I guess? Pretty expensive option imo.
I got a set like this https://www.bigbeninteractive.com/bigben-products/gaming-accessories/essential-pack-psvita
It's not a small handheld so it'll be a bit extra bulky, can't have it all ways, I dunno what other ideas to give, sorry. Hope you get sorted with something that suits
Any advice for Stepdown converters? Specifically with Saturn or Dreamcast in mind
For those two consoles, it’s super easy to swap out the internal psu for a European one, and then no stepdown needed. You just need to make sure you’re swapping like for like, as there’s slight differences between revisions iirc.
What's the best value in a consolized MVS system out there?
Wasn't there a whole new slew of them turning up on Aliexpress for a good bit cheaper than the usual?
Hmmm, had a look but can't seem to see any. There was definitely discussion about it at the beginning of this year - oooh found a review video;
Neo Geo MVS-1C $228
MVS 161 in 1 Cart $69
EDIT : Apparently there are some voltage issue with OSSC and Framemeister.
Yes swapping the PSU internally is the best option if possible. You can look a the new low heat PSUs available here soon for both Dreamcast and Saturn:
That's far too much effort for me Probably easier to get a step down rather than a donor console?
All you will need to do is open it with a screwdriver, then never worry about plugging it into the wrong outlet again.
Admittedly it's not as easy as swapping an N64 powersupply, but it's not far off.
It’s stupidly easy. They’re held in by two screws, and a simple plug connector. No donor consoles required if the above linked site is selling drop in replacements
Here's some examples of the questionable eBay listings I've seen...
Sonic Adventure 2: £56
Shenmue II: £97
Dreamcast Fishing Controller: £233
Dreamcast Arcade Stick: £170
Dreamcast Box: £80+
Smaller stuff such as boxed keyboard, mouse, VMU etc all went overprived. Oh well, guess I'll go elsewhere for some boxed goodies
It's about €95 for both PSUs, that's a tad pricey for something I don't really need. Not sure if a stepdown converter would be cheap as I'm not familiar. Sure I've an Action Replay on the way for the Saturn, I'll just try another boot disc for the Dreamcast since it's not loading HotD2. Other than that I don't need it, was just curious if I could easily run NTSC-J consoles
A step down like this is perfectly fine for the those consoles.
Those new PSU replacements do seem expensive seeing as they're require a 12V input (not supplied) so basically just a couple of voltage regulators on a suitable pcb.
That must be some rod.