Hacking The original R4 DS

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This question is about the one and only original R4 DS from 2007-2008 which box is labelled with the URL http://www.r4ds.com/ . It is not about any of the later Flashcards from other manufacturers under the same "R4" brand which are labelled with different URLs.

I recently acquired one of the original R4 cards used-complete-in-box, more as a collectible than for practical usage. However, the cartridge casing is black rather than white, and the chinese text on the box is missing, which is different from how the R4 packaging is/was presented on the official website. The URL on the box however is the original one, and the cartridge itself has no URL printed on it, just like the original.

Also, the official website states in an FAQ, which was last updated in mid-2007:

Q: What colors are available from the R4 Adapter?
A: We are currently manufacturing White cart for first batch stock, we might consider other colors soon.

So, did I get a later batch of the R4, which uses a black casing and does not have the chinese text on the box, or is it a 1:1 clone that is able to run with the original firmware?

Again, this is less about practical usage and more for collecting reasons. I just want to know what I got.
 
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  • The Real Jdbye @ The Real Jdbye:
    very dark scenes are more common than very bright scenes so i think i made the right choice
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  • The Real Jdbye @ The Real Jdbye:
    there was also a sony with worse local dimming and the glow was really apparent
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  • SG854 @ SG854:
    Human vision is non linear anyway. 100 nits is about 50% of the peak output of a 10,000 nit display.
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  • Julie_Pilgrim @ Julie_Pilgrim:
    "very dark scenes are more common than very bright scenes" not in the games i play
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  • The Real Jdbye @ The Real Jdbye:
    really have to buy the top end model to get a tv that doesnt have any of those compromises and that would've had more dimming zones too but i am not made o money
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  • The Real Jdbye @ The Real Jdbye:
    @Julie_Pilgrim "very bright" is essentially pure white
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  • The Real Jdbye @ The Real Jdbye:
    pure white doesn't show up all that much it's mainly when looking at a bright sky
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  • The Real Jdbye @ The Real Jdbye:
    and if the clouds in the sky have slightly less definition to them because i turned on the contrast enhancer who cares
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  • The Real Jdbye @ The Real Jdbye:
    that's not important
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  • The Real Jdbye @ The Real Jdbye:
    i can't tell the difference
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  • The Real Jdbye @ The Real Jdbye:
    but i can certainly tell the difference with black crush if i'm watching a scifi movie and i can't see wtf is going on
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  • SG854 @ SG854:
    Human vision is logarithmic, it's not linear. And nits doesn't tell the whole story of perceived brightness. OLED'S look brighter then LCD's even when both are set to the same nit values because of the higher contrast ratio on OLED's
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  • SG854 @ SG854:
    OLED's have a 3D look
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  • kenenthk @ kenenthk:
    Charging port is more likely to fry up or battery fail before the display tbh lol
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  • The Real Jdbye @ The Real Jdbye:
    "And nits doesn't tell the whole story of perceived brightness" it's not about perceived brightness it's about all HDR content in TV and movies being mastered for 1000 nits so it doesn't look right with anything lower, it's also about dynamic range
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  • The Real Jdbye @ The Real Jdbye:
    "OLED's have a 3D look" no they don't lol
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  • SG854 @ SG854:
    As an owner of a OLED and you saying that you never seen an OLED I think I know what I'm talking about lol. I'm not talking about 3D as in 3D glasses. I'm talking about depth and pop in the picture
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  • kenenthk @ kenenthk:
    I mean to be fair og vitas are still kicking and not many have suffered from pixel bleed and they're going on nearly 10 years
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  • SG854 @ SG854:
    OLED's can get away with a lower peak brightness and still provide punchy HDR because of their contrast ratio. Like I said human vision is logarithmic. The higher the peak brightness the diminishing returns in perceived brightness.
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  • kenenthk @ kenenthk:
    Just get 5 years enjoyment out of it until Nintendy releases something and everyone forgets about switch games lol
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  • SG854 @ SG854:
    @The Real Jdbye Oleds hit around 750 nits nowadays. The difference between a 1000 nit and a 750 nit isn't huge. It's only about a 4% increase in perceived brightness. Not huge at all. You'll need at least 2000 nit displays to notice a bigger difference.
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  • SG854 @ SG854:
    Read this thread it explains it. 1000 nits is not a huge jump from 750 the LG OLEDs can hit. As I said human vision is non linear.
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  • mr_switch @ mr_switch:
    Not exactly 3D but the colors does pops out more
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  • mr_switch @ mr_switch:
    I just want a true dark mode theme
    for OLED Switch
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    mr_switch @ mr_switch: I just want a true dark mode theme for OLED Switch