Thanks for the link. This seems to be one part of the story... Let's see if there is someone who knows exactly what happened to them.
Originally Posted by alexh
At £80 each they are hardly cheap.
Possibly even NTSC.
Yes, they are NTSC (I bought one from China). Price was 120 Euros I think. Not really cheap, but for a New Old Stock acceptable (okay this is my personal opinion).