Sanyo PHC-33
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The PHC-33 is an improved version of the Sanyo PHC-30N as the build-in data recorder has now a high speed loading system. The tape speed can be chosen with a switch at front on the computer.

This machine was aimed at the Japanese market and was sold with a demo tape.

Brand Sanyo
Model PHC-33
Year 1985
Region Japan
Launch price ¥59,800
RAM 64kB (in slot 3-2)
Media MSX cartridges, cassette tapes
Video Texas Instruments TMS9118NL
Audio PSG (AY-3-8910)
Chipset Yamaha S3527
Keyboard layout QWERTY/JP50on
Extras reset button, built-in data recorder with speed selector, built-in speaker with volume button, demo cassette
Emulation ROM dumped and emulated


Sanyo PHC-33
Sanyo PHC-33 data recorder
Sanyo PHC-33
Sanyo PHC-33 label
Sanyo PHC-33 back
Sanyo PHC-33 right side and back
Sanyo PHC-33 inside
Sanyo PHC-33 box and content
Sanyo PHC-33 box
Sanyo PHC-33 manuals
Sanyo PHC-33 cassette


The PHC-33 is a MSX1 with a Z80A from Sharp (LH0080A) and an MSX-Engine S3527 from Yamaha. A volume control of the internal speaker is located on the back.

Slot Map

Slot 0 Slot 1 Slot 2 Slot 3-0 Slot 3-1 Slot 3-2 Slot 3-3
Page C000h~FFFFh Cartridge
Slot 1
Slot 2
Page 8000h~BFFFh
Page 4000h~7FFFh Main-ROM
Page 0000h~3FFFh


Note: No Data Recorder connector!