Post by Steve Farrelly @ 01:11pm 23/05/23 | 0 Comments
EON Gaming has been known to review retro hardware with its add-on accessories that often bring the past into the now. The company's latest project has been the XBHD -- an all-in-one plug-and-play adaptor for the original Xbox that features "perfectly translated HD visuals with no lag", among a host of other features.
The 2001 launch of the original Xbox sparked an unforgettable era. Microsoft entered the gaming console scene, going toe to toe with industry giants Sony and Nintendo in the 6th generation of consoles. Going on to sell more than 24 million units worldwide, Xbox offered greater processing power, internal storage, onboard LAN connectivity, and a host of exclusive titles such as the seminal Halo: Combat Evolved. Xbox was a force to be reckoned with and quickly moved from underdog to industry staple.
The XBHD pays tribute to these beloved titles with a robust set of features and the best video quality possible. Make use of dual HD video ports to host head-to-head matches or simplify streaming setups with no additional hardware or power required. Gather friends and recreate true LAN party experiences thanks to three RJ45 ethernet connectors, seamlessly enabling LAN support for up to four consoles.
Experience the original Xbox with perfectly translated visuals supporting 480i, 480p, 720p, and even 1080i resolutions. Additionally enjoy the flexibility of the MiniTOSlink 3.5mm port, providing clear audio through headphones, speaker systems, and even capture cards for streaming.
Perfectly translated HD visuals with no lag
Clean, noiseless Dual HD video output
Three Ethernet ports for seamless 4 console LAN support
MiniToslink audio output
No power cables or additional hardware required
Aside from the weird trailer above which you absolutely have to watch, everything promised in the device sounds really cool. And its fittingly bulky, just like the OG Xbox which is kind of cool, to be honest.
The unit will be availabe from June 20 through Amazon for $189.95USD (roughly $285 dollarydoos sans shipping), as well as Castlemania Games, Retro Saga and Games Connection with confirmation it will ship worldwide.