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« on: November 24, 2005, 12:16PM »
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Quote from: Mike Watters on November 17, 2005, 09:58AM   


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Mike,

so that is what I missed...but the gnawed rook could be seen on the auction pictures as I recall...this should not have been a surprise for you. The missing magnet is a different story.

Christian
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Yes, just a few pesky dollars more and you could have had the job of replacing the rook. A surgical operation on the dog has revealed no magnet.





Wrong dog. 
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Mike,

you shouldn't have used a grenade for this operation

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« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2005, 01:37PM »
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Hi Mike,

thank you for your kind words but I guess most of it is simply due to the Japanese artistic technology... 

Re your Prestige: Would it be against a collector's rules to use different pieces? (ie from Elite Avantgarde or something like that) I think this would make it almost perfect..... 

New Pieces Regards,
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Mike,

so that is what I missed...but the gnawed rook could be seen on the auction pictures as I recall...this should not have been a surprise for you. The missing magnet is a different story.

Christian
Christian

Yes, just a few pesky dollars more and you could have had the job of replacing the rook. A surgical operation on the dog has revealed no magnet.





Wrong dog. 
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Mike,

so that is what I missed...but the gnawed rook could be seen on the auction pictures as I recall...this should not have been a surprise for you. The missing magnet is a different story.

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Re:Fidelity Prestige
« Reply #4 on: November 16, 2005, 09:50PM »
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Quote from: Mike Watters on November 16, 2005, 01:11PM   

I am sorry to hear about the ARB you tested. Is it mendable?
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I don't know yet, I haven't opened it yet and I'll try to do it next week-end to see if there are simple problems that I can solve : when I put the computer upside down, some leds turn on (the buttons stay unresponsive)..

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Let me know if you may be interested in one and I can report how I get on.

I could be interested...but not until I am sure that the one I have cannot be fixed.

Thanks again,
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« Reply #5 on: November 16, 2005, 04:37PM »
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Ok Ismenio. I did take four photos and the other three are even fuzzier than the first one 








Unfortunately you can still make out the dog damaged rook.

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Re:Fidelity Prestige
« Reply #6 on: November 16, 2005, 03:12PM »
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Mike,

That is a beautiful machine you have! Congratulations! I wouldn't mind losing to one like this. Another one I can only dream about.

Any chances we could see a picture of the display in action?

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« Reply #7 on: November 16, 2005, 01:11PM »
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Hi Martin/Alain many thanks for the congrats.

Martin you are a true artist. Which is why I reposted the link to your chess computer pictures. It is like glamour photography.   Mine are more like snaps of men at work.

Alain although the modules are just like the ARB program modules, and slot into the same place, the Prestige program is actually already inside. The module you see is an Openings module, more like the CB9 and CB16.

I am sorry to hear about the ARB you tested. Is it mendable? I recently got a defective ARB, mainly for the pieces, which are very pretty. This one may be mendable because it is possibly just a case of one of the PCBs coming adrift, broken wires and bent pins etc. I have had a quick look inside and they look comparitively easy to work on. I have two other ARBs which I think are fully working. I did not have an English manual when I got them but now I should be able to check them out thoroughly. Let me know if you may be interested in one and I can report how I get on.

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« Reply #8 on: November 16, 2005, 11:55AM »
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Hi Mike,

a beautiful computer !! congratulations !

Is the program in the pluggable module like the ARB (or do we see just a plastic cover) ?

Don't worry about the picture, mine are not better  (one of these days, I'll try to make a new set with my SLR instead of a compact camera) Martin's pictures are really beautiful !!

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Alain

PS : the ARB I got monday does not work at all 
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« Reply #9 on: November 16, 2005, 10:49AM »
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Hi Mike,

a beautiful computer you have there , congrats!

Re the photos: I think you're doing a good job but if you think you need a hint, let us know if we could help somehow. Do you have a tripod? 

Nikon Regards,
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Fidelity Prestige
« Reply #10 on: November 16, 2005, 09:47AM »
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Hi All

Here is a picture of the Fidelity Prestige I bought on Ebay a few weeks back :-



It is a fairly early one, date 1982 and serial number 216. I have not worked out what program version it has yet. Apart from the coffee stained manual, and a rook which a dog has had a good chew of, it all seems in very good order. The hungry creature also seems to have swallowed the felt and magnet.

Results so far - one convincing win to the Prestige and a fighting (lucky) win in the ending for me.

All I need is some photography lessons and a new camera to do this rare beast justice. The board is basically the same as the Applied Concepts Auto Response Board (ARB) which was first released in 1980. I believe that Fidelity bought the rights to the board off Applied Concepts. The woods used in the Prestige version are beautiful but I have a slight preference for the Sargon ARB pieces. The Prestige is much more responsive than the ARB, which in my brief tests (without a manual) I found tricky to set up and use as I wanted. Maybe Alain is having more luck with the ARB.

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Mike
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