So there are many NES emulators out there and SuperBoy like consoles that replicate the original Nintendo NES system; and then theres the RetroUSB AVS.
What makes it so different is that it works exactly like a NES system with your old NES cartridges. It It plays the same games and even uses the original controllers slots, but everything else is brand-new.
You don’t get the original blurry ugly picture through ancient composite cables, it actually produces a crisp, high-def signal over HDMI. Check out these screens
No more AC adapter either, the AVS uses a humble USB cable — and can be powered entirely by the media port on your HDTV. And, unlike the RetroN 5 or Analogue NT, the AVS is all new hardware: a custom FPGA board programmed to replicate the NES’ original processor. No emulators. No repurposed hardware.
Speaking of games, loading them can be a bit tricky. US titles slide in horizontally, just like on the original, but I never managed to seat a cartridge into the connector on the first try. Wiggling them back and forth a little usually did the job. The connector also holds on to games tightly — removing them was just as much an exercise in wiggling as putting them in. It’s not a deal-breaker, but I do wish changing games were a little easier.
If you have a classic game collection, however, and you don’t care for the prestige of original hardware or the allure of added bells and whistles, check out the RetroUSB AVS. It’s probably the best modernized NES experience you can get for under $200.
source via endgadget.