What's wrong with Harmony labels?
I think the Harmony label is very nice. I was disappointed that my SD card didn't have a Harmony label, but you nicely explained that to me
when I mentioned it before. I am completely satisfied with what I got.
But, you are right in one sense. H2 has no LEDs
I don't see a need for LEDs on a 2600/7800 SD cart.
i totally respect your opinion!
but the higher priced Harmony version was not that much better,with only a cable for that price
All you got extra was a cable? (That was a rhetorical question.) In addition to the cable, I got an SD card and a manual. [attempted humor]I also got a box, but it was for the wrong cartridge.... Some game called Priority Mail.[/attempted humor] (Seriously, I'm glad it didn't come with a box. It would just be an unnecessary added expense.)
And yes, you're not the only one who didn't like the 32k limit - some of the Harmony developers also felt constrained.
So far, the 32k limit has not been a problem for me. However, if ROMs for games like Chetiry
(48KB as of 09 April 2011) are released, it will make me wish I had more memory.
The reason for the 32k chip was so that Melody boards would be inexpensive enough to be feasible.
This information surprised me. I had thought that it was the other way around.... that the 32k was so the Harmony would have a feasible price while the Melody could work with more memory than the Harmony has.
Yes, there were larger chips available but they would have cost too much for Melody. I felt it was important to use the same chip in Melody and Harmony to ensure that any game developed on a Harmony could be released on a cart.
I guess by that you mean that you wanted to ensure that games could be released on a standard Melody cart, since I think Melody carts can have more than 32k. The Chetiry blog page that I linked to above says, "The new Melody hardware
also inspired me to include digitized music throughout the game, based on the Pitfall-2 technique." I may be wrong, but I thought this implied that Chetiry (48KB) would be released on the Melody. The Melody's store page also says, "Additionally, Melody boards can be built with a 128K Flash chip, replacing the Melody's standard 32K of Flash memory."
I appreciate those who work on Atari hardware and software. Thanks to everyone who contributes to the hobby.