See Jr2swiss's photos to see why.. photos don't pick up the fine details. Having tried more games last night, Epicenter is totally correct. It's 6 and 2 threes. Some games look better on the Mk1, some on the Mk2. 8 bit games will look better on the Mk2, especially those with black backgrounds. Speccy games, for example, will benefit from the new screen.DaveC posted on May 25 2006 at 05:19 AM said:Why not just take a picture of the REAL screen so we can see the EXACT difference?
Well - if you change your mindste_167 posted on May 25 2006 at 10:28 AM said:That Swap thread was more tongue in cheek than anything. I've currently got an Mk1 and an Mk2. I'm not sure I could part with either of them now. They're tucked up in their cases, and I'd feel bad for kicking one out!
In your opinion, does this rotated stick solve the issues people have been getting when they move the joystick in one direction and it moves in another direction? (eg it was always hard to press left without hitting a directional). Many people will be interested in your review...ste_167 posted on May 25 2006 at 01:39 PM said:Do you mean as in hitting diagonals accidentally, or intendedly? It finds 'up, down, left, right' very easily.
Well if done right contrast being high should not knock any detail out. It seems that the gamma is not done right and there needs to be a tweak to the voltage bias on the LCD and/or backlight (haven't seen a M2 yet so don't know which) . This bias adjustment will also help address the viewing angle problem. GPH will probably "fix" this in later units but my guess is they will bump the brightness too high and wash it out (like they did on M1). It is a fine balance and should be done by someone that knows what they are doing and understands gamma, backlight intensity and their influence on each other (certainly not GPH) to get the best contrast and shadow detail.ste_167 posted on May 25 2006 at 08:52 AM said:DaveC posted on May 25 2006 at 05:19 AM said:Why not just take a picture of the REAL screen so we can see the EXACT difference?
I did notice that the contrast on the MK2 is high enough to knock graphics detail out of some games. Generally, neogeo beat 'em ups look better on the Mk1, however colourful platform games look better on the Mk2.
It is hard to tell from those pics as they are too small. It would be nice to see larger pictures where you can see the pixel structure that people are talking about. Also in that pic one unit is tilted more than the other. Maybe they should be taken at the same angle so you can judge viewing angle?Epicenter posted on May 26 2006 at 12:16 AM said:Is it just me or is the new screen lens more reflective? Either that, or the new LCD- whichever is the case-- the machine's display looks much more vibrant.
Here here!Epicenter posted on May 26 2006 at 05:50 AM said:I do believe some close-up shots of a few programs with macro mode enabled on the camera are in order.
Kind of looks like that's a screenshot from an actual GP2x program?David Beoulve posted on May 27 2006 at 07:10 AM said:*saves a copy of that pic for his future Mk2*