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muteKi

say "fish don't exist" to my face, motherfucker
I don't know if the duo is something I'd ever need -- I'd prefer to rip discs and then play them with the mister -- but that adapter on the pocket is very tempting (and I don't even have any TG-16 games!)
 

MCBanjoMike

Infamous third lava dolphin
(He/him)
I will say I find it a bit weird that there's only one original-style controller port on the system. They say you can use original controllers through the USB ports too, but I guess you'd need to buy an adapter at that point? Or have a multitap lying around, I suppose.

On a different subject: back when the Nt Mini was rereleased in tiny quantities at a staggering price, how come nobody pointed to the RetroUSB AVS as a possible alternative? If your goal is to play NES carts on an HDTV, I think it probably does the job quite well. Personally, I find the design to be very ugly, but I like that it has a slot for Famicom carts, too. No analog-out is a bummer, but at $300 less than the Nt Mini it can be excused. I doubt I'd get one for myself unless they made it prettier and there was an option to output analog video, but it seems like it would do the trick for a lot of folks.
 

muteKi

say "fish don't exist" to my face, motherfucker
I remember a lot of discussion about the AVS at the time, but that might be partly because I think Parish did a video on it from around the same time? It certainly looked nice but my understanding was that it didn't have anywhere to plug a microphone like the Nt does, meaning that some Japanese games that expected it (seeing how it was built into the second controller) wouldn't be fully playable.
 

Phantoon

I cuss you bad
Yeah, I believe the RetroUSB AVS is a really good console. It's no NT but it's a very good second choice.
 

Sarge

hardcore retro gamin'
I've replaced an ailing Duo R with a CoreGrafx II (with the aim of saving up for the SSDS3), so I might be kicking myself if this turns out to be good. :p
I'd probably prefer the SSD3 setup, honestly, although I'm sure this will be a quality piece of hardware that you'll never be able to obtain a few years down the line. :rolleyes:
 

Klatrymadon

Twilight Rascal
(he/him)
I'm also forgetting these new consoles are made for modern displays and have no RGB SCART connection, so they're for a different set of needs anyway!
 

Sarge

hardcore retro gamin'
I'm also forgetting these new consoles are made for modern displays and have no RGB SCART connection, so they're for a different set of needs anyway!
Yep yep! I think I'd rather have the original analog outputs and convert to HDMI instead of the other way around since I often play on CRTs.

(Not saying I'd turn down one of these for the right price, though. I have no doubt it's going to be a quality piece of kit.)
 

MCBanjoMike

Infamous third lava dolphin
(He/him)
Analogue makes a DAC that will convert their digital consoles to to VGA/S-video/what have you, but it's a little pricey.
 

ShakeWell

Slam Master
(he, etc.)
I remember a lot of discussion about the AVS at the time, but that might be partly because I think Parish did a video on it from around the same time? It certainly looked nice but my understanding was that it didn't have anywhere to plug a microphone like the Nt does, meaning that some Japanese games that expected it (seeing how it was built into the second controller) wouldn't be fully playable.
The AVS was the first FPGA NES announced, so it made waves then, but I think a combination of only 720p and Analogue's marketing/prestige machine made it fade back a bit, but now it's definitely the way to go on getting an NES for modern set-ups.

As for the microphone... eh. I have an A/V Famicom with the Kevtris HiDefNES mod and it doesn't have a microphone. Only a handful of games use it, it's fine.
 
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