Backlit Game Boy COLOR from china!

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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/

Google translate:

Gbc bright screen for sale, and I shop a small partner through the rigorous research and development and debugging machine finally years ago and the majority of friends to meet.

Below the first screen under the characteristics of popular science

1, the screen uses 4-in-1 technology that is 4 pixels to display a pixel gbc can achieve the perfect point to point effect. Because four times is an integer multiple. So 4 times times the screen will not use non-integer color intermediate color algorithm, so the screen effect will not be discounted.

2, the screen using tft material, the general tft material will have an angle perspective is not good, which is the lack of the best, the gbctft screen is missing.

3, the screen ratio is correct, can reproduce the native gbc screen ratio.

4, screen life test for 6 to 8 hours. Using the domestic 2200 mAh battery, basically equal to the effect of Nanfu, if you use the lithium battery life will be better.

5, the screen comes with Ken fast key backlight adjustment, shortcut keys select + increase brightness, + lower brightness. Adjustment range is 1 ~ 60 brightness level.

6, the screen fast response, higher than the world surface of all other screens, no smear and water ripples.

7, the screen point from a very small, better out of the picture clear.

8, transparent machine will reveal a little of the circuit board, personal feeling does not affect the use of the mind can consider their own color
 
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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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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:
 

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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.
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
 

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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
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.
 

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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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