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  1. It's ridiculous because you know what I said and responded by adding nothing to anything except +1 to your post count. "People come around every few months complaining about Best and asking if they're legit or not and it gets tiring." -... Anyway, good day to you.
  2. Let me break this ridiculous post down sentence by sentence. "Don't like it, buy those TIA chips from elsewhere.." -As I stated, I tried to. No one else seemed to have NTSC TIA. "Sure the website is outdated but the service is top notch." - Isn't this exactly what I stated? The items arrived quickly, securely, and they worked. I had no complaints about the service. "Would you rather have a nice website with a guy who never responds to emails/call and takes 3 weeks to ship?" - I don't understand why it has to be an either/ or situation. Unless the goal is to hold onto product for as long as possible (and maybe it is!), I don't see why one wouldn't invest the stupid small amount of time, effort, and money to put together a decent retail based website and increase sales/ reach. I may be in the minority on this particular forum, but looking around the internet it seems like a decent amount of potential customers don't become actual customers because of how primitive (and thus "sketchy") Best's operation is. I know I'm not the only one to have these issues/concerns and apparently the proprietor doesn't care that he's leaving money on the table. I just don't understand it. Finally, This is the review/endorsement thread. That's what I used it for.
  3. I fought through the frustration that is the Best Electronics website and ordered two TIA chips because I absolutely could not find any other place to get them. They came quickly and worked, so no complaints on that end. But there is absolutely no reason for a website in 2017 to be so cluttered and obtuse. I shouldn't have to email my credit card info or order crap I don't want to meet a $50 paypal minimum requirement. I had better luck using google to search the site than looking through listings and such. If I sound harsh, well, I mean to be. I'm grateful dude that runs it is doing it, but it's like a dude lost in a desert being glad that someone will spit water in his mouth after first completing an obstacle course.
  4. I picked up a 2gb when I thought I was getting the Zod 2. I'll be looking into how to properly file everything on it so I don't run into the system wiping out on me. Silly design flaw!
  5. Forgot about this thread, figured I'd bump it so I stop hijacking metarog's collection thread. As stated over there, I'm having fun figuring things out and futzing around with the Zod but I'd like it more if information wasn't so hard to come by. Every time I think I find a link to something cool, it's dead. I keep reading about fun little Palm games, but they all seem to have been washed off the internet.
  6. I finally got one! Seller actually shipped it this time and everything! Sadly (even more sadly I'd find out later), it's a Zod 1. But the price was right as far as I was concerned and it seems to work fine. The sadly part has rung true recently because I'm out of memory! I've only put a couple of things on there, and then I started having hotsync issues. (After I figured out why I was having hotsync issues when I first got it- like I couldn't sync at all- it was because I was using a palm desktop manager I downloaded from some site that said it was for the Zod but didn't work at all.) I eventually found a download for the installation CD that came with the Zod -but not my used one- and installed it and everything finally worked. After a few failed syncs, I decided to do what it kept telling me to do and look at the log. I was out of memory! Not only could I not add anything else to it, 2 of the 3 games I had for mame wouldn't run because they use system memory for ram. Anyway, the unit didn't come with any games, but it did come with a case. It's a little fabric pouch deal by Lava Solutions Group. Oh, it also came with a screen protector on it, so that was nice even though at first I thought the screen looked like crap. The protector fit so well it didn't look like an add on. I've left it on for protection, but it's pretty cloudy. So if anyone else pops in here looking for Zodiac info, openhandhelds.org is your friend (as of this typing) and ignore the LJP for Dummies Episode 1 video on youtube, I followed it by the letter and it didn't work. You can build your file system the way you're told, but just hotsync the .prc file. It won't copy over. It really, really stinks that all of the internet documentation is gone. I've been fighting with getting the wifi card to work. It uses WEP, and my router is set up for WPA. I set up a second network with WEP, but I'm still getting connection issues. It connects fine if I turn off the password security, but I'm not leaving myself open. I don't even know why I care about getting this thing online, but it passes the time I suppose.
  7. FYI, that gun is actually for a Nintendo clone that used DB9-like connectors for the controllers. However, the plug isn't the same size as a Genesis/Atari port so it won't actually plug into one.
  8. I'm going to keep my eye out for sure, I still want one. But I'm going to wait for a US seller, which seems to be even more uncommon for an already uncommon item. Will definitely be down for that case if I don't get one in a package deal or something, thanks.
  9. Well! After waiting 3 weeks, I contacted the seller of the Zod I purchased from eBay, and he gave some story about customs holding up the package and it was going back to him blah, blah, blah. He gave me a full refund, so at least I'm not screwed out of the money. Had another issue with another seller, I bought 4 palm games and he only sent 2. I messaged him a couple times which he ignored and finally I got eBay involved. He answered that message right quick, said he'd send the other 2 and then never did. Had to open a case and eBay immediately refunded me in full. So I got 2 games for free- which is nice, but I'd much prefer to have the stuff I purchased and not all this hassle. Someday I'll be able to share my collection, maybe!
