Woozle’s GBA Consolizer kit Full case version

(4 customer reviews)

From: $170.00

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Description

This is a PRE ORDER!!!
Quantity will not be limited, buy as many as you like!
We will stop sales for a week or so between batches in order to make sure everything is in order, then move on with another pre order.
Parts orders will be placed on a regular basis and orders filled and shipped as soon as all parts are in hand.
Read about pre orders here.


Consolizer kit for Game Boy Advance 40-pin AGB-001*
Features:

  • Fine-tuned video output
    • 720p digital video output**
    • GBA video at 60 Hz Vsync, absolutely no stutter or screen tearing!
    • Direct digital 4:4:4 RGB video from GBA
    • 4x scale for GBA games, letterboxed in 1280×720 frame
    • 5x scale for GB/GBC games, fills screen vertically with pillar boxes on side
  • No input lag.
  • Direct digital audio sent over DVI+ at 48 KHz
  • On Screen Display (OSD) menu accessible by pushing select + down, featuring:
    • Adjustable strength scan lines and grid lines
    • 32+ Game Boy color palettes, adjustable in game (PICS HERE)
    • Gamma/color correction provided via Shader menu option (PICS HERE)
    • Store user video settings in flash memory
  • Controller support
    • Wired SNES controller
    • Compatible with 8Bitdo Retro Receiver for use with:
      • 8Bitdo wireless SNES controller
      • Wii U Pro controller
      • Switch Pro controller
  • 3D printed enclosure and power button with plexi top
  • Full consolization conversion
  • USB powers kit and GBA mobo, under 500 mA current draw. Can be powered from TV USB port.

Side by side comparison of GameBoy Player Composite and Consolizer DVI+ pics HERE!

*Note: The glacier color GBA has a better chance of being a 40-pin, but a custom adapter FFC is available to buy separately to adapt to 32 pin versions so all GBA consoles can be used with the 40 pin kit!
**Note: Some displays don’t like the DVI+ output, DVI Tx mode is available as a fall back option. The kit ships with DVI enabled by default for maximum compatibility.

Breakout PCB for soldering the GBA controls, audio, and power wires. Connects to main board using an FFC (Flat Flex Cable). See last 2 pics, one for LCD, other for full case installs.


GameTechUS GBAConsolizer playlist

Woozle’s videos

Bob of RetroRGB’s preview video

MetalJesusRocks review vid

MadLittelPixel review vid

Jeremy Parish stream/review vid


Installation is not included, but I maintain a list of people I trust to do good work here: MODDERS LIST!

You need to provide your own GameBoy Advance console or motherboard to use with this kit, we do not provide it.

Second pic through 4th pic gives you an idea of what’s included with your purchase, LCD and full case versions.


How to spot a 40 pin GBA:

GBAs with the 40-pin usually have a leading zero on the pcb code seen through the backside of the GBA.
Not sure if it’s a guarantee, but I’ve had good luck with this method.

As far as internally, just needs to have the 40 pin ribbon connector.

A custom adapter FFC will be available to buy separately to adapt to 32 pin versions of the GBA.


34 pin SP version is coming, but will be a different physical kit, stay tuned!
A GameCube GameBoy player version will come eventually…


GBAConsolizer User Manual
GBAConsolizer Installation Guides
GBAConsolizer kits’ parts Terminology
GBAConsolizer FAQ
GBAConsolizer Troubleshooting guide
GBAConsolizer known problem devices


Warranty:

Unfortunately we are only hobbyist, not wal-mart, so we cannot warranty the kit unless it has been installed by one of the approved installers listed above.
We do test each kit fully though, so we can guarantee it worked fine when shipped.
We can’t control things like ESD and bad upgrade practices.
We can do repair work, just not for free.


Links to articles about the GBAConsolizer:

Gizmodo’s lacking article

NintendoLife.com article

https://www.dualshockers.com/gba-games-hd-gba-consolizer/

https://nintendosoup.com/gba-consolizer-in-the-works-allows-gba-games-to-be-played-in-glorious-hd/

https://gonintendo.com/stories/325926-gba-consolizer-lets-you-play-your-gba-games-in-hd-on-tv

https://www.icrewplay.com/vi-piacerebbe-giocare-con-il-game-boy-advance-in-hd/

https://kotaku.com/new-mod-lets-you-play-game-boy-advance-games-in-hd-on-a-1830834944

https://www.denofgeek.com/us/games/game-boy-advance/277989/gba-consolizer-play-game-boy-advance-games-hdtv

https://qooah.com/2018/12/07/gba-consolizer/

https://mspoweruser.com/game-boy-advance-hardware-mod-makes-your-games-look-great-on-a-hdtv/

https://blog.hackster.io/turn-your-game-boy-advance-into-the-console-youve-always-wanted-395b82ba07ba

https://standew.com/gba-consolizer-lets-you-play-game-boy-advance-games-on-hdtvs/

https://www.turn-on.de/play/news/hacker-baut-game-boy-advance-zur-hd-konsole-um-441636

https://www.uagna.it/videogiochi/emulare-il-game-boy-advance-in-hd-sulla-tv-con-gba-consolizer-118430

jonathanraychapman.tumblr.com/post/188832967530/woozles-gba-consolizer-review-455-this-is-my

