Coleco should take notes from that communication style.
Hyperkin - Retron 77. HD Atari 2600?
Posted 18 June 2017 - 02:29 AM
I'm actually really looking forward to this. I do have a 30" widescreen CRT TV that I used to use for classic consoles, but the thing is a beast and currently in storage (though I've got it ready if I ever do get a chance for a dedicated setup some day). That means I'm stuck with the HDTV, and although I think older consoles look ok on it (it's an older LG plasma), they definitely don't look their best.
I have a Retron 5 and am pretty pleased with it overall, so for a quick way to play old Atari carts on a modern TV at a low price, this will work pretty well for most people. As long as they keep that price around $50, I'm almost willing to bet that there are plenty of people out there who have some old 2600 carts that they've picked-up over the years or have hung onto since they were younger (probably long after their original VCS or 2600 Jr. failed) that would pick something like this up in a heartbeat. With the also-HD Retron 1 HD selling for $40, there's no reason that they shouldn't be able to keep the price-point low, although they're probably expecting the demand for the 77 to be of a much smaller scale.
Edited by Karyyk, 18 June 2017 - 02:30 AM.
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Posted 18 June 2017 - 01:22 PM
UPDATE TO MY POST #40 - RE:ANDREW STEEL form HYPERKIN -
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Posted 18 June 2017 - 03:02 PM
Thanks for posting this @MaximumRD.
Also, many of you requested 7800 compatibility. I cannot really promise that at the moment, but we are working on it.
This is the one thing I was waiting to hear. If they can include 7800 compatibility I'd be deeply grateful. That will introduce a ton of people to the Atari 7800 and spark more homebrewing and new 7800 developers. Then who knows what new strides would be made in 7800 programming, potentially new NES-quality games.
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Posted 19 June 2017 - 10:10 AM
Nothing new here, but I made this in an attempt to put everything vital we know so far about the Retron 77 into one, easy to digest video.
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Posted 20 June 2017 - 02:17 PM
In my opinion the 7800 is the untapped pinnacle of Atari 8-bit awesomeness. For 1984 it was amazing and even when compared to early NES there are a number of ways in which the 7800 performs very well. Unfortunately I don't see that the 7800 ever reached its full potential. Nintendo continued to develop the NES and push the envelope of what it could do, meanwhile Atari Corp. was aggressive about cost-saving measures, i.e. no POKEY, no new chips, no new accessories, etc. The 7800 was left to compete for shelf space with the XE, 2600, and Lynx before facing the real competition from Nintendo, Sega and others. I would love to see the new Retron include 7800 compatibility and hopefully jumpstart a new frontier of 7800 homebrew developers. Not to do so I believe would be a mistake.
I probably won't buy it if it doesn't support 7800 games.
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