So, the adapters that work on the SNES actually have the hardware in them, but the one with the RDP doesn't?
Does the RDP have the video cable plug into the cartridge or the machine itself?
It seems kind of stupid and wasteful to convert from RGB to composite inside the clone chip, and then back to RGB within the display itself.
Composite doesn't equal insane flickering, barely legible texts and blurry textures on a small screen, all of which the Supaboy has (I haven't tried the tv out but I'm talking about the screen of the system itself). I mistook you from someone else since apparently your unit (or your attention to minute details) clearly differs from mine. In all fairness the Supaboy's screen's brightness and contrast are very good but the good ends there, it's an all round terrible screen. I would rather have bad brightness and not have the crawling, flickering and blurry texts but that's just me.
I never played the FC-16 system so I wouldn't know how that compares. Then again this is my first time playing clones, if this is common with clones I'm not going to be hooked for long. I hope this RDP has warmer colors like the Pokefami DX seems to have, because from the video i can't tell and it looks sort of going towards cold temperatures.
Again my point is (for the third time) that composite on a 3.5 inch shouldn't be distinguishable from RGB (unless you take out a magnifying glass). On the Sega Nomad the composite gives out a very sharp and clear image so why can't the Supaboy do the same? You keep talking about composite, s-video or rgb as if somehow this is the sole determining factor for the picture quality (putting video out aside). There's apparently some other reason why the Supaboy doesn't look good. EDIT: doesn't look good "enough" (since you say it's quite good).
Last edited by Taiyaki; 01-14-2012 at 12:45 PM.
Still, I can't help but wonder... are there ANY 3.5-inch LCD screens with an RGB input?
The Nomad has RGB, doesn't the DS too?
2012 new ces releases
CES 2012: Retro duo portable
CES 2012: Supa Boy
The image on the RDP is much sharper than the Supaboy.
Last edited by Cryog; 01-14-2012 at 03:02 PM.
Thanks for posting those videos. Doesn't tell us anything, but its nice to see more of what we do already know.
The point about NES games having visible intermittent scan-lines on an LCD makes me pause. How the hell can you have scanlines on an LCD? What are they even talking about?
I read that article, and not sure where that opinion really lies. Scanlines?? I didn't see any scan lines. Not to mention the system feels weighted and solid. The controllers are really the ones that feel lighter.
Anyways, here is the pre-review of the Retrogen Adapter
Also, we've just received the Retrogen Adapters with the AV cable for sale and are available now. They actually came earlier than expected, so anyone who wants one can order one now.
I'm really impressed with this little thing. I'll be doing a more in-depth review shortly on the compatibility/performance.
Though keep in mind, I do have limited access to the games so I suggest picking one up since they are fairly cheap and testing it out for yourself.
They called the Supa Boy "Supra Boy' multiple times and claim that the NES adapter can be used in any SFC/SNES console or clone
I get the impression that they really don't know what the hell they're talking about.
Old Skool Fool, when do you expect to have the self contained NES pin adapters in stock? I'm more interested in the NES adapter that will work on a real SNES than I am the Genesis adapter.
Thanks for posting that CES interview, and while I'm mostly with you, when you say things like
On the second point, You're obviously confused. There will be TWO NES adapters made by RetroBit. One will come with the RDP, one will not. The one that will come with the RDP is a simple pin adapter that does not have AV output directly and does not contain a NOAC. This version is exclusively for the RDP with its on-board NOAC.
On the other hand, the other NES adapter WILL have a NOAC and AV ports and work with all original hardware. It is currently unknown if this NOAC will be any different from the one found in the RPD, but if I had to hazard a guess, I'd say not.
I'm buying this adapter now! Thanks!
Last edited by buzz_n64; 01-17-2012 at 11:51 AM.
I appreciate old skool fool's enthusiasm, but honestly is a better policy than hucksterism. Depending on how things shape up as more of us receive PDX's, the RDP may be a much better option for someone looking for an alternative to the Supaboy...you're looking at a $50 price difference after importing the PDX.
Also, I may pick up an RDP at some point, simply because the red color reminds me of the orange Sharp Twin Famicoms. Mmmm. If I do end up doing this, you can bet I'll be verifying whether these are the same units.
I don't see the point of the other NES adapter. If it needs it's own AV cables, then all it's really doing is taking power and controller input from the other console. It's only marginally more convenient than just having a separate console.
Oh sorry, you're right. the preview is wrong on that point.
the "point" of the standalone NES adapter with the av output is to play NES games on your existing SNES if say, you don't want to buy any clones. I'll be buying one because I love interesting Famiclones.
Stop picking on the accent guys. Old SKool Fool knows the name of the product, I knew it before it was even launched. I've been doing game journalism for 7+ years. If the ol' accent twists things up, then so be it..lol
On the other note, if we cover and review products it's only natural that we suggest the opportunity to purchase. It's how we are able to continue to produce these things.
Based on the recent article it seems the screen may not be the same as the Pokefami DX. I wish we could get confirmation on this point it's important because this is one of the winning points for the Pokefami DX over the Supa Boy.
We need more unbiased reviews coming in before committing.