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As the title says, there is a lot of Raspberry Pi Consoles to choose from but pretty much all of them requires HDMI compatibility. Now I want to play it on a CTR TV for the authenticity but im not sure if it's possible to use an analog cable for these machines..

Does anyone here have experience with Raspberry Pi?
 
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This thread seems to be dead and I'm looking into rasberry pi aswell so I guess I'll bump this.
 
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As the title says, there is a lot of Raspberry Pi Consoles to choose from but pretty much all of them requires HDMI compatibility. Now I want to play it on a CTR TV for the authenticity but im not sure if it's possible to use an analog cable for these machines..

Does anyone here have experience with Raspberry Pi?
I know about them
 
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Do you think it's worth it to buy a console on esty or make one?
Your budget is obviously important but I would say buying a premade console would be better.
 
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authenticity?
You know, playing old-school games on a period-accurate TV, scanlines and all.

Back to the topic, I know this thread is old, and I'll admit I have no experience with this.

However, starter kits aren't that much and seem easy to put together.

View: https://www.amazon.com/CanaKit-Raspberry-Premium-Clear-Supply/dp/B07BC7BMHY/ref=sr_1_5?crid=3NZMVMR8WROJT&dchild=1&keywords=raspberry+pi+3+starter+kit&qid=1614293798&s=electronics&sprefix=raspberry+pi+3+st%2Celectronics%2C164&sr=1-5


You can also find cheap HDMI to AV adapters like this. However, I can't speak for their efficacy.

View: https://www.amazon.com/Converter-Amazon-Adapter-Streaming-Supports/dp/B07GRXDZCF
 
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Do you think it's worth it to buy a console on esty or make one?
Having made a raspberry pi console myself, it is really not that hard, just load a custom os onto the thing through the SD card- I cant really justify buying a pre-made one because its so simple. An analog connection is as easy as using an adaptor which is not as bad as some purists say it is but still noticeable. As a project it's pretty fun!
 
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Pi 4 + RetroPi is probably the simplest experience that offers the most in terms of customization

I also own a Retron 5 which I like quite a bit. For a while I was just plugging it into my 2nd monitor on my desk and switching inputs whenever I had the desire to play. Requires either a flash cart or original carts though. And, imo, nothing beats using the original controllers

I scored a free Trinitron and have been collecting the original games/systems but, not gunna lie, using an OSSC and grabbing a flash cart would've been a lot cheaper and arguably "pretty much the same thing." I debate selling off the games that I own and going this route but I'm a bit of a hoarder -- especially with retro stuff :)
 
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As the title says, there is a lot of Raspberry Pi Consoles to choose from but pretty much all of them requires HDMI compatibility. Now I want to play it on a CTR TV for the authenticity but im not sure if it's possible to use an analog cable for these machines..

Does anyone here have experience with Raspberry Pi?
Absolutely love my Rpi's

I have 4 of them. Quite easy to build and the kits are very straight forward. If you need any help, don't hesitate to reach out!
 
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I can't speak for the RPI fork, but I can vouch for RetroArch as the launcher of choice. It's never been this streamlined and I'll take it over anything else for retro games.
 
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