What is your preferred 3DO console?

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What is your preferred 3DO?

Panasonic FZ-1
22
59%
Panasonic FZ-10
12
32%
Goldstar
2
5%
Other (Sanyo, 3DO Blaster etc....)
1
3%
 
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What is your preferred 3DO console?

Post by Calavera » Wed Jun 15, 2011 6:16 am

Just wondering what everybody's personal favorite 3DO console model was. Personally I own a Goldstar model and that is the only model I have tried, but I really do like the design of the Goldstar the best. The FZ-1 is close though. If you select other please explain.
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Post by Dr.Enceladus » Wed Jun 15, 2011 8:39 am

i just voted 4 the FZ10, but i really should have voted 4 the 3DO PC Blaster card because of the almost unlimited 600mb 486 SX-33 PC's HDD save game space and 8 meg of old school RAM, can i change my vote now or do i forever have to hold down my 3 (all three) button 3DO controller to escape the menu screen? or can i just press "esc" on my keyboard :oops:
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Post by Austin » Wed Jun 15, 2011 9:37 pm

I've only owned the Goldstar and FZ-10. Out of the two, definitely the 10. I would like to get my hands on a nice CIB FZ-1 though. That unit looks sexy, but alas, I have never tried it personally.

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Post by Calavera » Wed Jun 15, 2011 9:42 pm

Dr.Enceladus wrote:i just voted 4 the FZ10, but i really should have voted 4 the 3DO PC Blaster card because of the almost unlimited 600mb 486 SX-33 PC's HDD save game space and 8 meg of old school RAM, can i change my vote now or do i forever have to hold down my 3 (all three) button 3DO controller to escape the menu screen? or can i just press "esc" on my keyboard :oops:
Not really any way to change it, this is the best I can do :wink:

Panasonic FZ-1 [ 3 ]
Panasonic FZ-10 [ 2 ]
Goldstar [ 1 ]
Other (Sanyo, 3DO Blaster etc....) [ 1 ]
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Post by Lemmi » Wed Jun 15, 2011 10:30 pm

the system without a CD drawer ;)
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Post by bitrate » Wed Jun 15, 2011 10:45 pm

Dr.Enceladus wrote:i just voted 4 the FZ10, but i really should have voted 4 the 3DO PC Blaster card because of the almost unlimited 600mb 486 SX-33 PC's HDD save game space and 8 meg of old school RAM

Neither the HDD nor the system memory of the host PC are utilized by the Blaster.

The 3DO Blaster is an entire "console on a card" and as such utilizes its own NVRAM, DRAM and VRAM.

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Post by sneth » Thu Jun 16, 2011 12:24 am

for playability and reliabilty you can't go wrong with the FZ-10. It's just the workhorse.

My FZ-1 is still on the shelf, but that's because the tray loading makes it stackable. IMO the FZ-1 feels like a more expensive machine all around. Solid construction, svideo, built in AC. I really like it, but the FZ-10 is still my workhorse.

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Post by 3DOKid » Thu Jun 16, 2011 6:54 am

FZ-1 all the way for me :)

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Post by Trev » Thu Jun 16, 2011 2:11 pm

Same here, FZ-1. I like that its front loading, and that its built like a tank. One of the most reliable consoles I've ever come across.
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Post by vestcoat » Thu Jun 16, 2011 9:42 pm

FZ-10. The FZ-1 is a lovely system, but I've developed a fear of old, retro consoles with moving parts.

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Post by 3DO Experience » Sat Jun 18, 2011 1:49 pm

...but the FZ-10 does have moving parts. :)
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Post by Trev » Sat Jun 18, 2011 2:20 pm

Motorized tray vs. flip top lid ... probably what he meant.
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Post by 3DO Experience » Sat Jun 18, 2011 2:37 pm

You really do want to be banned don't you? :wink:
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Post by Trev » Sat Jun 18, 2011 2:40 pm

Well, when yo tempt me w/a new rank ...
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Post by phatrat1982 » Sun Jun 19, 2011 12:57 am

I am not really that familiar with the different models but I will say my most favorite brand associated with 3DO is Panasonic as they are one of my favorite electronics makers next to Magnavox, JVC, and Sony.

