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Member Since 24 Jan 2009
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In Topic: RetroN 5 $129.99 with free shipping @ ThinkGeek - The RetroN 5 deals thread

22 June 2014 - 02:16 AM

My one complaint is the damn deathgrip on the Genesis cartridges. The SNES cartridges didn't seem too bad, but I didn't test many. The Genesis games made me feel like I was going to rip the motherboard out. Have you guys figured out any tips or tricks to safely removing the deathgrip carts?

 

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I've found that grabbing the corner of the cart and using it like a level is an easier way to get the carts out.  They slide out with a moderate amount of force for me.  

 

In a prior post they talked about SNES lag.  Anyone else experience this?  Playing Super Mario Kart I definitely can notice some lag.  I've tried a couple of different source tvs, I'll keep trying.  Some games it doesn't matter in.  


In Topic: RetroN 5 $129.99 with free shipping @ ThinkGeek - The RetroN 5 deals thread

24 April 2014 - 11:02 AM

If Amazon getting them late is true, it probably means that Amazon worked out a special deal to still make $ off their $99 pre-orders.  Amazon has more clout than Hyperkin and could probably demand that Hyperkin hold their original wholesale price.  Hyperkin is probably punishing them by giving it first to the retailers that pay more.  Amazon can be pretty rough in negotiations.  They don't sell Nintendo consoles because Nintendo made them eat certain costs.  Hyperkin probably wouldn't be willing to fight that battle.  

 

As long as Amazon holds their pre-order price, I'll wait for that order.  Like many, I would have a hard time buying this at $140.  I have all the systems already, this was more of a convenience factor.  Unlike stated above, I think this has more casual appeal.  People that have a box of games that they never bothered to sell, but their system has long been broken.  Collectors spend thousands of $ on these old systems and likely have perfectly functioning systems and would be turned off to the inaccuracies in the Retron 5 emulation.  


In Topic: RetroN 5 $129.99 with free shipping @ ThinkGeek - The RetroN 5 deals thread

26 September 2013 - 04:11 PM

I have sadly played all of my retro consoles on my HDTV. Atari 2600 (yes, it happened), NES, SNES, Genesis, 32X, Sega CD, etc. etc. They all work. No lag from what I recall. The graphics just looked a little smeared on a HDTV. But it's not too noticeable.


I think it depends on the tv. I have a panasonic plasma that I've played NES/SNES/Gen on. With a/v cables they all lag badly. With rf out, they don't lag. Must just be the way my tv processes it. Its not that big of deal to me though. I got that component to rf input for like 4 dollars so I can use an av cable through the rf and don't have to rely on those crappy rf boxes.