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Sega Nomad LCD vs RGB DRV

The Sega Nomad’s screen has not aged well.  Between it’s terrible quality compared to modern screens and it’s heavy battery consumption, users of the Nomad usually prefer to upgrade to a modern LCD screen. Up until recently, most screen replacement options used composite video to drive it and while that was still an upgrade, feeding […]

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CPS2HDMI Gets Multi-Resolution Firmware Update

Markus has just released a new firmware for the CPS2HDMI kits, that ads multiple resolutions to the output.  Download the .jlc file for your USB Blaster here, but read through this whole post for all the awesome details!:  https://github.com/marqs85/cps2_digiav/tree/master/output_files …and get your CPSHDMI kits here:  https://videogameperfection.com/products/cps2-cps3-digital-av-interface-diy-kit/ After loading the new firmware, the CPS2HDMI will always boot […]

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PlayStation 1 Graphics Wobble

Modern Vintage Gamer recently posted a video describing why the PS1’s graphics sometimes “wobbled”, while games from the N64 wouldn’t exhibit the same behavior. In short, the answer is a combination of the graphics chips, as well as the buffering and scaling capabilities of each.  On original hardware, this would often result in the PlayStation […]

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Weekly Roundup #194

Here’s this week’s roundup!  An audio-only version, is available on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, Spotify and for direct-download:  https://www.retrorgb.com/podcast/?name=2020-03-25_194.mp3 Video available on YouTube (above), LBRY and Bitchute:  Please consider signing up as a supporter!  Either hit Join, tip or pledge on this video, or sign up through the following services:  https://www.floatplane.com/channel/RobertNeal  / https://www.patreon.com/retrorgb   T-Shirts:  https://www.retrorgb.com/store.html All equipment […]

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OpenTendo: Open-Source NES Motherboard

A project was recently launched called OpenTendo that’s an open-source hardware recreation of the original 1985 Front-Loading NES motherboard.  This allows you to remove the CPU, PPU and lockout chip from your original NES and transfer them to this board that’s made from 100% brand new replacement parts.  As the main chips are still from […]

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Getting Started With Xbox on Modern TV’s

RetroRGB.com has long been missing an important section for an excellent console:  The Original Xbox! With the release of Chimeric Systems’ excellent plug & play HDMI ADC cable, I thought now was the time to add it!  This video and the new page on the website should present everything you’d need to start using your […]

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MSX to SMS Conversion Updates

Members of the SMS Power forum have been working on converting games from the 1983 MSX Computer to the Sega Master System and support for these conversions seems to have increased lately.  Both the SMS console and MSX computer are run off a Z80 processor, allowing compatibility with the main code of most games. While […]