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by poglad
Fri Jul 11, 2014 4:15 pm
Forum: SALES
Topic: ZX81 Mouse Mat
Replies: 10
Views: 5945

ZX81 Mouse Mat

My old mouse mat died today (or rather, was put out of its misery) so I'm having a new one made to my own design. I'm just getting one made first, in case it turns out rubbish, but if its okay then I'll order some more if anyone's interested. They work out at less than £4 each. It's the kind with pr...
by poglad
Fri Jul 11, 2014 11:20 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Timex Sinclair 1000/ZX81 Cassette Recorder Requirements
Replies: 22
Views: 6385

Re: Timex Sinclair 1000/ZX81 Cassette Recorder Requirements

Haha Mark... well, some would hate a switch to the Euro (can't see that ever happening, personally) but the company I work for would make bucket loads out of consultants fees for "upgrading" our clients systems to deal with it!
by poglad
Thu Jul 10, 2014 10:36 pm
Forum: GAMES
Topic: My first ZX81 game
Replies: 4
Views: 1694

Re: My first ZX81 game

Reminds me of that old Spectrum tape-magazine, 16/48. One month I had a 'letter' published, including my then-home address, which had a bit of 3D frame animation generated using VU-3D. Must have been around 1984 I suppose. Anyway, years later, could have been the 90s, I got a letter through the post...
by poglad
Thu Jul 10, 2014 10:32 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Timex Sinclair 1000/ZX81 Cassette Recorder Requirements
Replies: 22
Views: 6385

Re: Timex Sinclair 1000/ZX81 Cassette Recorder Requirements

LOL, I'm not making myself clear... the Sony one that was recommended is on eBay (several auctions) priced around £15 used. That's what I'm trying to say! :lol:

Edit: Oh I see, you're in the States? I'm sorry, I thought you kept saying it was £30 !
by poglad
Thu Jul 10, 2014 2:42 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: TS1000 a new life
Replies: 7
Views: 3112

Re: TS1000 a new life

Hi there, I'm fascinated to see that your TS1000 appears to have metal shielding inside. I'm pretty sure the ZX81 in the UK didn't have that!
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by poglad
Thu Jul 10, 2014 2:39 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Timex Sinclair 1000/ZX81 Cassette Recorder Requirements
Replies: 22
Views: 6385

Re: Timex Sinclair 1000/ZX81 Cassette Recorder Requirements

I have been on eBay and I have seen loads of inexpensive tape recorders, but I don't know which one to get because the Timex Sinclair 1000 seems to be picky about what cassette recorder it uses. Would you recommend a good type of recorder (e.g. Panasonic Slimline, not just Panasonic.) Thanks What I...
by poglad
Wed Jul 09, 2014 5:33 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Timex Sinclair 1000/ZX81 Cassette Recorder Requirements
Replies: 22
Views: 6385

Re: Timex Sinclair 1000/ZX81 Cassette Recorder Requirements

There are several on eBay in the £15-£20 price bracket, if you don't mind a used one.
by poglad
Wed Jul 09, 2014 11:26 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Timex Sinclair 1000/ZX81 Cassette Recorder Requirements
Replies: 22
Views: 6385

Re: Timex Sinclair 1000/ZX81 Cassette Recorder Requirements

Odd!!!

Out of interest, if you plug an earpiece into the EAR socket of the GE, do you hear anything when you play the tape? Perhaps the socket simply isn't working properly.
by poglad
Tue Jul 08, 2014 10:56 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Timex Sinclair 1000/ZX81 Cassette Recorder Requirements
Replies: 22
Views: 6385

Re: Timex Sinclair 1000/ZX81 Cassette Recorder Requirements

One thing to try is to only keep one of the plugs connected at a time - the EAR plug when loading, and the MIC plug when saving. For some recorders, when you SAVE with both plugs connected it sets up a feedback loop which ruins the recording.
by poglad
Tue Jul 08, 2014 6:14 pm
Forum: GAMES
Topic: ZX81 Hi Res Games
Replies: 6
Views: 2091

Re: ZX81 Hi Res Games

And I would add, that if the likes of Wilf Rigter had been in the lab on the day they were putting together the ZX81, it may well have been launched with hi-res capability in ROM right out of the box. Oh for hindsight!