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Strange "DIK" Videopac System on Ebay
11 Jan 2010
15:27
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pongman
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hi all,

i found this interesting system on ebay:

http://cgi.ebay.de/ws/eBayISAP.....K:MEWAX:IT

can anyone tell if this is just a common G-7400 someone has put stickers on "DIK" or what else could this be?

immer in bewegung bleiben!

11 Jan 2010
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you saw the joystick with the artwork in that same orange color on the second pic he provided? a detective case for true Videopac fans there Naughty

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11 Jan 2010
17:42
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the joystick looks handcoloured by the owner - the letters look like prints. i am sure the owner also did put the letter stickers on the console but you never know. i am not a videopac pro ;-)

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11 Jan 2010
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DI eter K önig ...

There's always one more try – I'm not afraid to die! (Heart of Steel, Manowar)

11 Jan 2010
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manopac saidmrgreenI eter K önig ...


Mark is right!

This might be my old G7400. I cannot remember putting those stickers on my G7400 back then, but:

a) DIK were my initials in the 1980s.

b) We had a Samsonite suitcase back then, that had self-adhesive letter stickers, and they looked exactly like the ones on this G7400

It is really possible that this is my old G7400 from 1984, and I would like to bid on it. So please be kind and don't bid, thanks smile

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11 Jan 2010
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hehe so in the end it was maybe a nice find and worth be posted here :-)

i won't bid on it.

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11 Jan 2010
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Many thanks Adrian Bier

I will keep you guys informed!

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12 Jan 2010
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Dieter said:

manopac saidmrgreenI eter K önig ...


It is really possible that this is my old G7400 from 1984, and I would like to bid on it. So please be kind and don't bid, thanks smile


aargh, please don't say that this is true...

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12 Jan 2010
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another question,

does anyone of you know the G-7400 tape recorder?

http://www.pong-picture-page.d.....anguage=en

here is a picture of the loose unit. does anyone know a box of it or can provide us with a picture?

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12 Jan 2010
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AtariBuff said:

Dieter said:

manopac saidmrgreenI eter K önig ...


It is really possible that this is my old G7400 from 1984, and I would like to bid on it. So please be kind and don't bid, thanks smile


aargh, please don't say that this is true...


It IS true Smile

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12 Jan 2010
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pongman said:

another question,

does anyone of you know the G-7400 tape recorder?

http://www.pong-picture-page.d.....anguage=en

here is a picture of the loose unit. does anyone know a box of it or can provide us with a picture?


This link leads to the 1292 & 1392 page Ponder

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12 Jan 2010
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immer in bewegung bleiben!

12 Jan 2010
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pongman said:

http://www.pong-picture-page.d.....ts_id=2315

errr...i'm sorry


There is no such thing as a dedicated G7400 tape recorder. You could use any tape recorder with microphone and headphone jacks. I think Philips used just a standard Philips tape recorder for that picture.

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12 Jan 2010
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isn't this the one which is also used on a picture on either the C7420 box or in one of the catalogs ? I always assumed this is the "official" C7420 tape recorder (which buy the way also understands the remote control from the 3rd cable - no idea if this was ever standardized ...)

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12 Jan 2010
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I think this is the picture from the C7420 box? Adrian?

I have to take a look at my tape recorder tomorrow. Somehow I have in mind it has 3 jacks too ...

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12 Jan 2010
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it´s from one of the manuals of the philips videopac microsoft basic module.

check this out:

http://www.pong-picture-page.d.....ts_id=2282

here you can see the two C-7420 manuals i have (french & italian). note the strange joysticks shown on the cover of the french manual.

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12 Jan 2010
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There is no such thing as a dedicated G7400 tape recorder. You could use any tape recorder with microphone and headphone jacks. I think Philips used just a standard Philips tape recorder for that picture.


1-2 years ago a guy sold a lot of stuff on ebay. along with it he also sold a loose tape player especially for the videopac system. it was the one pictured on the c-7420 manual.

i will check my pictures if i still have one of this tape player

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12 Jan 2010
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pongman said:

note the strange joysticks shown on the cover of the french manual.


Those are Odyssey3-style joysticks. I have no idea why they appear on a European manual. Maybe at some time Philips thought of replacing the old joysticks with the Odyssey3 joysticks. I am not sure if G7400s with those new joysticks have been actually found so far?

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18 Jan 2010
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@dieter:

did you get this unique "Dieter König" G-7400 variant? it sold for around 50 euro right?

"I am not sure if G7400s with those new joysticks have been actually found so far?"

i never ever found one.

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18 Jan 2010
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Yes, I won it smile

Allthough I had hoped to get it a bit cheaper, but what can you do ...

Will let you guys know as soon as it has arrived here.

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