EDIT: For those of you who want answers the best SNES console is an RGB modded SNES mini/jr. It is a very easy mod, just make sure your RGB cable has capacitors in it. Here is a guide http://gamesx.com/wiki/doku.php?id=av:snes2rgb. If you want details then go to JimmyCrackCorn's post (post #3). I highly recommend you enter your SNES serial number and chip versions in the database http://superfamicom.org/console-serial-database My original post is below. With the SD2SNES on it's way I have been trying to work out what the best SNES version would be. The gripes I've found with SNES consoles are 1. The super annoying vertical line in the center of the screen http://www.sega-16.com/forum/showthread.php?18935-SNES-vertical-line-issue 2. Non-1chip consoles don't display as nicely http://sd2snes.de/blog/archives/75 3. SNES mini/jr have some low level differences which affects certain games "There are "drastic" changes. Not so much stuff that's going to affect most games directly, but stuff that tells you the chip is radically different on the inside. Things like the SMP Timer Glitch vanishing, different behaviors of the TEST register, some DSP subtleties, the PPU being entirely different, and mid-scanline effects are totally different which affects games like A.S.P. Air Strike Patrol where the plane's shadow is almost invisible." http://superfamicom.org/console-serial-database So from this I've come to the conclusion that 1chip standard size SNES consoles are the best in terms of picture quality. They have the crisp 1chip picture quality and no SNESmini/jr glitches. From what I can gather about the vertical line issue it affects different units to varying degrees, however I can't find any information about how to avoid it. Your thoughts and opinions?