October’s batch is now sold out. Preorders for the Christmas batch (shipping early November) will open October 1st. I’ll announce this via social media and the newsletter.
Note – Due to high demand, this is a pre-pay/pre-order product. Orders taken now are expected to ship from the manufacturers to us on October 13th 2017. Do not order unless you are happy with this.
Thank you to everyone who pre-paid for an OSSC 1.6! We’ve now submitted payment to start the manufacturing process for a large batch. This has been funded in part by us and there are still lots of OSSC available in this batch, if you still want one, go ahead and pre-order to secure one. Check the forum thread here for updates on the progress of this batch.
1.6 Revision – Includes an extra 3.5mm audio input and has analogue to digital conversion as standard, no need for a separate upgrade board. See here for more information.
Important! – We give you the option to purchase the OSSC without power supply unit (PSU) or remote, so that you can use suitable replacements you may already have yourself. Information on using alternative remotes is available here. Please note the specs of the required PSU carefully. You require a unit that outputs DC 5V with at least 1 Amp. The tip must be 2.1 x 5.5mm and centre positive. Please note that damage caused by using an incorrect PSU is not covered under the warranty.
Need a different number of accessories? Do you want 2 power supplies but only one remote, or a spare remote perhaps? Leave the boxes above un-checked and add additional power supplies here or remotes here.
It’s finally here! The ultimate lag-free retro gaming linedoubler and processor hits the market. Now there’s an affordable way to use your retro consoles on your PC monitor or TV in perfect quality. No more bad upscaling, no more interlacing artefacts, no more high input lag, the OSSC is a dream for retro gamers and collectors!
What does it do?
Processes (line doubles) retro games with NO input lag – Unlike other scalers, such as the XRGB Mini, the OSSC works on individual scanlines rather than a frame at a time, that means there’s no input lag whatsoever (well, a few nanoseconds if you really want to be precise).
Eliminates ugly deinterlacing artefacts and bad scaling – Connect most retro consoles to your TV and if you get a picture at all, it’s likely to be ugly. Bad scaling combined with deinterlacing (which should never even be applied to 240p material) will ruin the picture and make you wish you had your old CRT back. Well, worry no more! OSSC converts the image into a 480p or 720p (where compatible) image that is correctly displayed and processed. EVERY special effect, from 240p drop shadows to striped sprites, is rendered correctly.
Converts SCART and Component to DVI/HDMI – Feed in a 480p component video signal from a Wii and get out a perfectly processed 480p HDMI or DVI (with a simple adapter) image. The quality is flawless!
Convert VGA to DVI/HDMI – Connect a Dreamcast directly to the unit and enjoy HDMI processing of all your games, not just those that support 480p.
Convert analogue audio to digital DVI/HDMI *NEW* – Analogue audio from your retro games console will be converted to digital audio and injected into the HDMI/DVI output (requires compatible TV, processor or AV receiver. Analogue audio output is still available for setups where this is required).
Fast deinterlacer – Fed up with high input lag on interlace games? The OSSCs deinterlacer is lag free! Note that this does however mean there’s a drop in picture quality for interlace sources, but this is unavoidable. A pass through mode, where interlace signals are sent directly to the TV for processing instead, is also included.
For more information, click here.
What are other people saying?
Don’t take our word for it, check out these other reviews around the web.
Documentation, support and returns
In addition to the standard 1 year EU warranty, we’re also giving a one-month no quibble return for all units. Test the OSSC in your setup and if it doesn’t work, return it to us for a full refund. All we ask is that you pay return postage and send the complete unit and any accessories undamaged. Contact us here if you need to return a unit.
