Terraonion has just announced an HDMI-outputting version of their Super SD System 3 ODE/AV adapter that also includes built-in support for the SuperGrafx. The adapter gets HDMI from the digital signals available on the rear pins, for a true digital to digital conversion.
Pre-order yours here: https://retrorgb.link/ssds3pro
While there’s no reviews yet (and I hope to do one myself), this looks like it’s going to be a solid product. Terraonion’s ODE’s are top-quality and the original SSDS3’s CD + Hu Card support was always excellent. With the addition of FPGA-based support for the SuperGrafx, this $300-ish plug and play device will give any original PC Engine or TurboGrafx-16 console every feature available.
I also love the 720p HDMI output, as well as the fact that they generate RGB output from the HDMI signal! That means you can use dual-output with this device and have zero worries about jailbars on an unmodded console! There’s no other analog RGB solution that can do this without a mod, making this the video output solution for all PCE/TG-16 enthusiasts.
There’s also support for other FPGA cores available, starting with the NES core. Respectfully, in my opinion, this is the least exciting of the features; If someone wants FPGA hardware emulation, they can get a MiSTer setup for the price of just this addon. I think this device is for people who want to use their original consoles and even their original Hu Cards, with the only “emulation” being the SuperGrafx-related FPGA components. If you look at it from the perspective of “perfect video and SFX support from any PCE/TG-16”, the $300 seems like a cost-effective solution compared to buying an original SuperGrafx. And I think that’s exactly who this device’s target market is.
I’m looking forward to trying it myself and putting it through its paces!
Terraonion announces the Super HD System 3 Pro
-720P HDMI Video
-Built In SuperGrafx
-New Menu system with Cover Art
-Can load open source cores from SD card
Pre-orders start shipping in late July
— Terraonion SL (@terraonion) May 28, 2021