Sega Dreamcast

Sega Dreamcast
26MB / No HD media drive / No HDMI output
Product category: Game consoles
SD card reader? No
MemoryStick reader No
CF card reader No
CPU? 200 MHz Hitachi SH4 RISC
Memory? 26MB
Video memory? 8MB
Ethernet? No
WiFi? No
Bluetooth? No
480i / 576i Yes
480p / 576p Yes
720p No
1080i No
1080p No
HD media support? No HD media support
Component video? No
HDMI? No HDMI output

  • CPU (CPU type)

    The CPU (or processor ) is the core component of any console. It executes the programs (e.g. games) with the help of other dedicated hardware. The CPU has high impact on the general performance of a console, altough other components and the general architechture of the devide also play a significant role.

  • Memory (Memory installed)

    The amount of internal memory available to execute programs.

  • Video memory (Video memory)

    The amount of video processing memory reserved for graphics board. Presented as megabytes.

  • HDD size (Storage capacity (HDD size))

    If the console has an internal hard disk drive, the storage capacity of the drive is announced here (in giga bytes, GB). The HDD can be used, for example, to store games/game data, photos, music, videos or software.

  • USB ports (Number of USB or USB2 ports)

    The number of USB ports the console has. The ports can bes uses to connect game controllers or external devices, or to read memory cards.

  • Ethernet (Integrated Ethernet / LAN adapter?)

    If the console has an integrated Ethernet port, it can be connected to a local area network (LAN) via the port. The speed of the LAN connection is announced as megabits per second (Mbps).

  • WiFi (Integreated WLAN / WiFi)

    WiFi is a wireless solution to connect a device to a local area network.If the console is WiFi-enabled, it can be connected to a WLAN Network without the use of a connection cable.

  • Bluetooth (Integrated Bluetooth adapter)

    Bluetooth can be used to form a data transfer connection between the console and Bluetooth enabled devices. Another possible use of the technology is to connect external devices or game controllers.

  • HD media support (Support for HD media)

    The console can support some kind of HD media, i.e. it can be used as a HD media player for the supported format(s). Theoretically there can be devices suppporting either HD DVD or Blu-ray, but in practice only the latter is supported by consoles.

  • Component video (Component video output)

    Component Video is a type of video transmission where either luma and chroma difference channels (Y, Cb, and Cr) or red, green, and blue (RGB) video is sent across three separate cables.

  • HDMI (HDMI output)

    HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) is an interfacing standard for transferring digital video and audio between electronic devices. It is developed primarily for high definition displays in mind.

  • SD card reader (Integrated SD memory card reader)

    Integrated Memory Card Readers can be used to read information from different types of memory cards. The readers can be used for example to save game data to a memory card, view photos from a memory card of a digital camera, or to transfer music or other files from/to the console. Common types of memory cards are SD, MemoryStick, and CF.

  Rating: 5 / 5 Value for money: 3 / 5

My, my, does time fly! I love the Sega Dreamcast, as it was the only system that catered to my needs: arcade games. There was port after port of many arcade games: Daytona USA, Hydro Thunder, Virtua Cop, and list goes on), but I liked how well the controller fit in my hands, as my hands are small. Graphics were considered decent (1999), but horrible by todays standards (2010). It had its own dedicated memory module, even w/mini game on it, but batteries were button-type, as the unit was too small for regular batteries, and I like that it had 2 slots on the controller 1 for memory, other for rumble feature, which I used alot. All in all, a great system. Too bad mine got torched when my moms house caught fire, otherwise I would still be playing NBA Showtime on it!! - BLUEBOY

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  Rating: 5 / 5 Value for money: 4 / 5

At the time was a great console. Better graphics than the PS2, but couldnt play dvds. If only it could have done this it would have been alive and possibly had the chance to compete with the PS2. It had online capabilities for free but I dont think it was used much, I know I didnt use it. Overall I love this console and still have mine.

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