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    Classic video games, analog synthesizers, music, cooking, other stuff

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  1. ApolloBoy


  2. Welp I finally caved and bought a vintage CD player for my stereo setup, I've been looking at getting one for a while just because a lot of the early CD players are so damn cool looking

    1. sramirez2008


      Cool!  Please post a pic in this thread.  


    2. GoldLeader
    3. travistouchdown


      Nice; love early CD players myself and most of them still work great!

  3. Is it just me or can I not quickly jump to the last page in a thread? When I open a thread it takes me to the first page, and then I have to type in the page number that I'm looking for. Seriously annoying.
  4. There's the UperGrafx which takes digital video data from the expansion port and outputs 720p over DVI, but it costs about $375 so not exactly an affordable choice.
  5. Just realized I’ve been here longer than I was alive when I first registered

    1. Eltigro


      I'd have to be an AA member another 23 years before that happens to me...

  6. Very tired of Analogue using their social media accounts to post useless GIFs instead of posting an update on the Mega Sg cart adapters

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    2. ApolloBoy


      I better hope so, that was one of the main reasons why I got a Mega Sg

    3. ApolloBoy


      As well as the Mark III/SG-1000 adapter since I have a ton of Japanese games

    4. GoldLeader


      Soon I will buy my Mega SG...Soon ...Very soon...MuhuwaWAAAAHAHAAA...(I'm not sure why this feels like an Evil plan...But it does ;)

  7. It's not just the red label games but pretty much any game manufactured by Atari Corp. has a hard time fitting in the six-switch systems. The cart plastic is slightly thicker than most other games so that's why you practically have to use a mallet to get them in. Worst that'll happen is you'll get a light scuff on the cart but you won't seriously damage anything.
  8. I think I have a feeling who this guy is.
  9. The one with a different faceplate is an older revision, I've noticed that some of the 1984 7800s have a rainbow that goes from red to purple as opposed to yellow to green on the later revisions. I'm wondering if that change was made early on since my 1984 7800 has the latter.
  10. He said "weird" (which it is TBH), not "wired". I replaced the non-standard power jack on both of mine and replaced it with a barrel jack so I can use a model 1 Genesis/MD PSU like I do with most of my consoles.
  11. You're right, the Japanese SMS came with an external RF modulator as opposed to an AV cable. Mine came with it when I bought it 12 years ago, but it was trashed so I wound up tossing it unfortunately. The Mark III's RGB output has no amplifier and comes straight out of the VDP so that's why it's so dim. I fixed this issue on mine by installing an internal RGB amp and it seems to work well. Of course, in order to use the FM Unit with an RGB mod, you'll have to modify the FM Unit as well. It's not too difficult of a mod to perform, it involves swapping the 5-pin DIN with an 8-pin DIN (the U-shaped 262° one, not the more common C-shape 270° connector), swapping the original piggyback cable with an 8-pin cable, and then wiring up the RGB signals to the new DIN jack from the new cable so the RGB signals are passed through. It looks seamless and there's no case mods involved whatsoever. It's simple enough that you could revert back to stock if you wanted to. But TBH you're better off using the Japanese SMS since it has all that and more. It's even compatible with the Light Phaser whereas the Mark III is totally incompatible with it.
  12. We've already got an excellent FPGA-based Genesis with the Mega Sg...
  13. Also stick a heat sink on the SID, they get pretty hot too and can die from overheating.
  14. If you're buying things, international shipping honestly isn't a big deal aside from being slightly more expensive than domestic shipping. I buy stuff from Japan like every few weeks and there's zero hassle to it.
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