  10. Heh, I just did this myself today. Ordered a $10 kit off ebay, watched 8 bit guy's not very detailed video and then looked at a guide on retro fixes. Took some liberties though. I removed the RF box and switch because why not. Also, I really didn't like the idea of drilling holes into the case and I saw no reason for dual audio jacks- especially when I had two perfectly nice holes right there in the back now. So I took a crap Atari cart that didn't work and cut an L shaped piece of plastic out of the case to use as a bracket to mount the RCA jacks into. My goal was to leave the machine as stock as possible while also allowing it to be returned to its original form without too much fuss. So I hot glued the bracket into it instead of using epoxy, which would probably be the better thing to use for stability, but like I said, I wanted to be able to undo all this stuff if need be. Hot glue can be removed. Epoxy not so much. To be able to lift the board out I put the bracket back a little so the RCA would clear the top. I'm a shit solder-er, but I'm pretty happy with how it came out. I also don't like how people leave 6' of unnecessary cable running around in their projects, so everything is fairly trim. Ignore the tap on the case, that was left over from when I was considering drilling holes.
  11. Pm sent. I preemptively downloaded all the shareware on openhandhelds.org. I watched a video on Arvale and that made me kinda excited to actually play it. I've yet to actually receive any of the stuff, but I'll post pics once it's all come in. I even bought the PalmOne wifi card so that I could see how awful web browsing with it can be, lol. The only thing I don't have coming (because I can't find one) is a frickin' case. Suppose I should have picked one up years ago when I'd look for the system as I remember a bunch being plentiful and cheap. Oh well. Another thing I can't seem to find concrete info on is the SD cards it likes. I've read they have to be non SDHC and something about a size limit, but that limit can be worked around with folders? Proper info on that would be appreciated. How well do the emulators work? I have a PSP, GPX Wiz, and GPD Win, so it's not like I need another portable emu machine, but I'm curious about it anyway.
  12. How fortunate for me that this topic got bumped recently so I'm not the one necrobumping it! After 11 years of owning a handful of games for the system (I bought Tony Hawk and the two Z-pak games from Comp USA for the wallet emptying price of $.25 each in 2006), and occasionally halfheartedly checking ebay I finally picked one of these up. Unfortunately, I wasn't one of the two lucky SOB's that new ones for $50 or less a few weeks ago. But I think I did ok with the package I got. ANYWAY, what brings me to this thread is I'm interested in the Palm MMC games that will run on the Zod. Using what few details I could make out in your pictures, I ordered a bunch of the Handmark stuff. Are those the only titles that work with the Zod or just the ones you've picked up. I've found a few other things between eBay and Amazon. It stinks that it seems all the good Zod resource stuff is wiped from the internet. So much for this being an eternal resource! Have you considered CDrom stuff like Madden 06? I wonder if that stuff even runs. I'm rather excited for this stupid stuff, I even bought a (Cheap!) old XP laptop so I wouldn't have to dick around with getting old programs to run correctly on my current pcs, lol. I'm especially curious if you've messed around with the Sega Classics card. If so, how's the emulation? My guess is at best it would be like most early emulated Genesis stuff- that is maybe it plays ok but the music is crap. I'd be delighted if it actually worked decently though. Haven't gotten it yet, but I'll pick it up eventually anyway because why not, but not at the stupid high BIN the only copy on eBay is right now. As far as other oddball handhelds, the Gizmondo is another one I've kept an eye on over the years but haven't wanted badly enough to pull the trigger on yet. I do have a fairly extensive Ngage collection (only missing 4 games that I'm aware of, including Sega Rally which I'll never have because I don't care enough to spend that kind of money on it) and Game.com (Original unit CIB, second model NIB, all the games and the internet package NIB- only because I was grabbing the stuff dirt cheap when it was getting clearanced out forever ago- like most of my collection).
  13. Purchased a few things from him. everything arrived quickly and well packed.
  14. How about you just tell what you use and how you do it so I can make my own.
  15. Are these clocks set to EST or PST?
  16. I have 3 colecovisions which all have some sort of issue. I decided I'd sacrifice the worst looking one and try to do a composite AV mod (as well as power switch cleaning). I grabbed 5-11 under's instructions and went to Radio Shack. Grabbed the potentiometer and transistor no problem, but didn't know which resistor to get. They come in various wattages and I didn't know which watt I should get. Help?
  17. all these years later, and kevincal is still the worst. free bump!
  18. Everyone here who has taken a business law class raise your hands. Remember the section about about offers and acceptance? When a store puts a price on an item, an offer has not been made. The offer is made when the customer takes the item to a cashier. Say you walk into a grocery store and see an apple with a price sticker of $1 on it. When you grab that apple and take it to a register, you are saying "I will offer you $1 for this apple." The store doesn't have to sell you the apple for $1. The store can decline your offer. That is one reason why they can fight miss priced items. Though it has become customary, in an effort to keep a happy customer, for stores to honor the prices they put upon stuff, mistakenly or not, they are not legally bound to. It is not the store offering to sell you the apple for $1 and you accept. You are offering to pay $1 for the apple and then the store has to accept. Would I personally screw over $400 for $15? No. But for whatever reason, Best Electronics would, and had every right to do so. They are not "shady" for declining your offer, and from what I saw in the email, they even pointed out why the price change in their initial response to you. It's jerky, but it's their right to be jerks. It's your right to shop somewhere else. And you did come across (to me, because of course tone is in the eye of the beholder) a bit jerky in your response in the first place.
  19. Well, worth is relative. I know how much it gets listed for on ebay, and your original price was a deal in comparison, but still not "worth" it for me. Good luck though, Great seller guys!
  20. I believe there are more important things to worry about.
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