Retrotink 4k Confirmed Pricing- $750 (
from to on 15 Nov 2023 14:33

Pre-orders begin in December


threaded - newest on 15 Nov 2023 15:20 next collapse

Oof, that’s a spicy price. Too hot for me. Though, admittedly, I was expecting a grand. on 15 Nov 2023 19:00 collapse

Yeah, me too, I understand the price for what the components cost, its “worth” that price, but I can’t at all justify it for my setup, and it’s hard to imagine a setup that justifies that price (aside from being so rich you don’t even see the difference in price) on 15 Nov 2023 22:22 collapse

Yeah I’ll have to settle for my cheap Chinese knock off retrotink 2x on 15 Nov 2023 22:05 next collapse

Nope on 15 Nov 2023 22:24 collapse

I also Nope on 16 Nov 2023 00:38 next collapse

For that price I thought it included an FPGA system like the PolyMega inside of it. on 16 Nov 2023 03:34 collapse

Boy. It’s really hard to justify that price unless you only play on original hardware.

I have a bunch of original consoles, but I also own a bunch of Analogue FPGA consoles for direct HDMI output. MegaSD for Sega CD FPGA. GameCube has the Carby. Wii U for Wii games. And I’d probably be more inclined to play PlayStation 1 & 2 on my PS3 with hardware backwards compatibility and direct HDMI output.

So that leaves Dreamcast, which I just need to sit down and mod for HDMI since I already have it ready to go; Xbox, which just recently saw an HDMI mod (although I have the original component cables and an old Onkyo component to HDMI receiver I could set up if I were so inclined); Nintendo 64, which also has HDMI mods available; and PSP, for direct TV output (knowing I could get a PSTV if I were really so inclined).

So the question is, is upscaling to 4K worth the trouble on its own if the original signal is digital to begin with and I’m playing on a good LG 4K TV? And if so, is it worth $750 when I could theoretically use that money toward a few classic games in near mint condition instead? Hmm… on 16 Nov 2023 20:23 collapse

The crt filters are worth a lot to be fair, even if your source is digital. I run my mister through a retrotink 5x just for that. Big blocky pixels aren’t for me, that’s not what I grew up with. But neither is blurry lcd upscaling. So crt filters do great for that