I bought this because is mixes vertical games with horizontal for use on a horizontal monitor. The vertical games are playable but dont look right. Why? The resolution is not changed on the fly per game. So text looks garbled and sprites are blurry. This brought back memories of my adventures trying to do the same thing with a PC based MAME setup bu just scaling down the resolution to a fixed level for all games using a stand alone processor. It worked but I got the results seen with this box. After not being satisfied with that I got hip to Groovymame and that worked very well and provided countless hours of enjoyment. Ended up giving that setup away...long story.
So they have a ways to go to get this optimized for both H and V games. If all you are into is fighting games and beat 'em ups then this will be fine for you. If you gravitate toward golden era games with vertical orientation then you won't be happy with this. Of course this applies to use in an arcade cabinet with std res CRT monitor. If you run an LCD monitor then I'm sure it will look just fine.
DiYretrocade is consistently the best place online to buy anything dealing with home arcade. I purchased one of the DX pandoras box from someone else in FL and it arrived damaged and not working. Sent back then ordered mine from here and it worked perfect and arrived fast. The customer service is TOP notch! Answers questions super fast. I will continue to buy from this site.
the game board is awesome. I'm a rookie to the arcade game. I ask Shane couple questions i had and he was on point. I got my game work quick . I high recommended this site and shane
I build custom arcades and this is my 12th system. The DX is rock solid and performs as expected. diy retro is a truly trusted supplier.