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CPC464 sizes
« on: 18:59, 25 March 16 »
How about that?


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Re: CPC464 sizes
« Reply #1 on: 19:11, 25 March 16 »
I didn't know that.
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Re: CPC464 sizes
« Reply #2 on: 19:24, 25 March 16 »
I think it's an optical illusion due to shape/perspective. Let's compare our sizes, shall we?  :D
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Re: CPC464 sizes
« Reply #3 on: 19:32, 25 March 16 »
funny angle of view  :D

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Re: CPC464 sizes
« Reply #4 on: 01:18, 26 March 16 »
I'd say their elevated at different heights.


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Re: CPC464 sizes
« Reply #5 on: 20:08, 26 March 16 »
Yeah, ooooohkay, any real input? :D

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Re: CPC464 sizes
« Reply #6 on: 23:01, 26 March 16 »

Yeah, ooooohkay, any real input?


There was an example from the 80s Curiosity Show which dealt with Illusions & Angles, but I haven't been able to track down the video. :(
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Re: CPC464 sizes
« Reply #7 on: 00:21, 27 March 16 »
As said above, it's a trick. Taking advantage of the way perspective works in images (and so fools the brain...).

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Re: CPC464 sizes
« Reply #8 on: 02:34, 27 March 16 »
As said above, it's a trick. Taking advantage of the way perspective works in images (and so fools the brain...).

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Re: CPC464 sizes
« Reply #9 on: 12:40, 27 March 16 »
I'd sure like to see one of those 464s spinning around an Ames Window.  :D


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Re: CPC464 sizes
« Reply #10 on: 15:15, 27 March 16 »
Awww, the Curiosity Show. I grew up with that every Saturday morning :)


As for the 464s, I recently had an original 1984 model and a 1988 model with the new logo. Both were the same physical size, so I'm also going with it being a matter of perspective.

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Re: CPC464 sizes
« Reply #11 on: 19:46, 27 March 16 »
I don't think we're dealing with perspective here. The angle is very high and the difference in size really noticeable. Even if you mentally continue the edged of the top machines they won't fall on the contour of the bottom one...

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Re: CPC464 sizes
« Reply #12 on: 20:44, 27 March 16 »
I recall my tall-button 464 being slightly longer than the short-button 464 my sister had, which had a the later logo on it. It seems these 464s are from different manufacturing times.

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Re: CPC464 sizes
« Reply #13 on: 20:52, 27 March 16 »
it'd be really interesting if they actually produced new cases at some point...

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Re: CPC464 sizes
« Reply #14 on: 21:04, 27 March 16 »
it'd be really interesting if they actually produced new cases at some point...


The final batch of 464's must have had new moulds as they had dual English and Spanish text moulded into the cases.
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Re: CPC464 sizes
« Reply #15 on: 22:16, 27 March 16 »

The final batch of 464's must have had new moulds as they had dual English and Spanish text moulded into the cases.

Do you mean the description of the ports on the backside?

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Re: CPC464 sizes
« Reply #16 on: 22:48, 27 March 16 »
 :picard: You're not serious! Really? The back of the 464 is higher than the front, so it's closer to the camera and will appear bigger/wider. This is a primary school perspective trick.

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Re: CPC464 sizes
« Reply #17 on: 23:29, 27 March 16 »
Do you mean the description of the ports on the backside?


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Re: CPC464 sizes
« Reply #18 on: 23:49, 27 March 16 »
Awww, the Curiosity Show. I grew up with that every Saturday morning :)


Do you remember the episode with the Amstrad in it?


They were playing around with Flight Path 737
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Re: CPC464 sizes
« Reply #19 on: 00:06, 28 March 16 »
I remember they had a 464 on, Only Fools and Horses when Rodney was learning how to programme

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Re: CPC464 sizes
« Reply #20 on: 00:08, 28 March 16 »
I remember they had a 464 on, Only Fools and Horses when Rodney was learning how to programme

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Re: CPC464 sizes
« Reply #22 on: 00:31, 28 March 16 »
Let me guess the caption: "It's a bloody computer, init!". :)

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Re: CPC464 sizes
« Reply #23 on: 01:39, 28 March 16 »
I remember they had a 464 on, Only Fools and Horses when Rodney was learning how to programme


Unfortunately I don't have any proof to connect "The Curiosity Show" with the Amstrad I recall seeing, so I cannot say what Amstrad it was apart from it having a Colour Monitor, though I guess to setup a game for the programme, a Disc based system could be loaded and ready to go during a commercial break.
The segment it was on was about the Flight Path 737 game. I guess they were impressed with how Simulation was becoming a more realistic in games and it just happened to be demonstrated on an Amstrad.  :)


I've never been able to find a video clip of it though. :(
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Re: CPC464 sizes
« Reply #24 on: 03:06, 28 March 16 »
and here it is

http://www.starringthecomputer.com/snapshots/only_fools_and_horses_cpc6128_2.jpg


Is it just me or is the monitor in that picture not actually connected to the CPC Rodney is supposedly using?