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SPI board / hardware display differences?

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I don't have anything concrete (what a surprise) at this time, but after finally getting the last of the Raiden Fighters series, I noticed that its display (larger SPI board, US region) seemed somewhat clearer than a small SPI board RFJ. The positioning of the video - via XRGB-2 and CRT VGA monitor - seemed a bit different, too, with some line at the top. I'll try to update this soon.
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Could have told you that years ago - the original motherboards have better video and sound output.
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And here I thought the smaller motherboards might be an interesting alternative :o

What you say about the sound was also apparent in my little comparison, too, I think.

I'd like to avoid motherboard swapping. Maybe I'll go look for a replacement SPI motherboard for Jet.
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system11 wrote:Could have told you that years ago - the original motherboards have better video and sound output.
There are 2 motherboards for the SEIBU SPI cart system:

SXX2C Ver.2.0

http://gameordie.com/shmups/spi_mobo_sxx2c_2.0.jpg

SXX2D Ver.2.1

http://gameordie.com/shmups/spi_mobo_sxx2d_2.1.jpg

@system11 are you saying that there is a difference in quality on these two ?
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Yup - the picture seems softer on the newer type and not as vibrant.
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system11 wrote:Yup - the picture seems softer on the newer type and not as vibrant.
Interesting, I was not aware of this.
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I'll try to put together a comparison video sometime soon. I don't need to get into a SPI motherboard collecting habit though...
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I've got both a JPN & USA region SPI mobo so it's cool not having to worry if said SPI cart is the correct region or not if booting it up. A USA region SPI cart of Viper Phase 1 U.S.A. can be had for a mere $50 or so these days.

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Ed Oscuro wrote:I'll try to put together a comparison video sometime soon. I don't need to get into a SPI motherboard collecting habit though...
Thank you that would be most interesting!
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