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Author Topic: ZX Spectrum Next  (Read 7458 times)

David Knight (OP)

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ZX Spectrum Next
« on: May 01, 2016, 10:00:59 am »
This look very interesting for any Speccy fans.


Details are currently sparse but it will have FM sound, retain compatibility with existing peripherals and add modern storage media.

It sounds amazing  ;D

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


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Re: ZX Spectrum Next
« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2016, 08:38:16 pm »
I just hope this doesn't become like the Retro VGS/Coleco Chameleon.
That's 3 Spectrum clones in the wild now...
I personally never cared for that computer because its graphical abilities were so crap.


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    • GamingGems
Re: ZX Spectrum Next
« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2016, 01:13:01 am »
^ Took the words right out of my mouth.

I don't see how there's enough interest for so many Spectrum clones, what gives? I wish them the best but like any hardware project I hope they dazzle us with a working prototype, not daydreams and promises. I think consumers/backers are wising up to these pie-in-the-sky hardware projects, so they better be ready to show something.

David Knight (OP)

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Re: ZX Spectrum Next
« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2016, 09:08:58 am »
The speccy was very popular in Europe, especially the UK. I personally haven't been impressed with the previous clones as they appear to be based on emulation.

As I understand it this is a 'souped up' spectrum done in hardware, no emulation. I'll not back any project without a verifiable prototype. Even if it only finds it's place in with niche retro enthusiasts and doesn't find a large audience it'll be cool to see what they can do with it, especially on the demo scene.


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Re: ZX Spectrum Next
« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2016, 03:24:47 pm »
Plus with aging hardware needing their capacitors replaced, buying a modern hardware equivalent seems like a good idea to me :)


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Re: ZX Spectrum Next
« Reply #5 on: May 25, 2016, 02:49:31 pm »
I think we are near reaching saturation point on retro devices -
We had the Vega, now the Vega +, Spectrum Next not to mention other clones.

I see a few similar things for C64.
With so many ways to emulate via consoles, tablets and laptops I worry that two many of these retro devices will turn people off - after all how many clones / versions of the same device can people justify buying themselves.

I have already backed Vega + which is mostly a sentimental thing as I can play the games on my GPD or laptop so personally I can't back another even though I like the look / idea of the Next.


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Re: ZX Spectrum Next
« Reply #6 on: April 23, 2017, 12:22:27 pm »


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Re: ZX Spectrum Next
« Reply #7 on: May 06, 2017, 11:23:33 pm »
Not far off 2nd stretch goal now :)