small question about ak and sc

Discussion in 'NDS - Flashcarts and Accessories' started by Langin, Jan 12, 2010.

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Supercard dstwo or I player?

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  3. I really dont care, I dont give any advice to you!

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  1. Langin
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    Langin GBAtemp's kpop addict

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    well I have an acekard 2i and I want to buy and supercard dstwo but... I found out Iplayer is cheaper so wat should I do? wait for supercard dstwo or buy an Iplayer?

    edit 1: wrong title srry!
    edit2: added poll ( i donĀ“t gonna vote
     
  2. Theraima

    Theraima I own this desert, bitches!

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    I would go for Supercard DStwo. Or buy them both [​IMG]
     
  3. TwinRetro

    TwinRetro Don't start nothin', Won't be nothin'

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    keep in mind that iPlayer will not load roms
     
  4. Demonbart

    Demonbart GBATemp's guitar hero

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    SCDS2 cuz it has what the iplayer has and more.
     
  5. Langin
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    Langin GBAtemp's kpop addict

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    hmm well yea thats true but Iplayer is cheaper... and I already have an Ackerd 2i so should I really wait?
     
  6. Uncle FEFL

    Uncle FEFL OBJECTION!

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    It's not really known if the DSTwo will be more expensive than the iPlayer. It's just an easy guess that it will be. Either way, get the DSTwo because of it's features.
     
  7. Destructobot

    Destructobot Crave the Hammer

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    You've got a flashcart that will play commercial games already. Unless you really need a single cart to do everything, why wait? It could easily be many months before the SCDS2 actually hits the market, and we don't even know if it will be better than the iPlayer for videos and emulation.
     
  8. iwakura

    iwakura HHNNNNNNGGGG

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    i'd prefer a single cart that could do it all in one. I'd get a SCDS2. you'd need a second microSD, you'd need to have both carts on hand in case you wanted to switch, etc.

    ...on second thought you could probably keep them both on one but it'd be frustrating knowing your game is there but you have to switch from iplayer to acekard2i to play them. and you'd still ahve to have both carts.
     
  9. twiztidsinz

    twiztidsinz Taiju Yamada Fan

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    Isn't the iPlayer manufactured by the SC team?
    And isn't the SCDSTwo going to have the same or similar specs?


    If so... unless they had a stipulation stating that the SC team couldn't sell a similar product for the same price or cheaper, the SC team would be rather silly to charge more money for their product as offering the SCDSTwo for the same price would totally kill the iPlayer for the fact that it's the same thing but with commercial ROM loading.

    Obviously the iPlayer is marked up enough for them to be making a fair profit...
    And I'm sure the manufacturing team is making some money on the deal.
    By selling the same product at the same price they'd be making a larger profit than the iPlayer people.
    Example...
    The iPlayer is $40. Lets say parts + labor + shipping run the cost to $30/card.
    The manufacturing team takes it's cut, $3/card and the retailers take their cut of $2... that leaves iPlayer $5 profit/card.
    If the manufacturing team were to sell them at the same $40, they'd make $8 profit/card with the retailers $2/card cut.
    -- I actually think the profits per card are a bit lower, but this is just an example.
     
  10. Langin
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    Langin GBAtemp's kpop addict

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    hmm this is very good advice thanks guys!(this is very usefull!) I gonna choose sc dstwo!
     
  11. bollocks

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    the DSTwo probably won't play videos though. supercard never said it would, and it'd make sense from their perspective to leave out the iPlayer's main feature to avoid competing with their own product. ideally they'd want people to buy both, after all.
     
  12. Destructobot

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    You say that like the SCDS2 is going to be the last flashcart that will ever have extra hardware in it, and they aren't going to have to compete with other companies. Do you seriously think there won't be a new M3 or Acekard or something that will play videos just like the iPlayer?
     
  13. Normmatt

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    Yes. The iPlayer uses the same SoC (System on a Chip) as the dingoo and its software is even based on the dingoo software meaning they have contacts in the dingoo team. I seriously doubt any other flashcart team does.
     
  14. DanTheManMS

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    Wait, really? If that's true, then that explains quite a bit. Like how they can pull an SNES emulator out of thin air, for instance. Hopefully there won't be the "can't press Y+B at the same time" issue that the Dingoo has.
     
  15. Destructobot

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    Knowing the Supercard team, if it works but has issues, they'll just let you live with those issues.
     
  16. fearofshorts

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    I think that issue was just a firmware issue. It's fixed in the Dingoo Linux (Dingux, IIRC).
     
  17. CannonFoddr

    CannonFoddr Regular GBATemp Lurker

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    Personally I'll stick with the AK2i (+AKAIO +Moonshell2) until we know EXACTLY what the DSTwo is capable of

    We know the DSTwo is a mashup of the iPlayer & DSOne - so IN THEORY it should be able Play ROMS, Homebrew, GBA, MP3 & Movies but exactly HOW it'll do it we don't know

    Will it use an all-in-one files selector like Moonshell ?? where we choose any of the file types & it's run it straight away
    or
    Will we have an iPlayer 'main menu' where we choose the type of file we want to play (Movies/Homebrew/Music/GBA) & it'll load in the appropriate OS/App for it with a different type of file selector for each ??