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Starwalker
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Thu Jan 25, 2007 8:07 am
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Well I was looking for a Japanese console I could buy within European Union or in myCcounty of course because it hurts a lot the pockets when ordering things outside, not because of shipping costs but because of the customs :/, its a lot and besides takes ages to get in my hands. I couldnt find any, only the switch JPN-NTSC GameCubes. One was a very good deal though I came across a Panasonic Q deal and I thought to myself, thats it. Not only is it read Japanese games also is very cool item. But well I cant afford to buy anymore things for the next few months probably. At least Im back to both DC and GC online community, and still have a lot of games to play over the consoles I own.

Ah! Also the seller offered me the Wave Race (JPN) game. Didnt have it too Smile .

PS: Also posted in the "I have an orange Japanese GameCube on the way" thread again. Wink
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lordnikon
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Thu Jan 25, 2007 9:28 am
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How much did you get the Panasonic Q for? Also, does that system allow for network play? I was not aware the Panasonic Q had an ethernet port on it.
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Starwalker
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Thu Jan 25, 2007 11:00 am
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Well was a bit expensive, but probably I couldn't get one for a better price anyway. I got it for 285 Euros (around 370 USD) but its complete and in good condition. Maybe I could get one for lower price overseas but with shipping costs and customs would raise the price above that Im sure.

Of course this may look much when looking at the US dollars price, but dont forget that here as been always like this. The currency conversion for electronics (at least videogames) has been like the dollar has the same value of the Euro, so if a price of a consoles is for example 250 USD in USA, in Europe is 250 EUR (325 USD).

And here in my country we have low salaries. Just for you to know the price I have paid for the Panasonic Q is a bit more than half of my salary (that I currently dont have).

The Panasonic Q has Ethernet port, in fact the bottom of the machine is exactly (or almost) the same as a regular GameCube.
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lordnikon
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Thu Jan 25, 2007 11:36 am
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I havn't seen any pictures of the Panasonic Q's bottom. If you have any please post a link. I never got the Panasonic Q because I thought it didn't have ethernet ports. If if does, it looks like I will have to get one of these sweet machines.
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policenaut
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Fri Jun 15, 2007 11:44 am
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I found a pic of Q's bottom, on play-asia.com

 
lordnikon
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Fri Jun 15, 2007 2:27 pm
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Hmm could have sworn I posted here but I guess I said in PM to Starwalker. I indeed did buy a Panasonic Q a few months back. I scored an awesome deal on it for $220.00 shipped from a US seller on a message board. It was complete boxed and everything. I have a BBA in my Panasonic Q right now :]
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policenaut
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Mon Jun 18, 2007 2:27 pm
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You guys are really lucky to own one of these, it's pretty rare to find one at reasonable price.But I guess I'll save some money for one too because I really want to own it.I'ts a lot cooler than normal GameCube, more stylish and has DVD player, definitely a reason to own it for every console collector.What should I know before I get it ?
I've seen people have all kinds of modifications for it to play all region DVD-s, are these hardware or software mods ? I wouldn't like to have any hardware mods in my Q.And I've also seen english faceplate modification for remote, did it came originally with Q in box or someone made it by himself ? I'm really meticulous in these things, haha.
 
Starwalker
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Mon Jun 18, 2007 4:31 pm
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My Q doesn't have any kind of mods, so only NTSC Zone 2 and free zone DVDs can be played on mine. I think the ones that are modified are hardware, but not sure what it is, maybe a chip. The english faceplate doesnt come with the original Q.

Im not sure where you live, but since you say your system is PAL you probably need a step-down (voltage) converter.
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Manji
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Sat Oct 04, 2008 10:35 am
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@ lordnikon & starwalker

so do you play your Gamecube games regularly with the Q? also i was wondering about the disc tray and how you insert the disc. does the GC disc feel secure when you place it on the tray? how does the machine run? is it quiet or maybe a little noisy? does it load GC games faster or anything?

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lordnikon
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Sat Oct 04, 2008 12:24 pm
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I got rid of my Panasonic Q because it started scratching my GameCube discs. I would avoid, and score a traditional import gamecube, or apply a region mod to a US system.
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Manji
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Sat Oct 04, 2008 1:08 pm
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lordnikon wrote:
I got rid of my Panasonic Q because it started scratching my GameCube discs.

scratch? like how bad was it? that's kind of a scary thing to have happen Confused, i wonder if starwalker had the same results
 
lordnikon
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Sat Oct 04, 2008 2:17 pm
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Serious scratches that got worse over time. It was like taking a razorblade and running it from the center, to the outer edge of the disc in a straight line. It was happening when the panasonic Q was trying to stop the disc from spinning and pick it up. It could have been an issue with just my Panasonic Q, but tray loading systems are the most common systems to cause disc scratching.
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Manji
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Sat Oct 04, 2008 4:49 pm
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ouch. well i hope it didn't ruin a good game of yours Neutral , thanks for the heads up. i think it should have been designed a bit differently to prevent disc damages like that. having the machine stop, start and grab those small GC discs seems unfair when the tray is clearly for holding DVD's. i was considering to get one, but if there's a potential it's gonna scratch my discs, forget that.
 
Starwalker
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Mon Oct 06, 2008 5:24 pm
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Sorry for not been on much lately, been very busy and things not going very well. I don't play on my Panasonic Q for months already but I never had any problems with it yet, and I really like it.
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Manji
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Tue Oct 07, 2008 3:21 pm
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sweet. aesthetically it's quite pleasing and everything but i think i'll just spring for a regular old Gamecube. thanks you two
 
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