Any good or interesting MSX computers for the Indian market?

By UsagiPretzels

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02-07-2019, 05:42

Hey guys, and this is my first post on my own MSX blog conversation and I hope you all like it! Earlier those days, I found out that Elektor India has a lot of MSX extensions on its issues from February 1986 to probably 1988 or 1989. However, none of the MSX computers made it to India.

But this will be a perfect talk page for our 100% UK-repetitive-free MSX computer suggestions for the Indian home computer market so that they wouldn't let the SCL Unicorn Microcomputer (a BBC Microcomputer clone) cause many problems in Indian schools whatsoever.

I would suggest the Spectravideo SVI-728 and the Spectravideo SVI-738 X'Press computers will come to the Indian home computer market as well as for the Casio MX-15 computer, however they're all MSX1. India has a lot of Bollywood shows and movies, though they speak a lot of Hindi too, although the media was still in English as well.

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By hamlet

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02-07-2019, 08:30

In India, Bangladesh and Nepal I noticed a lot of Sinclair and BBC computer in the early 90s.
Some 48k Spectrum was seen at the Airport gates in Dhaka, but not one other computer.
I guess there was not too much room for other brands in the Commonwealth.

By UsagiPretzels

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03-07-2019, 00:49

Well, at least Great Britain and the entire Commonwealth didn't include MSX2 computers in the market. Although to think of it, I already gave Canada not too much MSX brands in my country (not to copy work from Australian MSX computers), which it wouldn't be so repetitive to the US computer market.

I also may want to suggest the Mitsubishi ML-FX computers in the Indian market, but it didn't work out the way it was expected to be.

So, is there any other suggestions for MSX in India or that's it?

By mohai

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04-07-2019, 19:57

I would suggest Korean MSX computers, such as Daewoo or Zemina consoles.
Arabic MSXes may be can suit you.
Arabic countries are not too far from India.
Toshiba MSXs, Pioneer and some other brands were slightly popular in UK.

By UsagiPretzels

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05-07-2019, 07:32

What are the names of the other brands in the UK and the Arabic MSXes?

By UsagiPretzels

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06-07-2019, 05:57

mohai wrote:

I would suggest Korean MSX computers, such as Daewoo or Zemina consoles.
Arabic MSXes may be can suit you.
Arabic countries are not too far from India.
Toshiba MSXs, Pioneer and some other brands were slightly popular in UK.

Well, I mean that Daewoo would be a good idea for the Indian home computer market though. Well to think of it, MSX manufacturers like Sanyo and Yamaha weren't established in India yet during the MSX period across the globe, also their machines were too unlikely to be on the market.

By hamlet

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06-07-2019, 09:15

From the early 90's my life led me very often to Nepal and therefore also to India. Maybe it has to do with the kind of people, but computers weren't an issue in these areas at that time. Nepal was a very poor country. Privately I experienced once a Sinclair Spectrum, which served with a very rich family the children as play equipment. There were no computers in offices and authorities, at least in Kathmandu. With the customs authorities at the airport of Dhaka I also saw Spectrum computers, which were however never used, so the answer to my inquiry. The MSX standard was absolutely unknown in the circle I was in and at that time less popular in the motherland. Later I saw replicas of game consoles, especially Atari clones. I discovered an Apple shop in Kathmandu in 1994.
As far as I know, there were activities of Toshiba, Sony, JVC and Pioneer in the UK. This is also shown by today's sales on eBay.
In the UAE, licensed products from Sanyo and Yamaha played an important role. I don't live in any of these countries, so please improve my statement if I'm wrong.
Allow me to ask where your interest comes from? Are you from India?

By UsagiPretzels

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08-07-2019, 02:30

No, I am not from India but I am from Canada.

By hamlet

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08-07-2019, 11:40

I see.