Toshiba HX-20
This page was last modified 15:27, 18 August 2019 by Mars2000you. Based on work by Manuel and Friguron and others.

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Description

Computer

This machine was aimed at the Japanese market - see HX-20 series for the technical details

As for many machines with the "Pasopia IQ" label, the PSG sound output is stereo, with a switch at the back. As option, a RS-232C interface with switch can be added.

Official price: ¥69,800

This machine has been localised for three countries:

Firmware

The built-in firmware is the Japanese Word Processor, that is also available on the other Japanese computers of the HX-2x serie. It's the same version as on the HX-S501 cartridge.

From BASIC, the firmware can be launched with CALL JWP or _JWP. It includes the additional BASIC commands for Memory Disk, RS-232C and printer.

However, you need to have the HX-M200 Kanji ROM Level 1 in one of the cartridge slots. Note that the corresponding machine in the blueMSX emulator includes this cartridge.

It is possible to use other Kanji Roms, but if you use the Sony HBI-K16 Kanji ROM Level 1, CALL JWP leads to a I/O device error. To bypass this problem, an addendum to the manual of the Sony cartridge gives the solution:

10 FOR I = &H9080 TO &H9120 : POKE I, &HC9 : NEXT I
20 CALL JWPKAKU

Pictures

Computer

Toshiba HX-20
Toshiba HX-20 back
Toshiba HX-20 manuals
Toshiba HX-20 box, manuals and computer

Firmware

Toshiba Japanese Word Processor
Toshiba Japanese Word Processor
Toshiba Japanese Word Processor
Toshiba Japanese Word Processor
Toshiba Japanese Word Processor