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VCD pwned VHS in Japan

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6:34 pm
July 22, 2009


Jeromy

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posts 106

So much so that the Saturn had a VCD expansion card. I just wonder why it wasn't in there by default.

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7:47 pm
July 22, 2009


Rubyclaw

Retrososo

posts 48

Cool. So was that like the ram expansion pack for the N64, which added more memory to the system?

7:53 pm
July 22, 2009


Jeromy

Admin

posts 106

The saturn had a cart slot, think genesis game size, behind the CD rom door were extra memory or a action replay could go. I think the VCD card went into a seperate slot on the back of unit.

2:21 pm
July 23, 2009


Mike

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posts 81

On the bck there is a little panel where the cr2032 backup battery is located and it looks like there is a card slot there as well.

3:48 pm
July 23, 2009


Jeromy

Admin

posts 106

What's up with those cr2032 batteries? I've had them last 10 years and some last less than 1 year.

5:35 pm
July 23, 2009


Mike

Admin

posts 81

the dreamcast vmu used 2 of them and lasts about 17 min.

1:51 am
July 24, 2009


JungleRatRob

Utah

Retroposer

posts 91

seriously! the VMU would have been a cool invention if not for the short battery life. I've heard that the GameGear had similar battery-eating tendancies

Knowledge is indivisible. When people grow wise in one direction, they are sure to make it easier for themselves to grow wise in other directions as well.
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2:12 pm
January 5, 2010


triverse

Arkansas

New Member

posts 2

I don't think they sell them anymore but, Dollar Tree used to sell these little LED flashlights.  They took two of the same batteries that the Dreamcast VMU took.  The catch was, the flashlight has a little trigger that you squeeze repeatedly and it recharges the batteries.  This could be a cheap method of keeping from going broke with buying new batteries.


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