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Post by BlueCrab » Mon Dec 05, 2005 9:44 am

So, I'm getting a DreamKara (the Karaoke thingy for the DC), and I'm just wondering if anyone knows anything fun I can still do with it (other than trying to reverse engineer it, I plan to do that, but not right now).

BTW, here's a few pictures:
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Post by Freeze » Mon Dec 05, 2005 10:48 am

I have it since 3 years and still I don't get how to get it to work.

If you have any clue how to, please mail me! :)
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Post by Nico0020 » Mon Dec 05, 2005 11:04 am

Id like to see a lot of different pictures of it if you have the chance. all ive seen are some stock photos.
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Post by BlueCrab » Mon Dec 05, 2005 1:28 pm

Nico0020 wrote:Id like to see a lot of different pictures of it if you have the chance. all ive seen are some stock photos.
When it gets here, I'll surely post some more pictures. (It still has to ship from Japan....) Those pictures are just some that the guy who sold it to me sent me.
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Post by GyroVorbis » Mon Dec 05, 2005 2:39 pm

After Christmas that'll be the only thing keeping me from my complete DC peripheral collection. *evil grin*
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Post by BlueCrab » Mon Dec 05, 2005 3:21 pm

Nah, I bet there's some things you still won't have. Like maybe a HIT-0300 Lan Adapter? Those aren't too common....
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Post by GyroVorbis » Mon Dec 05, 2005 8:26 pm

Oh damn... just ruined my day...

Not really, but now I need more money.
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Post by BlueCrab » Thu Dec 08, 2005 7:43 pm

More pictures will be forthcoming tomorrow, as it has already arrived at my house...
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Post by Caboose » Thu Dec 08, 2005 7:53 pm

That was fast.
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Post by BlueCrab » Thu Dec 08, 2005 7:55 pm

Crazy Caboose wrote:That was fast.
That's what I was thinking... I guess that's what you get when you pay $50 for shipping on something.
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Post by GyroVorbis » Thu Dec 08, 2005 9:10 pm

:o

For $50, maybe it came with a nice bottle of champagne?
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Post by Quzar » Fri Dec 09, 2005 3:15 am

No, it's just from japan. My dreamkara's shipping was 50$.
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Post by BlueCrab » Fri Dec 09, 2005 7:24 am

GyroVorbis wrote::o

For $50, maybe it came with a nice bottle of champagne?
Shipping from Japan sucks..... Especially when it costs more than the item itself.
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Post by Chaniyth » Fri Dec 09, 2005 8:19 am

Yeah well, them Asians know how to OVERCHARGE on shipping. I've had several things shipping from Japan, and they never went over $15.
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Post by BlueCrab » Fri Dec 09, 2005 8:43 am

Invizix wrote:Yeah well, them Asians know how to OVERCHARGE on shipping. I've had several things shipping from Japan, and they never went over $15.
EMS costs a lot of money. Plain and simple. (that's what he shipped it with)
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Post by BlueCrab » Fri Dec 09, 2005 10:06 pm

And now, (drumroll please) its time for pictures. Please excuse the blurriness of some of them, I really suck at taking pictures, and the camera's pretty old.

Here's a generic one of the box, closed still.
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This is the side label on the box, all kinds of writing on this one...
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Open the box, and here's what I'm greeted with... a bag of literature.
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Here we see the disc that comes with it, along with the unit itself under the cardboard.
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Literature and disc sitting out.
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The unit, and wiring, still in the box.
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The microphone, a wire (goes from AV out on the DC to AV In on the the dreamkara), and the disc.
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The microphone, all by its lonesome.
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A closeup of the microphone, showing the word Dreamcast on it.
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Top of the unit, itself.
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The front (with knobs and mic ports)
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The right hand side, showing the expansion connector (to put your DC modem in, I presume)
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And, the left hand side, showing the connection to the DC
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The back of the unit, showing the power plug, AV Out and AV In, and a wire to connect to the DC's power jack.
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The bottom of the unit, showing the label.
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And a picture, with everything together.
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And last, but not least, a closeup of the label, showing US Patent numbers?!
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Post by APE » Fri Dec 09, 2005 10:10 pm

Patents to keep someone from stealing the unit designs and selling a clone in the US. Bluey's camera takes pictures like an amateur porn filmer guy. Freeze, is the issue getting the media to boot or deciphering the Japanese?
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Post by GyroVorbis » Sat Dec 10, 2005 12:54 am

Dude, I'm like drooling over those pictures.
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Post by Nico0020 » Sat Dec 10, 2005 9:59 am

i so want one of those. but dont have the cash to blow on something that i dont know if we can even get to work yet. I bought the dreameye since the software was pretty basic, but man id love to see my DC sitting up on that thing.
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Post by dj898 » Sat Dec 10, 2005 9:00 pm

bit of leg work will do you a good... :)
I was looking for this for some time as I wasn't prepared to spend a lot on it since its limited usage outside Japan... got lucky and bought dead stock from some indi shop for 1000 yen after some haggling and brought with it me as luggage on my busines trip... :p
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