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Author Topic: Gemei A330 coming soon to Chinavasion  (Read 135847 times)

dingoo

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Re: Gemei A330 coming soon to Chinavasion
« Reply #100 on: September 21, 2010, 05:45:44 pm »
So does this have wifi? or am i confused?

It has wireless communication in the form of onboard transmitters and receivers similar to the way the "fake" A330 did for the controller. Dingoo, thanks for the link to the review - I posted it on my blog and credited you for the find, hope that's alright.

No problem, mate! I've translated it into portuguese to publish it in Dingoo Brasil (thanks for difuno helped me in the translation) and I have the english translation. If you want I send you the english translation.
« Last Edit: September 21, 2010, 05:49:40 pm by dingoo »
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R0M4N

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Re: Gemei A330 coming soon to Chinavasion
« Reply #101 on: September 21, 2010, 07:20:40 pm »
Thanks dingoo, for the nice link.  ;)

that's my theory, but at least they seem to have put a transmitter into the thing aswell this time, so there's at least some form of 2 way communication.  though that would mean you can never have more than 2 players at once, as it'll royally screw things over, or something like that

I suppose their "dual 2.4GHz wireless" means that they simply put in 2 two of these modules, one working as transmitter the other as receiver.
but why do you think the receiver can't handle more than one handheld's data stream?

anyway, sure it isn't hard to make the multiplayer mode of home consoles work on 2 gemeis.
the host-gemei could simply transmit the screen to the 2nd one, while the 2nd one works as wireless controller.

but that wouldn't work for gba-games...   :'(
so i can only hope they've also made the gba-emu work for multi-play.

gibberish

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Re: Gemei A330 coming soon to Chinavasion
« Reply #102 on: September 21, 2010, 09:20:43 pm »
I duno man, would one of those transmitters have enough bandwidth to stream the whole image to another device without significant lag?

mrzilch

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Re: Gemei A330 coming soon to Chinavasion
« Reply #103 on: September 22, 2010, 08:04:38 am »
So does this have wifi? or am i confused?

It has wireless communication in the form of onboard transmitters and receivers similar to the way the "fake" A330 did for the controller. Dingoo, thanks for the link to the review - I posted it on my blog and credited you for the find, hope that's alright.

No problem, mate! I've translated it into portuguese to publish it in Dingoo Brasil (thanks for difuno helped me in the translation) and I have the english translation. If you want I send you the english translation.

translation pls!!

if theres a review it means its out over there in china?? or coming out soon :D :D

gibberish

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Re: Gemei A330 coming soon to Chinavasion
« Reply #104 on: September 22, 2010, 08:22:34 am »
I guess tgbus is a tech site similar to engadget or whatever, so they probably got a unit early for review purposes and then they give it back. it's certainly not out in china yet anyway.

darfgarf

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Re: Gemei A330 coming soon to Chinavasion
« Reply #105 on: September 22, 2010, 08:27:20 am »
Thanks dingoo, for the nice link.  ;)

that's my theory, but at least they seem to have put a transmitter into the thing aswell this time, so there's at least some form of 2 way communication.  though that would mean you can never have more than 2 players at once, as it'll royally screw things over, or something like that

I suppose their "dual 2.4GHz wireless" means that they simply put in 2 two of these modules, one working as transmitter the other as receiver.
but why do you think the receiver can't handle more than one handheld's data stream?

anyway, sure it isn't hard to make the multiplayer mode of home consoles work on 2 gemeis.
the host-gemei could simply transmit the screen to the 2nd one, while the 2nd one works as wireless controller.

but that wouldn't work for gba-games...   :'(
so i can only hope they've also made the gba-emu work for multi-play.

Because in the dingoo a330, the receiver is simply tacked onto the input gpio pins, this is all still speculation of course, but I wouldn't be surprised if I'm correct, and then they will have at the most connected the receiver to some spare gpios, and the transmitter to the buttons.

