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Re:Senor Novag? ;-)
« on: March 20, 2006, 02:52PM »
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Christian

You are right. My fellow countrymen are determined to keep the Euro out because The Sun newspaper has led a campaign against it.

There is no objection to European chess computer box harmonisation though.

As far as I know.

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« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2006, 09:57AM »
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Quote from: Mike Watters on March 20, 2006, 09:15AM   

Well I do not have a Super Forte box. There is no mention of Senor Technology ( or even Sensor Technology) on the Expert or Super Expert boxes I have. I feel like I am missing out. 

Mike


Well Mike what did you expect You people didn't want the Euro and now you expect to benefit from us

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Well I do not have a Super Forte box. There is no mention of Senor Technology ( or even Sensor Technology) on the Expert or Super Expert boxes I have. I feel like I am missing out. 

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« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2006, 08:54AM »
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Quote from: Robert Weck on March 16, 2006, 05:45AM   



i found this on the back of my Super Forte box:






Robert,

me too!!! Interesting fact: The contents of the box is explained in three languages on the back, but the word 'senor' appears only in the english and german version.
The French text is correct (senSor)...and is not since the French at my knowledge use 'capteur' or 'détecteur' but not the word sensor.

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« Reply #4 on: March 17, 2006, 12:43AM »
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Quote from: Mike Watters on March 16, 2006, 03:39PM   

You are obviously a keen box reader.

I would not say so; i had this box for almost 2 years, before i discoverd this! 

But when reading, i can relatively easy detect any typos! (too bad, this doesn't always help me from preventing my own!  )

Btw: how is it on other Super Forte/Expert boxes? I only have one other Super Expert box, but i haven't checked it until now...

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Have you ever seen a date (year) on a Fidelity box, or Fidelity manual for that matter? Whereas Scisys/Saitek, Novag and others nearly always put a year of manufacture on their boxes I do not remember ever seeing a Fidelity one.

Hmm, i never paid any attention to this! I will have a look the next time!

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My theory is that Fidelity were sensitive to the public shying away from old stock? This did not, of course stop them recycling bits of chess computer for years calling them special editions or de luxe......

or Designer...

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Your 6MHz discovery has hit a raw nerve.   I have a Super Forte A, Super Expert B and Super Expert C all claiming to run at 6 MHz. Now I don't believe any of them.

I always thought, that an A-version was only available with 5 MHz? Has it been tuned or built in a B- or C-SuFo?

It can be easily tested, which speed they have: I have a 5 MHz A, 6 MHz B and C. We only need to compare the nodes after, let's say, 3 minutes (level infinite, 1.f3 played after New Game, default settings)

If you want, i can test it and give you the results next week (i'm not online during the weekend)


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Lol !! Robert

You are obviously a keen box reader. Have you ever seen a date (year) on a Fidelity box, or Fidelity manual for that matter? Whereas Scisys/Saitek, Novag and others nearly always put a year of manufacture on their boxes I do not remember ever seeing a Fidelity one. My theory is that Fidelity were sensitive to the public shying away from old stock? This did not, of course stop them recycling bits of chess computer for years calling them special editions or de luxe......

Your 6MHz discovery has hit a raw nerve.   I have a Super Forte A, Super Expert B and Super Expert C all claiming to run at 6 MHz. Now I don't believe any of them.

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« Reply #6 on: March 16, 2006, 07:48AM »
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Robert,

Do you realise that collectors pay thousands for misprinted errors, that box could be worth a fortune to a Spaniard !! 


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Senor Novag? ;-)
« Reply #7 on: March 16, 2006, 05:45AM »
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Hello chess computer friends,


i found this on the back of my Super Forte box:



Is this a Spanish or Mexican technology? 

Interestingly it is the same on the German text (at the moment i am not sure about the other language (French?))


Btw: the Super Forte in this box is advertised with 6 MHz, but it ran only with 5!

They put a 6 MHz 6502 in, but used only a 10 (/2) MHz quartz!

Usually it is the other way round: they take slower rated CPU's and overclock them...

I have 3 SuFo's; two of them were sold as 6 MHz, and only running at 5! The guy, who sold me the second, told me, he paid an extra charge for the faster speed...

Now we know: you don't always get, what you pay for!  >:(


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