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#1 hexcor OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Feb 5, 2019 6:28 AM

Not sure if it's a Lynx 1 or 2 replacement, but he's expecting the cost to be 1/2 the price of the McWill screen.

 

 

Also announced one for the Game Gear... hopefully a Nomad as well, the backup camera LCD mod is just rubbish for the Nomad



#2 LynxHandyCaster OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Feb 5, 2019 10:02 AM

Apparently this announcement was posted on BennVenn's Facebook page about four hours ago: https://www.facebook...ennElectronics/

 

No other details provided.


Edited by LynxHandyCaster, Tue Feb 5, 2019 10:03 AM.


#3 Greg2600 OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Feb 5, 2019 12:40 PM

I'm highly interested in his "drop in" GBC LCD that is coming quite soon.  Obv I've already had the other systems modded so have no need to do those again. 



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Posted Tue Feb 5, 2019 4:09 PM

This could be very excited :grin:

BTW my production for the GBC mod kit is already running. I presented the prototype in November 2018 on the Ejagfest in Germany.

GBC in action.JPG

The final version has 32K colors and would be almost plug and play. Just 1 wire has to be soldered.
You also can install a VGA connector, if you want.
The case can be closed with the existing screws.
 


Edited by McWill, Tue Feb 5, 2019 4:10 PM.


#5 necrocia ONLINE  

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Posted Wed Feb 6, 2019 1:44 AM

Looking forward to this one very much!



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Posted Fri Feb 15, 2019 10:48 PM

Maybe the VA4 Game Gear will be supported! But, probably not.... oh well, a man can dream!

 

 

@McWill what do you think the retail price will be on the GBC kit? Similar to the Lynx and GG kits?



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Posted Sat Mar 9, 2019 4:00 AM

I'm very curious.

Although I do not think the market is big enough for two.
Especially I'm curious about the quality of the screen. Hopefully means cheaper not bad ...



#8 necrocia ONLINE  

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Posted Sat Mar 9, 2019 5:30 AM

There is definitely room for two on the market. McWill's version will have VGA output still, but will cost more and Benn's version will be the cheap LCD only option. Plus a bit of competition is always good!



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Posted Sat Mar 9, 2019 5:38 AM

I wonder is it would be possible to support the HBL palette chages. There is some games that use hi-colour stills and they don't work well on McWill screens.



#10 necrocia ONLINE  

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Posted Sat Mar 9, 2019 2:48 PM

I've been talking to Benn a bit about it and can suggest that Karri



#11 akira666 OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Mar 10, 2019 1:42 PM

Do not get me wrong. I'm happy about competition.

But I also believe that the actual market for Atari Lynx LCD games is very small.
 

I'm looking forward to the first tests.



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Posted Sun Mar 10, 2019 4:57 PM

I've been talking to Benn a bit about it and can suggest that Karri

 

Have we got an ETA for this yet? He said 'soon' a month ago, and no news since. Which makes me think his definition of soon likely isn't the same as mine...



#13 necrocia ONLINE  

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Posted Sun Mar 10, 2019 5:15 PM

It's in the prototype stage still so don't expect it to move too quickly, I don't think he's given a firm date for when it will be completed



#14 hexcor OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Mar 10, 2019 7:24 PM

He also mentioned it's for the Lynx 2, since he doesn't have a Lynx 1 to test it on.  I don't know much about the McWill screen, is it physically different because of the way it connects to the frame (lynx 2) or motherboard (Lynx 1), or is it also electronically (computerically.. lol) different?



#15 necrocia ONLINE  

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Posted Fri Mar 22, 2019 5:25 PM

Anyone following this... 

 

Update on Benn Venn's upcoming Lynx LCD mod - prototypes boards are in #AtariLynx #RetroGames #WPUGamers #RetroConsoles https://atarigamer.c...ews/1kspfjld91c



#16 hexcor OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Mar 24, 2019 6:30 AM

Anyone following this... 

 

Update on Benn Venn's upcoming Lynx LCD mod - prototypes boards are in #AtariLynx #RetroGames #WPUGamers #RetroConsoles https://atarigamer.c...ews/1kspfjld91c

 

He posted a video on Facebook on the NSDL screen for the GBA: https://www.facebook.com/BennVennElectronics/videos/408958746582179/ Looks like the Lynx and GC are coming up too.  Exciting times for all.



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Posted Tue Mar 26, 2019 2:13 AM

I'm interested, I have always been wanting to upgrade to an LCD on my Lynx and Game Gear. Just have always passed in the past due to the cost as it's pretty random as to when I want to play one of my old handhelds.

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Posted Thu Mar 28, 2019 3:47 AM

Another update...

 

Lynx TFT Upgrade from Benn Venn now seeing some graphics! #AtariLynx #RetroGames #WPUGamers #RetroConsoles https://atarigamer.c...ews/1esofa2vgn4



#19 mckafka99 OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Mar 28, 2019 4:54 AM

This could be very excited :grin:

BTW my production for the GBC mod kit is already running. I presented the prototype in November 2018 on the Ejagfest in Germany.

attachicon.gifGBC in action.JPG

The final version has 32K colors and would be almost plug and play. Just 1 wire has to be soldered.
You also can install a VGA connector, if you want.
The case can be closed with the existing screws.
 

 

Interested to know more about this when it becomes available.  Are there still any plans for a Nomad screen replacement?



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Posted Thu Mar 28, 2019 8:33 AM

Hi! I'm new around here but would like to take a minute to say hello!

I have quite a few new LCD kits coming out in the following weeks including the Lynx, GameGear, GBC, GBA, SP, NeoGeoPC, DMG, pocket and nomad.

Happy to answer any questions you may have.

Hopefully I can contribute something to this modding scene at a competitive price.

Nice to meet you all!

Ben

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Posted Thu Mar 28, 2019 10:16 AM

Hej Benn, welcome here, and nice to see you actually have a working prototype !

 

Do you have any idea already about the release date ?

And what price range do you think you will be able offer your kit ?

 

Great work!



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Posted Thu Mar 28, 2019 2:54 PM

Hi lordkraken,

My lynx lcd kit will be usd$50, or $40 if you want to buy your own LCD. I should have the proto finished in a week and shipped off to atarigamer for testing the various videos modes. If all goes well I'll have a production run in store in around 6weeks.

The first production batch of my GBC kits will arrive in 3 days and are $70. This will drop to $50 in future batches.

The other systems will be priced very similarly.

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Posted Thu Mar 28, 2019 4:37 PM

Welcome to the forums!



#24 bdoi OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Mar 29, 2019 12:40 AM

Hi benn and welcome !
What type of screen will works with your mod?
Thanks

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Posted Fri Mar 29, 2019 2:15 AM

Hi lordkraken,

My lynx lcd kit will be usd$50, or $40 if you want to buy your own LCD. I should have the proto finished in a week and shipped off to atarigamer for testing the various videos modes. If all goes well I'll have a production run in store in around 6weeks.

The first production batch of my GBC kits will arrive in 3 days and are $70. This will drop to $50 in future batches.

The other systems will be priced very similarly.

That sounds good. 
 

In particular i like you're point of view regards to lower the future prices. 
Thumbs up, look forward to seeing some reviews of this






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