Game Boy Advance HDMI Converter Kit

Price
$49.99 USD
Pin Type:32 Pin
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SKU: GBA1150
Pickup available at 519 Davisville Rd.

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The HDMI converter mod for your game boy advance will let your play your games right on to your HDTV, whether your using your original console, or an IPS modified console.

FEATURES:

  • Output your Game Boy Advance gameplay onto your HDTV
  • Compatible with 32 and 40 pin models. Check your GBA model and choose accordingly.
  • Can be used with original AGS-001 and AGS 101 screens.
  • Shell modification required for all GBA shells.
  • The included micro HD adapter can be freely disconnected at your leisure during gameplay, and it will not interrupt the game.

INCLUDED:

  • 1 x HDMI converter PCB board
  • 2 x Flex ribbon cables
  • 1 x Acrylic fixing strip
  • 3 x Hook up wires
  • 2 x Ribbon cable holding brackets (Optional)
  • 1 x Insulating film
  • 1 x Micro HD adapter

NOTES:

Compatible with IPS backlight kits, however it is only recommended to use with flex cable versions:

Not recommended to be used with IPS/ITA/TFT kits containing PCB's, larger/thicker LCD's, and laminated lens kits as there will be minimal space inside for the HDMI mod PCB board, such as but not limited to:

PAIRS WELL WITH:

    DOCUMENTATION:

    WARNINGS:

    • Test before installation! When you receive a backlight/LCD kit, you should perform a dry run before installing to assure that nothing has been damaged in transit. A dry run or test fit means the kit is not installed in the shell. This includes the use of adhesives, brackets, and any performed soldering. All ribbon cables should have no bends or creases in them. If you are unsure how to perform a dry run, please contact our support team and we will be happy to help. Backlight kits that have been installed are not eligible for replacement or return.

    • LCD may break if put under too much pressure or dropped. Please exercise extreme caution when installing.
    Shipping Information

    Our on-line store is open 24/7 and we ship Monday through Friday, excluding some holidays. Most products ship within 1 business day from our warehouse in Pennsylvania USA. Orders will be shipped in the order they are received. Please select a shipping speed according to your needs.

    About Us

    Hand Held Legend is committed to keeping retro gaming alive and better than ever. Upgrade your childhood consoles with modern tech. We strive for excellence in all that we do and aim to serve our customers well.

    Customer Reviews

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    B
    B.A.I.

    The display out to the TV or my Monitor is great quality with low latency, but there are popping noises i can't seem to get rid of; however I don't know if it's a mistake on my part or if I got a bad mod.

    J
    Jesse
    Here's the action

    I wrote the review without uploading the video 🙃

    Thanks for your review and for posting a video! The end with the Pikachu is absolute perfection.

    R
    Ron Lucas
    Great mod! ... with a few issues

    Overall, this mod works exactly as described which is actually quite incredible. If you have any desire to do some video capture or to play on your TV without getting a consolizer, this product is perfect.

    That said, I ran into a some difficulties during install and have one or two gripes about some weird interactions. For context, I added this to a game boy advance with a laminated IPS kit from funny playing which has one of the rectangular clear brackets that that stabilizes the screen to the shell.

    The main issue during install was that the bracket is too thick, I had to shave about half of its thickness on the side that sits at the top of the screen in order to get the PCB to fit in between the screen and the motherboard. It also meant that there was barely any space for the ribbon cables and while everything appears to be working, I'm a little concerned at how sharply I had to fold the cables.

    But hey, if you don't mind getting a little dirty with some flush cutters, this mod is totally doable. For context, I have barely any soldering experience and learned how to last week while installing the IPS kit.

    There are two issues that I'm having after install, but it's not clear whether it's the HDMI mod, the IPS screen, or possibly a power issue. On specific games, particularly GBC games, every time the HDMI signal is disconnected the game boy restarts. At first I thought this might be an issue with the physical port but I found that it doesn't happen on GBA games and the device will restart even if the cable is disconnected from the side of the TV. I also consider that this might be related to the GBC resolution, however, switching the game to the wider aspect ratio before disconnecting also doesn't help. Help. I did notice that if I disconnect the cable very, very slowly, sometimes the game boy advance won't restart but I couldn't do it consistently enough to identify a root cause.

    The other issue that I'm having is the HDMI audio appears to be transmitting some static. I thought this might be related to a sound interference issue caused by electronics that are in the game but it only happens with HDMI output, not with the onboard speaker.

    That's not to say that any of these issues are directly caused by this product, it may be other components interacting with this mod, however, it's worth to know what you might be getting into. Just want to be clear that despite these small issues, console and the mod are still very usable.

    N
    Nick Terry
    Amazing

    This hdmi converter is easy to install and works flawlessly, it's amazing!

    A
    Alex S.
    Fantastic mod with a few small issues

    This has to be my new favorite mod to show off to people. The HDMI is clean and has no noticeable input lag. That doesn't mean it won't have some small problems though. The GBA uses a 3:2 aspect ratio for games and it appears as though the HDMI slightly squashes the output to be 4:3. I didn't notice it on every game, but sometimes circles looked a bit more like vertical ellipses (See the pokeball in the image). The stereo audio, while crisp and clean even without an amp, was inverted. The 2 wires were hooked up correctly and I couldn't find documentation on what would happen if they were mismatched, so your mileage may vary. Small issue as I can just swap my TV's left and right audio outputs or play with mono. The install wasn't too bad but the HDMI board is a tight fit with 40 pin IPS kits. I have the V2 IPS from HHL and I had to stretch and mash the ribbon cable to get it to barely reach the connector on the HDMI board. However, if you are decent with soldering, the two audio wires and the 3 IPS wires (brightness) are no big deal. Modding the shell was super easy, just go slow and steady with a file and your hole will look like it was meant to be there.
    Overall, I am pleased with this mod despite its few issues, and I would recommend it to any hardcore GBA enthusiast.
    EDIT: Since I have had ample time with this mod, I've noticed that the aspect ratio difference may depend on your display. I've found that my computer monitor displays the ratio correctly and so it may differ for others and what display they use as well.

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    Elijah Smeltzer
    Works very well

    Works well no issues was easy enough to hook up and solder in

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