Want an MSX Turbo R

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By Gloriou

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06-02-2019, 18:45

Anyone selling?

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By hamlet

Scribe (3133)

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06-02-2019, 18:56

Looks like your infected by the MSX virus!

By Gloriou

Master (158)

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06-02-2019, 19:06

hamlet wrote:

Looks like your infected by the MSX virus!

Looks like it Tongue

By Spider

Resident (45)

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07-02-2019, 17:52

I have Panasonic FS-A1GT for sale.
Condition: good. everything is working as it should.
Location: Boston, USA
Price: $1099. [paypal fees and shipping is extra]
Will post pictures if interested [later tonight or tomorrow].

By Gloriou

Master (158)

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07-02-2019, 18:03

Spider wrote:

I have Panasonic FS-A1GT for sale.
Condition: good. everything is working as it should.
Location: Boston, USA
Price: $1099. [paypal fees and shipping is extra]
Will post pictures if interested [later tonight or tomorrow].

Would be interested but not that amount, still shipping, fees and taxes Tongue
Have mercy

By Spider

Resident (45)

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07-02-2019, 19:13

I would advise to check www.buyee.com -- japanese auction proxy.
if you're lucky you can get FS-A1GT there for $850. shipping is extra [about $100 or more... plus taxes on import in your country]
It is somewhat rare even there,
like this one: https://buyee.jp/item/yahoo/auction/e333291272
or grab this FS-A1ST from ebay: https://www.ebay.com/itm/223340464369
good system for good price appear once in 3-4 weeks though.
Give it a try.
Good luck.

By Gloriou

Master (158)

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07-02-2019, 19:21

Yeah I have seen the one in eBay, but since you are the community I thought I would buy from someone here or at least ask for advise

By Meits

Scribe (5895)

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07-02-2019, 20:00

FS-A1GT pros: 512K RAM default, MSX-MIDI on board (if you want to play Illusion City with an MT32), easily fitted with a 230V PSU.
FS-A1GT cons: No composite out so no easy way to connect the audio out to your amp, jail bars on screen (removable if you're not afraid ot do a minor solder job, way more expensive than an FS-A1ST, belt driven diskdrive.

FS-A1ST pros: No jail bars, composite out which can be used for audio straight to amp, bit cheaper, easily fitted with a 230V PSU, easily extended to 512K RAM.
FS-A1ST cons: belt driven diskdrive.
FS-A1ST not so much cons: 256K RAM default (you can still run about everything), no MSX-MIDI (there's hardly support for it anywhay so why would you miss it).

So if you want to save some money on a computer which is still growing more expensive every year, pick an ST. You most probably don't miss anything the GT has to offer.

By hamlet

Scribe (3133)

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07-02-2019, 20:05

From time to time, quite "cheap" specimens cross the forum here as well. You need some patience. The easiest way is to buy a computer from the same continent. But I don't want to influence you, importing devices from overseas is one of the experiences everyone should make once.

By Gloriou

Master (158)

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07-02-2019, 20:37

Meits wrote:

FS-A1GT pros: 512K RAM default, MSX-MIDI on board (if you want to play Illusion City with an MT32), easily fitted with a 230V PSU.
FS-A1GT cons: No composite out so no easy way to connect the audio out to your amp, jail bars on screen (removable if you're not afraid ot do a minor solder job, way more expensive than an FS-A1ST, belt driven diskdrive.

FS-A1ST pros: No jail bars, composite out which can be used for audio straight to amp, bit cheaper, easily fitted with a 230V PSU, easily extended to 512K RAM.
FS-A1ST cons: belt driven diskdrive.
FS-A1ST not so much cons: 256K RAM default (you can still run about everything), no MSX-MIDI (there's hardly support for it anywhay so why would you miss it).

So if you want to save some money on a computer which is still growing more expensive every year, pick an ST. You most probably don't miss anything the GT has to offer.

That was the detailed diffs I was trying to get for sometime. Thank you very much.
How about the games running faster than normal? Fixable?

By Gloriou

Master (158)

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07-02-2019, 20:38

hamlet wrote:

From time to time, quite "cheap" specimens cross the forum here as well. You need some patience. The easiest way is to buy a computer from the same continent. But I don't want to influence you, importing devices from overseas is one of the experiences everyone should make once.

Yeah I noticed, I had to keep an eye but was busy trying to run my aged half dead devices lol

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