So mine just arrived from China today. Initial impressions are good. The console feels heavier, more substantial, and cleaner than the previous version. There?s a reset button instead of a hole, the SD Card slot looks much nicer, and the analog nub appears to be installed well. The only problem I have with it might be a surprise: the screen!
The screen is nice and bright. So it has that going for it. I?m not a huge fan of the lowered vertical resolution. At least in the default firmware, many games looks ugly due to scaling issues. This would probably be solved in the custom firmware.
The biggest problem is that there?s some sort of update / tearing issue. Parts of the screen are updating independent of other parts of the screen. These updates don?t appear to be aligned with the edges of the screen and thus create trianglular tearing. This gives the impression that everything is very low frame rate and makes full screen updates like the Sega logo and the NeoGeo logo look really weird. The NeoGeo logo looks like triangles of the screen are bright and then dark whereas the Sega logo appears to be falling to pieces and stuttering.
Hoping this is just a software issue. Anyone know if there?s firmware for this yet?