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  1. The "new" firmware just released a few days ago on November 28, 2019, is identical to the firmware they released a few weeks ago... and that firmware was identical to the firmware they released back in February. They are all version 2.1.1. I have done a file compare (FC) on all of them and they are all exactly identical. Very confusing.
  2. Happy to hear there is a BIOS update in the works!
  3. Is it possible for this cart to connect to a local computer on the local home network and download/play games from that? Or will this have to connect to an internet server for the games?
  4. I don’t think adding a resistor on top would be easier. Remember, these are extremely small surface mount resistors. They are literally the size of a grain of pepper. You have to use a microscope or a powerful magnifying glass while soldering these.
  5. For the record... Bill relayed a message for me to redo R105 and R106. I did this and now all four of my paddles are fully working! Thanks Bill! (Everyone, please note, these are NOT easy resistors to replace. They are literally the size of a grain of pepper. Proceed with caution.)
  6. The box is RF out. That is OEM. I hooked it to my TV on Channel 3 and it works great. I think this is a very early 520ST. Those other cables sticking out the top (that have since been cut) appear to be a composite out modification. But I cannot test it out as the cables are cut. However, two small holes were drilled in the case as pictured here.
  7. Have a 520ST with motherboard C070243 REV. B. Can someone help identify the various modifications on this board? Are any of these OEM? Looking to reverse anything here that was not original. Thanks! Top Side Picture 1: Top Side Picture 2: Top Side Picture 3: Bottom Side Picture 1: Bottom Side Picture 2: Bottom Side Picture 3:
  8. I have done this "Hardware Mod to Support Standard Paddles on Atari Flashback 9 and 9 Gold" on my Flashback 9: https://armchairarcade.com/perspectives/2019/10/15/hardware-mod-to-support-standard-paddles-on-atari-flashback-9-and-9-gold/ However, upon testing, my Player 3 is not working. The others are fine. Since this is a major pain due to the extremely small size of the resistors, I'd love to be able to focus on the exact resistor I should be looking at to fix. Can anyone (Bill?) provide details as to which of the four resistors I should focus on? Would be great to get an updated picture that includes which resistor belongs to which Paddle Number. Thanks!
  9. It's really hard to read the line of page numbers below the 10 screenshots. Can you do something about that?
  10. Yes... TV is in Game Mode. Like I showed in the audio samples, Flashback 9 is almost twice the audio delay of the Retron 77. I understand that a little delay is normal and almost imperceptible... and that little delay being what the Retron 77 does. However, the delay on the FB9 is too much and borders on being noticeable. No lag in controller or video... only audio. The slight audio delay is there. Wouldn't you want it to emulate the Atari 2600 the best possible? Bill Loguidice mentioned that AtGames have confirmed this delay internally and are looking into it. Hopefully they will patch it.
  11. Here is a visual waveform analysis comparing the Retron 77 and the Flashback 9 HDMI. Using the same HDMI cable plugged into the same TV input. Also using the same Joystick. The ONLY difference is the Retron 77 vs. the Flashback 9. The spike at 3.00 is the pressing of the fire button... after that is the sound of Pitfall Harry jumping. The audio of the jumping sound on the Retron 77 plays .20 seconds after the button press. The audio of the jumping sound on the Flashback 9 plays .37 seconds after the button press.
  12. No. The exact same TV using the same input with the same HDMI cable hooked to a Retron 77 does not have the audio delay. That's great that they have confirmed it internally. All FB9 games have the issue, not just Pitfall. It even looks like the audio when moving around the menu system itself is delayed the same which leads me to believe that it is a delay problem overall with all audio on the Flashback 9. Hopefully they release a firmware update to minimize this issue.
  13. I'm guessing you just haven't noticed the audio delay on the FB9. Pay close attention to all sounds. There is a slight delay. If someone can confirm that the Flashback X does not have any audio delay, then I'd gladly pick one up.
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