General PCT-50
This page was last modified 21:06, 17 January 2021 by Mars2000you. Based on work by Rderooy and Gdx.



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 PCK-50 keyboard 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 PCJ-50 joystick and ¥18,500 for the keyboard.

Brand General
Type PCT-50
Year 1983
Region Japan
Original price ¥128,000
RAM 16kB (? in slot 0)
Media Cartridges
Video Texas Instruments TMS9928A
Audio PSG (AY-3-8910A)
Chipset none (separate IC's)
Keyboard layout QWERTY/JIS for the optional PCJ-50 keyboard
Extras combined with TV
Emulation ROM dump needed. See this thread for details


General PCT-50(S) + keyboard PCK-50(S)
General PCT-50(R) with keyboard
General PCT-50(R) Joystick, Data Recorder and Keyboard connectors
General PCT-50(R)
General PCT-50(R) back
General PCT-50 label


The PCT-50 is a MSX1 combined with a TV in the same unit.