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  1. I saw him mention the possibility of adding this on his YouTube video but didn't realize that he had already done so. Where did you buy it from? I don't think that the eBay listed ones have the switch. Do you have a link for the mew model?
  2. According to this pricing sheet that Curt posted on FB a while ago, the 600XL was originally sold for $259 and the 1064 $159.
  3. This is the very first one that I have ever seen in person myself. Heck, I never even saw a real 600XL until the early 2000s! My understanding is that the 1064 may have never actually been available at retail in the US. Or if it was it was very, very limited. You might have been able to order them directly from Atari though. The 1064 was sold on shelves in Europe but even there they are somewhat scarce. BEST apparently had a NOS pallet of them at some point but I didn't find out about them until after they had completely sold out. Truth be told when I was a teen and first got my 800XL, I thought that 600XL were kind of weird looking because of their diminutive size. I have completely changed my tune since then though. Now 600XLs are definitely my favourite of all the A8 styles, maybe because they are unusual to find. If only Atari had installed the monitor port on the NTSC models like they did on the PAL ones.
  4. Not eBay but I *finally* managed to get my hands on a 1064 thanks to Fred_M at RewindGames! I don't quite know why I've coveted the 1064 for so long but I've wanted one ever since I first read about it online maybe 20 years ago. It's gangly and awkward but somehow beautiful at the same time. Many, many thanks to Fred for helping to finally make this a reality.
  5. I picked up my 1064 from the Post Office this afternoon. As it turns out, I was able to daisy chain the SYS-Check to the 1064 to get a total of 576K! It looks a bit like a Frankenstein monster this way but at least it will work for when I need the extended RAM. I wonder why the combo didn't work for OmaOhneBH? I did have to connect the exterior power cord to the joyport but otherwise everything was completely straightforward.
  6. Worst decision ever. I know that it was again another cost-cutting measure but why put it on the PAL board but not on the NTSC? Thankfully there are a few people who are a lot smarter than me who have come up with some modern solutions to this problem.
  7. If I am interpreting the picture and schematics correctly, I don't think that I see a 5V connection to the output PBI slot either. How dumb is that? Especially because the 1064 is made specifically for the 600XL and the 600XL was the only machine that did have the +5V line there. Very short sighted of them. No wonder the PBI was never utilized for expansions in the way that it should have been; Atari cut off their own nose once again.
  8. It does seem that there are a lot of subjects that crossover between the two areas might occur and be appropriate in each. I feel like maybe I am unhelpfully straddling both sides of this fence.
  9. I *think* so but this is a good question. It seems like it would get pretty confusing if the sub-forumn was a mix of new and classic built hardware. I feel that classic hardware talk would only belong in the sub-forum if the discussion was about adding the new hardware to it. Or maybe I am just stating the obvious.
  10. It is an easy mod. I did it to my 800XL PBI connector. Just follow the picture in this link. https://atariage.com/forums/topic/251315-sys-check-v22-ready-to-use-batch-available/?do=findComment&comment=3613515
  11. I have a hard enough time keeping track of all the forms now!
  12. Does anyone know if the 1064 memory expansion module has +5V out connected on its PBI output slot? I have a 1064 arriving in a few days and I am wondering if I will be able to connect my Sys-Check to its PBI output? And, if so, if I will need to connect the Sys-Check's exterior power cord or not. Thanks for any ideas.
  13. I can't think of a good "Champ" style name for 'Wizard Of Wor'.
  14. This is my favorite thing that I have read all day.
  15. Me too. I've spoken to him on the phone a few times over the past year. He is always pleasant and helpful and I always enjoy our (short) conversations. I'm kind of sad to hear that B&C might be packing up shop after all these years but at least it sounds like the remaining inventory will end up in good hands.
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