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#501 HDTV1080P OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Jul 23, 2018 12:05 AM

I am glad this is a officially licensed ColecoVision game system. You might want to consider calling it a ColecoVision II so that people know it is different and in some ways better then the original. If this project becomes a reality and if it operates like advertised, then the hardware/software engineers should get some type of gold metal or some type of reward for doing this project.  

 



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Posted Mon Jul 23, 2018 12:12 AM

I am glad this is a officially licensed ColecoVision game system. You might want to consider calling it a ColecoVision II so that people know it is different and in some ways better then the original. If this project becomes a reality and if it operates like advertised, then the hardware/software engineers should get some type of gold metal or some type of reward for doing this project.  

 

I believe getting paid for it (I mean via sales) would be a good start  ;-)



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Posted Mon Jul 23, 2018 7:48 AM

I'll buy it. I'm really pleased that it supports f18a graphics. That will make it much easier for having a setup for testing f18a graphics in development. My real coleco works great but is often not hooked up as it takes tyoo much desk space.

 

I hope I can still use my original controllers. I might be one of the few but I still like them as they were.



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Posted Mon Jul 23, 2018 8:00 AM

Who is this officially licensed status from and what is the benefit of that? Is it simply the use of the name, or does it have to do with some hardware compliance to insure compatibility with other Colecovision products? 



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Posted Mon Jul 23, 2018 8:12 AM

I'll buy it. I'm really pleased that it supports f18a graphics. That will make it much easier for having a setup for testing f18a graphics in development. My real coleco works great but is often not hooked up as it takes tyoo much desk space.

 

I hope I can still use my original controllers. I might be one of the few but I still like them as they were.

 

Yes Original controllers will still work

 

Who is this officially licensed status from and what is the benefit of that? Is it simply the use of the name, or does it have to do with some hardware compliance to insure compatibility with other Colecovision products? 

The license is for the use to use the Colecovision name, logo, and a set of games.



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Posted Mon Jul 23, 2018 8:31 AM

 

The license is for the use to use the Colecovision name, logo, and a set of games.

 

This is what is confusing me. I would assume any games are licensed from their respective owners/creators, but It's my understanding that the Colecovision name is in the public domain and is entirely legal to use by independent developers based on years of established use in the marketplace. I would hope you're not muddying the waters of that standing by validating a brand squatter in their attempt to establish commercial ownership or licensing rights to the name. That can have unintended consequences for the rest of the community.



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Posted Mon Jul 23, 2018 9:29 AM

Question: you say that all SGM games can be played on the system, but also that SGM is not being built into the system. Unless you're providing an expansion port for the SGM, how will the SGM games be fully playable as intended on your system?

I'm very interested in your system, and have been following your updates, as well as Opcode's updates on his system in development. What I'm looking for is a new, more reliable system that will play all the old CV cartridges, all the homebrew carts, and all the homebrew SGM carts.

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Posted Mon Jul 23, 2018 10:20 AM

 

This is what is confusing me. I would assume any games are licensed from their respective owners/creators, but It's my understanding that the Colecovision name is in the public domain and is entirely legal to use by independent developers based on years of established use in the marketplace. I would hope you're not muddying the waters of that standing by validating a brand squatter in their attempt to establish commercial ownership or licensing rights to the name. That can have unintended consequences for the rest of the community.

RWB can claim the trademark of names of some games like they claimed the coleco vision trademark.



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Posted Mon Jul 23, 2018 10:23 AM

Question: you say that all SGM games can be played on the system, but also that SGM is not being built into the system. Unless you're providing an expansion port for the SGM, how will the SGM games be fully playable as intended on your system?

I'm very interested in your system, and have been following your updates, as well as Opcode's updates on his system in development. What I'm looking for is a new, more reliable system that will play all the old CV cartridges, all the homebrew carts, and all the homebrew SGM carts.

From Facebook:

CVsgm


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Posted Mon Jul 23, 2018 10:57 AM

RWB can claim the trademark of names of some games like they claimed the coleco vision trademark.

 

That is to say, in a highly questionable, illegitimate or invalid way?? Despite their efforts to strong-arm other people using the trademark(s) prior to their indefensible claim to it, there is strong precedent that others have as much or more right to use it based on demonstrated marketplace use prior to their claims. I'm not interested in stirring a tempest in a teapot, but if someone is contemplating paying RWB for something they don't have valid claim to, they'd just be adding legitimacy to a fraudulent claim.



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Posted Mon Jul 23, 2018 11:13 AM

From Facebook:

 

Isn't this old news? I thought they worked something out the next day so the CollectorVision console could use the SGM in some way, shape or form.



