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Author Topic: Gemei A330 coming soon to Chinavasion  (Read 135810 times)

1wiierdguy

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Re: Gemei A330 coming soon to Chinavasion
« Reply #300 on: November 15, 2010, 02:02:49 pm »
 Ordered mine from ownta.com for $115.99 U.S. With express shipping an extra $19.55. Should have it in 3-5 days.

Frank_fjs

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Re: Gemei A330 coming soon to Chinavasion
« Reply #301 on: November 15, 2010, 02:28:30 pm »
Ordered mine from ownta.com for $115.99 U.S. With express shipping an extra $19.55. Should have it in 3-5 days.

Great! I'm getting a little anxious and impatient.

dingoo

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Re: Gemei A330 coming soon to Chinavasion
« Reply #302 on: November 15, 2010, 03:00:08 pm »
A chinese user has disponibilized the official firmware of the Gemei A330.

Here it is the link:
http://goo.gl/G4vYI
« Last Edit: November 15, 2010, 03:01:54 pm by dingoo »
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clach04

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Re: Gemei A330 coming soon to Chinavasion
« Reply #303 on: November 15, 2010, 06:16:23 pm »
A chinese user has disponibilized the official firmware of the Gemei A330.

Here it is the link:
http://goo.gl/G4vYI

Thanks for the link, I downloaded it and took a look with "strings". The following is basically a bunch of guesses, do NOT take any of the following as fact.

Chinachip PMP firmware V1.0 - there is an ARM9 reference in there, I know there is still some confusion over the actual type of ARM cpu used. My current guess is the 330 is arm9 based.

Looks like it is ?C/OS-II (like A320) based on the presence of a bunch of ?C/OS-II functions such as fsys_fread(), etc.

As you might expect there is some opensource stuff in there, I spotted zlib and gconv :-)


clach04

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Re: Gemei A330 coming soon to Chinavasion
« Reply #304 on: November 15, 2010, 06:19:37 pm »
Looks like it is ?C/OS-II (like A320) based on the presence of a bunch of ?C/OS-II functions such as fsys_fread(), etc.

..Also it is a .hxf file, i.e. the rom file is called "A330.HXF"


joepie91

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Re: Gemei A330 coming soon to Chinavasion
« Reply #305 on: November 15, 2010, 09:09:46 pm »
And it's available on DealExtreme now as well!

http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.47741
$98.30 including shipping

dingoo

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Re: Gemei A330 coming soon to Chinavasion
« Reply #306 on: November 15, 2010, 09:22:03 pm »
And it's available on DealExtreme now as well!

http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.47741
$98.30 including shipping

Now, it's time to wait Chinavasion put the A330 on sale.  ;)
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Minexew

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Re: Gemei A330 coming soon to Chinavasion
« Reply #307 on: November 15, 2010, 09:56:43 pm »
...

Now this is acually strange and quite interesting - after taking a quick look in your fav hexeditor, right in the beginning can you find several references to FUSE and NTFS driver. Scroll down a bit and what don't you see - unix paths such as /etc/fstab, /dev/console or /proc/sys/kernel/! Am I dumb or does this sound like a Linux to you too? :o

clach04

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Re: Gemei A330 coming soon to Chinavasion
« Reply #308 on: November 15, 2010, 11:06:41 pm »
...

Now this is acually strange and quite interesting - after taking a quick look in your fav hexeditor, right in the beginning can you find several references to FUSE and NTFS driver. Scroll down a bit and what don't you see - unix paths such as /etc/fstab, /dev/console or /proc/sys/kernel/! Am I dumb or does this sound like a Linux to you too? :o

I believe those are refs that various libs use and check for (or at least attempt to use), rather than available resources. I.e. I think those are references not definitions.

But again, these are guesses on my part.

Yongary

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Re: Gemei A330 coming soon to Chinavasion
« Reply #309 on: November 16, 2010, 12:32:33 am »
It's now available on Dealextreme

http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.47741

1wiierdguy

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Re: Gemei A330 coming soon to Chinavasion
« Reply #310 on: November 16, 2010, 02:38:02 am »
the cold hard truth is that gemei a330 will not be capable of emulating any systems above those that the a320 can already emulate. there may be some advances on the ps1 emulator but nothing ground breaking. it's a device for enthusiasts and addicts, not for people who want something more than the a320 can already achieve. the only thing it really has over the a320 is a much improved aesthetic.

