I thought the badge differed too: The 'CR' release had a rainbow on the vic20 badge, while the older style did not. On Fri, Apr 3, 2015 at 5:30 PM, Anders Carlsson <email@example.com> wrote: > Didier Derny wrote: > > I was not aware that the vic20 cr existed - looks great >> > > I think the stealth factor in that the first two-prong and the later > DIN-style VIC-20's look the same except for the power connector and power > button, makes a lot of people unaware about the different models, in > particular if you consider two-prongs with the Helvetica keyboard. To add > even more confusion, there is a difference between US/Japanese two-prongs > and European two-prongs in the dimensions of the connector, but of course > in that case there is a NTSC/PAL difference as well. > > I don't know which out of the two-prong and DIN-style VIC's sold the > biggest numbers or whenever the switch occurred, but given the C64 was > released in the fall of 1982, I'd imagine the VIC-20CR to have appeared no > later than early 1983, in a cost saving measure. In my first stint of > VIC-20 usage in the 80's, I only saw the CR model and it was not until I > picked up collecting again in the mid 1990's that I came across a two-prong > model. > > Best regards > > Anders Carlsson > > > > Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing list > Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing listReceived on 2015-04-04 01:00:06
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