JimDrew wrote:There is an actual 96 bit DAC with advanced filter controls on the DE-10?
There is HDMI Audio which supports 96KHz audio.
Actually, there is no real audio source on retro systems requiring 96KHz sampling rate.
JimDrew wrote: I could barely sell Replay boards without the Composite/SVideo connector. It's not an option for the U.S. market.
I didn't know people in US are using 20-years old TVs )))))
JimDrew wrote:Actually, that is not true. Developers have full access to the SVN. There is no "minimig" on the Replay. It's a completely different emulation. Even T68K is being replaced completely right now.
Open source is when it's open. If only selected people have access to source it's not open source. So, you just confirm it's not open source platform.
I would think concrete before invest money to closed platform.
JimDrew wrote:including the same Cyclone V being used in the DE-10
Mike doesn't use Altera FPGA. He uses Xilinx.
JimDrew wrote:The Replay is $299 for the version with Composite/SVideo (a *requirement* in the U.S. retro community as many people use composite monitors). The Replay is not "almost triple the price" just for the DE-10 at $130
or $99 if you will buy it as a student/professor which is very easy to do.
JimDrew wrote:let alone the add-on boards (another $70+ when you build single quantity)
Not at all. Also keep in mind you need only SDRAM board for minimal config.
Even with $150 it's twice cheaper with much bigger FPGA + 800MHz ARM + 800MHZ 1GB RAM.
Another advantage - is VIP cores providing a excellent video scaler for HDMI output. Xilinx has no such IP.