Andoird game system console?

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LS650
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Andoird game system console?

Postby LS650 » January 25th, 2017, 12:33 pm

Hi. I am thinking of getting some kind of Android based gaming console, say something along the lines of the Ouya but more current. I would want to have it connected to my TV via HDMI and use it for emulation of 8-bit pre-NES systems: 2600, Coleco, Intellivision, Vectrex, etc.

I'd want it to be also very simple and easy to use, reliable, etc. I might want to do a bit of media streaming, but this is very much a 'would like' - the retro gaming is my main focus.

When I google this topic I get a flood of info, but not anything that points me to a well-recommended machine.
Does anyone have such a beastie that they would like to recommend?

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Re: Andoird game system console?

Postby Rookie1 » January 25th, 2017, 12:59 pm

Get yourself a Raspberry Pi. Super simple and easy to use and will hook to your tv via HDMi. You can get one fore about $50.

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Re: Andoird game system console?

Postby LS650 » January 25th, 2017, 3:08 pm

OK. Is there a particular vendor or seller you would recommend?

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Re: Andoird game system console?

Postby Rookie1 » January 26th, 2017, 7:15 am

LS650 wrote:OK. Is there a particular vendor or seller you would recommend?


Got to Amazon. Lots to choose from on there.

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Re: Andoird game system console?

Postby LS650 » January 26th, 2017, 4:06 pm

I decided on a Canakit Raspberry Pi kit.

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Re: Andoird game system console?

Postby Robotrek » January 26th, 2017, 4:12 pm

Andoird? When did that one come out? ;)

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Re: Andoird game system console?

Postby LS650 » January 27th, 2017, 12:17 am

Robotrek wrote:Andoird? When did that one come out? ;)

Yep, sometimes people make typos.

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Re: Andoird game system console?

Postby Voor » January 27th, 2017, 7:20 am

With the Rasberry PI kits, are they hard to put together? Any particular skills needed?

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Re: Andoird game system console?

Postby Robotrek » January 27th, 2017, 2:49 pm

LS650 wrote:
Robotrek wrote:Andoird? When did that one come out? ;)

Yep, sometimes people make typos.


Yep, I was making a joke and somebody got a little flustered with it.

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Re: Andoird game system console?

Postby snakeboy » January 27th, 2017, 10:32 pm

I actually just sent my Colecovision Flashback to an Atari Age member who performs a service where he upgrades it by replacing the insides with a Raspberry Pi. When you get the system back, it has all the games that were originally on the Flashback, and of course you can add your own roms and other emulators if you want.

One nice thing about it is that it still has two (upgraded) 9-pin controller ports which allow you to use controllers for the original Colecovision, CV Flashback, Atari 2600, 7800, Intellivision, INTV Flashback, and just about any other controller that uses a 9-pin connector. You can even use the Steering Wheel expansion and Roller Controller!

I think he also offers the same service for the Intellivision Flashback.


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