 Totally agree with this. Being a gadget freak I have to have it. However the more I think about it, I'm not sure who the target audience is for this device. Without Linux out of the gate gamers on a low budget are being asked to pay slightly more for a system that does less.The Dingoo gives better bang for the buck for that end of the market. For those with a bit more money to spend the spec bump is too small. These gamers would be better off moving to something like the Caanoo. Faster processor, more ram, larger touch screen, tilt sensor etc. I hope the Gemei can find a neiche and be OK but I can't really see it.

TarMil

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Re: Gemei A330 coming soon to Chinavasion
« Reply #311 on: November 16, 2010, 09:10:51 am »
Without Linux out of the gate
Well, this is the point that may change in a not-too-distant future, as Booboo is working with them on it. An officially supported Linux (even though I have low expectations on the official support once it's out) will probably change a lot of things.

darfgarf

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Re: Gemei A330 coming soon to Chinavasion
« Reply #312 on: November 16, 2010, 09:31:21 am »
i highly doubt they'll actually support linux, probably just put a link to booboos blog and say it can run 'other os' if you want, providing no support whatsoever

...tempted to get one, the first days of the 320, when dingux was really new and nothing worked were the most fun, just went downhill after that

gibberish

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Re: Gemei A330 coming soon to Chinavasion
« Reply #313 on: November 16, 2010, 10:12:32 am »
it went downhill after people made it work properly? you preferred segfaults? ;D


darfgarf

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Re: Gemei A330 coming soon to Chinavasion
« Reply #314 on: November 16, 2010, 10:38:22 am »
it went downhill after people made it work properly? you preferred segfaults? ;D
no, just all the really fun stuff stopped happening, and it became more about wrapping it all together into little packs that windows users can fail at installing  ;D

flatmush

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Re: Gemei A330 coming soon to Chinavasion
« Reply #315 on: November 16, 2010, 06:51:39 pm »
Quote
no, just all the really fun stuff stopped happening, and it became more about wrapping it all together into little packs that windows users can fail at installing  ;D

If you think it's bad here then you clearly were never part of the PSP homebrew scene.

darfgarf

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Re: Gemei A330 coming soon to Chinavasion
« Reply #316 on: November 16, 2010, 08:16:25 pm »
If you think it's bad here then you clearly were never part of the PSP homebrew scene.
;D far too much drama, so intentionally no.  not that bad, just no real motivation to do anything

Frank_fjs

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Re: Gemei A330 coming soon to Chinavasion
« Reply #317 on: November 17, 2010, 03:19:11 am »
To whoever gets theirs first, could you confirm a couple of things for the rest of us, please.

- Component output: I highly doubt it has component output and I don't know how you can test this as the unit doesn't come with a TV-out cable like the A320 did. I suppose the next best thing you could do is try the A320 TV-out cable and at least see if that works. It obviously would only be composite video output but at least we'd know whether or not we have to buy a new cable for TV-out.

- Full HD 1080p: Another thing I highly doubt. Once again though, this comes down to having a TV-out cable and even if the A320 composite cable works it won't be able to carry a HD signal, even if the (A330) device outputs it.

So I guess the biggest question is, if it does support component output and or HD, where the hell are we supposed to get the appropriate TV-out cable from?

Frank_fjs

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Re: Gemei A330 coming soon to Chinavasion
« Reply #318 on: November 17, 2010, 03:30:32 am »
I have noticed though, that other Gemei products have HDMI cables and what appears to be a component TV-out cable:

Here's a Gemei HDMI cable (not sure if that's a mini USB connection on the other end):

http://www.ownta.com/original-gemei-mp4-player-hdmi-cable.html

And here's a random picture off the net of a different Gemei product and there appears to be a component TV-out cable at the bottom left:

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_Um3kD4sSF4w/TFDGRfIn2nI/AAAAAAAAE94/jc371r-W-38/s1600/gemei03.JPG

pingpongHD

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Re: Gemei A330 coming soon to Chinavasion
« Reply #319 on: November 17, 2010, 10:23:27 am »
the composite output on a320 had only a reduced output, so it  looked very pixelated.

i hope the av output gives us at least full sd resolution.

 

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