At the rate of price-decrease/capcity-increase, I just keep buying a new USB Flash Drive (or whatever) every 2 years or so, copy my frequently-used stuff to the new one, and retire the old one LONG before I hit the millions of read/write cycles necessary to tank it. As a result, I have a sandwich bag full of 512k, 1mb, 2mb, 4mb, 8mb, 16mb, and even 32mb USB "thumb" (why do they use that name?) drives that work perfectly, and were simply obsoleted by higher-capacity, long before they exceeded their service lives. As such, I don't really see a problem. I see no end to this.
I received an acknowledgement on November 4, via Email, and tracking number.
I received the product on Saturday, November 11.
So it takes a few days, but the stuff is always top-grade, and Steve ALWAYS comes through. This isn't Walmart or Amazon, with enormous shipping department and staff. But it's really special Atari stuff that you can't get elsewhere. I think people need to stop worrying, or settle for what they can get at Walmart or Amazon. Good luck with anything other than Atari Flashbacks, however.
I guess I don't understand the debate. Use what the hell you have.
Sometimes, I hook a "classic" console to an LCD and there is a lag. Sometimes, I can put it into "gaming mode" (or whatever) and reduce the lag. The LCD in the next room won't have that option. The LCD in the next room won't have that option, and there WILL be a lag. It's all a turkey-shoot at this point. However, it is becoming evident that in a relatively short period of time, future LCD televisions will delete composite (and other analog inputs), so this shall shortly be a moot point.
Use what you have. Use what works. Who cares what other people think.,
I have a fair staple of extra CRTs and they work quite well for me. But the old systems still work with my LCDs that (as of now) have a composite input. I am thinking of buying a couple of nice 32" LCDs to throw in the storage room, that DO still have composite (and RF, while we're at it), while they are still available. I don't mind rat-packing retro-technology, or I wouldn't be on this site, in the first place.
Short answer: Use what you have if it works. In the future, it will not.
I remember buying those at Costco when they built their first store in Anchorage - mid-80's I think. It's hard to imagine how expensive floppy disks seemed at the time (especially if you're a kid throwing newspapers and flipping burgers after school). They were still not cheap, but it was the first time I could buy semi-affordable disks!
Soft-modded Xbox with CoinOps wins every time, but that's kind of cheating. However, Gamecube with Gameboy Player earns respectable attention (add Everdrive Gameboy/Advance for extra points). Guess there's just too many threads to consider it all? Can't vote since I like 'em both. Where's the 3rd option (like 'em both) in the poll?