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PC Engine Duo

Post by Mantas » Mon Nov 12, 2012 12:38 am

Hi all
Just a boxed PC Engine Duo. It's selling at £190.
Looks in good nick. Is the price about right or is he ripping me off?


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Re: PC Engine Duo

Post by speedlolita » Mon Nov 12, 2012 3:41 am

Far too much.


This is far better value. RGB modded, new lens etc.

The original Duo has capacitor issues also.
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Re: PC Engine Duo

Post by adippm82 » Mon Nov 12, 2012 3:57 am

Is it the original black Duo, if it is, then I would not go for it myself, especially at that price, the machine does not have a great record for reliability, there is a bunch of capacitors to do with the sound that are of poorer quality than the later machines, often if the consoles have sound at all, it is quiet, some will need to warm up before the sound level returns to normal, this problem also applies to the Turbo Duo, the black machine does look nicer, but reliability is increasingly becoming an issue for them. the price of PC Engines is creeping up, but I would have to be very desperate to shell out £190, especially if there is postage to pay as well.

I have a Duo-r, this one:

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File: ... -Duo-R.jpg

It has never given me any trouble at all, I believe it has a better drive as well.
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Re: PC Engine Duo

Post by DPrinny » Mon Nov 12, 2012 4:02 am

Depends on what games are with it

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