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Package contents:
  • AVS console
  • Full color box
  • Full color manual
  • 6' HDMI cable
  • USB A to USB mini B cable
  • 5v USB power adapter - USA wall plug only*
  • *Console is powered via 5v USB. Worldwide compatibility with nearly any existing powered USB port / USB power adapter!

  • When retroUSB started it was with spare parts in a guest bedroom retrofitting NES controllers. Then came the first USB adapters, a huge step to take a product to full manufacturing. Now chinese copies are everywhere. We mastered controllers and realized we could do more.

    We brought you the first NES homebrews using all brand new parts. This continuing effort expands the future of NES gaming, and fulfills the childhood dreams of many programmers. Next we went high tech with the PowerPak, a groundbreaking flash cart. We mastered cartridges and realized we could do more.

    We realized we could use our full knowledge of the NES to build great devices. We realized we could use our devices to build great experiences. Starting today, retroUSB takes the next step in the evolution of the NES to bring you the AVS. Thirty years after the NES, retroUSB becomes a complete console company. The AVS is a console as beautiful as the pixel perfect HD images it generates. Couldn't be simpler, works just the way you expect it to. Real hardware means no boot or loading times. No stolen software emulators or buggy NOAC chips. A wide range of gamepad, video, and cheat options to play the way you want.

    We decided a few key features define the experience. From the start we were dedicated to the ultimate in compatibility for both NES and Famicom. Not just all past carts, but future ones as well. Not just compatibility with carts, but gamepads too. All regions, all devices. It's so bad even your Power Glove works.

    That attention to detail extends to the HDMI video, with super sharp pixels. Zero lag scaling, optional scanlines with variable darkness, and multiple regions let you select the perfect picture. Set horizontal scaling anywhere from square pixels to super wide screen. A NES with composite compared to the AVS is a stunning difference in picture quality.

    The design even extends to the back, with a standard USB cable for power that can be plugged into the back of many TVs. No ugly power brick needed. No problem when you need a replacement in 20 years.

    With a commitment to the future of the system we add an additional line of new homebrew carts. A wide range of games from a Galaga-style shooter to a music cart to a kid friendly coloring game. True retro games instead of merely retro styled are a hallmark of the system. Explore new worlds created by those who grew up with the system.

    The computer industry does not make devices to last the generations. The style of the day is a world away 10 years later. Today’s machines wont run tomorrow’s software. Your smart phone is replaceable in 2 years. The AVS does not follow these rules. This iconic design will be recognizable a decade from now. Those same great carts will still be enjoyed and I hope you will be using the same piece of hardware you pick up today. Write your initials on the bottom like a kid and remember that moment when you are 50. Let’s have the next generation enjoy these games too.

    This is what technology is for. Its not about megahertz and gigabytes. Its about reliving those special memories, and creating new ones. Its the sound the plastic makes when you slide in a familiar game. Its about discovering a new game, even if that game is 30 years old.

    Play your NES carts in amazing HD with the AVS!

    Audio & Video

    Audio and video output over HDMI!

  • 720p 16x9 widescreen
  • NTSC 60Hz
  • PAL 50Hz

  • Audio:
  • 48kHz
  • Supports NTSC and PAL audio.
  • Support for expansion audio from carts.

  • Ports

    All the ports you need for a complete NES or Famicom experience!

  • 4 NES controller ports (NES Four Score)

  • Back:
  • Famicom expansion port
  • HDMI output
  • USB mini B (power and firmware updates)

  • Inside:
  • 72-pin NES cartridge slot
  • 60-pin Famicom cartridge slot

  • Games

    NES and Famicom compatibility
  • USA licenced NES carts
  • Licensed Famicom carts, supports expansion audio and special mapper carts too!
  • Works with Famicom Disk System using RAM adapter.
  • Compatible with many PAL licenced NES carts.
  • Works with flash carts like the PowerPak and EverDrive.
  • Homebrews, reproductions, hacks, pirates, multicarts, etc, are supported.

  • Controllers

    Use any of your NES controllers.
  • Supports NTSC and PAL version controllers.
  • Standard brick, dogbone, Advantage, Satellite, Power Glove, etc.
  • Famicom expansion port on the back lets you plug in special Famicom controllers or accessories like the keyboard.
  • Expansion emulation option lets you use NES controllers as Famicom. Now you can play Arkanoid 2 with a USA vaus!

  • Regions

    Worldwide compatibility for NTSC and PAL formats.
  • Standard HDMI output works with any NTSC or PAL display that supports HDMI interface.
  • Both the NES and Famicom cartrige slots support NTSC and PAL formats.
  • Power over USB lets you power your console from nearly any 5v USB port anywhere in the world.

  • USB

    Power and communication
  • AVS is powered over 5v USB. This lets you power the console anywhere in the world where you have a powered USB port. No need for special adapters!
  • Hook the AVS to your Windows or Mac computer to easily update the firmware.

  • Display

    Video output over HDMI
  • NTSC and PAL video support.
  • Variable pixel scaling, including integer options 1:1, 4:3, 5:3, and more.
  • Vertical boarder control helps hide the top and bottom of the screen.
  • Variable scanlines emulate a classic CRT look.
  • Extra sprites increases the limit of on screen sprites for some games.
  • Multiple color palettes to enjoy your games in.

  • Audio

    Audio output over HDMI
  • Expansion cart audio is supported with variable control setting.
  • Supports both NTSC and PAL audio, will play at the correct speed!

  • Cheats

    In game and controller cheats!
  • 5 line cheat code support
  • Supports Game Genie, Pro Action Replay, Pro Action Rocky, and raw code formats.
  • Built in game genie code database for most USA released games, console auto detects game and shows available codes!
  • Turn cheats on or off while in game.
  • Built in turbo for A and B buttons.

  • Short video and instructions on how to update the firmware on your AVS
  • How to update the firmware on your AVS

  • Scoreboard software - This is the program you need to update your AVS!

  • Scoreboard(MAC)v1.12.zip

  • Note:Currently there is a bug causing the Mac version to crash. You will need to disable your wifi / internet connection in order to use it!

  • Scoreboard(WIN)v1.50b1.zip

  • Current Firmware
    Note: Depending on your internet browser, you may need to right click the file link and select "save as" or "save link as".
  • AVS-v1.52.bin

  • Old firmwares:
  • AVS v1.40b4.bin
  • AVS v1.30 Final
  • AVS v1.30beta6
  • AVS-v1.20.bin
  • AVS-v1.10.bin

  • How to disassemble your AVS video:
  • www.youtube.com/watch?v=ANv72LwZSFs

  • Short video and instructions on how to update the firmware on your AVS
  • www.youtube.com/watch?v=pgfViZqwbQA