Category:Sony
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Sony was one of the staunchest supporters of the MSX standard, starting with the MSX1 HB-55 in 1983 and continuing its support up to the MSX2+ HB-F1XV in 1988. They produced a lot of MSX computers and peripherals. They also created and published software.

Contrary to other companies that released localised versions of their computers under the same reference (example: Philips) or another brand name (example: Daewoo), Sony released its own localized versions of some computers by adding a letter to indicate the target countries. That's why subcategories have been created for these machines. Note that the HB-501, HB-F9, HB-F700 and HB-G900 computers have been released only outside Japan.

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Trivia

  • The HitBit name was used in Japan prior to the MSX for the non-MSX Sony SMC-777 computer
  • The woman appearing in many Sony Japan ads is Seiko Matsuda, a famous Japanese pop singer

Computers


Subcategories (check them to get the technical details for the models of a same serie and see the eventual differences!)


Model Year Region Model Year Region
MSX1 Sony HB-10 1985 JP MSX2 Sony HB-F1 1986 JP
Sony HB-10B 1986 UK Sony HB-F1II 1986 JP
Sony HB-10D 1986 DE, NL Sony HB-F1XD 1987 JP
Sony HB-10P 1986 Europe (PAL) Sony HB-F1XDmk2 1988 JP
Sony HB-11 1986 JP Sony HB-F5 1985 JP
Sony HB-20P 1986 Europe (PAL) Sony HB-F500 1985 JP
Sony HB-55 1983 JP Sony HB-F500F 1985 FR
Sony HB-55P 1984 Europe (PAL) Sony HB-F500P 1985 Europe (PAL)
Sony HB-75 1984 JP Sony HB-F700D 1986 DE
Sony HB-75AS 1984 AU Sony HB-F700F 1986 FR
Sony HB-75B 1984 UK Sony HB-F700P 1986 Europe (PAL)
Sony HB-75D 1984 DE Sony HB-F700S 1986 ES
Sony HB-75F 1984 FR Sony HB-F750 1986 Prototype
Sony HB-75P 1984 Europe (PAL) Sony HB-F900 1986 JP
Sony HB-101 1984 JP Sony HB-F9P 1986 Europe (PAL)
Sony HB-101P 1984 Europe (PAL) Sony HB-F9S 1986 ES
Sony HB-201 1984 JP Sony HB-G900AP 1987 Europe (PAL)
Sony HB-201P 1984 Europe (PAL) Sony HB-G900D 1986 DE, NL
Sony HB-501F 1984 FR Sony HB-G900F 1986 FR
Sony HB-501P 1984 Europe (PAL) Sony HB-G900P 1986 Europe (PAL)
Sony HB-701 1984 JP Sony HB-T600 1986 JP
Sony HB-701FD 1984 JP Sony HB-T7 1986 JP
Sony XV-J550 JP
Sony XV-J555 JP
Sony XV-J770 JP
Sony XV-J777 JP
Sony XV-T550 Europe
MSX2+ Sony HB-F1XDJ 1988 JP
Sony HB-F1XV 1988 JP

Controllers

Product Description
Sony GB-5E Trackball
Sony GB-6 Trackball
Sony GB-7 Trackball
Sony JS-33 Joypad
Sony JS-55 Joystick
Sony JS-70 Joystick
Sony JS-75 Two wireless Joysticks + command unit JS-C75
Sony JS-303T Joypad
Sony JSS-11 Turbo Joystick
Sony KBD-1P UK keyboard for Sony HB-F500P model
Sony KBD-12D German keyboard for HB-F500D and HB-F700D models
Sony KBD-12P UK keyboard for HB-F700P and HB-G900P models
Sony KBD-13 JP white keyboard for HB-T600
Sony KBD-13(B) JP black keyboard for HB-F900
Sony MOS-1 Mouse
Sony MOS-2 Mouse

Network and I/O Interfaces

Product Description
Sony HBI-50 2 slot expander for HB-55 and HB-75
Sony HBI-232 RS-232C Serial interface
Sony HBI-300 Modem
Sony HBI-1200 Modem

Printers and Scanners

Product Description
Sony HBK-100 Printer cable
Sony HBP-F1 Thermal printer
Sony HBP-F1C Thermal color printer
Sony PRK-C41 Plotter pen, small
Sony PRK-C42 Plotter pen, big
Sony PRN-120 Printer
Sony PRN-C41 Color plotter (4 colors)
Sony PRN-K24 Kanji ROM board
Sony PRN-M09 Printer
Sony PRN-M24 Printer
Sony PRN-M24II Printer
Sony PRN-T24 Thermal 24 dot printer
Sony UP-10K Video Graphic Printer

Storage

Product Description
Sony HBD-20W External 3.5" 720kB FDD
Sony HBD-30W External 3.5" 720kB FDD
Sony HBD-50 External 3.5" 360kB FDD
Sony HBD-100 Internal 3.5" 360kB FDD for HB-701
Sony HBD-F1 External 3.5" 720kB FDD
Sony HBD-G900 Second drive for HB-G900P
Sony HBI-55 4kB SRAM data cartridge
Sony HBK-30 FDD interface adapter for HBD-30W
Sony HBK-35 FDD cable
Sony HBK-50 Data Recorder cable
Sony HBM-16 16kB RAM expansion cartridge
Sony HBM-64 64kB RAM expansion cartridge
Sony HBM-512 512kB RAM expansion cartridge with Memory mapper
Sony IF-180 Interface between HB-G900 and LDP-180
Sony LDP-1500P Laser Disc Player
Sony LDP-180P Laser Disc Player
Sony NIU-100EP UMATIC video recorder controller for HB-G900
Sony SDC-500 Data Recorder
Sony SDC-600 Data Recorder
Sony SDC-600S Data Recorder
Sony TCM-3000D Data Recorder
Sony WS2793-02 Disk interface for HBD-50

Misc

Product Description
Sony HBI-F900 AV Creator for HB-F900
Sony HBI-G900 Videotizer for HB-G900 models
Sony HBI-J1 MSX-JE, Kanji JIS1+2 ROM cartridge
Sony HBI-K16 Kanji JIS1 ROM
Sony HBI-V1 Video digitizer
Sony HBJ-H081C Sensor Kid cartridge
Sony HBK-0821 SCART cable
Sony HBK-0821CE RGB cable
Sony HBK-2125CE 25 pin RGB to SCART cable
Sony RK-140 Audio/Video cable
Sony VMC-366 Audio/Video cable (single connector)