A Tribute to the Dick Smith System 80
(aka Video Genie and PMC-80/81)

System 80 - Other Guises in Other Lands

EACA aimed for global distribution

The System 80 is the Dick Smith-conferred brand name given to the EACA "Video Genie I and II" machines discussed on this site.  The "System 80" is how this machine is mostly know in Australia and New Zealand.

However, EACA was not content to stop there and sold these machines to all comers, hence they appeared throughout the world under a variety of brands.  These included the Video Genie in Europe, the PMC-80 and PMC 81 in North America, the HT-1080Z (in Hungary) and the TRZ-80 in South Africa.  There may be more!

This section discusses some of those other manifestations.  If you have any more information regarding these countries or other places, please .  I'm particularly keen to know the fortunes of the TRSZ-80 in Africa and whether or not any EACA machines appeared in South America.