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K8dude
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Just found this/these...

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Hi everyone,
With vintage Z80 based original hardware either being scarce or vastly over priced, it seems as if I have stumbled across something reasonable and sort of familiar!

Go and take a peek at this link, and read the hardware spec...
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/394319978146 ... R8joqruLYQ


Sorry for the long Link!

It uses Z80 and a TI graphics chip like the MSX and TI99 computers. Could this make it possible to make an "MTX2" by clever eprom programming and some ingenius ROM work?

I would love to hear your views.
Apparently it has hardware that can allow comms over cable systems too.

Best wishes
Mike
MTX500, MTX512, 3x Series 2, SDX single disk, FDX 2 disk, Andy's excellent ReMemorizer #7, VideoWall software on a laptop, 32k RAM exp (with some spare sockets empty), a bunch of spares to keep it all going, plus a boxed/working DMX80
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gunrock
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That's an interesting looking thing. I wonder if you could put a TMS9928 in there, swap a crystal and make it PAL?

If I could retire today, I might be able to get around to looking at it by 2038 but I have so much 8-bit goodness in my man-cave already and not much free time, sadly.
Steve G
Danish Memotech MTX 512, MFX and loving it
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Seems there is an unboxing and boot video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eYkVkHSVF1k

Has no storage, but could possibly have drives attached. The software was downloaded over the wire, so there might not be much you can do with it.

There are efforts to bring the networked part back online:

http://www.cse.yorku.ca/museum/research/NABU.htm
Steve G
Danish Memotech MTX 512, MFX and loving it
K8dude
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There used to be a development and demo version which had a drive attached via ribbon cable, so that the CP/M system could be accessed/used. I would think there would be somewhere on the mobo where a cable could be soldered/socketed.

Interesting machine indeed!
MTX500, MTX512, 3x Series 2, SDX single disk, FDX 2 disk, Andy's excellent ReMemorizer #7, VideoWall software on a laptop, 32k RAM exp (with some spare sockets empty), a bunch of spares to keep it all going, plus a boxed/working DMX80
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