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Post by knightintosh » Sun Jun 19, 2011 10:18 am

I owned a FZ-10 back in the day and only recently re-purchased one, but also got a FZ-1 along with it. I have to say the FZ-1 is really and truly a thing of beauty! It's gorgeous! And if released today I honestly believe it would still garner a lot of attention, the design is still futuristic and compelling to me.

I never owned the Goldstar or Sanyo models, but I always thought they looked cool. The Goldstar one was a nice colour and shape and I'll definitely be adding one to my new collection. However, while I never saw a Sanyo one in the "flesh" I always thought it was a beauty of a machine! It was my dream machine and probably still is. The ripple effect, the front LED, the front panel, everything about it was just awesome!

However, as I've never owned one, and even though the FZ-1 is a spectacular looking machine, I've voted for the FZ-10 as it holds a special place in my heart as it was the system I owned before and have so many memories attached to.
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Post by pitsunami » Tue Jun 21, 2011 7:04 am

The most beautyful 3do for me is FZ1...unique ancient temple style and
hard ass panasonic make! 8)

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Post by knightintosh » Tue Jun 21, 2011 9:21 am

pitsunami wrote:...unique ancient temple style...
I never thought of that, and you're right it does have that Ancient Egyptian look on its four rounded corners. Plus you're right about the Panasonic build quality, which is always superb!
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Post by Calavera » Wed Jun 22, 2011 6:03 am

Doesn't seem to be too much love for the Goldstar :cry:
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Post by knightintosh » Wed Jun 22, 2011 9:09 am

It's a shame, as I think the Goldstar is a lovely machine, but I think the Sanyo is a beaut too and it's being ignored :cry: But then again I did go with the FZ-10. Every 3DO machine is a lovely creation in my eyes, but we can't pick them all ;)
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Post by 3DOKid » Wed Jun 22, 2011 6:27 pm

3DwhO wrote:It's a shame, as I think the Goldstar is a lovely machine, but I think the Sanyo is a beaut too and it's being ignored :cry: But then again I did go with the FZ-10. Every 3DO machine is a lovely creation in my eyes, but we can't pick them all ;)
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Post by Trev » Wed Jun 22, 2011 7:21 pm

:lol:
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Post by bitrate » Wed Jun 22, 2011 10:23 pm

3DOKid wrote:Bitrate does. All of them. All the time.

I'm sick, what can I say. :oops:


I voted for the FZ-1. I still own, and play, my original FZ-1 from late 1994. It is a quality machine and has never once given me any trouble.

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Post by Calavera » Thu Jun 23, 2011 9:24 am

My Goldstar is a model GDO-101M manufactured April 1995. Are the GDO-101M rare or more valuable? The reason I ask is because there is a Goldstar on ebay with the GDO-101M in the auction title and they are asking $133 for it and it is in pretty rough condition. Here is a link to the auction.

http://cgi.ebay.com/3DO-GoldStar-GDO-10 ... 1075586297
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Post by 3DO Experience » Thu Jun 23, 2011 9:11 pm

It's just a goldstar. Nothing special about it other than he has no clue what it's worth.
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Post by Thunder » Fri Jun 24, 2011 11:13 pm

Um, you don't have the M2 as a choice. How am I supposed to vote for it? 64-bits is better than 32, do the math!
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Post by Lemmi » Sat Jun 25, 2011 12:28 am

Trixie the naughty Goblin wrote:Um, you don't have the M2 as a choice. How am I supposed to vote for it? 64-bits is better than 32, do the math!
because the M2 sucks ass
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Post by brento » Sat Jun 25, 2011 4:05 pm

definitely the FZ-1

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Post by 3DOKid » Sat Jun 25, 2011 4:54 pm

brento wrote:definitely the FZ-1
Agreed.

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Post by Calavera » Sat Jun 25, 2011 7:01 pm

3DO Experience wrote:It's just a goldstar. Nothing special about it other than he has no clue what it's worth.
Well I know that the GDO-101M plays burnt games, but thats the only difference I know of.
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