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#1
Ever heard of this console?
Posted on: 2011/2/16 20:48
VB Gamer
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This is the Entex Adventure Vision. It was released in 1982 and it's apparently the predecessor to the Virtual Boy, because it uses the same display method as the Virtual Boy, although at a much lower resolution, and not with stereo displays. ;)
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I watched a few videos on Youtube demonstrating this rare console (it's even rarer than the Virtual Boy!), but the regulation of the display is terrible. The LED bar and the mirror are not synched exactly, which causes the display to wobble, unlike its more recent counterpart. (In fact, I don't even think it has any real kind of regulation circuitry.) The mirror also actually spins back and forth, instead of vibrating.

Unfortunately, this console was also doomed to failure on the market, which makes it so extremely rare. I wonder if we could make something like this today with modern electronics...


Hmmmm...?
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#2
Re: Ever heard of this console?
Posted on: 2011/2/16 21:54
PVB Elite
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There's already a topic about it:

http://www.planetvb.com/modules/newbb/viewtopic.php?topic_id=3968
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#3
Re: Ever heard of this console?
Posted on: 2011/2/17 4:15
VB Gamer
Joined 2011/1/8
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Darn you, already-made topic!
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#4
Re: Ever heard of this console?
Posted on: 2011/2/17 18:15
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no regulation circuitry? doesn't that mean it could go haywire?
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#5
Re: Ever heard of this console?
Posted on: 2011/2/17 20:40
VB Gamer
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No. When I mean regulation circuitry, it has no circuitry to control the synchronization of the mirror with the flashing of the LEDs. The reflected display wobbles because of the varying speed of the mirror.
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