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Regarding the steam deck, is there much difference between the LCD and oled screen. I was thinking of picking up a cheap one and sticking batocera on an SD to run on it. Plus an upgraded SSD for steam stuff.
The OLED screen itself is a massive improvement, and it’s great for 4:3 games as the “off” part of the screen essentially turns into bezel. There’s lots of other quality of life improvements like a far quieter fan, extended battery, HDR, and 90Hz.

All that said, if you can ignore the existence of the OLED model then you’ll be perfectly happy with the LCD.
 
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Regarding the steam deck, is there much difference between the LCD and oled screen. I was thinking of picking up a cheap one and sticking batocera on an SD to run on it. Plus an upgraded SSD for steam stuff.
from what ive seen other than the screen being a lot better it runs cooler and battery life is better and the fans dont ramp up as fast during heavy load fps is higher too, you could pick a refurb lcd off valve and just add your own nvme drive. I have the lcd model myself and put a corsair mp600 in it.
 
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Picked up a RG35XX H from AliExpress for £33 the other day - arrived today, and I'm really, really, impressed with the quality of it! Replaced the SD with a nice quality card, and will see how it goes
Didn't take to this at all, so moved on fairly quickly
 
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Didn't take to this at all, so moved on fairly quickly
I had one and returned it, it's decent for the money but the screen wasn't great quality imo, fussy charging and then I started having battery issues.

I have the OG RG35XX so not much different barring the form factor.

What is your device of choice now?
 
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Thanks to this thread I recently got an Anbernic nano and rg35xx. Both decent, wasn’t completely sure what to expect. But have been pleasantly surprised by the ease of use, and have been introduced to a few new emulators I didn’t know existed. MSX for instance.
One question on the rg35xx it sometimes says press F for options. But there is no f button?!
 
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I had one and returned it, it's decent for the money but the screen wasn't great quality imo, fussy charging and then I started having battery issues.

I have the OG RG35XX so not much different barring the form factor.

What is your device of choice now?
Just sticking to my Steam Deck and Switch combo
 
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Thanks to this thread I recently got an Anbernic nano and rg35xx. Both decent, wasn’t completely sure what to expect. But have been pleasantly surprised by the ease of use, and have been introduced to a few new emulators I didn’t know existed. MSX for instance.
One question on the rg35xx it sometimes says press F for options. But there is no f button?!
Maybe they mean F for function as in the menu button?
 
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Guys just picked up a 405V and wow.... But i came to ask a question to all you veterans. the device boots into Android 12, but with a click of a button you switch to where it lists your emulators... Is there anyway to add to this list. If i press select i can deselect some so when i scroll through there not listed. But if i wanted to add ZX Spectrum CBM64 etc to that front end can you do it ?. I can play them all if i drop back to android 12 and go into retro arch but be nicer if i could add more to the main front end. thanks
 
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