Pioneer PX-7(HB)
This page was last modified 13:31, 15 February 2019 by Gdx. Based on work by Rderooy and Mars2000you.

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Description

NOTE!
The service manual indicates that the PX-7 HE is the European model, and PX-7 HB type is the UK model. However, the box of the computer indicates PX-7(BK), which can be confused with the Japanese Pioneer PX-7(BK).

The international Pioneer PX-7(BK) is an MSX1 computer, aimed at the UK market. There was also meant to be a European version, the PX-7 HE according to the service manual but it seems it was never released. It was meant for attaching to a LaserDisc player, and as such has Superimpose capabilities. However, no PAL compatible LaserDisc software was ever released for the system, and the Japanese NTSC releases are not compatible with this system. The PSG sound is stereo, contrary to almost all MSX machines.

Unlike the Japanese PX-7, this model was only available in black. Compared to the Japanese model, the composite video in and out connectors use BNC rather then RCA, it does not have hue control (which is really more an NTSC issue), and it does not have a 3.5mm data recorder input.

The UK keyboard has product code AWX-323.

Brand Pioneer
Type PX-7(HB) - note: to not be confused with the Japanese Pioneer PX-7(BK)!
Year 1985
RAM 32kB in slot 0
VRAM 16kB
Media MSX cartridges, Cassette interface
Video TMS9129NL
Audio PSG (YM-2149)
Chipset none (separate IC's)
Extras Superimposer, P-BASIC 1.1, stereo PSG sound

Pictures

Pioneer PX-7(BK)
Pioneer PX-7(BK)
Pioneer PX-7(BK) - back
Pioneer PX-7(BK) - box

Specifications

The international PX-7(BK) is a MSX1 with a Z80A from Sharp (LH-0080A). The computer has 2 cartridge slots, One at the top and one at the rear. It doesn't contain MSX-Engine.

  • Unit size: 420 x 323.5 x 70 mm (W x D x H)
  • Keyboard size: 420 x 171 x 47.5 mm (W x D x H)
  • Total weight: About 8kg (with complet packaging)

Slot Map

Slot 0 Slot 1 Slot 2 Slot 3
Page C000h~FFFFh 32kB RAM Cartridge
Slot 1
Cartridge
Slot 2
Page 8000h~BFFFh
Page 4000h~7FFFh Main-ROM P-BASIC
Page 0000h~3FFFh
  • The P-BASIC ROM is a 8kB ROM - 4000h-5FFFh, and in same slot 07FFEh~07FFFh are addresses to access to expansion I/O registers.

Connections

  • RGB digital output (DIN 45326 type 8A)
  • Composite input/output (BNC)
  • Analog stereo sound input/output (RCA)
  • Analog mono sound output (headphone jack)
  • RF output (RCA)
  • Data Recorder connector
  • Centronics compatible Parallel port for a printer
  • 2 general connectors (Joysticks, Mouse, Paddle controllers, etc)
  • 2 cartridge slots
  • Keyboard connector (13 pin DIN)
  • System control input/output 1 (mini stereo jack x2)
  • System control output 2 (mini mono jack)
  • System control output 3 (DIN 45326 type 8B)
  • Power plug for main power supply

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