Noob here. I've done the research through the forums and am a little overwhelmed with all of the reviews. I have yet to even buy a DS lite but when I do, I want to get a device that will let me play roms, both GBA and DS. As I see it, that leaves me with several options. The brands in these scenarios were chosen based on price and game compatibility. Please let me know if I'm overlooking anything and which route you would take if you were starting from scratch. Again, my priority is both GBA and DS rom compatibility, I'm not so concerned with homebrew stuff. I got the prices off of gameyeeeah. 1. M3 Perfect Lite ($69.00) + PassMe3 card ($20) + SD card ($20) - 100% gba and nds rom compatible. 2. M3 Perfect Lite + R4 (bundled together - $108) + SD card ($20) - 100% gba and nds rom compatible. But isn't this a bit of an overkill considering that the M3 Perfect by itself will play both types of roms? 3. R4 ($40) + SD card ($20) - no gba support but 100% nds roms compatiblity. I'm leaning towards scenario 1 because it's the cheapest and does everything I want it to. Are there any better suggestions?