GBA SP Brighter screen vs NDS Lite screen

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  1. Dead Ghost
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    Is the screen of GBA SP Graphite brighter version, same in quality as NDS Lite's screen?
     
  2. shaunj66

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    Almost. The refresh rate is a bit slower on the GBA SP SE, so there's a bit more ghosting, but it's still an awesome screen. [​IMG] I play all my GBA and GB games on my GBA SP SE
     
  3. Dead Ghost
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    Can the ghosting distract you when you play fast games?
     
  4. jon_jon

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    I've heard when playing GBA games on a DS, some colors are not reproduced correctly. Anyone had this experience?
     
  5. sti360

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    they're pretty good when compared to each other
    it looks sharper on the ds, but that's because the pixels are closer together
     
  6. Destructobot

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    I think the issue is that the original GBA had a very dark screen which made the colors look less vivid, and the original SP front light made the colors look washed out even though it was brighter. To counter this a lot of GBA games have very bright saturated colors, and when you play those games on a DS lite they look very bright & fruity indeed.
     
  7. sti360

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    just a quick pic i put together
    gba sp graphite top left, onyx ds lite
    both at max brightness

    [​IMG]
     
  8. Arm73

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    I don't know I had a GBA(not SP) with an afterburner light and it looked really washed out.
    When I got my first DS(phat) I realized that the new SP SE had a far better screen, and I lost my sleep over that untill I decided to get one.
    The GBA SP SE screen is so much better than the original DS, that for a while I went back to GBA gaming only.
    Then I got a DSL, and I agree that the screens are a little bit sharper and the colours look somehow cleaner then on the GBA SP SE, but when playing in GBA mode I have those black bars around the screen and the image looks slightly smaller than on the SP, therefore I still use the SP for every GBA game(and also GB and GBcolor) and the DSL only for DS games.
    I often think of the GBA SP SE as the defenitive gameboy machine, backwards compatible with every game,and I will use it forever when it comes to gameboy games.
     
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    From left to right: Game Boy Light (Japan only), GBA SP (first edition), Nintendo DS, Game Boy Micro, Nintendo DS Lite.

    That's all my Nintendo handhelds with back- or frontlit screens. The only one I don't own is the GBA SP SE. I want to buy it when it's 50 euro's or so.
     
  11. Dirtie

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    Yeah I'd like to pick up a brighter edition SP as well - too bad they don't sell them here.

    Anyone know a place I can import from for relatively cheap? So far my only option is ebay.
     
  12. adgloride

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    I was going to get the GBA SP with brighter light a few months ago. I got the gameboy micro instead. Seemed a waste of money to get one with a brighter light when I already had an SP. If I see a cheap SP second hand and in good condition, I'll get one.
     
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    How can you tell the ones with the brighter screen apart from the ones with the old front lit screen?

    I'm currently playing my GBA games on my Micro cause I don't like the front lit screen of my SP. Do they sell the SP SE in Japan?
     
  14. spas

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    I wanted a micro but I could not find one second hand and did not want to fork out £70 for one but then they went down to 55 after xmas

    55 British pounds = 107.75600 U.S. dollars

    So now I am getting very temped..

    UK USERS ONLY
    http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/97652

    £55 micro free shipping
     
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    I love mine, and its worth the money, but you could still probably find it cheaper if you wait, or shop on ebay.
     
  16. Kliviwiki

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    I wanted to get a GBA SP, but I was affraid the brighter screen would be like the fat DS one (you can't see very well when the lights are off, even with direct sunlight). Here´s my doubt: Does the brighter screen GBA consume more battery? I quickly tested one on a store, and it seemed like that even if you pressed the button to turn off the light, there still was a weaker light on. On the original SP, you could play normally diring the day with the lights off, and that's what I want to do, to save some battery life.