Author Topic: ZX Spectrum Next  (Read 2697 times)

David Knight (OP)

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

http://www.specnext.com/

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="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yWnNGDU_IbM" target="_blank">http://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.

Pardue

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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)

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.

howie_k

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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 :)

dubsmachine

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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.

howie_k

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

howie_k

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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 :)

 

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