Additional information

Weight .5 lbs
Dimensions 7 × 4 × 4 in

4 reviews for Woozle’s GBA Consolizer kit Full case version

  1. gregory terry

    This was my first mod ever and it was easy to install. I watched Jason’s and Voultar’s videos on this as well as bought all of Voultar’s recommended soldering equipment through his Amazon affiliate link. This included a $40 soldering station that worked really well and accepts T12 tips. It is an expensive risk to do this yourself, but the effort was worth it to me, and now I have the confidence to take on other projects. The kit took approximately 6 months to arrive, which was expected as it was a PRE-ORDER, which was fine. The mod itself is just great. The video output is perfect 720p virtually lag free. The only bummer is the audio through DVI+ is optional because many TVs don’t accept this DVI + mode, so you might have to use the headphone jack (the audio quality will be absolutely the same! so not a total loss – just potentially annoying). Luckily my main TV does work in DVI + mode, so no worries there. This is my preferred way to play GBA games now, the experience is only equal to a Gamecube with GBA player and CUSTOM SOFTWARE – Nintendo’s stock settings for GBA player is TERRIBLE. I prefer the GBA Consolizer mainly because I have no interest in the Game Cube or it’s controller options. The GBA consolizer will use just about anything that has a SNES style connector. I use a couple different 8bitdo controllers with 8bitdo receivers. Overall I’m super happy with the purchase and I’ve been playing GBA games pretty much everyday since.

  2. cshippen

    I ordered a fully assembled kit which took quite a while to receive as parts were printed/manufactured. This was of course expected due to the nature of the pre-order. It finally arrived and I’m pretty thrilled with the quality. The assembled unit looks great and feels solidly put together.

    Of course the most important aspect is that it does exactly as advertised. I quickly got my childhood GB, GBC, GBA games running. I hit a minor early snag because my switch was not cooperating with DVI+ being disabled (this was by default) but this was resolved by enabling DVI+ mode. After that it ran perfectly. Games look and sound great, I experienced no noticeable lag and being able to just sit at a TV and play these games has made them hugely more appealing. I have messed with the Gamecube Gameboy Player along with custom software but that was always cumbersome at best. This is plug and play, small footprint and more easily compatible with a variety of controllers using one of the 8bitdo retro receivers.

    I highly recommend this for any fan of the GB family of devices.

  3. Revo Emag

    Finally! Got my kit this week and did the install. Works great and it the install was really pretty straightforward and not terribly difficult at all. The new case design is pretty nice and has a pretty decent appearance for being a 3D printed part. Video performance is awesome and is sharp as a tack. Way better visually than a standard GBA Player on a DOL-001 Gamecube with the component cable. Sound over HDMI (if you can use DVI+ mode only) is good and also eliminates having to hook up another cable to the headphone jack on the GBA. Right now this is the best way to enjoy GBA games, as well as GB/GBC games, in my opinion.

  4. jrodxrod

    The wait was worth it! I was initially skeptical of this mod as I didn’t quite care for the original 3D printed case design or the fact that I had to breakdown my OG GBA for the main-board. When I saw the case redesign I felt much better about what the end result would look like.
    I decided to do the mod myself as I had successfully installed the Ultra-HDMI and the DCHDMI and I felt that my soldering skills were getting pretty good. The installation process was pretty straight forward thanks to the clearly labeled break-out board and reference photos on Game-tech’s website. Voultar’s and Game-tech’s installation videos on YouTube are also VERY helpful. I did have issues with the removal of the oscillator clock though. I used a hot-air station to remove it but due to the clocks close proximity to a row of resistors I pulled the oscillator off to early/forcefully causing the pads underneath to come off the main-board. Thankfully Game-tech was able to provide me with an alternative solder point for the clock.
    Once the unit was assembled and hooked up I was overjoyed with the video quality. I really love the grid scanlines that emulate the pixels on a GBA screen. It is true that sound has to be enabled through DVI+ but watch the review of the GBA Consolizer on YouTube by My Life in Gaming to get the full lowdown of what this thing can do. It’s a really great video.
    At the end of the day, this is a fantastic product and the love and care that went into its design shows. The skill level needed to assemble it is not that bad(As long as you have the right tools) and once it’s hooked-up with an 8bit-do Bluetooth dongle and your favorite Bluetooth controller you will be in GBA heaven. I love all of these mods that bring retro gaming into the HD era. Check-out my all cooper GBAC build on Game-Tech’s twitter and feel free to share your builds too!

    Cheers

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