Sega Mega Drive gets micro makeover
Simple and effective
Check this out: you can still buy new Sega Mega Drive consoles. These ones are a fraction of the size of the original and come with more than one built-in game.
Relive those 16-bit days and dig out old Genesis cartridges from the storage box in the loft. They may need a good blow first, but it will be worth it.
The Sega MegaDrive Console by AtGames, is available from Firebox for £35 and has ten pre-loaded classics from Golden Axe to Streets of Rage. Old school.
It also comes with two control pads and connects to the TV through a simple composite-video connection.
Alternatively, have a hunt on eBay for the larger 1990's model, there's quite a few out there. ®
Pfft, no Mastersystem?
Meaningless without Wonderboy 3.
..my MegaCD (original, not 2) and 32X - does it support these, iirc the latter needs an aux connection on the rear of the unit whereas the former requires a massive connection on the bottom of the unit.
Nice, but quite pointless really
Nice hardware, but apart the videogame fetishism, what's the point of it?
You see, I have a Mega Drive emulator loaded to my Nintendo DS, and ROM's can be found on the interwebs by the bucketload. I can play virtually anything I want, wherever I want. What good an actual console would make?
I loved my MD, but the sad truth is, today it serves me better disembowed.
And a CRT Telly!
Because it's too much work.
This will more than likely be a clone of the megadrive (it may well be 'on a chip' but it'll still be a clone) therefore it's using the original graphics chip, which will be outputting in analogue rgb / composite. To get hdmi you'd either have to re-design the graphics chip so it natively outputs digital, or sit a hdmi upscaler after the analogue graphics chip (which is what is happening in your telly). Given the idea of these things is to keep the cost down, what's the point? Either way you'll just be upscaling crap. I'm not too convinced there would be much of an advantage over using RGB scart and letting the telly do the job.