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Decided to keep my 7800 and Thanks Bryan!


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#1 OldSchoolRetroGamer OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Feb 15, 2012 4:56 PM

A while ago I posted about my need for a PAUSE button for my 7800. a kind member Bryan took pity on me and shipped to me in Canada a PAUSE button
to end my madness at no cost for shipping/effort etc (THANKS SO MUCH BRYAN!) also just some mumblings on why I decided to keep my 7800 as I am in
a long process of going through my collection and trimming it down.



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Posted Wed Feb 15, 2012 6:31 PM

FWIW, the upcoming 7800XM module does not require an early 7800 with the expansion port. I mention this because, in the video, you seem to lament that you don't have that port when you allude to the 7800XM.

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Posted Wed Feb 15, 2012 7:50 PM

Oh thank you for that! Good to hear! Was there something that required it?

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Posted Wed Feb 15, 2012 10:10 PM

Oh thank you for that! Good to hear! Was there something that required it?


According to Curt's atarimuseum.com site, the expansion port was included by Warner Atari (pre Tramiel) with the intention of (maybe) eventually adding support for laser disc games.

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Posted Wed Feb 15, 2012 11:20 PM

The expansion port was going to be used for ram expansion and laser disc input. There's audio and video inputs in the expansion lines.




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