It's basically the functionality of a Super Nt + SD2SNES, right? That's $400 (roughly) so yeah, definitely. Looks like the whole MiSTer setup would run around half that.
If you count the other cores, it is like a Super NT plus an NT Mini.
Is HDMI output basically as lag-free as the Analog consoles or an OSSC setup? I would still need to keep my OSSC/RetroTink setups for my Dreamcast, Sega CD, Saturn, PS1 and PS2, but it'd eliminate the need for an RGB modded NES, SNES, and my second Genesis.
The built-in HDMI upscaler is like an XRGB Mini with a framebuffer. That has up to one frame of lag (which for me is acceptable, but I know some balk at the thought).
If you want guaranteed zero lag, you can use the RGB out via the (optional) I/O board and route it through your OSSC for upscaling. There is also a "low latency" mode for
upscaling that avoids the framebuffer but uses non standard HDMI refresh rates, so not all displays are able to take it.
Also, I need to know about controller options.
Pretty much any USB HID device will work, and you can use PS3, PS4, and Switch controllers via the 8BitDo USB dongle. You can search their forums, there is a thread about controllers.
Edited by Newsdee, Sun Jan 27, 2019 11:16 PM.