Backlit Game Boy COLOR from china!

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  1. Metoroid0
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  2. enarky

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    Interesting. A couple of people on Reddit /r/Gameboy already ordered one and are waiting for their shipment. Currently considering if I should pull the trigger on that one, I'd love to get my hands on a properly backlit GBC. But this sort of looks a bit too good to be true...

    EDIT: just ordered one, too. Let's see how this turns out.

    EDIT #2: here's the Reddit thread: https://www.reddit.com/r/Gameboy/comments/5rv7r8/backlit_gbc_screens_developed_and_seemingly_now/

     
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  3. Bladexdsl

    Bladexdsl ZOMG my posts...it's over 9000!!!

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    incoming DMCA! :creep:
     
  4. enarky

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    Nah, backlit AGS-101 screens to mod original GBAs have been for sale for ages, I don't see grounds for a DMCA here.
     
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    BennVenn uses a AGS-101 display with his mod, these guys on TaoBao claim they have original LCDs with a four times higher resolution, four pixels for one GBC pixel, making it 1:1 again.
     
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  8. enarky

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    GB Boys screen has a different resolution and aspect ratio from the original GB display, making the picture blurry. The original GBCs buttons are quite a bit more precise. If you don't care for that this won't bring you any benefits.
     
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    with their record at taking shit down lately you never know :P
     
  10. Bonny

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    Yes, i know about the aspect ratio. But to be honest: I'am really fine with it. And i have to say, the digipad and the buttons are also accurate and sensitive enough for me :lol:
     
  11. Meteor7

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    I figure it's probably just a GBC emulating box. If so, there'll almost certainly be more input lag in it than the OG GBC, but we'll have to wait and see.
     
  12. HtheB

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    Tried to order one, but they do not ship to the Netherlands.. :(
     
  13. mercluke

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    while you can buy it pre-packed into a GBC, the product itself is merely a screen replacement to put into an existing GBC, not a complete clone
     
  14. Meteor7

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    Ah, whoops, I misunderstood. That's actually really interesting, and I think the market's wide open for all sorts of other screen upgrades to retro portables.
     
  15. EthanAddict

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    I think this is all fake, but anyway:unsure:...
     
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    Of course its fake, it's TaoBao, what did you expect
    I prefer my original, high quality, made in Japan Gameboy with Sharps display thats still working flawlessly 20 years later. :grog:
     
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  17. EthanAddict

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    Chinese clones:glare:...
     
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    If this is real then I'd buy it.