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Bacteria wrote:The GBA natively comes as the GBA or the GBA SP; you can also play GBA on the DS and DS Lite; all of which use the small screens, as the large DS XL console does not take GBA games. You are therefore given no option but to use a TV out method to play GBA games on a larger screen, or by emulation of course. The GBA Transverter was a very good unit (via RGB) in its day but impossible gadget to get now, the GBA Converter is easy to get but output is bad as the screen jutters all the time due to inconsistent and inaccurate pixel upscaling (and the image does not fill the whole screen); there is a Chinese GBA SP type unit, no idea the quality of the output from that (John Sparks might know); no other option.
Then came of course the GBA addon for the GameCube, the GBA Player - that looks very nice indeed and of course RGB output is easy, downside is you need the GBA plus disc drive to use it, and also does not fill the whole screen with the image either which is a shame. Then came along the Retro-Bit and the AD Adaptor - both of which are the same BTW - uses GBA hardware in a cartridge that has to connect to the SNES console; you use the SNES controller; output is composite only and via the game cart itself not the SNES; however the image quality is excellent, the composite output looks on par with RGB quality.
That's the gadget i'm using in this project for the 8" screen...
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