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CPC sold standalone?
« on: 14:08, 26 March 21 »
Now I didn't know about that...


A Littlewoods 1986 catalogue listing three variants of 464/6128:
-green monitor
-colour monitor
-modulator!


Really??


Source in the scan.

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Re: CPC sold standalone?
« Reply #1 on: 14:45, 26 March 21 »
Yup, that's how it was in Ireland too.

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Re: CPC sold standalone?
« Reply #2 on: 14:50, 26 March 21 »
Imagine that. What modulator were they providing?

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Re: CPC sold standalone?
« Reply #3 on: 15:04, 26 March 21 »
Would be the MP1 Modulator I would think ....

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Re: CPC sold standalone?
« Reply #4 on: 15:14, 26 March 21 »
In Germany I have never seen option 1, it was always only green or colour monitor. The MP1 and MP2 were always only addons (128DM for the MP1 and 148DM for the MP-2).

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Re: CPC sold standalone?
« Reply #5 on: 15:15, 27 March 21 »
Maybe it was for people that had the green monitor, and wanted to play games in colour  on the family TV when their parents were out....( Not that I would know about such things)  :D
« Last Edit: 15:17, 27 March 21 by Animalgril987 »

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Re: CPC sold standalone?
« Reply #6 on: 17:23, 27 March 21 »
Maybe it was for people that had the green monitor, and wanted to play games in colour  on the family TV when their parents were out....( Not that I would know about such things)  :D

Yes, that's what the modulator is for, but what Gryzor is pointing out is that you could buy the CPC without a monitor and a modulator was included instead.

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Re: CPC sold standalone?
« Reply #7 on: 18:53, 27 March 21 »
My bad, I was only half paying attention.

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Re: CPC sold standalone?
« Reply #8 on: 10:11, 29 March 21 »
My bad, I was only half paying attention.

Not exactly the end of the world :D

Indeed the times I'd hog the TV when my parents were out... though that was with a SCART cable, not a modulator. The need was real!

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Re: CPC sold standalone?
« Reply #9 on: 14:41, 29 March 21 »
My bad, I was only half paying attention.

Ok, from now on you sit at the front of the classroom where I can keep an eye on you!*

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*For some reason that was the sentence I heard most often during my school days.

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Re: CPC sold standalone?
« Reply #10 on: 14:44, 29 March 21 »
I had a similar incident during a uni exam, but the proctor sitting at the front was severely cross-eyed. Awkwardness ensued.

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Re: CPC sold standalone?
« Reply #11 on: 20:03, 29 March 21 »
Ok, from now on you sit at the front of the classroom where I can keep an eye on you!*
Sorry sir. It won't happen again, sir. :D

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Re: CPC sold standalone?
« Reply #12 on: 20:33, 29 March 21 »
Sorry sir. It won't happen again, sir. :D

I hope not! Otherwise it's Thursday after-school detention for you young man!

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Re: CPC sold standalone?
« Reply #13 on: 20:37, 29 March 21 »
Thursday? What was special about Thursdays?

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Re: CPC sold standalone?
« Reply #14 on: 00:36, 30 March 21 »
Thursday? What was special about Thursdays?

Do you know the story of why the U.S. elections are always held on a Tuesday?... Well it's the same, just different. :)

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Re: CPC sold standalone?
« Reply #15 on: 09:40, 30 March 21 »
Ok I under- oh wait...

Well, it must have been nice to know your detention days in advance so you could schedule around it :D

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Re: CPC sold standalone?
« Reply #16 on: 10:05, 30 March 21 »
Ok I under- oh wait...

Well, it must have been nice to know your detention days in advance so you could schedule around it :D

You mean "make sure that your Gameboy had fresh batteries" ?

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Re: CPC sold standalone?
« Reply #17 on: 10:12, 30 March 21 »
My Tetris handheld ran off AA batteries that lasted for days, by the time I could have a Gameboy I was playing hooky with girls or playing basketball :D

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Re: CPC sold standalone?
« Reply #18 on: 10:27, 30 March 21 »
I was almost finished University when the Gameboy came out.

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Re: CPC sold standalone?
« Reply #19 on: 10:36, 30 March 21 »
Ι bet if you didn't get that Gameboy you would have actually finished uni :D

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Re: CPC sold standalone?
« Reply #20 on: 11:33, 30 March 21 »
Ι bet if you didn't get that Gameboy you would have actually finished uni :D

I was a latecomer. I think I bought my first Gameboy about a year after finishing uni.

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Re: CPC sold standalone?
« Reply #21 on: 11:38, 30 March 21 »
I was almost finished University when the Gameboy came out.

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Hah you old fart!
I was 15. Although I did get myself thrown out of secondary school a month or two before I got my Game Boy. :D
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Re: CPC sold standalone?
« Reply #22 on: 21:22, 30 March 21 »
Thursday's USED to be quiz night ( hopefully will be again in the not too distant future)  :D


Anyway, it wasn't my fault, the girl sat next to me kept talking ( good job she won't be reading this!)

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Re: CPC sold standalone?
« Reply #23 on: 16:29, 05 April 21 »
Ok, from now on you sit at the front of the classroom where I can keep an eye on you!*

Bryce.

*For some reason that was the sentence I heard most often during my school days.
I much prefer to imagine you hearing "put that soldering iron away" or "what are you doing with that soldering iron?"