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Monday, 28 January 2019

For Sale - Vintage Sony Vaio PCG-FX Laptop PC - £50

This Sony Vaio PCG-FX laptop computer is one of a batch of machines that used to be our flag ship conference laptops around the time of the Millennium. It has remained and amazingly well preserved time capsule of the early Noughties period of business computing.

For sale - Sony Vaio laptop PC - £50

It hasn't seen active service in the last decade, but fired up immediately without issue and has continued to run on soak test reliably. The only hardware issue to report is that the battery has lost the ability to hold charge, which is unsurprising given the unit's age.

As with the other ex corporate laptops currently for sale, it has been cased it's entire life and used relatively little compared to a personal item, it is still in excellent condition.

Sony Vaio laptop - still in excellent condition

As with the other ex corporate laptops currently for sale, it has been cased it's entire life and used relatively little compared to a personal item, it is still in excellent condition.

It has a decent XGA 1024 x 768 resolution LCD screen, it still has quite a bright backlight.

The hardware specification is as follows:
  • 1.2 GHz Athlon processor
  • 256 Mb of Ram memory
  • 20 Gb hard drive
  • CD/DVD drive
  • Diskette drive
  • USB ports x 2
  • Serial port
  • Parallel port
  • Network port
  • Modem
  • Firewire port

Sony Vaio laptop for sale - hardware specification

MS Office 2003 productivity suite and some Adobe publishing software are already installed.

Sony Vaio laptop for sale - such a wide variety of ports and drives

With such a wide variety of ports and drives it could be a useful media hub for a vintage computer fan. The Firewire port could also be used with an external capture card to record retro computer game console action.

It is priced at £49, the price even includes delivery within the UK. I can send to some European locations too, but please ask for a quote first as this could be quite a high sum.

Send a message or leave a comment if you have any enquiries.


UPDATES

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Monday, 14 January 2019

For Sale - Roland Edirol V-440HD Vision Mixer - £499

The Edirol V-440HD is a versatile unit that offers numerous mixing and up-scaling possibilities for both High and Standard Definition video and computer signals.

It is in principal two separate mixers in one unit; one for Standard Definition and one for High Definition. Furthermore the Standard Definition mixer's output can be sent to the High Definition mixer for up-scaling and mixing.

For sale - Roland Edirol V-440HD vision mixer -£499

A summary of suitable signal types would be as follows:

SD Input

S-Video (Y/C) Preferential x 4 :- 4-pin mini DIN type (Y: 1.0 Vp-p, C: 0.286 Vp-p, 75 ohms)
Video (composite) x 4 :- BNC type (1.0 Vp-p, 75 ohms)

HD/RGB Input

BNC Type x 4      
HD : Y/Pb/Pr (1.0Vp-p, 75Ω, TriLevel Sync)
RGB : R/G/B (0.7Vp-p, 75Ω), H (5VTTL), V (5VTTL)
D-SUB 15pin Shrink Type for HD/RGB x 4
*For In or ThruOut use, select BNC Type or D-sub Type

SD Output

PGM S-Video (Y/C):- 4-pin mini DIN type
(Y: 1.0 Vp-p, C: 0.286 Vp-p, 75 ohms)
PGM Video (composite) :- BNC type (1.0 Vp-p, 75 ohms)
Preview :- BNC type (1.0 Vp-p, 75 ohms), OSD Menu Output

HD Output

PGM Component HD:- BNC Type x2 (1.0Vp-p, 75 ohms, TriLevel Sync)
Preview Component HD :- BNC type (1.0 Vp-p, 75 ohms, TriLevel Sync)
OSD Menu Output (display On/Off is selectable)

RGB Output

PGM RGB :- D-sub 15pin Shrink Type x2 (0.7Vp-p, 75 ohms, 5VTTL Sync)
Preview RGB :- D-sub 15pin Shrink type (0.7 Vp-p, 75 ohms, 5VTTL Sync)
OSD Menu Output (display On/Off is selectable)

Roland Edirol V440HD - offers a wide variety of input and output types

Further technical specifications, manuals and a series of short video tutorials can be found here

Roland Edirol V440HD - plenty of connections

The unit is housed in a custom flight case for safe and convenient transport to events. The external dimensions are (Watch this space - Info To Follow)
There is a little extra space inside for miscellaneous leads and power cable.

Roland Edirol V440HD for sale - custom flight case included

As can be seen from the images, both the case and the mixer are in good condition, all ready for many more years of faithful service.

Roland Edirol V440HD for sale - both case and mixer are in good condition

It is priced at £499, the price even includes delivery within the UK. I can send to some European locations too, but please ask for a quote first as this could be quite a high sum.

Send a message or leave a comment if you have any enquiries.


UPDATES

28/06/19 - Here's the first of the series of short tutorial videos...