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Re: WELL THIS IS INTERESTING.. Retron 4

by BoneSnapDeez Tue Mar 05, 2013 9:40 pm

The problem with these clone consoles is that the sound is typically balls. Hope the HDMI fixes that.
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Re: WELL THIS IS INTERESTING.. Retron 4

by TheRev Tue Mar 05, 2013 10:13 pm

BoneSnapDeez wrote:The problem with these clone consoles is that the sound is typically balls. Hope the HDMI fixes that.


It's what's keeping me from getting a Clone.
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Re: WELL THIS IS INTERESTING.. Retron 4

by AppleQueso Tue Mar 05, 2013 11:08 pm

Retron 3 had better compatibility than most other clones (it actually plays Castlevania III)

I don't have any need for this, but I'm gonna keep an eye on it. Gonna go out on a limb here and assume that the HDMI output is going to look like ass, they'll probably just sloppily transcode the composite video signals.
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Re: WELL THIS IS INTERESTING.. Retron 4

by TheRev Wed Mar 06, 2013 12:07 am

The Retron 3 ACTUALLY PLAYS CASTLEVANIA 3?

can anyone else confirm this? I have heard though alot of them have non working cart slots though and the NES side doesn't support the S-Video out like the Retro Duo does.
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Re: WELL THIS IS INTERESTING.. Retron 4

by AppleQueso Wed Mar 06, 2013 12:09 am

TheRev wrote:The Retron 3 ACTUALLY PLAYS CASTLEVANIA 3?

can anyone else confirm this? I have heard though alot of them have non working cart slots though and the NES side doesn't support the S-Video out like the Retro Duo does.


There's at least two revisions of it, the later one actually can play CV3.

And no, s-video doesn't work on the NES. These things still use the cheap NOAC that every other clone does. They're based on the actual NES PPU, which can't do s-video at all.
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Re: WELL THIS IS INTERESTING.. Retron 4

by TheRev Wed Mar 06, 2013 12:27 am

The Retron 2 from what I understand can do NES S-Video out but it has weird ghosting.
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Re: WELL THIS IS INTERESTING.. Retron 4

by AppleQueso Wed Mar 06, 2013 12:28 am

TheRev wrote:The Retron 2 from what I understand can do NES S-Video out but it has weird ghosting.

They probably tossed in a cheap comb filter or something for it.
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Re: WELL THIS IS INTERESTING.. Retron 4

by TheRev Wed Mar 06, 2013 12:33 am

I'm thinking of picking up an AV Famicom anyway since I've been told that's the best NES/Fami variant to get. That's also the most compatible. After that a Super Famicom and a genesis model 1, Sega CD model 1 and 32x with a Trio adapter.
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Re: WELL THIS IS INTERESTING.. Retron 4

by AppleQueso Wed Mar 06, 2013 12:34 am

TheRev wrote:I'm thinking of picking up an AV Famicom anyway since I've been told that's the best NES/Fami variant to get. That's also the most compatible.

Not a bad idea. Just make sure whatever NES to Famicom converter you pick up is wired up correctly. Some of them cheap out and don't bother connecting a few of the pins, which leaves you with some compatibility problems.
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Re: WELL THIS IS INTERESTING.. Retron 4

by dunpeal2064 Wed Mar 06, 2013 12:44 am

TheRev wrote:I'm thinking of picking up an AV Famicom anyway since I've been told that's the best NES/Fami variant to get.


I think SatoshiMatrix has a video on NES variants, and mentions an official Nintendo console released in Japan that not only supported S-Video, but also was able to print business cards or something like that. I don't recall if he went over compatibility or not though, and I can't even remember the name of the console at the moment.

Granted, since it is pretty unlikely to come across one, the AV Fami is still probably the best bet.
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