Pioneer was among the few Japanese companies that had obtained a license from Apple Computer to build Macintosh-compatible computers. Their first such system was the MPC-GX1, which was shown at Macworld Expo Tokyo in February 1995 and was released the following May. The faster MPC-LX200-TV with built-in television tuner was released in July 1996.
With some electrical modification, the Codyceps logic board could be swapped for a faster Alchemy or Gazelle logic board, which could then be upgraded with a PowerPC G3 processor up to 500MHz. Other upgrades include the first DVD-ROM drive for the Mac market.
- ↑ Mac Clones (Mac OS Compatible Systems): Pioneer, EveryMac. Accessed 2019-01-11.
- ↑ Macworld TV Tokyo 1995 by KandaNewsNetwork,Inc., YouTube. 2013-08-29.
- ↑ Pioneer: MPC-GX1 Specs, EveryMac. Accessed 2019-01-11.
- ↑ Pioneer: MPC-LX200-TV Specs, EveryMac. Accessed 2019-01-11.
- ↑ PIONEER MPC-LX200-TV へAlchemy搭載のために by PowerPC, Yahoo! GeoCities (Japanese, ShiftJIS). 2005-11-15.
- ↑ Pioneer... by udonyaki, Nifty Cocolog (Japanese). 2009-04-23.
- ↑ PIONEER MPC-LX200-TV でDVD再生 by PowerPC, Yahoo! GeoCities (Japanese, ShiftJIS). 2005-11-15.
- Apple Interactive Television Box (1994-1996), Apple's first effort to develop a set-top box.
- Apple TV (2007-present), Apple's current digital media player and microconsole.
- Mac mini (2005-present), Apple's small desktop computer which added HDMI output in 2010.
- Macintosh TV (1993-1994), Apple's first attempt to integrate a computer and television.
- Pippin (1996-1998), Apple's ill-fated consumer multimedia platform.
- MPC-LX200-TV at Pioneer (archived 1997-01-29)
- PIONEER MPC-LX200-TV スペック at Yahoo! GeoCities (Japanese, ShiftJIS)
- PIONEER Mac のページ at Asahi-Net
- Pioneer MPC, quand Pioneer vendait des Mac sous sa marque au Japon at Journal du Lapin (French)