Results 1 to 19 of 19

Thread: Retro-bitís Bluetooth and USB Dreamcast + Saturn controllers

  1. #1
    Benimaru's Hairdresser
    opt2not's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    California

    Posts
    925

    Retro-bitís Bluetooth and USB Dreamcast + Saturn controllers

    Retro-bit got official licensing and have revealed these at CES.

    http://segabits.com/blog/2018/01/10/...ries-revealed/

    Iím curious of the quality, being Retro-bit, but I do appreciate the original packaging look.

  2. #2
    Formerly Raz_Hoe.
    RAZO's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    New Jersey

    Posts
    5,713
    Ahh, those pics again. Now I know.

  3. #3
    Stupid Bitch.
    Craig's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    New Orleans

    Posts
    2,992
    need v saturn blueteeth in my life.

  4. #4
    N00b of Syougi Igakajook's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    Virginia

    Posts
    207
    I'll give that 6 button Genesis a try if the reviews are solid. Always loved that controller.

  5. #5
    Formerly Raz_Hoe.
    RAZO's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    New Jersey

    Posts
    5,713
    YEa, same here

  6. #6
    schnuth is one
    DUMBASS username.
    ChopstickSamurai's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    Planet Earth

    Posts
    968
    These sound awesome, but being Retro-Bit I need to keep my expectations in check. I really hope these don't suck! I've been wanting more options like these after being spoiled by my SNES 8bitdo controllers.

  7. #7
    Crazed MVS Addict

    Join Date
    Mar 2017
    Location
    Levittown, PA

    Posts
    132
    I hope they got permission to use Sega's actual design for the controls (as in the internals, d-pad, buttons) as well - those really are some of the best. If they did I'm crossing my fingers it's made to good tolerances. Genesis is the only system I can't find a good non-IR wireless solution for.
    Last edited by Dochartaigh; 01-13-2018 at 09:53 PM.

  8. #8
    1st Lt, Sonic Wings Squadron
    Jibbajaba's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Jibba the ribba who jibba's ma bibba.

    Posts
    5,055
    If they're decent quality, then that's going to be awesome. I think Retro-bit has been trying to step up the quality to match 8bitdo.


    Quote Originally Posted by mjmjr25 View Post
    No more posts. Jibs wins internet for May 31.

  9. #9
    Ozma War Hero
    fakeXsound's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Mass

    Posts
    5,532
    Yep, I'm excited but am not sure if they're going to pull it off in terms of quality. I'll buy the Gen and Saturn wireless ones if they don't suck.

    Edit: I'd only want the Saturn one if it came in white.
    Last edited by fakeXsound; 01-13-2018 at 10:27 PM.

  10. #10
    Sultan of Slugs
    Wachenroder's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Los Angeles

    Posts
    2,555
    I'm anticipating the hell out these. Definitely in for the bluetooth ones.....probably in for the regular console ones but not really sure if there will be any advantage over the kind we already have. No interest in the USB ones at the moment

  11. #11
    Crossed Swords Squire
    Mr. Mort's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Location
    U.S.A.

    Posts
    202
    I intend to pick up one of the wireless Saturn & Genesis controllers.

    That being said, the thing I'm actually more interested in is the S-video cable for the Genesis. There's never been an S-video cable released for the Genesis outside of custom-made stuff. It will be AWESOME to hook up my Genesis to my CRT in full S-video glory.

  12. #12
    Crazed MVS Addict

    Join Date
    Mar 2017
    Location
    Levittown, PA

    Posts
    132
    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Mort View Post
    That being said, the thing I'm actually more interested in is the S-video cable for the Genesis. There's never been an S-video cable released for the Genesis outside of custom-made stuff. It will be AWESOME to hook up my Genesis to my CRT in full S-video glory.
    At that point, it's worth investing in a $75 Shinybow SB-2840 RGB to YPbPr/Component converter box. You can then hook up any RGB video game console (which the Sega Genesis outputs RGB natively with a ~$20 cable) to a consumer TV which has Component inputs and it'll look the best it can. If your consumer TV only has S-Video, I see you live in the USA - consumer TV's with component inputs are extremely common on Craigslist - usually for free or super cheap (since most municipalities charge people to recycle TV's now).

  13. #13
    Ozma War Hero
    fakeXsound's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Mass

    Posts
    5,532
    Quote Originally Posted by Dochartaigh View Post
    At that point, it's worth investing in a $75 Shinybow SB-2840 RGB to YPbPr/Component converter box. You can then hook up any RGB video game console (which the Sega Genesis outputs RGB natively with a ~$20 cable) to a consumer TV which has Component inputs and it'll look the best it can. If your consumer TV only has S-Video, I see you live in the USA - consumer TV's with component inputs are extremely common on Craigslist - usually for free or super cheap (since most municipalities charge people to recycle TV's now).
    Would that composite cable work with a model 1 MegaDrive?

  14. #14
    Crazed MVS Addict

    Join Date
    Mar 2017
    Location
    Levittown, PA

    Posts
    132
    Quote Originally Posted by fakeXsound View Post
    Would that composite cable work with a model 1 MegaDrive?
    Do you mean to say Component (i.e. YPbPr) instead of Composite?

