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Does anyone know how much of the hardware for the SV-328 listed on this page was actually released?

 

http://www.samdal.com/svperipherals.htm

 

Also, does anyone know where I can find hardware and software for the SV-328? I'd like to get more items for this really obscure computer.

 

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Does anyone know how much of the hardware for the SV-328 listed on this page was actually released?

 

http://www.samdal.com/svperipherals.htm

 

Also, does anyone know where I can find hardware and software for the SV-328? I'd like to get more items for this really obscure computer.

 

Tempest

 

I'm pretty sure I used to have the cassette drive when I had an SV-328. It's the one that's in the CGE Museum now.

 

y-bot

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Does anyone know how much of the hardware for the SV-328 listed on this page was actually released?

 

http://www.samdal.com/svperipherals.htm

 

Also, does anyone know where I can find hardware and software for the SV-328? I'd like to get more items for this really obscure computer.

 

Tempest

 

I'm pretty sure I used to have the cassette drive when I had an SV-328. It's the one that's in the CGE Museum now.

 

y-bot

 

Yep, that's about the only thing that I can confirm exists (I have one coming my way). Do you still have any of your old SV-328 stuff?

 

Tempest

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Sorry that I can't point you in the direction to any of that stuff but thanks for the link there. That's some fascinating info. I would also like to acquire some of that stuff as well. It's a shame they got so overlooked here in the States.

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Does anyone know how much of the hardware for the SV-328 listed on this page was actually released?

 

http://www.samdal.com/svperipherals.htm

 

Also, does anyone know where I can find hardware and software for the SV-328? I'd like to get more items for this really obscure computer.

 

Tempest

 

I'm pretty sure I used to have the cassette drive when I had an SV-328. It's the one that's in the CGE Museum now.

 

y-bot

 

Yep, that's about the only thing that I can confirm exists (I have one coming my way). Do you still have any of your old SV-328 stuff?

 

Tempest

 

Nope, I traded it all to Joe Santulli for APF MP100 and Astrocade stuff.

 

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You know, the Apple II was ridiculously priced by this point in time when you compare its hardware against its peers. I'm not sure they ever tried to discount it even after the Mac and IIGS came out.

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Sorry that I can't point you in the direction to any of that stuff but thanks for the link there. That's some fascinating info. I would also like to acquire some of that stuff as well. It's a shame they got so overlooked here in the States.

 

Good luck finding any of it. I'm getting the system and tape drive from another collector for something equally as rare (a Videobrain), but even he said that he hasn't seen much SV-318/328 stuff.

 

Tempest

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Here's the SV-328 system that I got about 7 years ago at a flea market. One thing I noticed about this system when I brought it out for this photo is how many weird proprietary parts there are. There are special connectors for the tape drive, A/V out, and P/S (16 VAC & 8 VAC out). At least it takes standard Atari 2600 joysticks.

 

I have a few very basic cassette games for it, and it does have a cartridge port. I'll have to check online to see if there are any options for doing a tape file or some other way of getting abandonware for this system.

 

Check out the leaflet that was an addition to the owners manual and the bit about "...You are the most important component of your new computer system". Heh! User empowerment :cool:

 

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Sorry that I can't point you in the direction to any of that stuff but thanks for the link there. That's some fascinating info. I would also like to acquire some of that stuff as well. It's a shame they got so overlooked here in the States.

 

Good luck finding any of it. I'm getting the system and tape drive from another collector for something equally as rare (a Videobrain), but even he said that he hasn't seen much SV-318/328 stuff.

 

Tempest

 

 

Wonderful. I was afraid of that. :( I rarely see any of it on Ebay, not that I look constantly, but when I do see any it's usually in Europe.

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Does anyone know how much of the hardware for the SV-328 listed on this page was actually released?

 

http://www.samdal.com/svperipherals.htm

 

Also, does anyone know where I can find hardware and software for the SV-328? I'd like to get more items for this really obscure computer.

 

My guess is that at least some of it was released.

 

I have a Coleco game adapter, so it was released for sure. I've seen disks for the Spectravideo, so there must be a diskdrive. I think most of the joysticks have been released too.

 

Tapes are not that difficult to get, but it's hard to find the cartridges. I bought most of my Spectravideo stuff on ebay. Some of the stuff is from collector meetings here in Europe and I even found a single tape on a flea market once. I've listed some tapes on ebay yesterday, but I'm not sure if there are any PAL/NTSC problems with the Spectravideo.

 

 

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Sorry to bring up an old thread but I just thought I'd let you know that I know for a fact that the 902 diskdrive, the 605 super expander, the 903 cassette player, the SV-807 64K RAM Pack and the SV-806 80-column display cart were released. I just bought at looooot of stuff and those were in the bunch of goodies I got.

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Sorry to bring up an old thread but I just thought I'd let you know that I know for a fact that the 902 diskdrive, the 605 super expander, the 903 cassette player, the SV-807 64K RAM Pack and the SV-806 80-column display cart were released. I just bought at looooot of stuff and those were in the bunch of goodies I got.

 

 

That's excellent. Can you post some pictures of this stuff? I'd love to finally get to see some of these obscure items. And of coarse if you feel the urge to part with those items I'd be happy to take them off your hands. ;)

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I'll try to get some free time to snap some pictures of the stuff and post them here! About getting rid of them, might just happen since I need to pull in some cash to help towards paying for all the stuff I bought :)

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Ok, here are some pictures for starters. I have some more but haven't been able to dig them out to take pictures of them yet, will update as soon as I get some good pics.

 

First three pics are of the 605 Super Expander. Front, back and inside.

 

Then is the SVI-318 and then two pictures of the 80 column card and then a picture of the 64K RAM expansion. Enjoy :)

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Ok, here are some pictures for starters. I have some more but haven't been able to dig them out to take pictures of them yet, will update as soon as I get some good pics.

 

First three pics are of the 605 Super Expander. Front, back and inside.

 

Then is the SVI-318 and then two pictures of the 80 column card and then a picture of the 64K RAM expansion. Enjoy :)

 

 

That is truly beautiful. I want it all. :lust:

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Glad you like them :) I'll try to snap some pictures of the Diskdrive and also some of the games when I dig far enough down the pile of stuff :)

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Does anybody know if there was ever a black SV-318? Some friends of mine got one when they came out and I could swear the case of the thing was black, but all the ones I've seen online are white.

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Glad you like them :) I'll try to snap some pictures of the Diskdrive and also some of the games when I dig far enough down the pile of stuff :)

 

I thought the SV318 had a chiclet keyboard?

 

Is this a mis-labeled unit? A replacement keyboard? Or did Spectravideo sell the 318 with the full keyboard in some markets?

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Ok, I just wrote what it says on the computer which is SV318

Ah, I see it now...I couldn't even see that picture (off to the right of my screen). That 318 is likely a later model.

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I just talked to guy from whom I bought the computer and apparently there were replacement keyboards available and that is supposedly what this is :)

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