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Posted Mon Jul 23, 2018 11:33 AM

 

Isn't this old news? I thought they worked something out the next day so the CollectorVision console could use the SGM in some way, shape or form.

You are correct, there is an expansion in the back to plug in the SGM.  I misread Bry's question, I thought it was strictly asking if the SGM would be built in.  My bad!!

 

"Jean-François Dupuis We do have an expansion port on the back that will let you plug your SGM .......and more  1f609.png;)"


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#513 Swami OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Jul 23, 2018 12:16 PM

You are correct, there is an expansion in the back to plug in the SGM.  I misread Bry's question, I thought it was strictly asking if the SGM would be built in.  My bad!!

 
"Jean-François Dupuis We do have an expansion port on the back that will let you plug your SGM .......and more  1f609.png ;)"

 

This itself is intriguing, since if it can use the SGM by expansion port, can it now use expansion modules 1 & 3??? Or is it using a minimum of contact pins that prevents the other two from working?

BTW someone now needs to make an expansion port splitter/switch box so I can keep both my SGM and EM1 plugged in at the same time.



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Posted Mon Jul 23, 2018 1:38 PM

So with this about to enter the Kickstarter phase, if all goes to plan, when do you expect to start shipping consoles out to customers?

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Posted Mon Jul 23, 2018 2:24 PM

So it looks like the name of this product has been officially changed from CollectorVision Game System to ColecoVision video game system. The name change should be more popular and should generate more sales. However since it is more powerful then the original 1982 ColecoVision one might want to call it a "ColecoVision II".  


Edited by HDTV1080P, Mon Jul 23, 2018 2:24 PM.


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Posted Mon Jul 23, 2018 2:28 PM

So it looks like the name of this product has been officially changed from CollectorVision Game System to ColecoVision video game system. The name change should be more popular and should generate more sales. However since it is more powerful then the original 1982 ColecoVision one might want to call it a "ColecoVision II".  

 

The official name is: ColecoVision™ HD Video Game System 

Or just: Colecovision™ HD 



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Posted Mon Jul 23, 2018 2:46 PM

Who is this officially licensed status from and what is the benefit of that? Is it simply the use of the name, or does it have to do with some hardware compliance to insure compatibility with other Colecovision products? 

 

Our system is licensed simply because no matter what happened, I will ALWAYS love the Colecovision brand
For me Colecovision is what it was in the 80s, good memories, great gaming moments etc.

Our system is a Colecovision replacement console, so it's definitely a Colecovision console, hence why we wanted to use the CV logo

Coleco Holdings/River West Brands have NOTHING to do with our console, they are NOT involved at all other than licensing us the ColecoVision name/logo and a few original games 
 

The Colecovision™HD is completely made and manufactured by CollectorVision Games Inc.


Edited by retroillucid, Mon Jul 23, 2018 2:46 PM.


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Posted Mon Jul 23, 2018 4:01 PM

What does the HD stand for? Normally HD stands for High Definition but since all ColecoVision games are native SD resolution maybe the HD standards for 1080p or 720P High Definition upscaling. 



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Posted Mon Jul 23, 2018 5:08 PM

Who is this officially licensed status from and what is the benefit of that? Is it simply the use of the name, or does it have to do with some hardware compliance to insure compatibility with other Colecovision products? 

I wouldn't think RWB has anything that might be required for coleco vision compatibility. E.g. Coleco vision bios

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Posted Mon Jul 23, 2018 6:27 PM

 

The official name is: ColecoVision™ HD Video Game System 

Or just: Colecovision™ HD 

 

Is it "ColecoVision" like usual or "Colecovision"? I've seen you write it both ways.



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Posted Mon Jul 23, 2018 6:29 PM

 

Is it "ColecoVision" like usual or "Colecovision"? I've seen you write it both ways.

 

Yeah, I usually use the capital ''V''  
But I guess both ways are ok   :)



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Posted Mon Jul 23, 2018 11:06 PM

Congratulations on getting the rights to the name!

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Posted Mon Jul 23, 2018 11:19 PM

When you say HD is it 720p or 1080p?

 

It is not clear from the description.



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Posted Tue Jul 24, 2018 5:37 AM

Now this might not be a detail you've considered or is set in stone yet but will the pack in Sydney Hunter game be cib or loose cart?

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Posted Tue Jul 24, 2018 2:00 PM

Now this might not be a detail you've considered or is set in stone yet but will the pack in Sydney Hunter game be cib or loose cart?

 

Not entirely sure yet

But you know it won't take us 10 years to have it done.....like some other guy  ;)


Edited by retroillucid, Tue Jul 24, 2018 2:01 PM.





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