This kind of thing comes in premade pairs, that can simply be dropped into a circuit to make it wireless, they handle all of the io for you, so you just have to connect buttons one end, and use the output the other end, exactly as you would if there was just a wire connecting them

(source: I'm an electronic engineer :p)

R0M4N

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Re: Gemei A330 coming soon to Chinavasion
« Reply #106 on: September 22, 2010, 10:04:40 am »
I duno man, would one of those transmitters have enough bandwidth to stream the whole image to another device without significant lag?
I'd say 2.4GHz should be enough. but we will see...
 
On a side note, has anyone managed to register on the gemeitech forum?
left to the "security number field" is another security field where you have to type in the answer of a calculation.
for me it was "5x2" so I typed "10".

Yea I'm registered, it was quite some time ago, but I don't remember any problems.
I'm registered too, but it's useless. I still can't see the "hidden content"-videos and stuff...

if theres a review it means its out over there in china?? or coming out soon :D :D
it's like gibberish says. Only a few people got them for reviews and so on...
Officially they are said to be out in mid-October.

Because in the dingoo a330, the receiver is simply tacked onto the input gpio pins, this is all still speculation of course, but I wouldn't be surprised if I'm correct, and then they will have at the most connected the receiver to some spare gpios, and the transmitter to the buttons.

This kind of thing comes in premade pairs, that can simply be dropped into a circuit to make it wireless, they handle all of the io for you, so you just have to connect buttons one end, and use the output the other end, exactly as you would if there was just a wire connecting them

Maybe you're right.
I still can't see where your theory demonstrates obstacles, but I have to admit I'm no electronic engineer , not at all  :-[
;)
« Last Edit: September 22, 2010, 10:06:58 am by R0M4N »

darfgarf

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Re: Gemei A330 coming soon to Chinavasion
« Reply #107 on: September 22, 2010, 11:02:34 am »
Maybe you're right.
I still can't see where your theory demonstrates obstacles, but I have to admit I'm no electronic engineer , not at all  :-[
;)
all depends what's being used really, some chips are setup so you give them a unique id, and then send commands to a specific chip, most (cheap ones that is) are just built as pairs, and if you simply added another one nearby it would screw things over royally (if someone has 2 dingoo a330s, see what happens when you try to use the controller pretty please :D)

edit: booya! 800 pointless ramblings XD

R0M4N

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Re: Gemei A330 coming soon to Chinavasion
« Reply #108 on: September 22, 2010, 12:15:02 pm »
okay, I thought that would be an software issue (e.g. identically mapped buttons)
thought if the handhelds send their data in "containers" or with their id, it would only be a software to separate and continue processing the received data...
thanks for you explanations  :)

edit: booya! 800 pointless ramblings XD
:D

mrzilch

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Re: Gemei A330 coming soon to Chinavasion
« Reply #109 on: September 22, 2010, 05:01:57 pm »
oh man the more i read about the caanoo the more i want it,  now im just trying to justify whether i should wait for the gemei a330 or buy a gp2x canoo (which costs a bit more)

oh the dillemma ...

gibberish

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Re: Gemei A330 coming soon to Chinavasion
« Reply #110 on: September 22, 2010, 05:10:14 pm »
caanoo is off limits for me until they fix the covered pixels problem. with a 320x240 screen every pixel counts, and i'm not willing to bodge job it myself. gph just can't get it right.

R0M4N

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Re: Gemei A330 coming soon to Chinavasion
« Reply #111 on: September 22, 2010, 08:32:41 pm »
oh man the more i read about the caanoo the more i want it,  now im just trying to justify whether i should wait for the gemei a330 or buy a gp2x canoo (which costs a bit more)
oh the dillemma ...

depends on whether we get linux on the gemei a330 or not, i suppose, right?
(well okay, the release-date plays also a role, of course (i suppose) :) )
I think to replace the d-pad with an analog nub was nonsense for an primarily 2D retro-gaming-console like the caanoo...
Yeah gibberish, the covered pixels are really a ridiculous and (for gph) embarrassing mistake...

