Certain members of The MagPi team like a good bit of karaoke. Africa by Toto, Disney music, the theme to Mazinger Z – it’s all a bit of fun with the right people. Karaoke machines can be expensive, though, and the cheaper ones lack great functionality as well. Harry Gonzalez-Rivera came across this problem when trying to buy a commercial karaoke machine.
“About a year ago, I bought a consumer karaoke box that had USB and HDMI for about $140,” Harry tells us. “It looked awesome until I actually tried to use it: at first, the HDMI output created an audio delay and the outputof the HDMI wasn’t even 1080p. It turned out to be a conversion from composite to HDMI. Also, the USB implementation of the device [for loading files] was poorly programmed.”
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