SVI-728

By wernerkai

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31-05-2015, 22:27

Hello,

Could you please tell the model (International, Spanish) and post a picture of the underside label of your SVI-728 ?

SVI-728

We are trying to understand the codes written in the label.

How many models are there ? International (NTSC) and Spanish (PAL) ?

Thanks,

Werner

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By NYYRIKKI

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31-05-2015, 23:12

I think there was at least German, Norwegian/Denmark, Swedish/Finnish, Estonian, Hungarian, Arabian and some other models... I think, tracking down all the versions is not going to be very easy.

By wernerkai

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01-06-2015, 02:19

There must be at least an NTSC version, a PAL / European version and this Arabic version found in 2014.

Mine came from Spain and has a red "P" label, which I think, stands for PAL.

Thanks,

By wernerkai

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01-06-2015, 08:52

I found 5 models so far:

1 - International kbd with big MSX logo at left side. Box shows only SVI 728:

Link 1

Link 2

2 - International kbd with small MSX logo at right side. Box shows SVI 728 Home Computer:

Link 1

Link 2

Link 3

3 - "Spanish" model with "Ñ" letter, PAL video (which I have):

Link 1

Link 2

4 - "Nordic" model with 22 different keys, PAL video, which Rudolf Gutlich has:

Link 1

Link 2

Link 3

5 - "Arabic" model:

Link

Thanks to Rudolf for collaborating.

I can't figure out whether models 1, 2 and 5 are NTSC or PAL. Please help if you can.

An also, please collaborate you too. I just want a picture of top, another of the bottom, and one close of serial number.

Maybe people of OpenMSX would want also ROM dumps and pictures of inside...

:D

By gdx

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01-06-2015, 13:18

Some other pictures Here.

How to recognize Danish, International, Polish, Spanish, Swedish (or other?) SVI on the pictures?

I can recognize Arabic version.

By wernerkai

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01-06-2015, 14:17

@gdx, I think the link you submitted is broken. Please update.

The key is the key to the right of "L" key.

On international keyboard is ";"

On Spanish keyboard is "Ñ";

On Danish/Swedish, maybe Polish is "Ö". In this version you can see that for 22 keys the plastic and the outline are slightly different.

By gdx

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01-06-2015, 14:32

The link works if you wait a bit and click [Download] at the bottom of page but I made a other link.

http://www.filedropper.com/spectravideo

Quote:

On international keyboard is ";"

It is strange, the International SVI-728 is sometime indicated 'Personal Computer' and sometime 'Home Computer'.

By wernerkai

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01-06-2015, 14:54

@gdx: Thank you for the pictures. Smile

And good point, there are two versions of the "SVI728" plate for the international model.

By shwaikh

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07-09-2017, 07:35

do you have a further link?

By Manuel

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07-09-2017, 20:51

I have both the 1 and the 2 model. They're PAL.

Some info here:
https://github.com/openMSX/openMSX/blob/master/share/machine...
https://github.com/openMSX/openMSX/blob/master/share/machine... (hah, it's yours, Werner!)