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Tasuki

So after my current SNES HD Clone system died last night, I am looking for a new one. Now I know that Analogue has a good one but they are currently sold out. So I am wondering besides them what is a good one. I don't want one that ROM dumps looking more in the market for an FPGA one like Analog but I haven't been able to find any. Is Analogue the only one?

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WoomyNNYes

@Tasuki I'm really surprised nobody has replied yet?
I was looking on estarland.com and they were sold out, unless you want a supaboy.
Maybe my non-answer will trigger someone to say, I can do better than @WoomyNNYes.

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@Tasuki I can do better than @WoomyNNYes...

You've got a couple of options, depending on how much money you want to spend.
Although, I do have to say that the Analogue IS the best option, so if it is only temporarily sold out,
you might want to consider waiting. But, having said that, here's your options:

Here's some reading and viewing material:
https://nerdtechy.com/best-nes-snes-clone-hdmi
https://levelskip.com/consoles/Retro-Duo-NES-and-SNES-Clone-C...

Hope you find what you're looking for...

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Tasuki

@ThanosReXXX Thanks I will check those out in a bit. Funny thing though the one video shows the Gamerz Tek Clone system that's what I had and now I can't get a picture to show. But yeah I check those out. Thanks.

@WoomyNNYes Thanks as well

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@Tasuki You're welcome.

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Atariboy

I suggest waiting for a Super Nt restock. Nothing else comes even close for a dedicated Super Nintendo clone system.

You'd be better off using Higan than buying another clone. The Retron 5 is very laggy and of poor build quality. And other clone systems going all the way back to the Retro Duo era are only decent when paired with a SD CRT. You will not get a pleasing image on a modern HDTV from such SNES-on-a-chip clones with only composite and S-Video.

Even from those that are marketed for HDTV use with HDMI outputs will not look good since they're paired with cut rate scaling chips designed for generic use by a television rather than upscaling a 240p resolution videogame.

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ThanosReXXX

Atariboy wrote:

Nothing else comes even close for a dedicated Super Nintendo clone system.

That is simply not true. You should definitely check out the MiSTer, and you'll be pleasantly surprised. Or maybe not, if you know that it is also FPGA-based and has dedicated, optimized cores available for many systems, NES and SNES included.

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Tasuki

@Atariboy I just might do that. I recent bought the Mega SG from them and I am loving it. I played several games for a few hours yesterday and everything checked out so I wouldn't be against getting the NT.

@ThanosReXXX I have heard about the MISTer but I'm just don't have enough info on it. It sounds more like if you want to build your own or something.

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@Tasuki It's basically an FPGA box, that you add cores to. Cores are the necessary files for emulation, and they come in ready-made bundles. Most current boards already have all of the more popular system and console cores on there straight out of the box. There's also an entire community out there, helping people setting their MiSTer up. The great thing is that you can LITERALLY turn it into anything you want, and because it is FPGA-based, all systems and devices it emulates, will run as if it were the original hardware.

So, the nice thing of it, is that it doesn't limit you to SNES alone, but obviously, it doesn't accept any cartridges. At least: not yet. But I wouldn't be surprised at all, if some kind of add-on will be produced, somewhere in the near future, for purists like us.

But as I mentioned in my first reply, and like AtariBoy also said, in your case it's probably better to just wait for a resupply/restock.

I'll just leave these explanatory videos here, just in case you still want to have some more info on the MiSTer box...

Side note: most of these videos discuss and show only the PCB board itself, but a lot of shops sell it complete with a casing, so it just looks like a rectangular plastic box, with inputs, just like the thumbnail of the first video that I posted in comment #3.

And in closing, I'll also leave this link:
https://www.retrorgb.com/mister.html

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