View Full Version : Check out this Lot of 2000's

11-10-2004, 06:46 AM
Somebody scored some Prevue Amiga's at the recycler! It looks like a custom rack mount A3000 also. I wish I had found this bunch, I would love that A3000 :-).



11-10-2004, 07:10 AM

11-10-2004, 09:57 AM
That is an impressive lot.

11-10-2004, 10:10 AM
I bet only half of the stuff is working OK...

11-10-2004, 10:20 AM
Looks like its from some sorta cable co or something... something "broadcasty" :-P

11-10-2004, 11:05 AM
Yep, video titling to be more exact.
See this: http://www.amiga-hardware.com/sneakprevue.html

11-10-2004, 02:48 PM
I'm not sure if this is the same as the "Prevue Guide" that we used to have on our local cable in Kingston, Ontario (Canada), but it sounds the same.

I always suspected that the guide was Amiga-generated, and then one day I was flipping through the channels and it had guru'd and was blinking away at a software failure message ;)

It was stuck there for a long time, so I put a fresh tape in the VCR and set it recording... I managed to catch its whole bootup process on tape! :-D

11-10-2004, 03:02 PM
The sign of True Geekness? Taping a computer's bootup sequence... ;-).

11-10-2004, 03:52 PM
Hehe yeah, pretty lame I have to admit :lol:

11-10-2004, 04:11 PM
The sign of True Geekness? Taping a computer's bootup sequence...

I've done that before when having problems booting :python:

11-10-2004, 05:29 PM
They are from the Prevue Channel, AKA TV Guide from the late 80's, early 90's!!!

I once saw a Guru Meditation on my cable TV!!!

11-10-2004, 06:14 PM
I had one of those Prevues. Did not have an Amiga sticker anywhere on it. I gave it to Kent as I had way too many Amigas, at least for my wife's tastes.

11-10-2004, 06:19 PM
I still have a complete Prevue A2000 with all the decals and insides intact. It even has the software, the whole thing ran off of 1 floppy disk. Ho hard drive was even installed.

I wish I had a way to phony up some listings :-). I'm going to play with it some more once I get all of my Amiga's out of storage again.


11-10-2004, 10:31 PM

I don't see an A3000 in that stack.
They all look like A2000's to me.
I'm setting here looking at my A3k
and none of them match.

11-10-2004, 10:37 PM
I don't see an A3000 in that stack.

There is one. It's in a strange home-made looking rackmount case, though. But if you look at the detail pictures, you can clearly see the A3000 zorro riser board on the rackmount machine.

11-10-2004, 10:40 PM

That's a 3000 shoved into a 2000 "rack" case, with a riser card modification and a backplane modification. There used to be a company out of California that sold the modifications (metal plates and screws really), I think they also sold/manufactured ToasterOven's ...

It's definately an A3000 motherboard though, check out the FAST RAM on the motherboard and the location of the SUPER DMAC and GARY.