The PCT-50 is the combination of a television and a MSX1 computer in one unit. It was released by the Japanese company General in the very beginning of the MSX history and was available in two colors : silver and red. The MSX computers produced by General are called 'Paxon'. PCT means 'Paxon Computer TV'.
This machine has only one cartridge slot, the keyboard (PCK-50) is optional. The MSX is internally connected to the monitor via a "high quality" RGB interface. This was appreciated by the Japanese users who wanted to make quality screendumps of their favorite games.
The official price is ¥128,000 for the main unit, ¥3,500 for a joystick (PCJ-50) and ¥18,500 for the keyboard.
|Video||Texas Instruments TMS9928A|
|Chipset||none (separate IC's)|
|Extras||combined with TV|
The PCT-50 is a MSX1 combined with a TV in the same unit.
- Audio and composite video output
- Female headphone jack (at left under the screen)
- Tape data recorder connector
- Keyboard connector
- Centronics compatible Parallel port for a printer
- 2 general connectors (Joysticks, Mouse, Graphic pad, Paddle controlers, etc)
- 1 cartridge slot