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JVC X'Eye
« on: March 07, 2016, 00:50:12 AM »
I watched this video by The Gaming Historian and wanted to share it.  I have never heard of this bit of hardware before.  The JVC X'Eye is an expensive, hard-to-find console that played both Sega Genesis & Sega CD games.  It was not launched by Sega but by JVC.  The video explains how that came to be.  :)


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Re: JVC X'Eye
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2016, 16:42:47 PM »
Such an awesome looking system, would love to own one..
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Re: JVC X'Eye
« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2016, 19:19:32 PM »
I loved all the systems produced from licensing deals with the console manufacturers.

Pioneer Laser Active (MD and PCE Modules), Panasonic Q, JVC X'Eye, Sharp Twin Famicom, Sharp Super Famicom Naizou TV SF1, JVC V-Saturn.

They were always shown once in CVG but you knew they were a thing of beauty.

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Re: JVC X'Eye
« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2016, 23:39:37 PM »
Agreed, most of the times the licenced systems looked much nicer than the official versions.
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Re: JVC X'Eye
« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2016, 23:53:34 PM »
I thought this was a really nice system and it seems pretty hardy from what is stated on the video.  It is pricey, though.  Saw a couple of them on Ebay for $300.

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Re: JVC X'Eye
« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2016, 14:55:54 PM »
I used to want one of these but now that I have a CDX I really don't need it. It would still be nice to have but a little too pricey to buy just for the sake of having one.

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Re: JVC X'Eye
« Reply #6 on: March 08, 2016, 17:33:47 PM »
Yeah this is the US version of the JVC Wondermega, i remember wanting the first version in 1992 reading about it in Sega Pro magazine, i personally still think the original version looks the best.

Heres the link for all about the Wondermega.

http://segaretro.org/Wondermega
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Re: JVC X'Eye
« Reply #7 on: October 24, 2016, 17:35:42 PM »
I wanted a JVC version (or WonderMega) but it wasn't released in my country. I intended to get a Multi Mega instead, but they were privy, so I'll stick with my model 2 Mega CD.

That does look really cool though.

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Re: JVC X'Eye
« Reply #8 on: October 24, 2016, 17:58:46 PM »
I don't think I've ever seen one of these "live."  Even at PRGE this weekend I never saw one of these.

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Re: JVC X'Eye
« Reply #9 on: October 24, 2016, 21:04:51 PM »
That's really cool. I didn't know these were rare and expensive. Out of 2 Sega CD units and 1 JVC XEYE, the XEYE is the only one still working. Used it in August 2015 to test some hacked Sega CD games I burned to disk.
I'd pay $300 for another and may look into ebay. If/when this one fails I'll be SOL on using real hardware.

How much are the CDXs Shadowrunner? Are they pretty good?

Edit:
Wow, anywhere between $200-$675 ???

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Re: JVC X'Eye
« Reply #10 on: October 24, 2016, 22:16:39 PM »

How much are the CDXs Shadowrunner? Are they pretty good?

Edit:
Wow, anywhere between $200-$675 ???

Wow, they've really gone up in price! I bought mine a couple years ago for just over $100. I really like it though, works great and I've never had any problems with it.

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Re: JVC X'Eye
« Reply #11 on: October 24, 2016, 22:19:42 PM »
Cool thanks for the info. I might spring for one to keep some way of playing on real hardware alive. And buy soon before they spike even higher. I wish it was feasible for a re-release of the CD unit in a low cost way.

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Re: JVC X'Eye
« Reply #12 on: October 25, 2016, 14:03:28 PM »
Even the CDX is a rare find.  Did not see one at PRGE either.  I can see them getting pretty expensive on Ebay.

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Re: JVC X'Eye
« Reply #13 on: November 10, 2016, 14:45:21 PM »
I hear that the CDX (EU - Multi Mega) is very hard to fix laser issues. Where as the Model II Sega CD (Mega CD) is easier. So that is one comfort.

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