We've had a number of discussions in the past about the Retron consoles, and whether or not they should be considered emulators, or some form of dedicated hardware (like the TV Plug-N-Play systems).
I ran across some interesting stuff today about the Retron 5, specifically. Apparently, this hardware is running software emulation that is available on other platforms. This has made some news because they apparently did not acquire the licensing rights to use these emulators.
You can read the article in Joystiq or you can watch this video that discusses the topic.
The question I'm interested in hearing your opinions on is how score achieved on the Retron consoles should be classified?
Given that the issue above has highlighted that at least the Retron 5 console is just a hardware platform for running emulators that were created for other platforms, is there any significant difference from this console and a PC running the same emulators?
I don't own a Retron, and I do not know much about them, so any informed input would be very appreciated.