Amstrad bought by Sky. What now for Speccy stuff?

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Post by Katzkatz » Wed Aug 01, 2007 10:39 am

You're right that Sir Alan doesn't do that much electronics stuff nowadays. At the start of the 90's he sourced a load of cheap disk (I think from Seagate) for his Amstrad PCs at the time, and their were problems with their reliability. I remember a friend of mind said about Amstrad's build qualitly at the time that they shake the PC's up and down and hope nothing doesn't rattle inside them. I think the SEGA PC thing wasn't a huge success as well. They own Viglen nowadays and have some recycling PC business, his son runs a Lear jet business for him! They also have that emailer thingy.

A lot of the Sky boxes are Panasonic nowadays, some of them used to be done by Pace. It would be a good idea to sell some retro games for the Sky box.

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Post by Celebaglar » Wed Aug 01, 2007 10:53 am

Katzkatz wrote:I remember a friend of mind said about Amstrad's build qualitly at the time that they shake the PC's up and down and hope nothing doesn't rattle inside them.
I think that was Amstrad's quality control policy full stop. A lot of their stuff suffered from the "cheap and nasty" build quality problem.

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Post by psj3809 » Wed Aug 01, 2007 12:01 pm

Oh come on ! Roms/emulator images, i think you know what i meant !

Ole Alan obviously has his head screwed on big time but still seeing that crappy Amstrad emailer phone is embarassing on the Apprentice. Would have been great in the 80's !

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Post by ivarf » Wed Aug 01, 2007 12:55 pm

ahh, the Pace Dreamcast box? whatever happend to that? I saw some pictures of it in 2001/2002 and then nothing..

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Post by Katzkatz » Tue Aug 07, 2007 7:17 pm

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Post by stvd » Wed Aug 08, 2007 3:21 am

paranoid marvin wrote:Perhaps we might get Sky boxes that don't break down every 6 months
Or custom SKY boxes that look like 48K models.
Nice rubber buttons and everything...........
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Post by ivarf » Fri Aug 10, 2007 2:18 am

Ah, all the possabilities :P

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Post by RetroRik » Fri Aug 10, 2007 5:51 pm

Anyone remember or own this Amstrad phone..

You can download and play Speccy games on it...

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Amstrad-E-Maile ... B000066CB5

Maybe Sky will add Speccy games to their interactive service..?

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