    The only cable I was talking about is a RGB cable which I do in fact use on my model 1 Sega Genesis ("High Definition Graphics" version), and I would assume the model 1 MegaDrive outputs RGB natively as well. I then convert that RGB signal (which is the highest quality signal you can get out of a Genesis), into Component/YPbPr for use on my consumer TV (which is the highest quality signal a standard definition consumer TV from the United States can use) and it looks great.

  15. #15
    Crossed Swords Squire
    Mr. Mort's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Location
    U.S.A.

    Posts
    202
    Quote Originally Posted by Dochartaigh View Post
    At that point, it's worth investing in a $75 Shinybow SB-2840 RGB to YPbPr/Component converter box. You can then hook up any RGB video game console (which the Sega Genesis outputs RGB natively with a ~$20 cable) to a consumer TV which has Component inputs and it'll look the best it can. If your consumer TV only has S-Video, I see you live in the USA - consumer TV's with component inputs are extremely common on Craigslist - usually for free or super cheap (since most municipalities charge people to recycle TV's now).
    Yeah, I'm aware of this. I already have a set of HDRetrovision component cables for my Genesis. One of my CRT's does have component in, but my main CRT that I play most of my older systems on only has S-video. I've just been looking for a way to play my Genny on that particular TV.

    Both the model 1 and the model 2 Genesis have RGB output.

  16. #16
    Ozma War Hero
    fakeXsound's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Mass

    Posts
    5,532
    Quote Originally Posted by Dochartaigh View Post
    Do you mean to say Component (i.e. YPbPr) instead of Composite?

    The only cable I was talking about is a RGB cable which I do in fact use on my model 1 Sega Genesis ("High Definition Graphics" version), and I would assume the model 1 MegaDrive outputs RGB natively as well. I then convert that RGB signal (which is the highest quality signal you can get out of a Genesis), into Component/YPbPr for use on my consumer TV (which is the highest quality signal a standard definition consumer TV from the United States can use) and it looks great.
    Yes, I meant to say component.

    Hmm, OK. This would almost definitely work with my PVM, which does both component and RGB. I have a big-ass consumer CRT, but I don't know if it converts from RGB to component.

  17. #17
    Crazed MVS Addict

    Join Date
    Mar 2017
    Location
    Levittown, PA

    Posts
    132
    Quote Originally Posted by fakeXsound View Post
    Hmm, OK. This would almost definitely work with my PVM, which does both component and RGB. I have a big-ass consumer CRT, but I don't know if it converts from RGB to component.
    For your PVM all you need is a RGB cable (specifically meant for the model 1 since that has a different size plug than the model 2) from a company like Retro-Access.com or retrogamingcables.co.uk. I would suggest you get the one with a stereo audio cable going to the front to get stereo sound (stereo only works from the front headphone port, whereas anything plugged into the back is mono sound only- SUPER easy to mod the Genesis for stereo out the back if you're a DIY kinda person, and definitely a cleaner way to do it instead of a wire leading to the front which annoys me).

    For your big ass consumer CRT TV, that would need the Shinybow SB-2840 RGB to Component converter. You could also get the HDRetrovision Component cables as well, but those kinda suck since they're like $50-60/each, are commonly sold out for months upon months, and are only available for a select few systems – whereas the $75 Shinybow will work on any RGB console (which there's a ton of), and is simply a much smarter device to invest in if you have (or have any plans for the future) on running a bunch of systems on your consumer TV.
    Last edited by Dochartaigh; 01-15-2018 at 08:37 AM.

  18. #18
    Krauser's Shoe Shiner

    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    nowhereland

    Posts
    241
    Quote Originally Posted by fakeXsound View Post
    Yep, I'm excited but am not sure if they're going to pull it off in terms of quality. I'll buy the Gen and Saturn wireless ones if they don't suck.

    Edit: I'd only want the Saturn one if it came in white.
    Makes 2 of us. The white saturn controller is clearly the best one.

  19. #19
    Ozma War Hero
    fakeXsound's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Mass

    Posts
    5,532
    Quote Originally Posted by Dochartaigh View Post
    For your PVM all you need is a RGB cable (specifically meant for the model 1 since that has a different size plug than the model 2) from a company like Retro-Access.com or retrogamingcables.co.uk. I would suggest you get the one with a stereo audio cable going to the front to get stereo sound (stereo only works from the front headphone port, whereas anything plugged into the back is mono sound only- SUPER easy to mod the Genesis for stereo out the back if you're a DIY kinda person, and definitely a cleaner way to do it instead of a wire leading to the front which annoys me).

    For your big ass consumer CRT TV, that would need the Shinybow SB-2840 RGB to Component converter. You could also get the HDRetrovision Component cables as well, but those kinda suck since they're like $50-60/each, are commonly sold out for months upon months, and are only available for a select few systems – whereas the $75 Shinybow will work on any RGB console (which there's a ton of), and is simply a much smarter device to invest in if you have (or have any plans for the future) on running a bunch of systems on your consumer TV.
    Good info. Thanks!

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •