While USB keyboards are gaining in popularity. High-end state of the art X299 motherboards released in 2017 and most desktop motherboards still have a PS/2 keyboard input. Personally, I prefer a PS/2 keyboard since it offers 100% compatibility with older software. USB keyboards are 99% compatible with most software. Now maybe in the future there is a possibility that in 5-10 years that PS/2 keyboards might be going out of production and motherboards might remove the PS/2 keyboard interface (However I cannot say for sure this will happen). I do know that modern motherboards over the last several years have removed the second PS/2 input that was used for a trackball and mouses. Trackball and mouses are now 100% USB.
It would be ideal if this ColecoVision clone would have at least one USB 3.0 or USB 3.1 port for future use. I see that this product will also Emulate a TI99/4A with a future firmware update. I would purchase a few of these ColecoVision clones if a future firmware update would be able to emulate a Coleco ADAM computer. The ADAM computer has official native Coleco Supergames plus it can play Family Feud, Jeopardy, and other unique games. In addition many games designed to run from the OPCODE Supergame module will work on a ADAM computer without the official OPCODE supergame module. Since the ADAM has more memory. However games that require the special SGM sound chip will not work on a ADAM computer without an actual SGM. Maybe CollectorVision can work out a licensing agreement with OPCODE games so that the OPCODE SGM can be emulated in the Spartan 6 FPGA CPU with a firmware update. Some people would be willing to pay $50 more for the system if it was 100% compatible with SGM games. It is my understanding that the SD card slot will also be used to offer firmware updates for this system.
I love the HDMI port on this ColecoVision clone, and with the 3.5mm stereo output a HDMI to DVI adapter can be used on older displays. Also that 3.5mm output is needed for VGA, RGB, and composite. Most people purchasing this product will most likely use the HDMI output, unless they have an older display that lacks HDMI.
I will miss the front expansion port for module #1, module #3, and the OPCODE SGM, however this CollectorVision game system will have so many other positives that most people can live without those features.
Edited by HDTV1080P, Fri Dec 29, 2017 2:45 PM.