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    Pound technologies - HDMI cables for retro systems.

    Has anyone heard of Pound technologies hdmi cables for retro systems?

    https://www.poundtechnology.com/

    I discovered these on a YouTube channel the other day. The Dreamcast cable interests me the most because it uses the DCs VGA mode to send the higher supported resolution as 720p to an hdtv. Obviously VGA isn't supported by all DC games, but the large majority do, and you can trick half the rest into VGA mode via a gameshark disc.

    They also make hdmi cables for the original Xbox, PS2, SNES and Turbografx. Quite interested in the PS2 and SNES too, although I have my PS2 and xbox connected via component cables so it's not really needed, other than to declutter cables (as component is going though a switcher).

    Has anyone had experience with these cables?

    They also make a SNES clone that auto upscales to 720p via hdmi output, plus supports both ntsc and pal carts and controllers. Could be interesting to get around multi region issues. Will have to research it.

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    From the topic title I thought this was going to be a discussion on the merits of buying cables from Poundland

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    I suspected that too when reading the title.

    I did buy an HDMI cable from Poundland a few years ago. It worked fine for hooking my Raspberry Pi up to a monitor.

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    I only shop in the 99p stores now, Poundland is too high end for me

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    '99p Stores' got purchased by Poundland a couple of years ago. They are all Poundlands now. I can't help but wonder if people complained about the price increase.

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    Some have since been closed down. You know your town is in trouble when you're pound bargain basement stores are shutting.

    BTW, when I first discovered this retro cable company I thought exactly the same, wondering what Poundland had to offer. Lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stephen Coates View Post
    '99p Stores' got purchased by Poundland a couple of years ago. They are all Poundlands now. I can't help but wonder if people complained about the price increase.
    I hope this has been investigated by the Monopolies Commission. It's a worrying sign if one single company can corner the whole low-end market.

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    They'll probably have an even bigger advantage now that PoundWorld has gone out of business.

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    Quote Originally Posted by J T View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Stephen Coates View Post
    '99p Stores' got purchased by Poundland a couple of years ago. They are all Poundlands now. I can't help but wonder if people complained about the price increase.
    I hope this has been investigated by the Monopolies Commission. It's a worrying sign if one single company can corner the whole low-end market.
    I think it was more a case of most of the stores going bust so they stepped in to save the stores and the jobs. It's now a similar situation with some of the UK department stores. BHS went out of business a couple of years ago. Now House of Frasier has gone into administration, but SportsDirect has purchased it and currently managing to keep many of their stores open, although sadly my local one in Chichester has just shut, which was a very history store (previously an Ex Army and Navy department store).

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