Sanyo MSI-01
This page was last modified 13:11, 7 May 2020 by Mars2000you. Based on work by Gdx.

Description

The Sanyo MSI-01 called "Super Impose Encoder" converts the RGB21 signal to composite video. It allows the recording of MSX screen (superimpose included) to a video tape recorder for example. This device was designed for the Sanyo MPC-11 that does not have a composite video output.

To use this peripheral, you need to have

Configuration 1

  • a Japanese MSX1 computer with RGB21 output - recommended machine is the Sanyo MPC-11, because it has a specific expansion bus slot, does not require an adapter and has superimposing and digitizing capacities
  • optionally the Sanyo MPC-X Graphic Expander Unit (¥89,800)
  • optionally the KA-MPC-X package (¥27,600)
  • optionally the KA-UC-X adapter (¥7,800)
  • optionally a lightpen Y4AA (¥14,000) or a lightpen with interface MLP-01 (when the computer does not have a built-in lightpen interface)

Note: The lightpen Y4AA is provided with the MPC-11. This computer can be used with or without the MPC-X Unit as it has itself superimposing and digitizing capacities. However, the MPC-X is required in combination with the MPC-11 if you want to use the computer as Videotex terminal or enjoy the extra features provided by the MPC-X.

Configuration 2

  • a Japanese MSX1 computer without RGB21 output - recommended machines are the following Sanyo machines, because they have a specific expansion bus slot and don't require an adapter: MPC-6, MPC-10, MPC-10mkII, PHC-30
  • the Sanyo MPC-X Graphic Expander Unit (¥89,800)
  • the KA-MPC-X package (¥27,600)
  • optionally the KA-UC-X adapter (¥7,800)
  • optionally a lightpen Y4AA (¥14,000) or a lightpen with interface MLP-01 (it's the case especially for the MPC-6 and the PHC-30, that don't have a built-in lightpen interface)

Note: The lightpen MLP-10 is provided with the MPC-10 and probably the MPC-10mkII. Differences with lightpen Y4AA are unknown.

Official launch price: ¥23,000 for the Recording Unit or Super Impose Encoder

Gallery

Sanyo MPC-11 with MSI-01
Sanyo MSI-01
Sanyo MSI-01 back
Sanyo MSI-01 box
Sanyo MSI-01 box and content
Sanyo MSI-01 underside

Connections

  • RGB21 input (to connect with computer with RGB21 output)
  • RGB21 output (to connect with television/monitor)
  • RF output
  • Composite video (NTSC) output (to connect with video tape recorder)