My dingoo was stolen a while ago, so I really need a new toy...
But if we really get linux on gemei a330 the only thing better on the caanoo will be the touchscreen.
But there are so much games to play with no mouse-input, I would soon overcome that miss.
« Last Edit: September 22, 2010, 08:38:05 pm by R0M4N »

mrzilch

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Re: Gemei A330 coming soon to Chinavasion
« Reply #112 on: September 24, 2010, 10:21:00 am »
http://translate.google.com/translate?js=n&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&layout=2&eotf=1&sl=auto&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fpsp.tgbus.com%2Fyjzb%2F201009%2F20100919144603.shtml

i've been reading the tgbus review of the gemei A330 and saw some more pretty detailed pics - the build quality of the Gemei A330 seems really nice! it seems that golden sun now runs perfectly (i havent tried it yet coz i got the actual gamepak on gba, but from what i read theres a lot of slowdowns on golden sun on the dingoo a320?)

also, seems like there's no "HOLD" slider? the on off button is just "on" or "off" and nowhere in between? thats not so good!




Frank_fjs

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Re: Gemei A330 coming soon to Chinavasion
« Reply #113 on: September 24, 2010, 03:07:09 pm »
I think it looks fantastic and can't wait to get hold of one. I'll be buying one the day they become available.

I really hope this is what it seems to be, it would make my day. The A320 was so close to perfection, perhaps this A330 can bring us a little closer.

pcercuei

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Re: Gemei A330 coming soon to Chinavasion
« Reply #114 on: September 24, 2010, 04:47:29 pm »
The ON/OFF button is a great improvement IMHO.
No need to reset when the OS crashed.

mrzilch

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Re: Gemei A330 coming soon to Chinavasion
« Reply #115 on: September 24, 2010, 04:55:53 pm »
The ON/OFF button is a great improvement IMHO.
No need to reset when the OS crashed.

what if we need to reset? theres no more hole to poke into!

we might be stuck and have to wait for the battery to drain - that sucks!

protomank

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Re: Gemei A330 coming soon to Chinavasion
« Reply #116 on: September 24, 2010, 04:57:18 pm »
Well, if holding the power button in the off position does a hard-poweroff instead of a soft-poweroff, or even a power-reset, there is no need for a reset button.
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Harteex

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Re: Gemei A330 coming soon to Chinavasion
« Reply #117 on: September 24, 2010, 06:14:02 pm »
I really can't decide. The decision is not whether to get it or not, but if I should get the black or white one ;)


Yea I'm registered, it was quite some time ago, but I don't remember any problems.
I'm registered too, but it's useless. I still can't see the "hidden content"-videos and stuff...

Not sure if all content is handled the same way, but what I've seen you have to reply to the thread to be able to download the file in the first post. So just reply with some smilie or something.

mrzilch

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Re: Gemei A330 coming soon to Chinavasion
« Reply #118 on: September 24, 2010, 06:33:43 pm »
Well, if holding the power button in the off position does a hard-poweroff instead of a soft-poweroff, or even a power-reset, there is no need for a reset button.

well lets hope so!

by the way according to the review it could handle full HD movies at 1920 resolution... WOW! I really hope this is not a false advertisement, the dingoo struggles with 720p avi files, when i load them they play very choppy!  if the gemei can play hd movies at constant 30fps minimum then we have a solid featured PMP! also they mentioned cirrus logic sound chip! I also hope this real

dingoo

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Re: Gemei A330 coming soon to Chinavasion
« Reply #119 on: September 24, 2010, 07:40:11 pm »
Today I found another interesting thing.

Look here: http://www.dingoobr.com/?p=3328

or

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vAhbM5E1aks" target="_blank">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vAhbM5E1aks</a>

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pGDMkSEd-50" target="_blank">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pGDMkSEd-50</a>

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6bosLuRFQg4" target="_blank">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6bosLuRFQg4</a>
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