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8272Re: [midatlanticretro] TI99/4a Stuff I'm getting

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  • Joe Giliberti
    Jun 2, 2008
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      Well everything seems to work thus far, save for the joysticks. They have no "up" function. Has color monitor, external FDD, PEB with internal FDD, controller, RS232, 32k, and some other card, speech synth, cassette recorder, a "Compact expansion system" sidecar, and lots of books and cartridges, as well as some disks and cassettes
      He even threw in a compact computer desk.

      Joe


      On Mon, Jun 2, 2008 at 5:11 PM, Jim Scheef <jscheef@...> wrote:

      Bill,

      Sometimes there are bargains on eBay. Someone outbid me on an HP Integral and got it for only $56 because I could not rebid in time.

      Jim

      ----- Original Message ----
      From: Bill Degnan <billdeg@...>
      To: midatlanticretro@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Monday, June 2, 2008 3:45:42 PM
      Subject: Re: [midatlanticretro] TI99/4a Stuff I'm getting

      I can't believe an expansion unit is only $7

      -------- Original Message --------
      > From: Bryan Pope <bryan.pope@...>
      > Sent: Monday, June 02, 2008 3:38 PM
      > To: midatlanticretro@yahoogroups.com
      > Subject: Re: [midatlanticretro] TI99/4a Stuff I'm getting
      >
      > Jim Scheef wrote:
      > > Joe,
      > >
      > > RS-232 is serial protocol so you would need a serial printer to use
      > > that interface. Doesn't the TI have a parallel port on the
      > > system/keyboard unit?
      > >
      > > A little research will find a lot of information on the 99/4a. The
      > > TI-99 was a pivotal machine in the early home computer industry and
      > > would make a fine exhibit for VCF East. The machine's place in history
      > > comes not from what the machine can do but from what it did to TI and
      > > the rest of the home computer market at the time. TI thought they
      > > could make a proprietary machine and make lots of money by keeping the
      > > software market to themselves. Dig into the history and you'll find a
      > > lot of interesting stuff including a third-party market that developed
      > > in spite of TI.
      > >
      > >
      > *The* TI-99/4A email list: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ti99-4a/
      >
      > Some other TI-99/4A (and related systems) sites:
      > http://www.ti99ers.org/
      > Enjoy!
      >
      > Cheers,
      >
      > Bryan
      >
      > > ----- Original Message ----
      > > From: Joe Giliberti <Starbase89@...>
      > > To: midatlanticretro@yahoogroups.com
      > > Sent: Monday, June 2, 2008 11:07:23 AM
      > > Subject: Re: [midatlanticretro] TI99/4a Stuff I'm getting
      > >
      > > es anyonw know where I can get a functional printer for the TI? As I
      > > understand, I'm to be getting the RS-232c module, but I highly doubt I
      > > could get any modern parallel printer working on that.
      > >
      > > On Mon, Jun 2, 2008 at 10:37 AM, Joe Giliberti <starbase89@...
      > > <mailto:starbase89@...>> wrote:
      > >
      > >    Yes, then, $7 on ebay, not that I really care. I just want
      > >    something to play with for right now.
      > >
      > >    Joe
      > >
      > >
      > >    On Mon, Jun 2, 2008 at 6:40 AM, B. Degnan <billdeg@...
      > >    <mailto:billdeg@...>> wrote:
      > >
      > >        The large rectangular "Expansion System" I think it's called
      > >        that gives the TI 99 4a person the ability to have disk
      > >        drives, modem, etc. with his TI 99.
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >        At 10:39 PM 6/1/2008 -0400, you wrote:
      > >>        Which expansion unit? One of the Peripheral Expansion Boxes
      > >>        just sold on ebay for $7.
      > >>
      > >>        Joe
      > >>
      > >>        On Sun, Jun 1, 2008 at 8:28 PM, B. Degnan
      > >>        <billdeg@... <mailto:billdeg@...>> wrote:
      > >>>
      > >>>        then it's a steal.  The expansion unit alone is worth $80+
      > >>>        bd
      > >>>
      > >>>
      > >>>
      > >>>        At 08:24 PM 6/1/2008 -0400, you wrote:
      > >>>>        Everything does indeed work. Its a palm Tungsten. I paid
      > >>>>        around $100 for it, and I rarely use it.
      > >>>>
      > >>>>        On Sun, Jun 1, 2008 at 8:04 PM, B. Degnan
      > >>>>        <billdeg@... <mailto:billdeg@...>> wrote:
      > >>>>>
      > >>>>>        yes; but what older palm is it, and does the stuff work?
      > >>>>>        bd
      > >>>>>
      > >>>>>
      > >>>>>        At 06:29 PM 6/1/2008 -0400, you wrote:
      > >>>>>>        Trading it for an older palm handheld I have. Includes
      > >>>>>>        the system with all hookups, monitor, expansion box,
      > >>>>>>        floppy disk drive, joysticks, memory expander box, speech
      > >>>>>>        synthesizer, hamsoft ham radio module, and many
      > >>>>>>        disks/cartridges/books for assembly language, forth,
      > >>>>>>        logo, fortran, basic, and I think he may have said
      > >>>>>>        pascal. As I understand it, the Hamsoft module may
      > >>>>>>        actually be somewhat collectible.
      > >>>>>>         
      > >>>>>>        Sound like a good deal?
      > >>>>>>         
      > >>>>>>        Joe
      > >>
      > >
      > >
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