :?

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Re: your latest purchase

Unread postby roberttx » Sat Mar 24, 2018 4:33 am

Yesterday, I got several MicroVAX 3100s, at an auction, along with accessories, QBUS boards, etc. I paid more for them than I should have - most of the regulars know to get out of my way when vintage computer kit comes up but this one guy insisted on bidding me up, even after I'd shown him my notes where, in the space for my maximum bid, I had put the symbol for infinity.

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Re: your latest purchase

Unread postby JacquesT » Sat Mar 24, 2018 6:11 am

cascatino wrote:Careful? How much "careful"? :?

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Wow and ouch! The plastic does feel very flimsy.

Edit : post clean - I managed to snap one of the clips on the AV board plastic case (now glued back on), one of the small clips on the base of the machine (didn't bother with the other one and just left the base attached...like working with thin glass!) and found the cdrom face of already had the side stays snapped off. The top black cover's hidden clip was already snapped as well.

Other than that, changed the PSU fan for an arctic cooling F8 (need to find one with slightly higher cfm) and it's cleaned up well! :)
:Octane: - 1xR12k 400Mhz, 1GB RAM, V8 GFX, 18Gb 10K & 36Gb 15K HDD, 6.5.30
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:O2: - 300Mhz R5200, 384Mb RAM, 36Gb 15K RPM HDD, A/V Module, 4x CD-ROM, 6.5.30

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Re: your latest purchase

Unread postby jirka » Mon Mar 26, 2018 2:11 pm

Keyboard (and mouse) for my IRIS Ingio. And as a bonus it has a nice symbol in the right top corner ;)
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Re: your latest purchase

Unread postby spiroyster » Mon Mar 26, 2018 2:22 pm

JacquesT wrote:I managed to snap one of the clips on the AV board plastic case (now glued back on), one of the small clips on the base of the machine (didn't bother with the other one and just left the base attached...like working with thin glass!) and found the cdrom face of already had the side stays snapped off. The top black cover's hidden clip was already snapped as well.

Other than that, changed the PSU fan for an arctic cooling F8 (need to find one with slightly higher cfm) and it's cleaned up well! :)

Ah sheet... forgot about the top, sorry :cry: , guess I never tipped it upside down... got a spare AV board for you somewhere that I still owe you...clip in'all...

Also I found the fan cover... and fan cover clip... unfortunately not attached to each other... obviously... :roll:

I'll put it in the JacquesT box..... This is SGI, and this is the box it comes in :lol:

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Re: your latest purchase

Unread postby uunix » Mon Mar 26, 2018 2:44 pm

jirka wrote:Keyboard (and mouse) for my IRIS Ingio. And as a bonus it has a nice symbol in the right top corner ;)

What is that symbol?
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