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#2601 Bill Loguidice OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Nov 21, 2017 9:50 AM

First off, i too would buy the black Atari hat minus the speakers for the right price(decent looking hat). 

 

I know what I think is the right price, but I'm curious what you think the right price is.

 

I was never a particular fan of the idea, but I do think it could be a viable product at a dramatically reduced price point.



#2602 zzip OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Nov 21, 2017 10:12 AM

What we really need are sports in 4K HDR. It's amazing it hasn't happened yet.


Aren't some of the sports channels still at 720p? Or has that changed? The justification at the time was that 720p wasn't interlaced so it looks better in motion than 1080i

#2603 Bill Loguidice OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Nov 21, 2017 10:24 AM

Aren't some of the sports channels still at 720p? Or has that changed? The justification at the time was that 720p wasn't interlaced so it looks better in motion than 1080i

 

Pretty sure it's all 1080p now.



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Posted Tue Nov 21, 2017 10:26 AM

First off, i too would buy the black Atari hat minus the speakers for the right price(decent looking hat).

 
 

I know what I think is the right price, but I'm curious what you think the right price is.
 
I was never a particular fan of the idea, but I do think it could be a viable product at a dramatically reduced price point.

 

 

I'd have to say $500 is the right price. That's what they would have to pay me to wear one of them speaker hats in public.  Without the speakers, I'd wear one if given to me for free. Short of that, I'll never understand people's willingness to pay good money to become a walking advertisement for some company's brand. Hilfiger anyone?  



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Posted Tue Nov 21, 2017 10:27 AM

 

I know what I think is the right price, but I'm curious what you think the right price is.

 

I was never a particular fan of the idea, but I do think it could be a viable product at a dramatically reduced price point.

 

It doesn't interest me, so I don't have an ideal retail price to give you.

Does anyone know what the real-world use for it is?  Is it the 2017 version of this thing?

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Posted Tue Nov 21, 2017 10:38 AM

 

It doesn't interest me, so I don't have an ideal retail price to give you.

Does anyone know what the real-world use for it is?  Is it the 2017 version of this thing?

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Blasting music through an Atari hat will never be as cool as rockin' to your own boombox.



#2607 JBerel ONLINE  

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Posted Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:01 AM

I'd say it's more of a version of these.....
 
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f77353fe896de2249549cc88fd68a885--christ
fed5dd5010a3cc52988eb33bbf75c831--knitti
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#2608 Flojomojo OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:17 AM

Pretty sure it's all 1080p now.

From my cable provider: https://www.verizon....ng-started/faqs

 

 

 

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    • Generally, a 1080p video source has a smoother picture than 1080i video source
      • HDTV is broadcast in either 1080i or 720p
      • Consumer products available for 1080p viewing are for things like video game consoles, HD DVD, or Blu-Ray disks


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Posted Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:18 AM

I'd go $20



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Posted Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:40 AM

Ataribox JUST shared this message and images in their Facebook page................hahahahhaha   :rolling:

 

Ataribox added 3 new photos.
13 mins · 

We were going to wait for launch to show you the Ataribox Joystick, but we like it way too much to wait. What do you think?

 

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Posted Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:42 AM

With those pics posted, watch this thread balloon to 200 + pages, probably half of them pictures of William Shatner, off-topic YouTube videos, and quoting 24-40 line post to say "lol yeah". 



#2612 Bill Loguidice OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:42 AM

 

From my cable provider: https://www.verizon....ng-started/faqs

 

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      • HDTV is broadcast in either 1080i or 720p
      • Consumer products available for 1080p viewing are for things like video game consoles, HD DVD, or Blu-Ray disks

 

 

Interesting. I was wrongly conflating the usual set top boxes with the actual signals. Looking into it more, ATSC 1.0 only does 1080i or 720p, which explains the limitation. Interestingly, it looks like ATSC 3.0 (they're skipping 2.0) will support up to 4K HDR, so we'll be bypassing straight-up 1080p. Of course, this is going to be a slow roll-out (I remember how painfully slow the transition from SD to HD was, and even now not everything is in HD!).

 

One of the reasons why I recently cut the cord was poor image quality with my Xifinity X1 box. That's not much of an issue now with using pure streaming boxes, but I guess the source is still no better than 1080i. I'm just avoiding the compression artifacts from using cable versus IP.



#2613 zzip OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:43 AM

Nice retro design, but It's kinda limiting for modern games though, no?