- 1 X SCART – Supports RGBs (clean csync, cvideo sync, luma sync), RGsB, Ypbpr
- 1 X Component video – Supports Ypbpr and RGsB signals
- 1 X D-SUB15 (VGA) – Supports RGBHV, RGBs, RGsB, Ypbpr
- 2 x 3.5mm analogue audio – Supports all analogue audio. Input 1 can be toggled between output (from AV1/SCART) or input
- Composite video and S-Video are NOT supported and require an adapter/transcoder
- 1 X HDMI or DVI-D (with adapter) (digital only, including audio). Full-range 24-bit RGB output through DVI/HDMI
- 1 X Analogue audio 3.5mm (input/output toggle)
Supported input resolutions
- 240p/288p/480i/576i 15khz
- 25Khz medium-res modes
- 480p/576p/720p/1080i 31khz
Supported output resolutions
- 240p/288p -> 480p/576p or 720p line triple (compatible displays only)
- 240p/288p -> 1280×960, 1280×1152, 1080p, 1600×1200 line quadruple/quintuple (compatible displays only)
- 25Khz medium-res modes -> 480p
- 480i/576i -> 480p/576p or pass-through
- 480p -> pass-through or 960p line-double (compatible displays only)
- all other 31khz resolutions passed through
- Back lit LCD
- SD Card socket for firmware updates
- JTAG connector
- IR reciever
- DC 5V 1 Amp – 2.1 x 5.5mm positive tip
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After many years of regretting letting my 28" Sony Trinitron go I was on the hunt for something to make my non HD devices look as good as they should on my 50" Panasonic Plasma and 32" Sony LCD Tv as well as future proofing myself.
After much reading I found out about the OSSC and decided I didn't require the audio board but did go for the PSU and Remote.
Shipping was next day, the unit was well packaged and is of really pleasing quality.
I hooked up my Wii via RGB scart and had with no setting up the picture looked much better, I love scanlines and they didn't disappoint. Next I tried my ps2 slim via component, fantastic R Type final looked amazingly better and Gradius V better than the PS3 running the psn purchase ps2 version via HDMI.
Dreamcast via RGB looked great too.
My original Xbox has USA bios so supports component, burnout 2 was my game of choice and looked as good as my 28" trinitron.
Reading up I discovered that the Wii via component cable but set to non HDTV will actually output 240p on USA virtual console games, I purchased a cable (non official) and fired up Sonic 2 - wow 240p looking as good as I remember, then the 480i 2 player mode - again worked perfect and looked amazing, no flicker so actually better than the CRT!
Over the next few weeks I took the opportunity to catch up with some friends who still own their retro collections, 60hz USA snes via RGB and 60hz super famicom looked great.
All of my TVs tested up to this point wouldn't go above the 2x scaling but still looked fantastic.
Then we tried my friends new 4K 65" LG tv.... super famicom, 60hz and it supported the 5x mode - totally flabbergasted this device really impressed us.
Finally we tested a pal mega drive 2, again with RGB cable, sonic 2 ran but not above 2x, this was expected pal is a weird signal, the 2 player mode picture wouldn't display on the lg again not surprising due to that being pal.
I still have a few devices to test, Amiga, Commodore 64, Atari 800 xl all have RGB outputs and will be on my list to try.
This unit is fantastic - I've not decided upon a composite to component or RGB device to daisy chain yet for the couple of devices I have where I can't get RGB but it does a much job than I could have hoped for and deserves all the praise it gets.
I also have two friends who after 2 mins asked for the newsletter to join the waiting list!
i(ps2, Xbox, dreamcast, Wii)
Thanks for the review! For sonic 2's interlaced/2 player levels, try adjusting the H-PLL coast options so that pre is set to 3 and post is set to 3.
Finally received my OSSC from the latest batch and paid to have the audio board installed before I got it.
I didn't have to make any changes or play with any settings, it just worked right out of the box. Hooked up nicely to my Vizio D65U-D2 and every mode Line x2/x3/x4/x5 worked for my Genesis and modded Saturn and it looks and sounds fantastic. I really like the ability to change the level of scan lines to my liking.
Thanks again for this awesome little device and well worth the price.
The OSSC went far beyond all of my expectations. All of my old video game systems now play without any lag on my flat screen. I'm able to adjust everything to my liking such as aspect ratio, rgb gain and rgb offset. Having this much control over settings allows me to tweak everything just the way I like it.
