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  • #11093

    leonk
    Participant

    So I was lucky enough to get all 3 for a side by side comparison. 2003 NIB PVM, XRGB mini and OSSC with 0.75 firmware all running into my late 2015 Samsung 6300 (one of their last great 1080p TV’s)

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    My workhorse is the PVM but wanted to do a quick compare of the devices on my hd tv.

    My TV does support 3X in OSSC which is cool!

    PVM

    Pros:

    – can sync on a shoe string (out of ref Vpp and csync just work it probably has a good amp and lpf)
    – crt eye candy
    – no lag

    Cons:

    – only 20″

    XRGB mini Framemeister

    Pros:
    – hdmi. easy for newbies to get going
    – lots of different inputs (I have component adapter too)
    – osd
    – good remote
    – can’t feel lag

    cons:
    – price
    – too many options in menu
    – cant control LPF on its own
    – dreaded 10s black screen to sync
    – very sensitive to sync levels – too low and black screen
    – remote has to point directly at device

    ossc

    pros:
    – price
    – lots of options in the menu
    – granular control of filtering
    – no lag
    – very quick sync
    – identical video quality to xrgb mini

    cons:
    – no hdmi – i couldnt test audio. didnt play well with my TV ($20 devices on ebay have hdmi but this doesn’t)
    – 3X mode has a strange artifact in top right corner
    – not as user friendly for newbs
    – outside of unit shows its a community project vs commercial product
    – lpf in auto shows a bit of noise in solid background that xrgb doesnt
    – no zoom capability (used to this from xrgb and hidef nes)
    – in some spots on the screen dark, faint blotches are visible – not there with others

    mistake in 3X:

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    #11094

    leonk
    Participant

    overall, I was very happy with ossc image quality. better than I expected from my n64rgb and nesrgb I tested with.

    But I think the no hdmi audio for me is a deal breaker like xrgb is for many with consoles that switch resolutions often.

    Hopefully this will be fixed in the future and be a real contender as xrgb mini replacement.

    awesome job!

    #11097

    BuckoA51
    Keymaster

    The strange artefact indicates a slight problem with sync, changing cables or sources should fix it.

    I dunno about not as user friendly, for most sources it should just plug and play. Getting optimal picture out of the Mini is quite a hassle.

    As for added noise, should be less than XRGB Mini not more, but without knowing your source I can’t speculate.

    HDMI audio can be added with an upgrade.

    #11099

    Thomago
    Participant

    “identical video quality to xrgb mini”

    Scaling aside, I’d say the OSSC’s video quality is far better than the Framemeister’s. In every respect.

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