#2614 Bill Loguidice OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:43 AM

Ataribox JUST shared this message and images in their Facebook page................hahahahhaha   :rolling:

 

Ataribox added 3 new photos.
13 mins · 

We were going to wait for launch to show you the Ataribox Joystick, but we like it way too much to wait. What do you think?

 

 

I kind of like it, although I can't help but worry that the fire button won't have enough response.



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Posted Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:46 AM

Nice retro design, but It's kinda limiting for modern games though, no?

 

If we go by the assumption they're packing in Atari Vault, they can generally get by with just one action button. Of course, there are some of the arcade games on there that do require more than one button. In any case, I agree with you, they'll have to at minimum allow for other standard controllers, if not design their own. They'll really need something that mimics the Xbox controller standard.



#2616 Hwlngmad OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:46 AM

Ataribox JUST shared this message and images in their Facebook page................hahahahhaha   :rolling:

 

Ataribox added 3 new photos.
13 mins · 

We were going to wait for launch to show you the Ataribox Joystick, but we like it way too much to wait. What do you think?

 

attachicon.gif23737897_379572009147388_2588372418206908445_o.jpg

attachicon.gif23826097_379572035814052_5810847118320157222_o.jpg

attachicon.gif23826375_379572032480719_6897909531559039194_o.jpg

 

 

 

 

 

 

Looks cool.  I kinda dig it.  However, I think the days of using one button for a game are long gone though.



#2617 Hwlngmad OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:47 AM

They'll really need something that mimics the Xbox controller standard.

 

I agree Bill.  Having an Atari Xbox-type controller would be the smart play.  But, then again...



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Posted Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:49 AM

I like that this controller is paying homage to the old 2600 controller but honestly I hope there will be modern controllers as with more button and an ergonomic layout similar to that of the XBOX 360 wireless controller as that will be necessary for modern titles.  This controller will definitely be impractical for general overall best use.



#2619 Bill Loguidice OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:51 AM

Based on the wording, I'm assuming this is just an option, not the standard. They'll have to have something like an Xbox- or Steam-style controller as the default pack-in. If done right, though, they could even sell those joysticks for use on regular PCs. There's definitely a small, but likely viable market for specialty controllers like that.



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Posted Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:53 AM

The boxy part looks like sharp edges, uncomfortable to hold. I wonder if it's 3D printed? The shiny "bowl" part looks like it would get scratched up like a car door handle. 

 

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With those pics posted, watch this thread balloon to 200 + pages, probably half of them pictures of William Shatner, off-topic YouTube videos, and quoting 24-40 line post to say "lol yeah". 

 

lol yeah. Seriously, what's up with this thumb? Terrible photographer, or terrible Photoshop job?

 

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#2621 zzip OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Nov 21, 2017 12:00 PM

If we go by the assumption they're packing in Atari Vault, they can generally get by with just one action button. Of course, there are some of the arcade games on there that do require more than one button. In any case, I agree with you, they'll have to at minimum allow for other standard controllers, if not design their own. They'll really need something that mimics the Xbox controller standard.


Agreed,

On the other hand, if this new Atari controller works with PC, I may get one to use with emulators.

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Posted Tue Nov 21, 2017 12:14 PM

Those controllers are cool, for all the 2600 games and that's about it. 



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Posted Tue Nov 21, 2017 12:31 PM

 

If we go by the assumption they're packing in Atari Vault, they can generally get by with just one action button. Of course, there are some of the arcade games on there that do require more than one button. In any case, I agree with you, they'll have to at minimum allow for other standard controllers, if not design their own. They'll really need something that mimics the Xbox controller standard.

Linux supports pretty much everything on the planet, even my Saitek X52 Pro has full support, with a nice open source library for customizing the LCD screen on them.



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Posted Tue Nov 21, 2017 12:34 PM

The boxy part looks like sharp edges, uncomfortable to hold. I wonder if it's 3D printed? The shiny "bowl" part looks like it would get scratched up like a car door handle. 

 

 

if you look at the full sized image of the one on the gray table or whatever, you can see its already getting some scratches



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Posted Tue Nov 21, 2017 12:34 PM

The boxy part looks like sharp edges, uncomfortable to hold. I wonder if it's 3D printed? The shiny "bowl" part looks like it would get scratched up like a car door handle. 

 

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lol yeah. Seriously, what's up with this thumb? Terrible photographer, or terrible Photoshop job?

 

attachicon.gifWTF is up with that thumb.jpg

 

Also,

Ha, that thumb looks like maybe he's pressing on something that isn't there, or it's shrunk mysteriously on the end.  Or we're making fun of some guy with a weird disease that causes his thumb to be small!






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