TS1500 Owner Manual

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dessony
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TS1500 Owner Manual

Post by dessony » Mon Jul 03, 2017 5:56 am

Hey everybody,

I am writing a topic about the TS1500 Owner Manual, to see if any interested ones want me to post a .PDF version of the manual on this forum.

Thank all of you.

Cheers :-),
Dessony

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Re: TS1500 Owner Manual

Post by sirmorris » Mon Jul 03, 2017 6:49 am

It would be great to see it! Is it quite different to the UK version?
--=== ZXpand+ ... A more moderner all-in-one upgrade solution for ZX81 ===--
* SD/MMC storage * 32K Hires-capable RAM * AY sound chip * Joystick port * Serial *
* BASIC enhancements - plug & play * Reset button * Auto-boot facility *

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Re: TS1500 Owner Manual

Post by dessony » Mon Jul 03, 2017 8:19 pm

Sirmorris (C) and everybody,

The USA's TS1500 is around 90% back compatible to the UK's ZX81. However, the TS1500 is more similar to the TS1000 since it hooked up to the NTSC TVs and had its internal 2K RAM. We could find its (TS1000's) VHF channel selector switch underside. The TS1500 had its internal 16K RAM. With the TS1500, you do nothing while powering up the computer, resulting in the Channel 2. However, you push and hold a key "3" while powering up the computer, resulting in the Channel 3. This activity would work with analog NTSC TVs of the 1980's. The TS1500's gray case is somewhat similar to an original Sinclair ZX Spectrum 16/48's black case. But, I haven't had a chance to look at its (Sinclair ZX Spectrum's) ports placements itself.

I am awaiting for two or more replies to this topic before I decide to post the manual's .PDF file here.

Cheers :-D,

Dessony

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Re: TS1500 Owner Manual

Post by Lardo Boffin » Mon Jul 03, 2017 9:00 pm

Hi. I would like to see the manual please! I have one or two zeddys (five or more not listed in my signature), including the TS1000 and will be getting a TS1500 as soon as funds permit and I can find someone willing to post it from the US of A!
ZX81 iss 1 (bugged ROM, kludge fix, normal, kit)
Iss 3 with ZXVid, another in nearly perfect box
TS 1000 iss 3, ZXPand AY, ZX8-CCB & ZX-KDLX
TS 1500
TS 2000
Spectrum 16k (iss 1 s/n 1499)
Spectrum 48k
Toastrack + DIVMMC future

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Re: TS1500 Owner Manual

Post by dessony » Mon Jul 03, 2017 9:28 pm

Lardo Boffin,

Can you post a picture of an original Sinclair ZX Spectrum 16k or 48k's port placements here? Please. :( Then, I certainly will post the manual's .PDF file here. Thanks.

Cheers :-)

Dessony

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Re: TS1500 Owner Manual

Post by swensont » Mon Jul 03, 2017 11:07 pm

The T/S 1500 User Manual is already posted online:

http://www.sinclair.hu/speccyalista/kon ... Manual.pdf

The physical look is more inline with the T/S 2068 manual than the T/S 1000 manual. The T/S 1500 was released just a few months before the T/S 2068 was.

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Re: TS1500 Owner Manual

Post by 1024MAK » Tue Jul 04, 2017 7:56 am

dessony wrote:
Mon Jul 03, 2017 9:28 pm
Can you post a picture of an original Sinclair ZX Spectrum 16k or 48k's port placements here? Please. :( Then, I certainly will post the manual's .PDF file here. Thanks.
Hi Dessony

Do the two pictures here help?

If not, let us know what you would like ;)

Mark

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Re: TS1500 Owner Manual

Post by dessony » Tue Jul 04, 2017 4:10 pm

YES! I noticed a few interesting things about the TS1500 and S ZX Spectrum 16k ;

Power jack : exact same place, but not same jack.
MIC and EAR : exact same place, exact same part.
TV : TS1500's port is closer to the EAR port while Spectrum's port is far from the EAR port. And same RCA F jack "part".

Memory: exact same part eight 4116s ; TS1500's memory chips positions are widened and loosened while ZX Spectrum's memory chips positions are closer together and tighter.

Thanks. :lol: :D

I will post the .PDF file with Dropbox's web link here soon.

Dessony

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Re: TS1500 Owner Manual

Post by dessony » Tue Jul 04, 2017 6:32 pm

Thank all of you,

This file has its colorful details included. GBC holes shown, I am sorry. :?

It was sized to almost 8.5" x 11". It has some color. It was settled at 600 dpi. 159.6 Mb, this file is too large for this forum :lol: :D but, anyway, I created a Dropbox web link here.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/qp705fgkzm68c ... l.pdf?dl=0

Please enjoy this file!

Cheers :D ,
Dessony

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