Although the firmware is already perfect, having the ability to easily update the firmware it in the future via a sd slot is great forward thinking. This makes me feel that I'm getting more value from my ossc as it leaves open the possibility for easy future software upgrades.
The communication and flexibility for this product are both fantastic. After purchasing my ossc and receiving it, I requested if it would be possible to order the digital audio pcb and solder it in myself so I wouldn't need to mail my ossc back and forth. I got a very prompt reply letting me know that this is indeed possible.
Finally I can get rid of my big bulky rgb crt and replace it with something that produces a perfect looking image without any lag.
I had an opportunity to purchase one from the third batch and it has exceeded my expectations. I found it easy to set up, and the color and sharpness just in the linedoubling is fantastic. If you have been getting into rgb you know there is a lot to it. Making sure your display is low lag, that consoles are rgb modded if needed, and that you have good high quality scart cables are a must. This product is the icing on the cake for me.
I own both the framemeister and this bad boy.
The color difference is overwhelming thanks to the OSSC's RGB processing.
All my RGB Consoles (SNES, PS1, PS2, N64mod, Wii) work great without any fine tuning.
The latest 0.76 made the unit so much better too.
If there will be an updated ready to use version of this unit including digital audio and maybe HDMI out I will definitely buy again because this shop is offering such a great service.
Follow up of my comment below, I took time to test the other consoles in my possession.
For the tests, I had the following criteria:
- It should just work, without tweaking anything in the menus.
- In doubt, I tested the console on my good old CRT TV.
The firmware was version 0.73 at this time. I see a 0.74 update but nothing about improving compatibility.
NES: PAL model with SCART, OK.
SNES: PAL model with RGB SCART, OK.
N64: No RGB output, only composite.
GC: PAL model, OK with the RGB SCART from the SNES (just makes the image darker).
Wii: Oops! forgot to test, too bad, I even have a component cable.
MS: PAL model, Never output an image, just sound.
MD: PAL model with SCART, OK.
Neo Geo AES: OK.
Neo Geo MVS: using a supergun, OK.
PCEngine CoreGrafx: bought it with a RGB SCART, don't know if modded, OK.
PS1 & 2: I only have a composite cable, so I didn't even try.
So it's almost a complete success, except the Master System issue. I'm not sure the OSSC is completely to blame as it's reported to work, but the console perfectly worked on the CRT.
And the lack of composite support is still a limitation. Maybe there are RGB or component cables for the PlayStations, but I'm not motivated to hack my N64 with a mod.
In my comment below, I also reported the remote is a bit "lazy", and the case stinks of chemicals.
Due to the lack of composite support, the OSSC is still not the all-in-one solution that just works but it's very close to it, for a fraction of the price of other converters. For this reason, I cannot give it five stars so I removed one.
Eager to later edit this review with the Master System issue solved, and the PlayStation 1 & 2 tested.
Thanks! Master System is definitely working for us and works great, better than XRGB3. Chemical smell should wear off after a few weeks. As for your N64, we can help you mod that for RGB output and the picture will be far better than with composite.
I've had my OSSC for a couple of weeks now and I've been able to test it across a variety of TV sets and consoles, and I have to say it's an absolutely astonishing bit of kit. The line triple mode is great if your display supports it - one of mine didn't, but the linedoubled 480p image was still a significant improvement over the TV's native handling of 240p over RGB SCART. The lack of lag here is a godsend if you like timing-intensive games like music games, too - we were able to beat Amplitude songs on Insane difficulty via the OSSC, which we'd found impossible on many TV sets without it. All in all, I'd highly recommend this device to anyone who must have the best image from their old hardware.
The best thing I can say about the OSSC is that it places the focus back onto retro games. As much as I credit the XRGB for breathing new life into my retro library, I found myself spending more time navigating the painfully slow interface to achieve the desired results than I was actually gaming. The OSSC forgoes a lot of the XRGB’s features for the benefit of zero lag and being focused on line doubling/line tripling flawlessly. It’s a trade I’m more than willing to make as the results are astounding. Big thanks to Marqs for designing the OSSC and also VideoGamePerfection for assisting with production.
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