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RetroTink 2X updated and re-stocked

Today we have received new stock of the popular, affordable line doubler and digitiser the RetroTINK 2X. That would be exciting enough news on its own, but our new stock of RetroTINK 2X have some important changes.

First of all, there’s a new firmware update with some important changes. The new firmware now has full support for PAL60 sources, meaning you can now play systems like a 60hz modded Sega Master System with the proper colours.

The new firmware also tweaks the filtering on composite, which should help on the NES particularly.

There have also been some minor tweaks to the hardware itself. For the small number of users who were experiencing sync drops during bright scenes, there is now a fix for this issue that should ensure the picture stays stable even during a bright white flash.

Finally, improvements have been made to the RetroTINK’s audio digitisation, addressing one of the major criticisms of the original hardware.

Mike and I would like to thank James-F for assisting with the update, particularly the PAL60 support issue.

Grab yourself a RetroTINK 2X by clicking here. If you have an older unit and want to update the firmware, we will have details on how to do that soon.

6 comments

  1. snotcrow says:

    That’s some great news!
    Is there some way this bright flash-problem could be fixed on a old unit?
    I can’t play chronotrigger with svideo 🙁

  2. pva says:

    Fantastic! Will the new firmware features be documented on the wiki and/or in the quick start guide?

  3. James-F says:

    I agree, new firmware features should be documented in the wiki.

    There is also a new DVI mode for compatibility that outputs RGB Full Range.
    Now HDMI outputs YCbCr 4:4:4 Limited Rage that is most compatible with TVs, and it’s the native color space of the conversion chip on the RetroTink2x.

    There are two Composite modes now, one that suites more retro consoles with adjusted comb filtering, and second for video (dvd, laserdisc) and higher resolution interlaced signal like ps2, xbox original, gamecube, etc..

    Also, HDMI cable connectivity is much more stable now and will not trigger a boot sequence (flashing leds) when you move the RT2x around.

    More information to come.

  4. James-F says:

    I’ve posted the firmware updates on the forum.

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