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It is holiday shopping season! What are your ideas for Atari 8-bit computer gifts? What would you like gift-wrapped this year?

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I was thinking a nice custom made dust cover for my Atari 820 would be nice. I would also really enjoy some shelving to put my fledgling text adventure collection on.

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I'd like another 600XL, stock not modified, with a mechanical keyboard.

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I would love to have an SIO2SD. I have also been wanting a SOPHIA board.

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a 1450XLD. Still shrink wrapped in the box.

 

More realistically?? A 1200XL from 8Bit-Fix

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a 1450XLD. Still shrink wrapped in the box.

 

More realistically?? A 1200XL from 8Bit-Fix

 

A 1200xl is an awesome gift for anyone Atari lover that doesn't have one! Can't go wrong with that one.

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I would love to have an SIO2SD. I have also been wanting a SOPHIA board.

I just purchased both of these over the past few months. That’s why I have a hard time with these lists. I guess it helps me realize what I’m going to purchase next? Edited by adamchevy
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A Sophia DVI board and a USA monitor that supports 50hz so I can use it.

 

or

 

A VBXE and a USA monitor that supports RGB so I can use it.

 

Being a PAL user in America sucks LOL

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I personally want a 1200XL, because I've never owned one. My dad did for about a week in 1983, and then he returned it when he ran into compatibility issues with it (and then bought an 800XL that he used for many years).

 

As for gift ideas, I'll throw in just about ANY complete-in-box game for the 8-bit, because has anyone seen what's happened on eBay lately?! I'll never stop kicking myself for letting go of the ones I had 20 years ago. I feel like it's gotten significantly worse in the past 12 months.

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1088XEL with all juicy stuff (1MB, vbxe ,rapidus, stereo, ultimate cart, sio2sd, bluetooth joy) and nice unique case

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A Sophia DVI board and a USA monitor that supports 50hz so I can use it

I hope you understand that a monitor with 50hz support is absolutely no guarantee for sophia to work... there is a lot more to it.

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I hope you understand that a monitor with 50hz support is absolutely no guarantee for sophia to work... there is a lot more to it.

 

 

Yes I do. There is a reason I am still using a UAV and a S/VHS to VGA converter. If I wish to upgrade my 1088XEL I have to get a new monitor too, and none of the 'reasonably priced' monitors/TV's here will work, that makes the upgrade too expensive just now, it will have to wait. But that wasn't the point of this list

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A 1450XLD Case for my working 1450XL :)

 

I always thought it'd be a great idea to make a case like that to house a 1200XL board and 2x 1050 guts... with provisions for a PBI port.

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I always thought it'd be a great idea to make a case like that to house a 1200XL board and 2x 1050 guts... with provisions for a PBI port.

That would be cool too :)

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Already been done. Look here: http://atariage.com/forums/topic/99557-the-1450xld-fake-thread/

 

PBI has also been done as well.

 

Thanks, I already knew about Beetle's machine. I was watching the thread when it first appeared in 2006.

 

To be more specific, what I mean is to create something that can be produced in quantity.

 

Also, Beetle's doesn't have the PBI port; but we'll let it go in his case (pun). ;)

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